Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, August 15, 2001

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  • Census confirms regional campuses as vital in the West, Crews says

    by Cameron Crabtree, posted Wednesday, August 15, 2001 (17 years ago)

    SAN FRANCISCO (BP)--Survey information released by the Census Bureau affirms Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary's commitment to providing theological education through regional campuses in the growing urban centers of the western United States, said seminary President William O. Crews.

    Reacting to a Census 2000 Supplementary Survey released Aug. 6 and other census information reported the past several months, Crews said Golden Gate is "grateful for the opportunity of shaping leaders" amid the rapidly growing and increasingly diverse cultures of urban areas where the seminary operates.

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  • GA members collect eyeglasses to aid ministry in Honduras

    by Amista Rowell McMath, posted Wednesday, August 15, 2001 (17 years ago)

          BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--A nationwide effort by Girls in Action (GA) groups is touching thousands of lives in the struggling country of Honduras.

          GA is the organization for girls in the first through sixth grade sponsored by Woman's Missionary Union; a key facet in each of their meetings involves learning about missionaries and their work.

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  • Rankin utilizes 2 time zones to share mission message in Ky.

    by Trennis Henderson, posted Wednesday, August 15, 2001 (17 years ago)

    ALBANY, Ky. (BP)--Who says you can't be in two places at one time? Jerry Rankin, president of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board, preached Aug. 12 at the 11 a.m. worship services in two Kentucky Baptist churches in different towns. Read More

  • Nat'l Education Assoc. low key about homosexuality task force

    by John Rossomando, posted Wednesday, August 15, 2001 (17 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--The National Education Association is silent about a task force that it formed to determine how to integrate homosexual themes into public school curriculums while working to "reduce and eliminate intolerance and insensitivity toward gays and lesbians in our society," according to an Aug. 15 report. The NEA's "Gay and Lesbian Issues Task Force" was established at the July NEA convention for the purpose of avoiding a drawn-out debate over homosexual issues on the convention floor. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON - Money: Do you know what it really is?

    by Larry Burkett, posted Wednesday, August 15, 2001 (17 years ago)

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP)--What's money? Are you kidding? Everyone knows what money is, don't they? Sure. It's that green paper stuff you hand over to someone else in exchange for a meal, or a new blouse, or maybe to pay rent on your apartment. Read More