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Letter by 60 Christian leaders criticizes pro-Israel evangelicals
WASHINGTON (BP)--A group of Christian leaders has called on President Bush to adopt an "even-handed policy" toward the Israelis and Palestinians, in the process charging some American evangelicals have twisted Scripture to provide unqualified support for Israel's government. Read More
When no one is able to read, how do you teach the Bible?
Deep in the heart of southern Sudan,* a Bible school teaches local church leaders without the use of textbooks, notebooks or pencils. The only tools students need are ears for listening, eyes for seeing and a voice for telling. International Mission Board missionaries and a Kenya Baptist missionary teach everything orally.
"The highest level of education among the students is about fifth-grade," said Tom Ogalo, the Kenya Baptist missionary. Read More
Amid rate hikes, Annuity Board seeks ways to make healthcare more affordable
DALLAS (BP)--The Annuity Board is concerned, along with all of its participants, about the affordability of medical coverage for those who have dedicated their lives to the Lord's service amid the current national healthcare crisis. Read More
Layman's mentoring instilled passion for Bible, Falwell tells NAMB staff
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--Jerry Falwell's passion for the Bible and biblical teaching has its roots in his own discipleship just over 50 years ago, the Lynchburg, Va., pastor and conservative icon shared with staff members of the North American Mission Board Aug. 8. Coming from a family with no history of Christianity, Falwell accepted Christ on Jan. 20, 1952, after hearing evangelist Charles E. Fuller on the radio and finally attending a local church. Read More
B&H releases Beth Moore, Chip Hilton series books
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Two new Beth Moore books and the final installment of the Chip Hilton Series are among the 12 titles being released by Broadman & Holman Publishers in August. B&H is the trade publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
BAPTIST FAITH AND MESSAGE: Article 4: Salvation
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--No article of any confession compares in significance with that concerning salvation. The whole of theology is bound up with it: our understanding God, the world and our very selves. The manner in which we understand salvation decides and reveals the way in which we think about God, and vice versa.
FIRST-PERSON: 'Goldmember' evidences why movie ratings are a farce
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--If the content of the most recent Austin Power's movie is any indication, the Motion Picture Association of America's (MPAA) rating scale is meaningless. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: At the base of the Rockies, love & servanthood amid tears
FLORENCE, Colo. (BP)--Rick Ferguson once wrote about the comfort of Christ's love in his book, "The Servant Principle": Read More