Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, November 20, 2003

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  • Theological society retains open theists Pinnock, Sanders

    by Jeff Robinson, posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 (15 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP)--Members of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) voted Nov. 19 to allow open theists Clark Pinnock and John Sanders to remain in the organization, overturning charges that the two scholars hold views on the inerrancy of Scripture not in line with the organization's confessional statement. Read More

  • 100-member church pushes to 1M 'Plan of Salvation' free inserts

    by Andraea LaVant, posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 (15 years ago)

    SCOTT, Ark. (BP)--Ron Pierce, new pastor of Toltec Baptist Church got the phone call from LifeWay Christian Resources early one Monday morning in October. The small church of about 100 members soon was to be showered with gifts -- thanks to a serendipitous order placed with the Southern Baptist publishing firm based in Nashville. Read More

  • Vigil for Terri Schiavo underway: plaid ribbons, lights in windows

    by Joni B. Hannigan, posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 (15 years ago)

    ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, Fla. (BP)--Green plaid ribbons and a light in the window will remind people around the world that Terri Schiavo, a 39-year-old disabled woman, is not yet out of danger and faces death by starvation and dehydration if her husband and guardian prevails in the Florida courts. Read More

  • Ala. Baptist resolutions include Ten Commandments, war in Iraq

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 (15 years ago)

    MOBILE, Ala. (BP)--Messengers at the Alabama Baptist Convention in Mobile, Ala., Nov. 18-19 passed a resolution supporting "the recognition of the biblical antecedents of our legal system and the public display of the Ten Commandments" and calling upon "all elected officials to uphold righteousness, acknowledge the biblical foundations of government, and contend for the right of religious expression provided for the American people within the Constitution of the United States of America." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Marriage redefined

    by Cal Thomas, posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 (15 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--It is not as if the ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court permitting the "marriage" of same-sex couples came as a surprise. If Massachusetts doesn't care about the sexual practices of some of its politicians, why should it care about what some of its lesser citizens do? Read More

  • WORLDVIEW: Celebrating a wonderful life

    by Erich Bridges, posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 (15 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Remember the scene in "It's a Wonderful Life" when George Bailey finally realizes (with some heavenly help from Clarence, an angel trying to earn his wings) just how many people in Bedford Falls have been blessed by his unselfish life?

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Your state isn't exempt

    by Brent Thompson, posted Thursday, November 20, 2003 (15 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--You may think your state is immune from the cultural earthquake that pushed our culture even farther from its historical roots with the ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. Read More