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Thursday, October 03, 2002

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  • Attack on Iraq justified, Land, others tell Bush

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, October 03, 2002 (16 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Southern Baptist ethics leader Richard Land commended President Bush Oct. 3 for his policy on Iraq and told him military action against Saddam Hussein's regime would be justified. Read More

  • Cutting-edge 21st-century church: Topic draws 3,000 to conference

    by James Dotson, posted Thursday, October 03, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    James Emery White
          HOUSTON (BP)--What does it take to experience breakthrough in Christian ministry in the 21st century? The answers came in varied forms and for varied styles of churches during a "Church on the Cutting Edge: A 21st Century Legacy" conference at Second Baptist Church in Houston Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

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    Ed Young Jr.
          The event -- sponsored jointly by the North American Mission Board and Second Baptist -- drew more than 3,000 participants for general sessions and small-group workshops led by more than 100 speakers and presenters.

          In a first for such a conference, many sessions also are being opened up to those who were not able to attend in person through streaming video on the Internet. The broadcast is available through a link from

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    Kay Arthur
          One of the most pressing issues on the cutting edge of ministry is how churches should address the growing postmodern culture -- a culture that North Carolina pastor James Emery White said is far more complex than simple generational differences can explain. Read More

  • TruthQuest: California set for national premier

    by Staff, posted Thursday, October 03, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    Bill Griffith, host of a radio show in Cleveland, Tenn. interviewed the TruthQuesters from First Baptist Church, Cleveland. Pictured from left to right, are David Hicks, Griffith, Cara Yates, and Andy Botts. Photo by Justin Veneman
          FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--"TruthQuest: California," the nation's first Christian reality television series, will debut on FamilyNet Television Oct. 3. The show features 12 Southern Baptist teenagers as they travel across California and apply their faith in Jesus Christ in the real world.

          TruthQuest: California will air weekly on FamilyNet Television on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Eastern time; Fridays, 12 a.m. & 11 p.m. Eastern; Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. Eastern; and Sundays, 12:30 a.m. Eastern. Read More

  • 'TruthQuest' turns tables on lurid reality TV fare

    by Jill Terreri, posted Thursday, October 03, 2002 (16 years ago)

    NEW YORK (BP)--A group of teenage missionaries will be featured in a new "reality" television show that turns the tables on the genre. "TruthQuest: California," which will be shown beginning Oct. 3 on FamilyNet Television, a cable Christian television station reaching 34 million homes, thinks its good clean Christian fun can succeed. Others doubt it. Read More

  • Third Day, BeBo Norman among artists launching TruthQuest

    by Staff, posted Thursday, October 03, 2002 (16 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Viewers watching the new Christian reality series "TruthQuest: California" will have an opportunity to hear some of the most popular groups in Christian music, including Jars of Clay, Third Day and Bebo Norman. Read More

  • California governor vetoes transsexual foster-care bill

    by Staff, posted Thursday, October 03, 2002 (16 years ago)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)--Gov. Gray Davis of California has vetoed a bill that would have affirmed the rights of transsexual foster-care youth and expanded the recruitment of transsexuals as foster parents. Read More