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Millions seek cleansing at Hindu festival

[…] 2001, the first Kumbh of the new millennium. A one-day crowd that year — 20 million — was declared the largest religious gathering in history by Guinness World Records. But the masses this year were more than enough to overwhelm ancient Ujjain (normal population: about 1.3 million) — and appeared as shadows on satellite […]

Worldview institute taking shape at N. Greenville College for ’05

[…] Greenville’s president, said the worldview institute will serve as a key plank in the college’s overall platform of being a Christ-centered institution that seeks to impact the world. The institute is a strategic part of the school’s focus on evangelism and missions, Epting said. “Our goal is to have a world evangelism center that […]

Profs receive Yale award for family nurture course

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Two Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary professors, David Nelson and Bruce Ashford, have received one of four $5,000 awards from Yale Divinity School for a course they designed to help pastors equip families to live wisely in God’s world.

Blindness no obstacle to his response to God’s call

[…] life-sustaining grace of Jesus Christ. During his senior year in high school and his freshman year in college, Freeman gave between 70 and 80 interviews to various news organizations and was featured in such publications as USA Today, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He also made television appearances on NBC’s […]

FIRST-PERSON: Newsmagazines vs. the New Testament

[…] left in American theological scholarship. There is no attempt at balance in this article, and Newsweek’s resident religion expert seems completely unaware that there is an entire world of evangelical biblical scholarship that would be quite ready to provide an answer to his questions and present a scholarly case for the historical accuracy of […]

FIRST-PERSON: Christmas insights from Iraq

[…] Gospel in the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God is moving here, and Southern Baptists are responding. It is a difficult and dangerous time for our world, and the future cannot be clearly seen. Each worker must live in the present, carrying his or her past into a future that cannot be known. […]

FIRST-PERSON: Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?

[…] crush any and all public expressions of Christian faith. Such thinking is laughable and borders on the absurd. Yet, this kind of thinking is articulated in the major news periodicals and media outlets. For example, in a TIME magazine, Dec. 6, 2004, article, Michelle Cottle editorializes, “With all due respect to conservatives’ electoral achievements, the […]

New England Church Brings Hope Outside the Beltway

[…] an IMB worker in Poland. “We get to celebrate on a regular basis what God allows us to be a part of, expanding the Kingdom’s footprint around the world,” Davidson said, referring to reports coming in regularly from Hope Chapel’s missions partners in the United States and internationally. “That helps encourage a spirit of generosity. “Sometimes […]

FIRST-PERSON: Why I won’t be home for Christmas

[…] this Christmas is so that little girl can live in freedom and even so that she can go to school. You see, there are people in this world who don’t think little girls should be able to go to school (I’m sure on some days in the future you will probably agree with them!). […]

Book tackles tough questions about the Kingdom of Christ

[…] Christ book

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Is the Kingdom of Christ a present or future reality? Is it spiritual or material? Is it the church or the world? Is it to be found in evangelizing the lost or in reclaiming the culture?
    Christians for centuries have debated the answers to these questions and […]