ALBANY, Ga. (BP)--In Hollywood, $10 million is mere change. In Albany, Ga., it's a sign of God's blessing.
"Facing the Giants," the inspirational movie made by the staff and members of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., on a shoestring budget, passed the $10 million gross mark the week before Christmas. Not bad for a movie that cost only $100,000 to make.
It is still showing in a handful of theaters nationwide and is set to be released on DVD Jan. 30. Churches, though, can go ahead and purchase the DVD, along with the required license, to show it to their congregation. More than 900 churches have done so thus far.
Still, he battles uncertainties, and at the top of the list is the possibility of a seventh trip to the war-torn Middle East. Struecker dreads the possibility that his wife, Dawn, could be left alone to raise their five children, ages 4 to 12.
MARRIAGE DIGEST: Romney may withhold pay raises from legislators; N.H. residents oppose ‘gay marriage’ legalization
BOSTON (BP)--Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may withhold a scheduled pay raise from legislators if they fail to vote on a proposed constitutional marriage amendment Jan. 2.
ST. LOUIS (BP)--Answering the call to missions and seeking clues to global issues facing the church, record numbers of college students and youth converged in St. Louis for the 21st Urbana Student Missions Conference at the Edward Jones Dome and America’s Center Dec. 27-31.
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP)--Sixty students received degrees at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s winter commencement at First Baptist Church in San Francisco Dec. 15.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is recovering at a hospital in Louisville, Ky., following abdominal surgery Dec. 28.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Seminary Extension classes still meet a vital need in across the Southern Baptist Convention, Vivian Buttrey said. And who should know better than her?
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--According to a poll conducted on USA Today’s website, 80 percent of Americans will make at least one New Year’s resolution. But research indicates that many of those setting New Year’s goals will have broken them by March.
|Massachusetts court ruling
The seven justices on the Supreme Judicial Court said in the unanimous decision they had no "statutory authority" to force the legislature to vote. But they used most of the decision to spell out legislators' duties, and amendment supporters hope the decision will persuade enough legislators not to kill the amendment when a constitutional convention is convened Jan. 2, the final day of the session.
WASHINGTON (BP)--Free speech advocates recently gained an important victory in their support of advertising on legislative issues during election campaigns.