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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

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  • Camouflage-covered devotional book making its way through the ranks

    by Ken Walker, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2006 (12 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP)--With a camouflage cover over its life-changing message, 100,000 copies of an “Experiencing God Day-by-Day” military edition have been placed in soldiers’ hands, with another 50,000-plus copies on the way.

    The special military edition of the devotional book was released by B&H Publishing Group (formerly Broadman & Holman) last December. Thirty thousand copies were distributed to Army chaplains in Iraq, while chaplains at 40 military installations and hospitals around the nation also received copies, reported Jim Redford, administrator for Blackaby Ministries International. Read More

  • Army trainees buoyed by church's 'Operation Appreciation'

    by Ken Walker, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Fort Knox trainees gather for prayer at the conclusion of an “Operation Appreciation” day at Stithton Baptist Church.
    RADCLIFF, Ky. (BP)--Young trainees likely to see action in Iraq or Afghanistan have found Stithton Baptist Church to be a place for recreation, a good meal and a chance to call home.

    Since the Radcliff, Ky., congregation started hosting “Operation Appreciation” in the fall of 2004, some 720 new soldiers from Fort Knox have responded to invitations to follow Christ, pastor Gregg Curtis said.

    “We get e-mails from all over the country [and] amazing letters from parents telling us how much they appreciate us and that we’re an answer to prayer for their son,” Curtis said. Read More

  • Former KKK terrorist cites C.S. Lewis’ faithful obedience

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Tom Tarrants

    OXFORD, England (BP)--Once billed as “the most dangerous man in Mississippi,” former Ku Klux Klan member and terrorist Tom Tarrants became a Christian while in prison for attempted murder and now serves as president of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington, D.C.

    Tarrants shared his testimony with a group of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary faculty, students and friends as part of this summer’s study program at England’s Oxford University. The NOBTS program offers seminary course credit and the opportunity to study under evangelical thinkers in combination with visiting religious and historic sites in England and Scotland. Read More

  • NOBTS’ Oxford study program: seminary credit & historic sites

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2006 (12 years ago)

    OXFORD, England (BP)--The 2006 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Oxford study program, “Edinburgh to Oxford,” proved to be a lesson in contrasts for NOBTS students -– old and new, large and small, temporal and eternal. Read More

  • Photo with Sept. 11 theme garners top ERLC prize

    by Jill Martin, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2006 (12 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A foggy night and a field full of U.S. flags provided Ashley Mitchell an opportunity she could not overlook as she neared her home in Memphis, Tenn. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Is embryonic stem-cell research murder?

    by Denny Burk, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2006 (12 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--Does the destruction of human embryos amount to murder? White House spokesman Tony Snow put this question on the front burner recently when he described President Bush’s position as follows: Read More