Baptist Press Archive

Monday, July 07, 2008

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  • American Family Association declares McDonald's boycott

    by Staff, posted Monday, July 07, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The American Family Association launched a boycott of McDonald's July 3, saying the restaurant chain's corporate leaders refuse "to remain neutral in the culture wars" by promoting the homosexual agenda.

          An official with the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, while not commenting specifically on the AFA boycott, issued a statement to Baptist Press recapping general principles regarding Christian stewardship in their consumer spending.

          "Discerning Southern Baptists note which corporations support causes or movements which are antithetical to a biblical perspective and then weigh carefully which businesses in good conscience and, perhaps of necessity, they can patronize," ERLC Vice President Dwayne Hastings said July 7. Read More

  • Helms, Baptist & former senator, dies

    by Staff, posted Monday, July 07, 2008 (10 years ago)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (BP)--Jesse Helms, the outspoken and sometimes controversial five-term senator from North Carolina who was a champion of pro-life and pro-family causes, died July 4. He was 86. Read More

  • Student missionary dies in Peru accident

    by Staff, posted Monday, July 07, 2008 (10 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Gregory Gomez IV, 22, a student missionary serving in Peru for the summer through the International Mission Board, was killed in a bus accident July 5. Read More

  • Burk appointed dean of Boyce College

    by Jeff Robinson, posted Monday, July 07, 2008 (10 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, announced the appointment July 7 of Criswell College professor Denny Burk, an SBTS alumnus, as dean of Boyce College, the seminary's undergraduate school. Read More

  • 3 teachers go Deeper Still

    by Jenny Rice, posted Monday, July 07, 2008 (10 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP)--Three women, three journeys, three changed lives, three lives going deeper were shared with 19,000-plus women at a Deeper Still conference June 27-28 in Atlanta.

    Popular Bible teachers and authors Kay Arthur, Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer went deeper -– into the Bible and their own lives -– during the sold-out event sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    During a question-and-answer session, the three Christian women fielded questio... Read More

  • Southern Gospel Celebration draws 1,200

    by Jerry Higgins, posted Monday, July 07, 2008 (10 years ago)

    RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--Like so many of the 1,200 attendees, Jean and Lee Barham were hoping to hear inspirational music and messages at the inaugural Senior Adult Southern Gospel Celebration at the LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.

    "Seniors tend to go to things like this," said Jean Barham, who's been married to Lee for 46 years. "We were looking to get away and spend time together. This was outstanding."

    The Barhams, of Youngsville, N.C., had attended several sen... Read More

  • A ride down prostitution row

    by Daniel L. Akin, posted Monday, July 07, 2008 (10 years ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--I write this as my wife Charlotte and I return from Southeast Asia. We have spent a week with precious brothers and sisters in Christ who are faithfully serving King Jesus in very difficult and, for many, dangerous locations. Read More

  • Big Bang on the Bayou

    by Ken Connor, posted Monday, July 07, 2008 (10 years ago)

    LEESBURG, Va. (BP)--Secularists have exploded over the passage of the "Louisiana Science and Education Act." The bill recently was signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal after having been passed by an overwhelming majority of the Louisiana legislature. Read More