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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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  • Prof withdraws from ethics society for its 'honoring sin'

    by Lauren Crane, posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (10 years ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary ethics professor Daniel Heimbach has withdrawn his membership from the Society of Christian Ethics after the group took a stand in what he calls "honoring sin over Scripture" regarding homosexuality.

    "The new standards are so detached from treating the Bible as a revelation of transcendent moral authority there is no longer any objective basis for giving fixed moral meaning to terms like 'the dignity of persons,' or 'just relations,' or 'responsibility,' or even to what 'Christian' means in the title of the society."

    -- Daniel Heimbach

          Heimbach said new guidelines soon to be adopted by the society will make it impossible for any member to remain in good standing who does not affirm homosexuality. After 24 years of membership in the Society of Christian Ethics, Heimbach said the group has now gone so far in its view and defense of homosexuality as to disqualify members who defend and apply biblical morality. Read More

  • Ore. offers woman death, not cancer drugs

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (10 years ago)

    EUGENE, Ore. (BP)--Barbara Wagner discovered recently her state would not cover chemotherapy for her lung cancer but would underwrite her death by physician-assisted suicide. Read More

  • Iowans finding hope amidst floodwaters

    by Mark Kelly, posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (10 years ago)

    Photo by Richard Nations
    WAPELLO, Iowa (BP)--Southern Baptists are on the front lines of relief efforts in America's flood-ravaged Midwest and workers on the scene say they are seeing God at work in people's lives. Read More

  • Marriage festival refreshes relationships

    by Polly House, posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (10 years ago)

    Photo by Kent Harville
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Seventy-five couples took steps to keep the sparks in their relationships alive during a Festival of Marriage in Nashville, Tenn., one of several slated throughout the country. Read More

  • Spouses grow, play in Blue Ridge Mts.

    by Andrea Higgins, posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (10 years ago)

    RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--As instructors demonstrated safety harnesses for the challenges of the ropes course, Karen Quigg said she felt as if she was part of the "Amazing Race" reality show rather than a marriage conference.

    "Amazing Race meets Amazing Grace" might better describe the Marriage Impact 2008 retreat at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina combining outdoor adventure with an inner focus on improving marriage through biblical principles.

    Quigg and her husban... Read More

  • Obama criticizes McCain's pro-life record

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Democrat Barack Obama June 16 criticized John McCain's pro-life record, saying female voters likely won't vote for the presumptive Republican nominee in part because of his record on abortion.

    Obama made the comments to ABC News in response to a question about McCain reaching out to female voters -- particularly supporters of former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

    "I think John McCain is going to have trouble making the case, when on almost every single iss... Read More

  • Downturn or recession?

    by Howard Dayton, posted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (10 years ago)

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP)--What's the difference between a financial downturn and a recession? Read More