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Monday, December 10, 2007

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  • Wedgwood prays for families of Colorado shooting victims

    by Erin Roach, posted Monday, December 10, 2007 (10 years ago)

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP)--Two teenage sisters were killed and others were wounded by a gunman at New Life Church in Colorado Springs about 12 hours after someone shot four staff members at a Youth With a Mission training facility in the area, killing two. Police are investigating whether the shootings are connected.

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          Al Meredith, pastor of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, where a gunman walked into the church and killed seven people eight years ago, told Baptist Press his first thought upon hearing the news in Colorado was, "Here we go again."

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          "It just seems as though violence has become pandemic in our society. Last week it was a shopping mall in Omaha," Meredith said. "This week it's two churches in Colorado. Last spring it was an academic hall at Virginia Tech. Our society is becoming more and more dangerous for people in places that we used to think were relatively safe, and of course they're not."

    Stephanie Works, 18, and Rachael Works, 16, were killed by a gunman Sunday morning, Dec. 9, at New Life. Their father, David Works, 51, suffered two gunshot wounds to the stomach and groin and is listed in fair condition, Brady Boyd, pastor of the church founded by Ted Haggard, said Dec. 10. Read More

  • Heisman winner has priorities in order

    by Joni B. Hannigan, posted Monday, December 10, 2007 (10 years ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP)--Football rates a mere fourth on his list of priorities behind God, family and academics. Even so, in New York City Dec. 8 Tim Tebow became the first college sophomore to win the famed Heisman Trophy in the 70-plus years of the award. Read More

  • Beijing store owner jailed without charges

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, December 10, 2007 (10 years ago)

    SALEM, Ill. (BP)--A lifelong Beijing resident whose bookstore is within two miles of the Olympic Village site was arrested by the Beijing Public Security Bureau Nov. 28 and since has been held without charges. Read More

  • ELECTION 08: Rising Huckabee a target

    by Michael Foust, posted Monday, December 10, 2007 (10 years ago)

    DES MOINES, Iowa (BP)--Mike Huckabee's rise in the national polls has made the former Arkansas governor a serious contender for the Republican nomination but also has resulted in some of his past comments -- including some spoken to Southern Baptists -- being scrutinized. Read More

  • R.I. court says no to 'gay divorce'

    by Staff, posted Monday, December 10, 2007 (10 years ago)

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BP)--The Rhode Island Supreme Court Dec. 7 handed conservatives another victory in the nationwide legal battle over "gay marriage," ruling that a same-sex couple who obtained a marriage license in Massachusetts could not get a "divorce" back home in Rhode Island.

    The seemingly obscure case was being closely watched by pro-family organizations who feared that it could be used as a backdoor way to legalizing "gay marriage" itself in the state. The case involved two lesbian w... Read More

  • INTRODUCTION: When Mormons come

    by Michael Licona, posted Monday, December 10, 2007 (10 years ago)

    EDITORS' NOTE: The following information is adapted from the North American Mission Board's www.4truth.net apolgetics website.

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--Someday it will happen to you. You are about to sit down for a late breakfast on a Saturday morning. The French toast smells delicious! A glass of orange juice and a cup of coffee will make the start of a great day. You pour the syrup and prepare to take that tasty first bite, when there is a knock on your door. Perhaps it is the neighbo... Read More

  • PART 1: About the Mormons

    by Mike Licona, posted Monday, December 10, 2007 (10 years ago)

    EDITORS' NOTE: The following information, adapted from the North American Mission Board's www.4truth.net apologetics website, is the first of six parts to be carried by Baptist Press this week.

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--1. Who are the Mormons?

    A. History. Mormonism started in 1830 with 24-year-old year old Joseph Smith Jr. According to Smith, he had several experiences, during which God, Jesus, and the angel Moroni gave him instructions. Part of the instructions was to dig up some g... Read More

  • Can Michael Vick be forgiven?

    by Jon Walker, posted Monday, December 10, 2007 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Michael Vick, the gifted former quarterback for the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons, has been sentenced to 23 months in prison because of his conviction related to a dog-fighting network that, by his own admission, included gambling and killing dogs that fought. Read More