Baptist Press Archive

Friday, August 27, 2004

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  • Study: Protestant pastors often unfamiliar with such religions as Hinduism, Buddhism

    by Staff, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

    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’

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

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    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

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

    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

    by Dwayne Hastings, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

    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

    by Cory Miller, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

    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

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

    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

  • Roy Moore book to be published in March by B&H

    by Staff, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

    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

    by Staff, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

    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.

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Kerry loses lead by whining

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, August 27, 2004 (13 years ago)

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--For the first time in weeks, President Bush has taken the lead over John Kerry in most major polls tracking the race for the White House.

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