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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

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  • Republican convention hears from Ouachita Baptist student

    by Charlie Warren, posted Wednesday, September 01, 2004 (13 years ago)

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    Collegian’s counsel to GOP


    Princella Smith, a 20-year-old student at Ouachita Baptist University, urged Republican delegates in New York “to adhere to a universal message that transcends ideology: serve your fellow man and you win every time.” Photo courtesy of the Republican National Convention


    NEW YORK CITY (BP)--Twenty-year-old Princella Smith, a Ouachita Baptist University junior, savored a rare opportunity for someone her age as she addressed the Republican National Convention Aug. 31 in New York at the opening of Tuesday night’s session.

    “Over a decade ago, a fellow Arkansan at a national convention talked about a place called Hope,” Smith told the responsive Republican crowd in a reference to former Democratic President Bill Clinton. “Now I would like to talk about another small town in Arkansas -- a place called Wynne.” Read More

  • Prayer & common bonds mark Welch’s stop in Richmond

    by Allen Palmeri, posted Wednesday, September 01, 2004 (13 years ago)

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    SBC President Bobby Welch, en route across the nation to stir Southern Baptists’ passion for evangelism, meets with Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board, and other IMB staffers during a stop in Richmond, Va. Photo by Bill Bangham


    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--The touch of prayer lifted the national bus tour of Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch in Richmond, Va., Aug. 31, first at the International Mission Board and then at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church. Read More

  • Welch says the local church is ‘headquarters’ for evangelism

    by Allen Palmeri, posted Wednesday, September 01, 2004 (13 years ago)

    SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP)--The bus carrying Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch rolled through the hills of West Virginia in the wee hours of Aug. 31. Pulling into sight of his destination's steeple, Welch called the Good Shepherd Baptist Church "the headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention," underscoring the centrality of the local church in Southern Baptist life and the Great Commission call to share the Gospel. Read More

  • WHERE IS THE BUS TOUR TODAY? Conn., Mass. & R.I.

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, September 01, 2004 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism" national bus tour by Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch focused on three New England states Wednesday, Sept. 1, with stops slated in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read More

  • Focus on the Family sends voter registration forms to 1.3 million

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, September 01, 2004 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Stepping up its effort to encourage Christian participation in the election, Focus on the Family has mailed voter registration forms to 1.3 million of its constituents -- an unprecedented initiative by the evangelical organization.

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  • Students in New Orleans join in prayer for Greeks

    by Michael McCormack, posted Wednesday, September 01, 2004 (13 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--By Aug. 19, the second day of classes at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, most students had learned that a team from NOBTS was in Athens proclaiming the Gospel at the Olympics. But few suspected they would become part of the NOBTS Olympic team when they attended the chapel service that day. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The spirituality of work

    by Don Whitney, posted Wednesday, September 01, 2004 (13 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Bill often wonders whether he is a second-class Christian because of the less-than-Christian atmosphere where he works. His occupation is good and necessary for society, but it’s also one in which liars, cheats and thieves seem to flourish. Vulgar and blasphemous language typically fills the air of Bill’s workplace. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A Christian critic’s conundrum

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Wednesday, September 01, 2004 (13 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--I was once reprimanded by a reader for suggesting “Casablanca” as a video alternative because the Humphrey Bogart character owned a bar. I remember my consternation over the fact that this man had dismissed this classic romantic adventure that salutes love, self-sacrifice, honor and patriotism because the story was set in a nightclub. Read More