Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

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  • Steven Curtis Chapman finds rejuvenation in 'All Things New'

    by Erin Curry, posted Tuesday, May 11, 2004 (14 years ago)

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    Seeking God’s message


    After 13 albums, 47 Dove Awards and four Grammys, Steven Curtis Chapman wanted to be sure his next album had God's message conveyed in a clear way for this point in his ministry. Photo courtesy of Sparrow Records


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--For someone who has written 41 No. 1 songs and won more Dove Awards than any other artist, creating something new and better than before could present quite a challenge -- unless God is in charge of the project, Steven Curtis Chapman said.

    About a year ago, Chapman began intentionally praying for God to make clear whether He had something to say through him that would lead to making another album. After adopting two daughters from China to add to his three children, Chapman said his life was hectic and full enough without the work of a 14th album. Read More

  • As PGA Champions Tour grows, so does Bible study’s impact

    by Art Stricklin, posted Tuesday, May 11, 2004 (14 years ago)

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    Larry Nelson
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    AUSTIN, Texas (BP)--Over the last several years, the Champions Tour has seen huge gains in prize money, television viewers and fans.

          Another less-known but equally impressive gain for the 50-and-over senior golfers is the weekly Champions Tour Bible Study. Read More

  • GMA anti-piracy campaign has simple message: ‘It’s wrong’

    by Michael Foust, posted Tuesday, May 11, 2004 (14 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--With a new survey suggesting that Christian teens have attitudes toward music piracy that are similar to those of non-Christian teens, the Gospel Music Association has launched a campaign with a simple message: Read More

  • Southwestern Seminary graduates called to faithful ministry

    by Brent Thompson, posted Tuesday, May 11, 2004 (14 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary awarded degrees to 299 students during its 207th commencement ceremony at Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, May 7. Graduates came from 26 countries and 14 states. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: John 17: A prayer for Christ-followers

    by David S. Dockery, posted Tuesday, May 11, 2004 (14 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Graduation ceremonies are beginning to take place across the country. At this time last year you may have heard about the commencement services at Georgetown University, that prestigious Catholic University in the heart of Washington, D.C. The speaker was the cardinal from Nigeria, Francis Arinze, who also serves as the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

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