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Church holds mass wedding ceremony in support of La. covenant marriage law

RUSTON, La. (BP)–It was probably one of the biggest wedding ceremonies ever held in Louisiana, and it didn’t have to be done. Twenty-nine couples renewed their wedding vows simultaneously at First Baptist Church, Ruston, La., on June 28 in support of the covenant marriage law passed by the Louisiana legislature. Covenant marriages are unions requiring […]

New Orleans Seminary honored for hiring persons with disabilities

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has been chosen “Employer of the Year” by the local office of the national Association of Retarded Citizens because of the seminary’s successful community involvement in hiring persons with mental retardation. In presenting the award, Cliff Doescher, executive director of The Arc, said New Orleans Seminary is helping […]

16 prisoners earn degrees from New Orleans Seminary

ANGOLA, La. (BP)–Sixteen men incarcerated at LouisianaState Penitentiary in Angola stepped forward to do somethingno other prisoner likely has ever done — receive a degreefrom an accredited theological institution, New OrleansBaptist Theological Seminary. The commencement service Jan. 8 also was a first forNew Orleans Seminary, one of six seminaries of the SouthernBaptist Convention, in that […]

Theological education aiding ‘maximum security’ churches

ANGOLA, La. (BP)--Can theological education be considered a useful tool in providing rehabilitation and even revival for murderers, rapists and other violent crime offenders?