Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, December 12, 2002

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  • Enter by the Narrow Gate

    by Adrian Rogers; photo by Tom Fox, posted Thursday, December 12, 2002 (15 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Every path is going somewhere. In fact, the path you're on right now is headed somewhere. Let me ask you, "When you get to where you're going, where will you be?" You have the greatest of privileges -- it's called a free will. God, in His infinite wisdom, gave each of us the opportunity to map out our journey choice by choice. Read More

  • 22 million Chinese respond to an Arabic call to prayer

    by Staff, posted Thursday, December 12, 2002 (15 years ago)

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    Peel back the Chinese appearance, and you'll find Muslims in China are similar to Muslims in other parts of the world. Christian researchers say a strong cultural tie to Islam is the main barrier keeping these Chinese from coming to Christ.

    EDITORS' NOTE: The following story is one of six released by the Southern Baptist International Mission Board in support of this month's International Missions Emphasis, with the theme of "That All Peoples May Know Him: Seek God's Passion."

    WESTERN CHINA (BP)--Sitting around the table, the Wong* family laughs and talks. They tease each other as their elderly mother brings a dish of noodles from the kitchen. Chopsticks fly, diving into the steaming hot bowl. Read More

  • Baptist church in Uzbekistan contests officials' closure

    by Igor Rotar, posted Thursday, December 12, 2002 (15 years ago)

    LONDON (BP)--A Baptist church continues to wait for a reply to a letter it sent to Uzbekistan's justice ministry complaining about official claims that its registration in 1998 was only "temporary" and that it needs to be re-registered to be allowed to function. Read More

  • Ike Reighard joins HomeBanc as chief people officer

    by Staff, posted Thursday, December 12, 2002 (15 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP)--Well-known Southern Baptist pastor Ike Reighard has assumed the new position of chief people officer for HomeBanc Mortgage Corp., a loan company with nearly 1,000 employees and $5 billion in loans throughout the southeastern United States. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Joseph of Nazareth meets Planned Parenthood

    by Russell D. Moore, posted Thursday, December 12, 2002 (15 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--It just might be the most chilling Christmas card ever sent through the U.S. mail. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation's leading provider of abortions, has unveiled a holiday greeting -- complete with sentimental snowflakes and stars -- with the caption "Choice on Earth." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Baha'ism: nudging toward becoming America's religion

    by Mark Coppenger, posted Thursday, December 12, 2002 (15 years ago)

    EVANSTON, Ill. (BP)--One of the best-known Christmas movies, "Home Alone," features Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, Ill. It's there that young "Kevin McCallister" hides in the Nativity scene and later, at a Christmas Eve service, meets and commiserates with the scary old man from next door. The look is traditional, Judeo-Christian Americana, so what is a 150-foot-tall Persian temple doing less than a mile down the street? Read More