Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, November 30, 2006

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  • His ‘dream come true’ carries nativity to the big screen

    by Laura Erlanson, posted Thursday, November 30, 2006 (12 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Ironically, production of “The Nativity Story” took about as long as the period of time the movie portrays -- from just before Christ’s immaculate conception to just after His miraculous birth. That such a breakneck production schedule actually worked and the movie opens Dec. 1 is its own little miracle, the film’s producers say. Read More

  • ‘Nativity Story’ actress should not be shunned, leaders say

    by Erin Roach, posted Thursday, November 30, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Keisha Castle-Hughes (left) plays the Virgin Mary, and Hiam Abbass portrays her mother, in “The Nativity Story,” which opens in theaters Dec. 1.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Amid reports that the teenage actress who plays Mary in the new movie “The Nativity Story” is pregnant out of wedlock, some Christians are wondering how to respond to a lead character’s personal life in a movie they have enthusiastically embraced.

    The 16-year-old actress, Keisha Castle-Hughes, plays the role of the Virgin Mary in the Hollywood rendition of the story surrounding Jesus’ birth, which opens in theaters Dec. 1. Read More

  • After 40 years, Jesus’ birth returns to the theaters

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Thursday, November 30, 2006 (12 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP)--In an age when movie theaters have become saturated with exploitive and profane content, several new motion picture companies are giving birth to films for families. Actually, that would be a rebirth, as there was once long ago a time when films for families were central to Hollywood’s success. Read More

  • Baptists in Md./Del. urged to ‘Embrace the Call’

    by Staff, posted Thursday, November 30, 2006 (12 years ago)

    SOLOMONS, Md. (BP)--Baptists in Maryland and Delaware were challenged to “Embrace the Call” to worship, disciple, serve and witness during their 171st annual meeting at the Holiday Inn in Solomons, Md., Nov. 13-14. Read More

  • Sullivan pledges 'teetotaler' agency trustees

    by Joni B. Hannigan/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Thursday, November 30, 2006 (12 years ago)

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (BP)--Citing embarrassment over having spent more than 30 minutes debating the issue of whether trustees of Southern Baptist Convention entities should be limited to those who abstain from alcohol, John Sullivan, the executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, says he intends future action in the FBSC "on this very issue." Read More

  • Law enforcement officials to receive report of missing funds

    by Samuel Smith, posted Thursday, November 30, 2006 (12 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--Three Rio Grande Valley pastors whose alleged misappropriations of Baptist General Convention of Texas funds once were the subject of an FBI investigation may face further legal scrutiny in the near future, according to a BGCT news release Nov. 29. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The world at America's doorstep

    by Philip Connor, posted Thursday, November 30, 2006 (12 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--The news is out! According to census information released Aug. 15, the face of the United States is changing. CNN’s headline proclaimed, “Explosion of diversity sweeps U.S.” The New York Times said, “Immigrant Numbers Swell New York.” The Atlanta-Journal Constitution wrote of a local county, “Immigrants Transform Gwinnett.” These recent stories reflect the missional opportunities that exist among this ever-expanding population within our nation. Read More