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In Iraq, Texas chaplain sees 60-plus come to Christ

IRAQ (BP)--As a student at Criswell College, Brian Waite received the same mandate every other student is given.

IN ABC interview, ERLC head predicts dark days ahead for Episcopal church

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Appearing on ABC "World News Tonight" for the second time in a week, Richard Land said the Episcopal bishops' decision to affirm the election of a homosexual bishop portends dark days ahead for the denomination.

9,000-plus prayer cards turned in at national Acteens convention

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Jesus wasn't in the construction business but he certainly understood a significant construction principle: If you're going to build a house, build it on a solid foundation.

Study shows regular church-goers motivated to perform 'acts of kindness'

CHICAGO (BP)--People who attend religious services weekly perform more acts of kindness each year than those who do not attend services, according to an inaugural national survey of altruism and empathy.

Friends of fallen ex-gay leader say message doesn't change

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--News that a prominent member of the ex-"gay" movement has fallen into sexual sin should not overshadow the success of the movement itself, Christian leaders say.

Church music professor: Volunteers are the backbone of church music ministries

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--By all accounts, little David was a holy terror at church. He didn't sit still, didn't listen and distracted other children. By the time he turned 5, his special behavior problems were causing teachers to take a year off from teaching before David came into their class.

Preschool choir teaches children to 'experience God through music'

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)--Stop by Edgefield Baptist Church on a Tuesday afternoon and you may have trouble finding the music minister -- until you peek into the preschool area. There, you'll see Derry Billingsley sitting on the floor with 12 four- and five-year-olds singing songs and doing motions in rhythm to the music. Though he's the father of two preschoolers himself, he admits it's an unusual role for a music minister.

FIRST PERSON: The folly of racism, then; of sexual liberation, now

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--As the Episcopal Church splinters over the question of homosexual bishops, Episcopalian liberals are telling us that they are the heirs of the civil rights era of 20th century American history. And they are partly right. The gay liberation movement in the mainline churches stands firmly in the tradition of the segregationist churches of the Jim Crow-era South.

FIRST PERSON: Are you there, God?

EULESS, Texas (BP)--Many times, we are led to believe that God is good to us because we are good. But here is a truth we must embrace: God is good to us because God is good.

Episcopalians ignore scripture, bow to 'political correctness'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-By confirming the election of an openly homosexual bishop, the Episcopal Church has bowed to political correctness and cast aside the clear teachings of Scripture, several Southern Baptist professors said in statements to Baptist Press.

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