Traditional hymns & contemporary tunes could cool worship wars, minister says

Michael Foust — March 19, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–College minister Kevin Twit thinks he has a solution to what many call the “worship wars.” Instead of arguing over traditional versus contemporary styles, Twit combines both and comes up with a new twist: A traditional hymn set to contemporary music — guitars and drums included. Twit says…

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Man on island needs a missionary, Southern prof tells collegians

Jeff Robinson — March 17, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–If a man spends his entire life alone on a desert island and is saved because he never heard the gospel, then Christians should stop missions and evangelism so the whole world will eventually be saved, a professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said. In addressing the…

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Old & New Testaments unified on saving faith, Block says

Jeff Robinson — March 17, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Persons were saved during Old Testament times by the same means as those in the New Testament — by grace through faith in Jesus Christ — a professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary told a group of college students. Daniel Block, professor of Old Testament interpretation at…

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Conference teaches collegians to defend the gospel’s exclusivity

David Roach — March 17, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Focusing on the question “Is Jesus the only way?” more than 1,000 college students converged on Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for a “Give Me An Answer Collegiate Conference.” Students from as far north as Minnesota, as far south as Georgia and as far west as Oklahoma returned to…

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America will eventually face its holocaust of abortion, Mohler says

Michael Foust — March 13, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Toward the end of World War II, with Germany defeated and the Holocaust exposed, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower did something some of his advisors failed to understand — he brought ordinary German citizens into the Jewish torture chambers, showing them what they had allowed. A similar day is…

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Influential leaders from years past draw seminary journal’s spotlight

Jeff Robinson — March 11, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Christians need to hear the voices of Christian history in order to be built up in the faith and to learn about major errors that must be avoided, writers in the winter edition of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology contend. The journal, a publication of Southern Baptist…

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Missionary couple in Philippines were Southern’s first ‘2 Plus 2’ enrollees

Jeff Robinson — March 5, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Mark Terry has never lost contact with Mark and Barbara Stevens during the couple’s three years as missionaries to the Philippines. Terry, professor of Christian missions and evangelism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, taught the Stevenses during their years on campus in Louisville, Ky., and keeps abreast of…

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Trio faces rain, fog, snow in search for ‘villages not on the map’

Michael Foust — March 4, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The old joke about the small town that’s “not on the map” took on new meaning for three Southern Baptist Theological Seminary students in January. Knowing little of the language and even less about the region, they spent two weeks exploring an Asian country*, specifically looking for…

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Church must speak louder in abortion debate, panelists say

Michael Foust — February 18, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–The future of the pro-life movement in America rests on Christian pastors and leaders courageously confronting the issue of abortion, a group of pro-lifers agreed in a panel discussion at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Two Southern Baptist leaders joined a pro-life Presbyterian activist and a former United States…

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Momentum: Pro-life panel discusses continued advances for the unborn

Michael Foust — February 18, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Momentum is on the side of the pro-life movement in America, but much work needs to be done, a group of pro-lifers agreed during a discussion at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on the future of the pro-life movement. They pointed to polls showing that youth are more pro-life…

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