July 1, 2004 Print Edition

Back to Print Edition Archive

iVoteValues rig to educate voters on issues

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—According to Bureau of Transportation statistics, nearly 5 million commercial semi-trailer trucks are registered in the United States. But in a few days, one truck will stand out in Orlando and Tampa and on our nation’s highways—the iVoteValues.com Mobile Voter Registration Rig and Information Center.

Main task of believers is to ‘tell the truth,’ says Graham

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—The life of every Christian should be characterized by a desire to share the message of Jesus Christ with lost men and women, said Franklin Graham, the closing speaker at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Black network rewards Mohler’s inclusiveness

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received the highest honor given by the Black Southern Baptist Denominational Network at its annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Point of View

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP)–I would be very surprised if, just a few decades ago, there were many of us who thought we’d see the day when the very institution of the family would be called into question by the prospect of same-sex “marriage.”

Point of View

Some religious groups dwell on the revealing of the Holy Spirit through proclaimed manifestations, such as speaking in tongues and dancing in the Spirit, which we have covered in past week. In this issue, we will examine three other proclaimed manifestations: healing, restoration and clapping.

Point of View

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the term same-sex “marriage”? Do you think about the damage inflicted on children reared by homosexual “parents”? Do you worry about the destruction of traditional marriage?

Point of View

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. —Proverbs 19:20

Persons being sought to serve on state boards and committees

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-John Sullivan, executive director of the Florida Baptist Convention, is encouraging Florida Baptists to submit names of persons to serve on the Boards and Committees of the Florida Baptist State Convention.

Fomer SBC missionary, convention staffer, Pam Richards dies at 61

JACKSONVILLE (FBC) Former Southern Baptist Convention missionary Pamela Barker Richards, 61, who retired as administrative assistant of the missions division of the Florida Baptist Convention, died after a long bout with cancer June 18 in Germantown, Tenn. She had served the Convention from Nov. 1, 1983, until January 14, 2000.

Chapman: Right doctrine, righteous living not the same

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—Morris H. Chapman, president of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, used the themes of conviction, cooperation and character, June 15, to celebrate the success of the conservative resurgence and to call for broadening the tent of participation in the convention.

Hispanic churches celebrate ‘Hey Vida en Jesus’

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—More than 200 Hispanics celebrated a harvest of souls from the weeklong “Hay Vida en Jesus” (“There Is Life in Jesus”) crusade, one of the Crossover initiatives preceding the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Hispanic fellowship discusses pros/cons of becoming an autonomous convention

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—Leaders and participants at the National Fellowship of Hispanic Southern Baptist Churches June 13 discussed the possibility of forming a national Hispanic convention.

Messianic fellowship speaker discusses the origins of the writer of the Book of Hebrews

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—The Book of Hebrews was likely written by Luke who was Jewish—not gentile as is widely believed, David L. Allen, professor of preaching at Criswell College, told members of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship.

Special Reports