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Federal judge in N.Y. strikes down partial birth abortion ban
WASHINGTON (BP)--A judge in New York City dealt a serious blow Aug. 26 to hopes that a ban on partial birth abortion might survive the federal judiciary. It is the second time this year that a judge has struck down the law. A third judge. in Nebraska, has yet to issue his ruling, but pro-family groups are not not hopeful about their chances there.
Conn. becomes 9th state with same-sex 'marriage' lawsuit
HARTFORD, Conn. (BP)--Connecticut became the ninth state involved in a same-sex "marriage" lawsuit Aug. 25 when seven homosexual couples who had been denied marriage licenses sued the state. The same legal organization that won in Massachusetts is involved in the new case. Read More
Billy Ray Cyrus prayerful about his choices in music, TV & film
Faith for the small screen
Billy Ray Cyrus (center) is ready for a fifth season of faith-and-values-oriented “Doc,” the PAX network show created by brothers Gary Johnson (left) and Dave Johnson.
LOS ANGELES (BP)—Billy Ray Cyrus may seem to have it all. He’s a Grammy-winning singer and star of the PAX network's cornerstone drama, “Doc.” Read More
World's fastest teen: Allyson Felix takes silver medal
ATHENS (BP)--At just 18, Allyson Felix has broken world records in the 200-meter race and narrowly missed a gold medal at the Olympics.
What's more, Felix sees her running ability as a gift from God.
Felix, daughter of an ordained minister and professor of New Testament at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, Calif., captured the silver medal in the women's 200 meters Aug. 25 by setting a world junior record of 22.18 seconds. Read More
WMU collegians at Olympics build cross-cultural friendships
ATHENS (BP)--Short sentences, broken English, speaking louder and gestures are all methods for attempting to communicate cross-culturally. It is, however, possible to miss the obvious amid the various contortions. Read More
General who voiced his faith cleared on major accusations
WASHINGTON (BP)--Army Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, who came under fire last year for comments he made about his faith to church groups, has been cleared of the most serious accusations against him, The Washington Times reported. Read More
'We've got a job to do': Florida Baptist staff assist in recovery
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--During the first week after Hurricane Charley ripped through the Florida peninsula, between 40 and 50 Florida Baptist Convention employees were deployed to the eight-county disaster area. Read More
Gospel of reconciliation is what lost world needs, Akin says
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--In a convocation message to a Binkley Chapel audience that included a record number of new students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Daniel Akin reminded listeners that a war-torn, violence-saturated world needs a peace that can only be found in the reconciling work of Jesus Christ. Read More
Mohler: Ministers must preach God's grace to 'dry bones'
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--God calls ministers to faithfully preach to people who are spiritually dead with full confidence that God uses the Gospel to impart spiritual life, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Aug. 24 during the annual fall convocation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More
Former EC member Bill Finley dies of cancer at 76
FREE UNION, Va. (BP)--William Walter Finley Jr., a recent member of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, died at his home in Free Union, Va., Aug. 25 after a battle with cancer. He was 76. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Chrissy’s wine
EVANSTON, Ill. (BP)--Last spring, I came across the following, charming passage in the Chicago Sun-Times (March 31, 2004): Read More
SPORTS: Phelps, good; Iraqi soccer team, bad; gymnastics, ugly
MULKEYTOWN, Ill. (BP)--Compelling stories always abound at the Olympics, and the more I watch of this year’s Games in Athens, the more engrossed I become. Read More