America’s spiritual state ‘confused,’ Mohler tells Focus on the Family

Michael Foust — February 10, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Shortly after President Bush delivered his State of the Union speech Jan. 28, Focus on the Family caught up with R. Albert Mohler Jr. and asked him to address a matter of even greater importance — the “spiritual state of the union.” The interview with the Southern Baptist…

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Mohler: Humble messengers needed for a bold message

Michael Foust — February 5, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–The world needs more Christians who will humbly stand up for biblical truth and courageously confront the issues of the day, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Jan. 28. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president, speaking at spring convocation, said Christians should follow the apostle Paul’s example as found…

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What about ‘the man on the island’?

Jeff Robinson — January 31, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–If a man is stranded alone on an island from infancy until death and never hears the gospel of Jesus Christ, where will he spend eternity? Do the trees and rocks provide the man with enough evidence to point him savingly to Christ’s atoning death? Or will he…

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New Southern Seminary women’s director seeks to encourage, affirm students

Jeff Robinson — January 30, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Heather King thought God had called her to overcome her “fear factor” long before the concept of reality television was ever conceived. As a high schooler in Dallas, the now-32-year-old King knew she was called by God to minister for his Kingdom. Her assumption, however, was that God…

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Moscow, in need of Christian workers, ‘largely forgotten’ after communism

Michael Foust — January 24, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–For decades Moscow was the capital of communism, the heart of atheism. Public worship was prohibited. The proclamation of the gospel was forbidden. Christians surely gathered — but only in private. The fall of the Soviet Union now has made communist Moscow a relic of the past. However,…

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Abortion’s effects on women kindles seminarian’s compassion

Jeff Robinson — January 22, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Tammy Tillman’s desire to see women counseled through the gospel of Christ dates back to her teenage years. She was a rising high school junior in Tallahassee, Fla., where she had lived all her life. Thanks to her father’s job promotion, Tillman’s family abruptly moved to Lake City,…

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Professor doubles as life-saver in crisis pregnancy center

Jeff Robinson — January 16, 2003

LOUSVILLE, Ky. (BP)–For more than 20 years seminary professor William Cutrer has taught about abortion, written about it as an author and counseled women against it as a medical doctor. Still, one thing mystifies him — why so many local churches seem reluctant to address the issue. Cutrer is associate…

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Open theism ‘damaging’ to faith, prof says in radio interview

Michael Foust — January 13, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Those who say God’s knowledge of the future is limited are proposing a dangerous view that counters 2,000 years of Christian belief, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Bruce Ware said recently on a Boston radio program. Ware appeared on the Chuck Morse Radio Show on WROL-AM Dec. 18…

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Church must address culture of death, writers urge in seminary magazine

Michael Foust — January 8, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–The 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade underscores the need for the Christian church to shine light in a culture of death, writers in the latest issue of Southern Seminary Magazine conclude. The magazine tackles such life-and-death issues as abortion, euthanasia and cloning in view of the Jan….

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73-year-old earns doctorate, intent on continuing ministry

Jeff Robinson — January 3, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Seventy-three-year-old Charles Williams is the embodiment of the famous “never surrender” speech which Winston Churchill delivered during the darkest hours of World War II. Williams’ commitment to those well-known words bore fruit yet again in December. The Monticello, Fla., native graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving a…

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