Baptistway Bible Study for Texas for Dec. 28: We love because first we were loved_112403

Posted: 11/24/03

Dec. 28

1 John 3.11-18; 23-24; 4.7-21

We love because first we were loved

By Gary Long


Bus crash claims another life_112403

Posted: 11/24/03

Bus crash claims another life

By Ken Camp

Texas Baptist Communications

ELDORADO--The Louisiana bus crash that killed five members of First Baptist Church in Eldorado and three of their friends last month has claimed another life.


BWA calls for reconciliation prayer_112403

Posted: 11/24/03

BWA calls for reconciliation prayer

WASHINGTON--After 30 years of sometimes-violent conflict, Baptists in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have taken steps toward reconciliation, according to Denton Lotz, executive director of the Baptist World Alliance.

Lotz called on Baptists around the world to pray for leaders of the Samavesam Telegu of Telegu Baptist Churches: "We call upon Baptists worldwide to pray without ceasing for unity and reconciliation among the Samavesam of Telegu Baptists so that the millions who do not know Christ will hear the good news of salvation."

The root of the conflict is over property, Lotz explained. American Baptist International Ministries made what he called a "very generous property gift" to the Telegu Baptist churches.


Pastor's wife featured in Standard recovering at home after surgery_112403

Posted: 11/24/03

Pastor's wife featured in Standard
recovering at home after surgery

By George Henson

Staff Writer

CORSICANA--A Texas pastor and his wife are grateful to Texas Baptists who helped them see God's hand at work.


ANOTHER VIEW: African-American lessons can instruct emerging Latinos_112403

Posted: 11/24/03

African-American lessons can instruct emerging Latinos

By Samuel Atchison

In his book, "The Other Face of America," Jorge Ramos notes Hispanics comprise the largest minority in the country and are transforming the nation, both economically and culturally.

Yet, he argues, Latinos still face enormous barriers that range from xenophobia to racism. "The real challenge for the Hispanic community, then, is to transform its astonishing growth in numbers, its importance to the economy and its cultural influence into political power."

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