Urban church planting transforms cities, conference speaker says

David Roach — April 9, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Urban church plants have the potential to transform entire cities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, said Texas-based church planter Jim Herrington. Because of that belief, Herrington left a comfortable position as director of the Union Baptist Association in Houston to plant a church in one…

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Naval chaplain ministers amid war’s individual victories and casualties

Jeff Robinson — April 9, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Ron Nordan is not wielding arms on the front lines as American soldiers fight to wrench Iraq from the death-grip of a dictatorial regime. But the U.S. Navy chaplain and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate deals daily with both victories and casualties within the lives of…

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Librarian seeks to make stacks a tool for kingdom of God

David Roach — April 3, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – The James P. Boyce Centennial Library can be a powerful tool to impact the world for the Kingdom of God, according to Bruce Keisling, librarian at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Keisling, who was named Seminary Librarian in August 2002, says that his ministry is to…

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Sovereignty of God key to joy in turbulent times, minister says

Jeff Robinson — April 3, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky (BP) – The sovereignty of God as presented in the book of Revelation should remind Christians that God is in control of all the events of history, even those that such as warfare that result in suffering, Scottish minister Eric Alexander said recently at The Southern Baptist Theological…

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Worship leader urges balance in contemporary praise and worship

David Roach — April 3, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Worship leader Bob Kauflin thinks Christians have reacted too extremely to the contemporary praise and worship movement. Instead of either wholeheartedly embracing praise and worship music or completely rejecting it, Kauflin encourages a middle approach: Appreciate the benefits of contemporary praise and worship, but recognize that…

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Biblical discipleship key to spiritual warfare new book says

David Roach — April 3, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – At an ever-increasing rate, modern churches are turning their attention to church growth at the expense of strong church foundations—a trend that believers must reverse by teaching their congregations the essence of biblical discipleship, according to a new book by one professor at The Southern Baptist…

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NY Times columnist’s ‘discovery’ of evangelicals draws Mohler reply

Jeff Robinson — April 1, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–A New York Times columnist’s “discovery” of evangelicals demonstrates just how far out of touch the media elite are from mainstream America, R. Albert Mohler Jr. wrote in the March 22 edition of World magazine. Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote a response to a column…

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Chaplain shows “Good Morning America” audience how to minister to families

David Roach — March 27, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — United States Air Force chaplain Andrew Thornley recently demonstrated to a national television audience that the war in Iraq offers Christians a unique opportunity to minister to the families of deployed U.S. troops. The war is also creating a wide open mission field for military chaplains,…

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Chaplain’s wife set to minister to others when he goes to Iraq

Bryan Cribb — March 26, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Lance and Shawna Fadeley know it’s just a matter of time. All within two hours, the phone could ring, the orders could arrive, and Lance could be transported along with several thousand other U.S. troops to the front lines of America’s war on terror. If and when the…

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Students expressed confidence in God, hope for future missions in Iraq

Bryan Cribb — March 20, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky.(BP)–As war commences in the Middle East, students at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are expressing confidence in God’s providence and hope for future missions efforts in Iraq. In interviews following chapel services at the Louisville, Ky., seminary March 20, several students said they were praying with assurance that…

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