WASHINGTON (BP)–Let us pray, please. Almighty God, the supply and supplier of peace, prudent policy and non-partisanship, we bless Your holy and righteous Name. Thank You, O God, for blessing us with forgiveness, with faith and with favor. Forgive us for choosing pride over purpose. Forgive us for choosing popularity over principles and forgive us […]
WASHINGTON (BP)–James Merritt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of the Atlanta-area First Baptist Church, Snellville, delivered a passionate tribute to the life and ministry of evangelist Billy Graham at the Inaugural Prayer Luncheon for Unity and Renewal on Jan. 19. “Billy Graham has impacted this nation in a powerful way,” Merritt said. […]
WASHINGTON (BP)–Chief Justice Rehnquist, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, the peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings. As I begin, I thank President Clinton for his service to our nation. […]
WASHINGTON (BP)–Let us pray. “Blessed are you, O Lord, our God. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor; for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from […]
WASHINGTON (BP)--George Walker Bush was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States Jan. 20 and began his first full day of his presidency with a prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral and a declaration of Jan. 21 as a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving.
WASHINGTON (BP)--The opposition to John Ashcroft's nomination as attorney general is being fueled largely by "an anti-evangelical bigotry" comparable to the racial profiling practiced against blacks, Southern Baptist ethics leader Richard Land says.
WASHINGTON (BP)--President George W. Bush will restore the ban on United States funds for organizations that perform or promote abortion in foreign countries, a White House official said Jan. 22, according to an Associated Press report.
WASHINGTON (BP)--James Dunn, former executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs and current head of that agency's endowment campaign, opposed the nomination of John Ashcroft as attorney general in testimony Jan. 19 before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
WASHINGTON (BP)--A group of Christian leaders and congressmen gathered Jan. 19 in the Library of Congress to encourage Christians to pray for President-elect George W. Bush and his family.
WASHINGTON (BP)–James Dunn, former executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs and current head of that agency’s endowment campaign, opposed the nomination of John Ashcroft as attorney general in testimony Jan. 19 before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He declared his opposition only four days after current BJC Executive Director Brent Walker said […]