NEW YORK (BP)--When New Jersey police officer Bob Rice was sent to New York last Sept. 14 to help fellow public safety workers cope with the overwhelming horrors of Ground Zero, he never realized the impact the ministry of other counselors at the site would have on his own life.
Through conversations developed with three Christian chaplains, he ultimately made a life-changing profession of faith in Christ. A member of the New Jersey Critical Incident Stress Management Team, Rice is now known as the "Ranting Reverend" or "Reverend Bob" by his colleagues.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–To Rick Warren, “Ministry is a marathon.” The pastor of 13,000-member Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif., noted, “It’s not how you start in ministry, it’s how you finish” during a chapel address at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Warren, using 2 Corinthians 4:1-18, gave seven secrets to […]
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Predicting "75 percent of you" will be "fired or at least severely attacked," Paige Patterson advised Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students on "how to handle personal criticism in a day when there's plenty of it."
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Total gifts to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for Aug. 1, 1996-Feb. 28 were up 15.8 percent from the same period last year, according to Rodney Geno, director of development records and research at the seminary. Aug. 1 is the beginning of the seminary's fiscal year.