NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Twelve-year-old Katie Mitchell cut off 10 inches of her hair June 2 and donated it to Locks of Love even as she was in the throes of violent nausea. She wanted to get it cut before chemotherapy damaged it, said her mother, Melissa Mitchell.
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But not Ed Blum, general editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible.
“It’s always exciting to see something in print, but I’m not relieved yet,” said Blum, who led a team of 100 scholars in translating the Holman CSB into modern English from the original languages of Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic.
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“Many of my media colleagues seem intent on ... confirming that troop morale is suffering or proving that our efforts to bring democracy to Iraq are fraught with failure,” FOX news correspondent and best-selling author Oliver North wrote in the forward of “A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi Freedom.”
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When she pulled him from the car, she settled him on her knee and then heaved his 70-pound weakened body into her arms. Jernigan, 50 at the time, carried Stephen from her car and rode a snail-paced elevator up to the doctor's office.
"I was so worried about Stephen, I didn't even think about getting a handicap sticker," said Jernigan, who also carried supplies with her for an all-day stay at the doctor's office.
"My Mom's been teaching the Sunday School materials for about 10 years," said the Middle Tennessee State University mass communications major. "So when I saw the buildings, I said, 'Oh, my goodness, is that LifeWay? I would love to do public relations for them. Now that would be a firm I could represent.'"
And so she does. LaVant is working this fall as a writer and public relations intern with LifeWay's corporate communications department.
When asked to describe their congregation with a single adjective, the group of 13 who traveled to LifeWay Glorieta (N.M.) Conference Center for Black Church Leadership Week claimed they are "growing and exciting," "a loving family," "caring," "sharing," "spiritual," "encouraging," "friendly," "Christ-centered" and "biblically based."
"We are a Kingdom-focused church and Great Commission Christians," said John Crittenden, pastor and veteran participant of Black Church Leadership Week. "Our vision is to impact our community by winning the unsaved to Christ and developing the saved for Christ."
GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--Known for his cleverly worded operating principles, Tom Kelly received the 2003 Black Southern Baptist Heritage Award during Black Church Leadership Week at LifeWay Glorieta (N.M.) Conference Center July 21-25.
RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--The Great Commission mandate requires all Christians to be missionaries, and a Sunday School class is a good tool for putting that into action, an outreach director said.
RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--It should come as no surprise that Catholic priests aren't the only church leaders succumbing to sexual sins. A former pastor of Victory Baptist Church of Avon, N.Y., was charged in May with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male in his home. In Milwaukee, an Assemblies of God pastor was sentenced in July to five years in prison for extortion and sexually abusing a church member.
RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--Twenty years ago a bagel measured three inches in diameter and had 130 calories. Today its size has doubled and its calorie count nearly tripled. A cheeseburger rang in at 333 calories 20 years ago; today it registers at 590.