Baptist Press Archive

Friday, December 28, 2007

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  • Churches hesitant to sue NFL

    by Ken Walker, posted Friday, December 28, 2007 (10 years ago)

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP)--John Whitehead is aching to take the National Football League to court but can't find a church willing to take on the influential pro football colossus.

          "You go to any bar on Super Bowl Sunday and they'll be showing the game on their [big screen] TVs," the president of The Rutherford Institute said.

          The conservative nonprofit legal organization represented Fall Creek Baptist Church last February in its legal tussle with the NFL.

    "They want to restrict it to a 55-inch screen, which in a big church you'd need binoculars to see," Whitehead said. "It's designed to prevent churches and groups like that from doing this. If churches en masse wanted to do this, they could get the law changed." Read More

  • NFL ban fuels church's growth

    by Ken Walker, posted Friday, December 28, 2007 (10 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Even though Fall Creek Baptist Church couldn't host a 2007 Super Bowl party, pastor John Newland said the National Football League did his church a favor. Read More

  • Migrant children find gifts at camp

    by Jessica Tuggle, posted Friday, December 28, 2007 (10 years ago)

    LEESBURG, Fla. (BP)--The 120 children were nestled all snug in their bunks while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads -- until they opened their eyes to real Christmas gifts during the annual Migrant Children's Camp at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Florida. Read More

  • Bible is for all people, Mohler says on PBS

    by Jeff Robinson, posted Friday, December 28, 2007 (10 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The Bible is a book for all people because it alone contains the message of salvation through Jesus Christ, R. Albert Mohler Jr. told viewers of the PBS television program "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" Dec. 26. Read More

  • Atheism advances

    by Penna Dexter, posted Friday, December 28, 2007 (10 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--Early in December, I visited my daughter at college. Spread across her floor was a project she was working on for an elementary education class. Read More

  • Niños inmigrantes encuentran regalos en un campamento

    Jessica Tuggle, posted Friday, December 28, 2007 (10 years ago)

    LEESBURG, Fla. (BP)--Los 120 niños se acurrucaron en sus literas mientras se imaginaban dulces de azúcar de color ciruela -- hasta que abrieron sus ojos para ver sus verdaderos regalos de navidad durante el campamento anual de niños inmigrantes en el centro de conferencias Lake Yale Baptist en la Florida. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: ¿Y tú, quién eres?

    Octavio J. Esqueda, posted Friday, December 28, 2007 (10 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--"¿Y tú, quién eres?" decía un anuncio de televisión hace algunos años en México. El comercial promovía una revista que fue popular por algún tiempo y esta frase se convirtió en parte del dominio público. Esta pregunta es, sin embargo, crucial y la respuesta que demos refleja cómo percibimos nuestra esencia. Read More