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  • 9/11 prayer outreach spotlights 'critical' year

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, August 09, 2016 (2 years ago)

    CLEVELAND, Tenn. (BP) -- On the 15th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, Southern Baptists are being urged to join hundreds of thousands of Christians from many denominations and ethnicities in praying for a Christian awakening in the nation.

    The Sept. 11 Cry Out America prayer outreach of the Awakening America Alliance and Center for Spiritual Renewal, an 8-year-old cooperative initiative encompassing more than 150,000 churches, ministries and parachurches in North America, is increasingly popular this year as more Christians recognize the nation's deep spiritual need, Awakening America executive director Kay Horner told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Draper urges attention to America's war of faith

    by Linda Lawson, posted Thursday, December 06, 2001 (16 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--While everyone realizes America is at war against terrorism, few realize the nation also is embroiled in a war of faith, James T. Draper Jr. told state convention leaders meeting at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The dangerous politics of cultural despair

    by David P. Gushee, posted Thursday, December 06, 2001 (16 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--While it is always risky to draw historical analogies, a legitimate parallel can be identified between the Germany of the early 20th century and the Muslim world today. The condition they share is the politics of cultural despair. Read More

  • Southern prof questions Bush's statements on peacefulness of Islam

    by Sara Horn, posted Friday, November 30, 2001 (16 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--James Chancellor, the W.O. Carver Professor of World Religion and World Missions at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said that while his intentions were well-motivated, President Bush's statement that Islam means peace "is just goofy." Read More

  • Barna: Terrorist attacks did not change most Americans spiritually

    by Jon Walker, posted Thursday, November 29, 2001 (16 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Americans went to church in droves after September 11th, but few of them found anything "sufficiently life-changing" to keep them there, says George Barna, whose most recent poll was released this week. Barna also found that after Black Tuesday fewer people believe in absolute truth, rather they lean toward a circumstantial ethic. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A prof's dream, an 'open God' & what to do about Sept. 11

    by Mark Coppenger, posted Thursday, November 29, 2001 (16 years ago)

    EVANSTON, Ill. (BP)--Professor Plum began to nod as the conference speaker droned on about the "openness of God," the claim that good Bible believers could doubt that the future was settled in God's eyes. These after-lunch sessions were tough on the listeners, particularly those whose body clocks were still set on another time zone. The old prof was fortunate to have a back row seat beside by a wall where he could lean his head. Lean he did, and before long, he was dreaming. Read More