CHARLESTON, W.Va.--As new developments emerge daily related to three sniper-style killings in Kanawha County, W.Va., Aug. 10-14, Southern Baptists living in the area are praying for peace and justice to prevail.
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Missionaries Debbie and Norm Cannada pray for an 86-year-old woman who had fallen and broken her leg. The Cannadas are church-planting missionaries in inner-city Charleston, W.V. Photo by Ken Touchton
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Too many ministers and other Christian leaders are in danger of going through the motions while neglecting the core meaning of their calling, Robert E. "Bob" Reccord told students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--"If we don't deal with fear, it will bring death to our future and to our lives," Claude Thomas told students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Oct. 24.
WHITESVILLE, W.Va. (BP)--Sept. 11's national tragedy from terrorist attacks now makes residents of southern West Virginia see the region's flood devastation of July 8 as much less traumatic.
"We may have lost our house and all the stuff inside it, but we still have our family, and a much closer relationship too," said Clifford Skeens, whose home near Whitesville, W.Va., was one of more than 5,000 devastated by what the American Red Cross has called the worst flooding in West Virginia's history.
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP)--Literally tons of food, water and chlorine bleach have been distributed in recent months to victims of the devastating July 8 floods that ravaged eight counties in southern West Virginia, affecting more than 5,000 families. Now, Leon White sees building supplies -- or money to buy them -- along with volunteer laborers and prayer as the most valuable resources needed immediately since cold weather will begin settling into the Appalachian Mountain area by the end of October.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"Should we be in the business of sanitizing the horror?"
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Christian journalists "have a real advantage" in mass media professions because "we don't have to get bogged down with 'Why?'" Colleen Rudy told students and veteran journalists during the inaugural Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference. Being rooted in faith, Rudy said, "We already know why, so we can stick with the facts and get to the heart of a story."
DALLAS (BP)--James Simmons, as he was known at a Baptist seminary, was featured in an hour-long report by TV veteran Connie Chung on ABC's "Downtown" Aug. 15, during which his previous life as Church of Christ minister Wesley Barrett "Barre" Cox was explored.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (BP)--Southern Baptist disaster relief teams from Kentucky were the first to arrive in southern West Virginia July 9 to help victims of ferocious record floodwater that crashed through eight counties Sunday morning, July 8, bringing catastrophe to entire neighborhoods and wiping out at least two towns.