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Friday, March 09, 2007

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  • Gore's Oscar, global warming debated among evangelicals

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When Former Vice President Al Gore won an Academy Award for his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” Feb. 25, a key assertion in his film on global warming -- that human-induced climate change will cause a rise in sea levels of some 20 feet in the near future -- had already been refuted by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

          The panel, which issued its fourth summary of warming trends for policymakers Feb. 2 after a meeting of scientists in Paris, claimed that sea levels could rise 8 to 17 inches over the next century as a result of the human impact on the climate. That figure is 30 percent less than the panel predicted in 2001 and about 2,000 percent less than Gore's prediction.

          In his Oscar acceptance speech, Gore claimed the world needs to focus its efforts on solving the so-called climate crisis. “It is not a political issue. It is a moral issue,” said Gore, who has been stumping worldwide about the need to curtail carbon dioxide emissions -- blamed by many for global warming. ... Read More

  • Letter asks NAE to rethink 'green' activism

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--An open letter from Focus on the Family’s James Dobson and more than 20 other Christian leaders encourages the board of the National Association of Evangelicals to rein in Richard Cizik, the association’s outspoken vice president for governmental relations in Washington, D.C., for his provocative statements on global warming and population control.

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Lesbian set free in Christ

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--Imagine a prominent conservative Christian publicly announcing that he has renounced heterosexuality and will henceforth and forever be homosexual. Add to the scenario the leader declaring he is dedicated to promoting the glory of gayness and encouraging others to become homosexual. Now try to imagine the mainstream media ignoring such an announcement Read More

  • BPNews.net unveils new look, new features

    by Staff, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--With a new look and new features, the Southern Baptist Convention's news service, Baptist Press launched its redesigned website, www.BPNews.net, Saturday night, March 10. Read More

  • Missionary uses outdoors for outreach

    by Mickey Noah, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    MESICK, Mich. (BP)--Evangelistic deer hunts. Christian fish fries. Wild game dinners at church. North American missionary Ken Wilson has a lot of tools in his Gospel-sharing tool box to win people to Christ amid the thick woods and crystal-clear lakes of northern Michigan.

    “Well, our motto is whatever it takes, we get ’em anyway we can,” Wilson said. While he actually was referring to deer as he stealthily walked through the woods with his bow -- dressed head-to-toe in camouflage gear -- he... Read More

  • MARRIAGE DIGEST: Hillary Clinton to partner with homosexual group if elected; ...

    by Michael Foust, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told the board members of the nation's largest homosexual activist organization March 2 she plans on working with them if she wins the White House in 2008.

    “This is exactly the kind of partnership we will have when I am president,” Clinton, D.-N.Y., told 400-plus board members, staff and supporters gathered in Washington for the Human Rights Campaign's board meeting.

    Clinton is the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination... Read More

  • Scholars: 'Jesus tomb' stats don't add up

    by Michael Foust, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--An often-quoted statistic behind the so-called “Jesus tomb” is inflated and based on false assumptions, leading biblical scholars say.

    “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” documentary aired on the Discovery Channel March 4, claiming a tomb in Jerusalem once housed the bones of Jesus and his family and that the odds of it not being Christ's tomb are only 1 in 600.

    That statistic has formed the core of the argument for the program's backers, who say the likelihood of finding... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Lesbian activist set free in Christ

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--Imagine a prominent conservative Christian publicly announcing that he has renounced heterosexuality and will henceforth and forever be homosexual. Add to the scenario the leader declaring he is dedicated to promoting the glory of gayness and encouraging others to become homosexual. Now try to imagine the mainstream media ignoring such an announcement. Read More

  • EDITORIAL: El servicio poco reconocido, pero importante del misionero

    Por Rudolph D. González, posted Friday, March 09, 2007 (11 years ago)

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP)--Se ha dicho que la mejor defensa es una buena ofensiva. Las fuerzas aliadas ciertamente lo hicieron cuando confrontaron los poderes del Axis. La segunda guerra mundial termino en victoria para los aliados por la costosa determinación de llevar el pleito al adversario tanto en África, Europa, y las islas del pacífico. Read More