Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, May 13, 2004

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  • Religious freedom commission showing results after 5 years, members say

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, May 13, 2004 (14 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Religious liberty has gained a higher profile in the United States and other countries during the last five years even as global persecution persists, members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said in presenting their fifth annual report May 12. Read More

  • Streamlined evangelism training available for free off Internet

    by Staff, posted Thursday, May 13, 2004 (14 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--Kevin Goza has long understood the importance of training church members to be comfortable in sharing their faith. Like many pastors, though, he knows that the number of people willing to receive training often depends on the length of the commitment. Read More

  • Hendley collection reflects evangelist's 67 years in ministry

    by Erin Curry, posted Thursday, May 13, 2004 (14 years ago)

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    Jesse Hendley is often called the dean of Southern Baptist evangelists. He traveled throughout the United States and other countries during the 20th century, proclaiming the Gospel in revivals and on his radio show. Photo courtesy of Jesse Hendley Collection


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Jesse Murphy Hendley Collection, documenting more than 60 years of the Southern Baptist evangelist's ministry, is now available for research at the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives in Nashville, Tenn.

    Hendley, often called the dean of Southern Baptist evangelists, began Atlanta's first Christian radio broadcast in 1931 which developed into "The Radio Evangelistic Hour" and continued until his death at age 87 in 1994. Read More

  • American church in jeopardy over missions, Patterson says

    by Gregory Tomlin, posted Thursday, May 13, 2004 (14 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--The American church will suffer if it doesn’t begin directing more of its resources to fulfilling the Great Commission, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson said during a live broadcast from the seminary’s Fort Worth, Texas, campus May 11. Read More

  • 2004 Tellers Committee named by SBC president

    by Staff, posted Thursday, May 13, 2004 (14 years ago)

    INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--Members of the Tellers Committee for the June 15-16 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis have been named by SBC President Jack Graham. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Homosexuality & the Bible -- twisting the truth

    by R. Albert Mohler Jr., posted Thursday, May 13, 2004 (14 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Biblical Christianity represents the greatest obstacle to the normalization of homosexuality. The reason for this is quite simple -- the Bible emphatically condemns all forms of homosexual behavior. If homosexual advocates are to succeed, they must either marginalize or neutralize the Bible as an authority. Read More