Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

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  • Don’t say ‘cloning,’ biologists urge supporters

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (11 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Missouri voters confused as to whether an upcoming ballot initiative does or does not ban human cloning might benefit from listening to biologists who support the measure. Read More

  • Katrina-ravaged church gives $200,000 to other congregations

    by Karen L. Willoughby/Baptist Message, posted Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (11 years ago)

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    Port Sulphur Baptist Church in Louisiana - its former building rendered a metal shell by Hurricane Katrina - nevertheless is helping 20 other New Orleans-area churches recover from Hurricane Katrina's impact. Photo by Keith Manuel
    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--First Baptist Church in Covington, La., distributed $10,000 checks to 20 churches in greater New Orleans in mid-October.

          First Baptist members raised the $200,000 by adding 10 percent to their tithes and offerings each week over the last year; if someone planned to give $40, they wrote the check for $44. The extra gifts went to a special fund.

          “Our church has been tremendously blessed, and that’s why we want to give,” said Waylon Bailey, pastor since 1989 of the church where about 1,600 people gather each Sunday to worship.

          The checks are going to churches that are striving to thrive despite the devastation wrought by last year’s hurricanes, the pastor said. Read More

  • Kan.-Neb. Baptists mark 25th anniversary of conference center

    by Eva Wilson, posted Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (11 years ago)

    SALINA, Kan. (BP)--Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptists celebrated the 25th anniversary of their conference center as a place where "God is at work" as more than 450 people gathered Oct. 16-17 in Salina, Kan., home of Webster Conference Center. Read More

  • Canadian Southern Baptists consider changing their name

    by Frank Stirk, posted Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (11 years ago)

    OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada (BP)--Gerry Taillon, the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists’ national ministry leader, underscored his optimism for the future of the convention at its annual meeting in Ottawa, Ontario. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Observations of an evangelist

    by Jerry Drace, posted Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (11 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Since February 1975 when God led me to establish the Jerry Drace Evangelistic Association He has allowed me to preach in more than 1,000 churches across our nation. In His divine providence He has placed me in the company of some of His choicest servants as well as some who seek to be served. Throughout the past 31 years I have kept notes and observations on each of the pastors, staffs and churches where my team and I have been privileged to present the claims of Christ. I am sure some of these observations will be misunderstood, others will be embraced. I wish to share only 13 in hopes they will serve as a catalyst for your own reflections: Read More