Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, December 29, 1999

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  • Soap opera-style 'En Familia' makes impact across the Americas

    by Tim Palmer, posted Wednesday, December 29, 1999 (19 years ago)

    CALI, Colombia (BP)--Saving souls with soap operas? It's happening. Spanish speakers throughout North and South America are coming to Christ through "En Familia" -- a video series produced and directed by a Southern Baptist missionary. Read More

  • Neb. farmers responsive to Baptist seeds of faith

    by Steve Achord, posted Wednesday, December 29, 1999 (19 years ago)

    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (BP)--Don Stricker slowly climbs down from his mammoth John Deere tractor and surveys the dark soil he has been tilling all morning. Looking in all directions, all he can see is land, sky, and more land and sky. Read More

  • Seminarian goes to fellow bikers with 'smell-your-breath evangelism'

    by Bryan Cribb, posted Wednesday, December 29, 1999 (19 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Perhaps in no single place can one find more helmets, Harleys and heathens. Converging on the "Biker Boogie" festival in Bean Blossom, Ind., thousands of motorcyclists from across the country annually transform a simple field into a sea of dirt, beer and exhaust.

    "It's like walking into Sodom and Gomorrah. Nothing is not happening," said Jeff Washburn, a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

    Yet even surrounded by the leather and lawlessnes... Read More

  • NAMB official cautions churches to be wary of renewal weekends

    by Todd Starnes, posted Wednesday, December 29, 1999 (19 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When several members of a Georgia Baptist church were invited to attend a weekend of spiritual renewal, their pastor, Paul Mason, didn't give it a second thought. After all, "Tres Dias" (Spanish for three days) sounded like it was a normal, weekend getaway sponsored by a mainline religious denomination. Read More