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Study: Protestant pastors often unfamiliar with such religions as Hinduism, Buddhism
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Protestant ministers in the United States often have moderate familiarity with the core beliefs of Islam but little familiarity with religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Scientology or Wicca, according to a recent study. Protestant clergy tend to be most familiar with Roman Catholicism and Judaism among non-Protestant faith groups. Read More
4x100 team member focused on ‘giving God the glory’
Anticipation in Athens
Upon arriving in Athens for the Olympics, 4x100 relay team member Coby Miller (left) strikes a pose with Matt Hemingway, who subsequently won a silver medal in the high jump. Photo courtesy of www.higher2fly.com
ATHENS (BP)--Onlookers in the Olympic stadium and a worldwide TV audience expect the United States to win a gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay in Athens.
But if not, relay team member Coby Miller knows that God’s hand will be on the outcome of the race -– as well as guiding his life.
“Just because you’re a Christian doesn’t mean you’re going to win every time you go out there,” Miller said in an interview with Baptist Press. Read More
'Touched by an Angel' led actors to Christ, creator says
LOS ANGELES (BP)--A certain woman in Colorado Springs, like many a critic, thought of television as a vast wasteland -- except for one show, one night a week, for nine years. Friends knew not to call her during that hour, for she was an unabashed fan of "Touched By An Angel." Read More
iVoteValues.com rig to greet fans during NASCAR weekend
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When the nearly 160,000 fans pour into tiny Bristol, Tenn., for this week’s NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway, they can do more than watch Jimmie Johnson battle Jeff Gordon for the lead in the NEXTEL Cup Series -- they also can register to vote and learn about the importance of voting their values come Election Day. Read More
Values-based voting transcends politics, geography, Land says
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Calling the fact that more than half of Americans don’t vote a “disgrace,” Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, addressed a full chapel at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s fall convocation Aug. 17. Read More
FDA authority over tobacco products draws ERLC support
WASHINGTON (BP)--The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is urging adoption of legislation that would authorize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products. Read More
Silver medalist Matt Hemingway ready to walk through new doors
ATHENS (BP)--Prior to the Olympics, high jumper Matt Hemingway compared his performance to an artist painting on a grand canvas. Read More
MARRIAGE DIGEST: Marriage amendments being fought in court
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Having lost at the polls in Missouri, same-sex "marriage" supporters now are fighting in courts nationwide to keep constitutional marriage amendments off state ballots.
Roy Moore book to be published in March by B&H
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Broadman & Holman Publishers has announced the acquisition of former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore’s upcoming book, “So Help Me God!,” slated for release next March. Read More
LifeWay makes changes in church resources staff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-–LifeWay Christian Resources has named Selma Wilson as associate to the vice president of its church resources division and announced other divisional leadership changes to enhance LifeWay’s ministries. All changes were effective Aug. 20.