Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, September 07, 2006

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  • 'Paint the Town' links churches, NYC schools

    by Norm Miller, posted Thursday, September 07, 2006 (11 years ago)

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    Gary Shows, executive pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Miss., does some trim work at a New York City school as part of the Paint the Town initiative. Photo by Jim Veneman
    NEW YORK CITY (BP)--Usually associated with the color red, the phrase paint the town holds connotations of celebratory revelry. Since 2004, Southern Baptist volunteers have celebrated the love of Christ and reveled in the joy of ministry as part of New Hope New York’s Paint the Town initiative.

    The North American Mission Board sponsored New Hope New York as part of its Strategic Focus Cities emphasis, and Paint the Town evolved from that. Read More

  • Seniors venture to Big Apple to help Paint the Town

    by Lisa Watson/Arkansas Baptist News, posted Thursday, September 07, 2006 (11 years ago)

    NEW YORK, N.Y. (BP)--Lorraine Knabe, a member of Martindale Baptist Church in Little Rock, Ark., took her first mission trip in July. Just shy of her 85th birthday, Knabe was one of 100 mostly senior adult volunteers from 10 Pulaski Baptist Association churches who left the blistering Arkansas heat to head up to New York City to participate in the association’s Paint the Town mission trip. Read More

  • Bush: ‘Hateful ideology’ propels terrorists toward murder

    by Erin Roach, posted Thursday, September 07, 2006 (11 years ago)

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    “To win the war on terror, we must be able to detain, question and, when appropriate, prosecute terrorists captured here in America and on the battlefields around the world,” Bush said Sept. 6 from the East Room of the White House in a series of speeches on the war on terror. Photo courtesy of the White House
    ATLANTA (BP)--The struggle the United States faces against terrorism in the 21st century is a struggle of ideologies, President Bush said, and those who plot to murder innocent people subscribe to a hateful, twisted view of Islam.

    During his fourth address in a series of speeches on the global war on terror, Bush delivered a progress report Sept. 7 in Atlanta, outlining steps the government has taken since Sept. 11, 2001, to protect the American people and to win the war on terror. Read More

  • Schwarzenegger vetoes SB 1437, pro-homosexuality bill

    by Michael Foust, posted Thursday, September 07, 2006 (11 years ago)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)--California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Sept. 6 that conservatives say would have prevented schools from giving both sides of the debate over homosexuality. Read More

  • On road trip, evangelism duo shows how easy it is to witness

    by Dana Williamson/Baptist Messenger, posted Thursday, September 07, 2006 (11 years ago)

    OKLAHOMA CITY (BP)--If two guys can make more than 20,000 evangelistic contacts in a 10-state area in 14 days, what can more than 700,000 Oklahoma Baptists do in one day in only one state? Read More