Baptist Press Archive

Friday, May 07, 2004

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  • Kerry, in 1996: Traditional view of marriage a 'caste system'

    by Michael Foust, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Although Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry now says he is against same-sex “marriage,” in 1996 he came close to embracing its legalization, comparing bans on homosexual “marriage” to past bans on interracial marriage and calling the traditional view of marriage a “caste system.” Read More

  • Phil Duncan’s daily passion: sharing his faith in Christ

    by Kay Adkins, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

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    Passionate witness

    Phil Duncan, whose passion for evangelism was sparked at age 13 by an older brother’s death, leads a Bible class at Jersey Baptist Church near Columbus, Ohio, where he serves as associate pastor of evangelism, discipleship and adult education. Photo courtesy of Jersey Baptist Church

    PATASKALA, Ohio (BP)--What would drive someone to spend 14 years, four nights per week in rain, snow or shine, knocking on doors to find where God might be at work?

          Phil Duncan, associate pastor at Jersey Baptist Church, intensely recalls the day in 1954 when he saw a car hit his big brother. Two days later his brother was dead, and Duncan understood that life on this earth has no guarantees. That same month Duncan gave his life to Christ.

          “When I watched my brother die, I realized I didn’t know where I would go when I died,” the 62-year-old Duncan said of both his salvation experience and his lifelong fervor for evangelizing the lost. Read More

  • MOTHER’S DAY: Mothers also graduate

    by Rebecca Ingram Powell, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--My son Derek, the youngest of our crew, is graduating from kindergarten. It’s an exciting time for him, and a contemplative time for me. I asked Derek, “What does your kindergarten graduation mean?” Read More

  • MOTHER’S DAY: ‘My struggle & my goal’

    by Ginger Plowman, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

    OPELIKA, Ala. (BP)--If I had to answer one more insignificant question, wipe one more runny nose or bandage one more boo-boo today, I was going to pull my hair out ... and maybe the hair of whoever is standing close by. Read More

  • Author helps moms in cultural battle for their daughters

    by Sharon D. Harper, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-–Don’t be fooled by the innocent-looking cover for the new Broadman & Holman book, “Your Girl.” Inside, author Vicki Courtney has penned a battle plan to train women -- young and old -- how to live godly in today’s permissive society. Read More

  • EXCERPT: ‘I am mother; hear me roar!’

    by Vicky Courtney, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

    AUSTIN, Texas (BP)--For those of us who are committed to raising our daughters to be godly, virtuous young women, we have a daunting task before us. My generation was subjected to its share of negative messages, but nothing compares to the constant barrage of negative messages our daughters endure today at the hands of television, movies, music, magazines and the Internet. Read More

  • MARRIAGE DIGEST: Pro-family groups get May 12 hearing

    by Michael Foust, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

    BOSTON (BP)--Pro-family groups have won a small victory and will be allowed to argue before a Massachusetts Superior Court judge May 12 that the controversial same-sex “marriage” ruling should be dismissed. Read More

  • Hamill's homecoming parade called off at his request

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

    MACON, Miss. (BP)--A "parade that never ends" and other homecoming celebration plans the small town of Macon, Miss., had envisioned for their hero, Thomas Hamill, have been called off at his request. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The fantasy of ‘Friends’

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, May 07, 2004 (14 years ago)

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--“Friends,” NBC’s wildly popular situation comedy/soap opera, aired its final episode May 6. The network expected the show, which first appeared in 1994, to draw a huge audience for its finale. So large, in fact, that advertising rates for the one-hour program were reported to be $2 million for a 30-second commercial spot. For a reference point, this year’s Super Bowl charged $2.3 million for the same amount of ad time. Read More