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Wisdom-Martin elected executive director of WMUBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Sandra Wisdom-Martin was unanimously elected executive director/treasurer of national Woman's Missionary Union by its executive board during a special called meeting, July 29-30, in Birmingham, Ala.
Wisdom-Martin, who has served as executive director of WMU of Texas, succeeds Wanda Lee. Lee has served as executive director of the 128-year-old missions organization for the past 16 years. Wisdom-Martin will begin her new role on Oct. 15. She was presented to the board by a search committee appointed in February following Lee's announcement of her intentions to retire. Read More
Christian faith marks Yankee great's career, home lifeGREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- Bobby Richardson played baseball for the New York Yankees during the golden years of the dynasty. He retired from baseball at age 31 and shortly thereafter became the first full-time baseball coach at the University of South Carolina, establishing a winning tradition that continues to the present. But the key to his outstanding career, his marriage of 60 years and his witness for Christ has been his Christian faith.
Bobby met his wife Betsy at Grace Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C. She sat on one side of the church with her mother, and he sat on the opposite side with the youth ... Read More
'True champions for Christ'GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- In 1974, I was working as a young sports writer for the Anderson Independent and was given the assignment to do a full-page feature on Bobby Richardson, head coach of the University of South Carolina's baseball team. It was my first big story, and I enjoyed interviewing the former New York Yankee second baseman.
The Gamecocks were preparing for their first-ever NCAA baseball tournament appearance. Richardson had built a mediocre program into a national contender in four years. His strong and public commitment to Christ distinguished him from ... Read More
Alaska quashes parental notice requirement for abortion
ALASKA (BP) -- The Alaska Supreme Court on July 22 struck down a state law requiring abortionists to give two days' notice to parents before providing abortions to minors.
In a 2010 ballot initiative, 56 percent of voters approved what became the law requiring parental notification, but not consent, for a minor's abortion. Now the court says the law is unconstitutional and violates Alaska's equal-protection guarantee.
The decision "elevated the demands of abortionists over the rights of parents," ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Adultery, divorce & the believer
One woman's refusal to divorce her husband over his adultery is recounted by Terri Stovall, dean of women's programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marriage, she notes, entails more than pleasure and procreation. "It was created also to be a visible representation of the relationship Jesus has with the people of God," she writes. Read More