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Weakened but dangerous Lili hits; La. church hosts carnival workers
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--As Hurricane Lili made landfall Oct. 3, the most carnival-like atmosphere in Louisiana may have been at First Baptist Church in DeRidder. Read More
Attack on Iraq justified, Land, others tell Bush
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
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.
James Emery White
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.
Ed Young Jr.
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 www.namb.net.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
WORLDVIEW: The old 'Great Game' heats up in Central Asia
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Salaam may not know it yet, but he has a monumental decision to make. Read More