Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, March 06, 2001

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  • 2 Baptist teenagers among injured in school shooting

    by Todd Starnes, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    SANTEE, Calif. (BP)--Two Southern Baptist teenagers were among the 13 students injured when a 15-year-old gunman opened fire at Santana High School on March 5, killing two people. Read More

  • Baptist teenager finds himself in line of fire during shooting

    by Todd Starnes, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    SANTEE, Calif. (BP)--The bell had just rung, signaling the end of morning classes at Santana High School. Dozens of students poured into the hallways heading to their next class -- including 15-year-old Andrew Richter. Read More

  • ERLC urges Bush to repeal NIH rules on embryo research

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics agency has called on President Bush to clarify his position on stem-cell research by repealing the federal government's rules that permit the destruction of human embryos in such experimentation. Read More

  • Fort Worth pastor to chair Southwestern trustee board

    by Matt Sanders, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees elected new officers, approved a new master's degree in Islamic studies and listened to the seminary president and deans share their vision of how the school will continue to meet the challenge of preparing ministers for the 21st century.

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  • Reps of 18 Atlanta-area churches weigh steps toward new association

    by William Neal, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP)--An ad hoc group of concerned Atlanta Baptists took initial steps to form a new Baptist association within the metro Atlanta area Feb. 22. The move was in reaction to a controversial vote in January by the Atlanta Baptist Association to retain two member churches that allow homosexuals to have leadership positions within their congregations. Read More

  • NOW argues against 'Choose Life' in suit to recall license plates

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    TALLAHASEE, Fla. (BP)--The National Organization for Women, along with a Palm Beach synagogue and three other plaintiffs, argued before a Florida Circuit Court March 1 that the state's Choose Life license plates should be recalled because the message violates the First Amendment religion clauses. Read More

  • School gives 3rd-grader the right to wear 'Jesus Christ' sportswear

    by Susan Jones, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--A third-grade student from Orono, Maine, has won a skirmish with her elementary school over clothing bearing the words "Jesus Christ," but school officials say the incident had nothing to do with religious discrimination and never needed to become such a major issue, reported March 6. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Today's worship styles remind us of something

    by Jack Cunningham, posted Tuesday, March 06, 2001 (17 years ago)

    GRACEVILLE, Fla. (BP)--I have been fascinated by the discussions of worship styles and the impact the various styles have had on the fellowship between churches and the people attending churches. Years ago I served as minister of music/education in Arkansas churches and was constantly besieged with requests to change the worship service, or not change it, to use only the piano and organ or allow a number of other instruments into the service. About the only common thread I could find throughout these requests was personal taste in style and music. There was very little said about the worship experience. Read More