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Census confirms regional campuses as vital in the West, Crews says
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.
GA members collect eyeglasses to aid ministry in Honduras
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.
Rankin utilizes 2 time zones to share mission message in Ky.
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
Southern Baptist Directory Services to be Internet-accessible to churches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Effective with the 2001 Annual Church Profile process, churches can have access to Southern Baptist Directory Services, a secure Internet application for gaining a wide variety of statistical and leadership information. Read More
Nat'l Education Assoc. low key about homosexuality task force
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 CNSNews.com 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
Photographer Don Rutledge recovering after stroke
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Don Rutledge, who has photographed Southern Baptist missions worldwide for nearly 40 years, is recovering after suffering a stroke Aug. 13. Read More
FIRST-PERSON - Money: Do you know what it really is?
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