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Ridgecrest Law Enforcement Summit gives officers time to think, regroup
RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--Being a cop is a tough job. But being tough doesn't mean cops don't need a soft and pliable heart for God. Read More
Sheriff says spiritual protection crucial for police officers' survival
Tim Hawsey, Escambia County (Alabama) sheriff, underscored the need for officers to protect themselves spiritually during the Law Enforcement Summit at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center. Photo by Kent Harville
RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--While it is important that police officers learn to protect themselves physically, the lack of spiritual protection leads to the most stress, an Alabama sheriff said.
"At the police academies, the emphasis is always on the physical," Tim Hawsey, Escambia County sheriff, said at the Law Enforcement Summit Oct. 1-3 at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. "There is a little bit of time spent on the emotional, but almost none spent on the spiritual side of protecting yourself."
Hawsey noted, "Research indicates that the most physically hazardous job is not police work, but farming. Police work is, of course, in the top 10 as far as being physically hazardous, but it is the most dangerous job emotionally." Read More
Christian women have obligation to dress modestly, Mary Mohler says
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Mary Mohler believes there are certain clothes Christian women should never wear. Ever.
Whether it be miniskirts, hip-hugger jeans or skin-tight shirts, Mohler -- wife of seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. -- believes they should be avoided. Her reason? Christian women have a biblical obligation to dress modestly and reflect holiness.
And she doesn't believe that immodest clothing is necessary to be fashionable. Mohler spoke about the biblical view of modesty to a group of women at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in a Sept. 24 event sponsored by the Pendergraph Women's Ministry at the Louisville, Ky., seminary, that included a brief fashion show showcasing inexpensive, modest fashionable clothes. Read More
Miss America resists pressure to silence abstinence message
Erika Harold, Miss America 2003
WASHINGTON (BP)--Sexual abstinence is a taboo subject for the new Miss America. At least, the pageant's officials apparently would like for it to be.
Erika Harold, who was crowned in September as Miss America 2003, said Oct. 8 pageant officials have ordered her not to talk publicly about sexual abstinence, The Washington Times reported. The decree was issued despite Harold's advocacy of sexual abstinence in recent years. She has been a spokeswoman for Project Reality, an abstinence-centered education program in Illinois, and made chastity her platform in her successful bid this year to be Miss Illinois. Read More
House reaffirms 'under God' belongs in Pledge of Allegiance
WASHINGTON (BP)--The House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to reaffirm the phrase "under God" should remain in the Pledge of Allegiance.
James Bryant returns to Criswell as academic VP
DALLAS (BP)--James Bryant, the founding academic dean at Criswell College, has returned to the Dallas college as vice president for academic affairs. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Thinking through the prospect of war
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BP)--Talk of war in the United States has reached a fevered pitch, and the whole idea of American national security has taken on a new ideological configuration. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What on earth am I here for?
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP)--Most people struggle with three basic issues in life. The first is the issue of existence: "Why am I alive?" The second is the issue of significance: "Does my life matter?" And the third is the issue of intention: "What is my purpose?" The answers to all three are found in understanding God's five reasons for creating you and putting you on earth. Read More