Dayna Curry’s stateside family helped mobilize worldwide prayer
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (BP)--For family members of released Afghanistan hostage Dayna Curry, Thanksgiving came a week early on Nov. 15.
Draper urges attention to America’s war of faith
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--While everyone realizes America is at war against terrorism, few realize the nation also is embroiled in a war of faith, James T. Draper Jr. told state convention leaders meeting at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.
FIRST-PERSON: The dangerous politics of cultural despair
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--While it is always risky to draw historical analogies, a legitimate parallel can be identified between the Germany of the early 20th century and the Muslim world today. The condition they share is the politics of cultural despair.
Six SBC leaders join Dec. 16 call to prayer for Muslims
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Six Southern Baptist leaders have joined Southern Baptist Convention President James Merritt's call for a day of prayer for Muslims on Dec. 16.
Christian workers pray for awakening among Muslims
JERUSALEM (BP)--Secretly gathered behind closed doors, they study their Bibles. Professing belief in the Scriptures can result in violent attacks or worse.
Southern prof questions Bush’s statements on peacefulness of Islam
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--James Chancellor, the W.O. Carver Professor of World Religion and World Missions at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said that while his intentions were well-motivated, President Bush's statement that Islam means peace "is just goofy."
Barna: Terrorist attacks did not change most Americans spiritually
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Americans went to church in droves after September 11th, but few of them found anything "sufficiently life-changing" to keep them there, says George Barna, whose most recent poll was released this week. Barna also found that after Black Tuesday fewer people believe in absolute truth, rather they lean toward a circumstantial ethic.
FIRST-PERSON: A prof’s dream, an ‘open God’ & what to do about Sept. 11
EVANSTON, Ill. (BP)--Professor Plum began to nod as the conference speaker droned on about the "openness of God," the claim that good Bible believers could doubt that the future was settled in God's eyes. These after-lunch sessions were tough on the listeners, particularly those whose body clocks were still set on another time zone. The old prof was fortunate to have a back row seat beside by a wall where he could lean his head. Lean he did, and before long, he was dreaming.
In print & online resources, LifeWay urges prayer for revival
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is urging Southern Baptists through print and online resources to be a catalyst for revival in the midst of disaster.
Islam no barrier to gospel, seminarian learns firsthand
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Thirteen Muslim men sat in a circle, machetes at their side. Three of them were religious leaders, four of them village heads.