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Volunteers join Jordanian Baptists in tackling Iraq's rebuilding needs
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Southern Baptist volunteers are beginning to make some headway in helping Iraqis rebuild their country.
A team of students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, arrived in northern Iraq the first week of June to partner with the Jordanian Baptist Society on three projects: remodeling a school auditorium, laying groundwork for a women's literacy training project and installing computers in an Internet café.
Both school children and local government leaders will benefit from the school auditorium-remodeling project. Not only will the pupils' educational opportunities be advanced, but the auditorium also serves as the meeting place for local leaders, who are working to bring stability and order to the country following the war. Read More
Opening doors to information
A group of students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are helping install computers with internet access in Iraq so that people in that country can have access to worldwide information.
Abortion support declining among women, study shows
WASHINGTON (BP)--Support for abortion rights among American women is declining, according to a report released recently by a pro-choice organization. Read More
Welch considers others' request to place his name in nomination for 2004 SBC presidency
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (BP)--Florida Baptist Convention executive director-treasurer John Sullivan has confirmed Florida pastor Bobby Welch has been asked to allow his name to be placed in nomination for the presidency at the 2004 Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis. Read More
Campolo: Opposition to women preachers evidence of demonic influence
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)--Anyone who resists the notion of women preachers is functioning as a tool of the devil, Tony Campolo, founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, said during the opening session of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's general assembly June 26. Read More
Currie to Texas CBF: Patterson 'ignorant' and 'asinine'
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)--God spared his life after a recent surgery because he was meant to combat an "ignorant" and "asinine" Paige Patterson in Texas, said David Currie, executive director of Texas Baptists Committed, during a breakout session at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly June 26. Read More
Women pastors must pursue calling, ignore opposition, CBF presenter says
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)--No human authority or creed can remove women in ministry from their God-ordained roles as senior pastors, said Carolyn Hale Cubbedge during a breakout session at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly June 26. Read More
Commandments may remain on courthouse, appeals court rules
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (BP)--A display of the Ten Commandments may remain on a Pennsylvania county courthouse, a federal appeals court ruled June 26. Read More
MercyMe's 'I Can Only Imagine' breaks Top 20 on mainstream radio
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--More than two years after its release on Christian radio, MercyMe's Dove Award-winning song "I Can Only Imagine" has become a crossover hit on mainstream radio stations across the country. Read More
Ushering people to the throne room through worship is MercyMe's goal
EDMOND, Okla. (BP)--"When my grandmother walks into a room, you can tell just by the look on her face that her heart belongs to Christ," said Bart Millard, spokesman for the five-member MercyMe praise band. Read More
Strom Thurmond dies at age 100; had ties to Southern Baptist churches
EDGEFIELD, S.C. (BP)--Former U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, the longest-serving member of the Senate, died June 26 at age 100. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: An unnecessary boost to the gay rights movement
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--In the wee hours of the morning of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided The Stonewall Inn located in The Big Apple's Greenwich Village. Officers were there to cite the after hours "private club" for selling liquor without a license. The Inn, a known gathering place for homosexuals and the like, was packed to capacity. When officers sought to arrest the bartender, a doorman, three drag queens and an apparent lesbian, the crowd erupted. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Sports Illustrated catering to homosexuals
TUPELO, Miss. (BP)--People assume you can count on sports magazines to be apolitical. Sports Illustrated has proven several times to be anything but that, especially in its blatant support of homosexual behavior. Read More