Baptist Press Archive

Friday, August 09, 2002

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  • Letter by 60 Christian leaders criticizes pro-Israel evangelicals

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, August 09, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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?

    by Sue Sprenkle, posted Friday, August 09, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    If no one in a people group can read, how do you train believers to lead churches? Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has joined forces with the International Mission Board to find ways to equip church leaders in oral societies.
          SOUTHERN SUDAN (BP)--Eighteen men and women graduated with a certificate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary recently, without ever opening a book or writing a single paper.

          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

  • Layman's mentoring instilled passion for Bible, Falwell tells NAMB staff

    by James Dotson, posted Friday, August 09, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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

    by Staff, posted Friday, August 09, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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

    by Mark Seifrid, posted Friday, August 09, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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.

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