Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, April 27, 1999

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  • Cassie Bernall’s faith at gunpoint reverberates nationally, globally

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, April 27, 1999 (19 years ago)

    LITTLETON, Colo. (BP)--As Jesus fed the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish, “Cassie fed the world with one word, ‘Yes,’” said Dave McPherson, youth minister at West Bowles Community Church, Littleton, Colo., the Sunday after Cassie Bernall was slain at Columbine High School.

    Cassie’s “Yes” came in response to the question, “Do you believe in God?” posed by one of the two deranged classmates who shot her to death, along with 11 ot... Read More

  • Cassie Bernall’s courage followed her parents’ courage to inter

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, April 27, 1999 (19 years ago)

    LITTLETON, Colo. (BP)--Long before Cassie Bernall had the courage to die for her faith, her parents had the courage to derail her from bad choices and ungodly influences.

    Misty and Brad Bernall told ABC’s Peggy Wehmeyer on the newsmagazine “20/20” April 26 that Cassie -- an ever-smiling child who had loved being with other children -- began changing for the worse as a young teen.

    As Cassie entered the ninth grade, Misty Bernall said, “I had that gut feeling that som... Read More

  • Effectiveness of fetal-tissue transplants does not make them ethical

    by , posted Tuesday, April 27, 1999 (19 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--The first government-funded study using tissue from aborted babies in treating Parkinson's disease was effective in some patients, but such results do not make the procedure ethical, a Southern Baptist bioethics specialist said.

    The research showed fetal-tissue transplants are moderately effective in treating Parkinson's disease in younger patients but may not prove curative for those 60 years of age and older, according to The Washington Post. In the study, cells from the mi... Read More

  • Va. Baptists to study ties with UR in light of new homosexuality policy

    by Robert Dilday, posted Tuesday, April 27, 1999 (19 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Ties between Virginia Baptists and the University of Richmond will be examined by a task force named April 13 in response to the university’s decision to add sexual orientation to its non-discrimination policy.

    The seven-member task force was created by the Virginia Baptist Mission Board’s executive committee, which asked board chairman Gene Watson to name four of the panel’s members. An additional three members were selected by the board’s committe... Read More

  • 40-year NOBTS worker touched lives of many in SBC leadership

    by Steve Achord, posted Tuesday, April 27, 1999 (19 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--The Broad Street bus made the same sweeping turn -- around from Old Gentilly Boulevard onto Gentilly Boulevard, performing its typical, daily routine. A young woman, in a freshly starched white dress, stared intently out the bus window, nervously waiting for the bus to come to a complete stop.

    Nestled among the hundreds of pecan trees were new buildings, construction trucks, men wearing hard hats and lots of activity out in this rural part of Orleans Parish known as Eastern ... Read More

  • Trevie Dean named to direct LifeWay fund-raising effort

    by , posted Tuesday, April 27, 1999 (19 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Trevie C. Dean, vice president for institutional advancement at California Baptist University, Riverside, has accepted the newly created position of director of capital resources at LifeWay Christian Resources, effective June 1.

    In his new position, Dean will direct efforts to underwrite and endow capital asset needs and ministry projects unable to be funded through normal operational budgets. LifeWay does not receive Cooperative Program funds from the Southern Baptist ... Read More