WASHINGTON - George W. Bush, a man with deep Christian convictions, invariably includes Jews and Muslims when he speaks of religion, and welcomes the "faith of every person." He even goes the extra mile for agnostics and atheists. The day after he claimed a second term, Bush volunteered that people with no faith are just as American as he is.
They peek in through windows at free medical clinics where their parents hear the gospel while waiting for treatment. They stretch to look over pews to catch a glimpse of the foreign speaker in the worship service. And others are cradled in a parent's arms as the entire family hears the gospel during a concert of Christian music.
BEAVER, UTAH - Robert LeRoy Parker, alias "Butch Cassidy," is remembered in folklore as the "Robin Hood of the West." "Cassidy" and his partner in crime, Harry Longabaugh, better known as the "Sundance Kid," put together one of the longest sequences of bank and train robberies in the history of the American West.
Coeur D' Alene is situated in the panhandle of Idaho about 30 miles west of Spokane, Wash. The July 2004 issue of Atlanta's Points North magazine stated, "Idaho is known as the Gem State and Coeur D'Alene is perhaps its prize jewel." This sparkling gem is bordered on the south by Coeur D'Alene Lake, known for its pristine serenity and heralded as one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world.
Mercer University President and CEO R. Kirby Godsey announced Dec.2 that he has asked the board of trustees to begin the search for the university's next president. The request came during the board's regular fall meeting as Godsey revealed his plans to step down as president on June 30, 2006.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - In the view of one college president, "potential difficulties related to governance and operations" may result from a motion to "investigate and study the theological teachings" of institutions of higher education affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - The national Woman's Missionary Union and Virginia WMU are autonomous organizations, national WMU Executive Director Wanda Lee said in a statement regarding a "Declaration of the Dignity of Women" adopted by Virginia WMU in September.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program are up nearly 1 percent compared to the same time frame in 2003, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Morris H. Chapman.
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) - Three new graduate degrees in Christian studies have been approved by Union University trustees as part of its "Union 2010: A Vision for Excellence" goals for the next five years.
PINEVILLE, La. (BP) - An accrediting agency has placed Louisiana College on probation for one year, giving the school 12 months to meet standards for compliance. During that process the school will maintain its accreditation.
(RNS) The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a national Muslim civil liberties organization, is protesting comments made on talk show host Don Imus' program, which is nationally broadcast on radio and on television network MSNBC.
Jesus Christ is our example in all areas of life. Very often we overlook the example he left for us as an evangelist. In the well-loved story of the woman at the well we see a Master Soul-Winner at work. As we observe the Savior by Jacob's well, we see several key factors to His evangelistic success as He announces Himself as the source for new life.
Every New Year's it happens: The peach in Atlanta drops, completing a countdown to the initiation of a fresh, new start. All across the state of Georgia people from all walks of life will make resolutions toward better living. But as Christians we can do so much more: Reflection ... contemplation ... examination! We look back on the previous year to evaluate. Then we must look forward to the coming year to plan.
Christmas! I know people, none of whom are children, who think Christmas is boring. To these uninspired folks Christmas comes with relentless regularity and seemingly increasing frequency. These poor benign souls view the Christmas carols as worn and hackneyed. They are wearied of the accouterments of the season and generally tired of trying to pretend that they are in favor of what they view as the sham of what Christmas has become.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published December 16, 2004
When we think of the Christmas story many characters come to mind. Certainly, front and center are Mary and Joseph as they make their journey to Bethlehem and seek a place for the birth of the Christ Child. Just imagine how weary they must have been. How anxious they must have been to find a safe place for Mary to have her baby. How disappointed they must have been to be turned away at the inn, but how resourceful to take up residence in the stable.
We hear that America is at a crossroads. We know our duty to elect Godly men to power, to elect judges and legislators who will legislate and enforce moral standards. We watch our country fall apart, and blame it on not having prayer in the schools, or not having the Ten Commandments in the courthouses, or the media with their liberal agenda.