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Schiavo family reunited; ACLU set to enter fray
PINNELLAS PARK, Fla. (BP)--Thankful for almost a full day of visiting with their sister and daughter Oct. 23, Terri Schiavo's family said the redness around her eyes has subsided and it appears her kidneys are functioning.
Schiavo is the 39-year-old brain-damaged Florida woman at the center of a national debate, which has brought to the forefront moral and legal arguments concerning her quality of life and her so-called "right to die."
On Oct. 15, a feeding tube -- which had sustained her life since an unexplained heart failure left her brain-damaged in 1990 -- was removed on court orders. Doctors disagree over whether she is in a "persistent vegetative state," but the courts have sided with that opinion. Read More
Focus on the Family lists errors in Schiavo media reports
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Focus on the Family has issued what it describes as a fact sheet about the condition of Terri Schiavo "in the hope of correcting the erroneous information being written and broadcast" about the brain-damaged Florida woman at the center of a national controversy over "right-to-die" issues. Read More
Missionaries underscore gratitude for Lottie Moon Offering
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--"It is customary to send a 'thank you' note to acknowledge receipt of a gift. But sometimes a gift is so generous that words do not seem sufficient to express appropriate gratitude," say Cal and Patty McIntire, career missionaries to the Lebou people of West Africa.
More than 100 International Mission Board missionaries recently wrote to Southern Baptists, thanking them for their gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and Cooperative Program.
While the McIntires easily thanked Southern Baptists for the home they live in and the car they drive, they found it more difficult to express their gratitude at being able to share the Gospel with those who don't know the Good News. Read More
Charles Stanley says he 'absolutely' backs faith statement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In his first interview since a much-read story appeared in a Texas newspaper, Atlanta pastor Charles Stanley told Baptist Press Oct. 24 he is "absolutely" supportive of the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message and its stances on the role of women, although he believes one amendment should have been clarified and another not included at all.
The interview came nearly a week after a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram stated that Stanley "disagrees" with the BF&M and its stances on two issues: the role of pastor being reserved by Scripture for men and the submission of wives to the leadership of their husbands.
TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Charles Stanley
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Following is a partial transcript of an interview Baptist Press conducted with Atlanta pastor Charles Stanley Oct. 24. Read More
TRANSCRIPT: Jim Jones statement, interview
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Following is a statement from Jim Jones of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, along with a partial written transcript he provided Baptist Press of his interview with Atlanta pastor Charles Stanley:
Church taps LifeWay curriculum for discipleship emphasis
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Good things are bound to happen when a church's Sunday School lessons, daily devotional readings and the pastor's sermons are complementary. Read More
Liberty law school, Liberty Counsel launch religious liberty center
LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP)--Liberty University's school of law has entered into a partnership with Liberty Counsel, a national public interest law firm specializing in religious liberty litigation, to establish a Center for Constitutional Litigation and Policy on the Lynchburg, Va., campus. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: One of God's endangered creatures
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--While Michael Schiavo's motives certainly warrant scrutiny, I do not pretend to know why he wants his wife's feeding tube removed. What I do know is that he should be glad Terri is an innocent human being. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: What Samson -- & Jesus -- looked like
KENNER, La. (BP)--I know what Samson looked like. The children's story books in our church library depicting the Bible's strong man as an early version of Arnold Schwarzenegger have it all wrong. You know the image---muscles on top of muscles, bulges everywhere, veins apoppin', long hair flowing in the wind. But, alas, he did not look that way at all. Not even close. The reason we know this is that....