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Camouflage-covered devotional book making its way through the ranks
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'
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.
Fort Knox trainees gather for prayer at the conclusion of an “Operation Appreciation” day at Stithton Baptist Church.
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
CULTURE DIGEST: Watching wrestling may lead teens to violence, study says; YMCAs debate Christian identity
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Violence on television has a tendency to affect what teenagers consider socially acceptable behavior, as researchers have said for years, but now a study has found a direct correlation between teens who watch wrestling on TV and those who demonstrate violent behaviors. Read More
Former KKK terrorist cites C.S. Lewis’ faithful obedience
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
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
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?
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