Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, April 28, 1999

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  • Racial discrimination infiltrates Samford's ‘H-Day’ program

    by Jennifer Davis Rash, posted Wednesday, April 28, 1999 (19 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Charges of racial discrimination have spurred Samford University officials to reexamine the school’s 50-year-old H-Day program.

    Samford President Thomas E. Corts announced April 12 that the program's current spring semester activities have been canceled and that the program is being revamped for the fall.

    The program was canceled after three African students were not allowed to preach in a few isolated churches in the state as part of the H-Day program because ... Read More

  • Indonesia Baptists report country on brink of terror

    by Wendy Ryan, posted Wednesday, April 28, 1999 (19 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Indonesian Baptist leaders expressed thanks to the Baptist World Alliance for a recent letter of support and asked prayer for their country, racked by religious and political conflicts, conflicts sometimes directed against the minority Chinese population in Indonesia.

    "It seems we are facing a war," said Guntur and Ingrid Subagyo, leaders of the Union of Indonesian Baptist Churches. They described their country as on the brink of terror after the bombing in the basement of Ja... Read More

  • Southern Baptist chaplain named Marine chaplain of the year

    by Lynne Jones, posted Wednesday, April 28, 1999 (19 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--A Southern Baptist endorsed Navy chaplain received top honors at the April awards ceremony for the Military Chaplains Association. Lt. Mark Hendricks of Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, was named the Marine Corps chaplain of the year.

    In a nomination sent to the Navy Chief of Chaplains, Hendricks was cited for “providing exceptional pastoral care to his Marines, sailors and family members.” As the senior Protestant chaplain on the base, he has develope... Read More

  • Winners announced in communicators’ competition

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, April 28, 1999 (19 years ago)

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP)--Two states’ children’s homes, a local church, a state foundation, a state convention and a national agency were top winners in the Baptist Communicators Association’s 1999 Wilmer C. Fields Awards.

    The awards were announced at the group’s annual workshop April 22-24 in Jacksonville, Fla.

    Addressing the group were Calvin Miller, professor of preaching and ministries studies, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.; Hal Wingo, retired editor of Li... Read More