Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, July 11, 2002

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  • Bioethics council recommends moratorium on research cloning

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, July 11, 2002 (16 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--A divided President's Council on Bioethics has stopped short of recommending a comprehensive ban on human cloning, instead calling for a four-year moratorium on cloning for research purposes. Read More

  • Local teens rally behind TruthQuest: California team

    by Erin Curry, posted Thursday, July 11, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    Freeman's faith
    TruthQuest team member Freeman Field of New York City shares a testimony from his experiences on Sept. 11 during TruthQuest rallies July 7 in Cleveland, Tenn., and July 10 in Franklin, Tenn. Photo by Justin Veneman
          NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Hundreds of teens gathered for a TruthQuest rally July 11 meant to be the last surge of encouragement before the 12 teens headed off to California the next morning for 1,200 miles of ministry.

          TruthQuest: California is a joint ministry project involving Baptist Press, FamilyNet Television and the Broadman & Holman publishing arm of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. For 10 days, the students will write stories about and participate in cutting-edge ministry in California. Their stories will appear in Baptist Press and their adventures will be chronicled in a 13-episode television series to air on FamilyNet this fall. Read More

  • Bebo Norman, Third Day artist join TruthQuesters on the river

    by Todd Starnes & Michael Winn, posted Thursday, July 11, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    On the river
    Christian musicians Bebo Norman and Tai Anderson enjoy God's creation kayaking down the Ocoee River in eastern Tennessee with members of the TruthQuest California team. Photo by Justin Veneman
          CLEVELAND, Tenn. (BP)--When Christian musical artist and minister Bebo Norman wants to get away from the busyness of life, he loads up his Wavesport kayak and drives up Interstate 75 from Atlanta to the roaring rapids of east Tennessee's Ocoee River.

          Home of the 1996 Olympic Games' whitewater course, more than 200,000 rafting enthusiasts maneuver through the churning waters of the Ocoee each year. Read More

  • Cohabiting doesn't lead to more committed marriages, study finds

    by Staff, posted Thursday, July 11, 2002 (16 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Men who cohabit with the women they eventually marry are more reluctant to marry and, then, are less committed to their marriages, according to a recent study by the co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver. Read More

  • Malaysia state approves Islamic punishment code

    by Patrick Goodenough, posted Thursday, July 11, 2002 (16 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Under legislation passed in a Malaysian state July 8, any Muslim who converts to Christianity or any other faith faces death, reported July 9. Read More

  • Feud festers over satellite TV merger

    by Christine Hall, posted Thursday, July 11, 2002 (16 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Cultural conservatives are feuding over the proposed $26 billion merger between two big satellite TV firms, DirecTV and EchoStar Communications Corp., and how that deal might affect media mogul Rupert Murdoch, reported July 11. Read More

  • SBC broadcast pioneer Paul Stevens dead at 86; led RTVC from 1953-77

    by James Dotson, posted Thursday, July 11, 2002 (16 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Paul M. Stevens, the man credited with shaping the Baptist Radio and Television Commission into one of the most influential forces in religious broadcasting during his tenure as president from 1953 to 1977, died the morning of July 10. Read More