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Appeal denied convicted Mexican evangelicals

Posted: 12/16/05
Three of the 84 villagers serving prison terms for a massacre in Chiapas, Mexico.

Appeal denied convicted Mexican evangelicals

By Craig Bird

Special to the Baptist Standard

SAN CRISTOBAL, Mexico--Sixteen men, mostly evangelical Christians, implicated in the 1997 Acteal massacre in southern Mexico now face 36 years in prison after their final appeal was denied by a three-judge panel Nov. 30.

Ouachita president may lead Samford

Posted: 12/16/05

Ouachita president may lead Samford

By Greg Warner

Associated Baptist Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (ABP)--Andrew Westmoreland, president of Arkansas Baptists' Ouachita Baptist University, is the leading candidate to become president of Samford University in Birming-ham, Ala.

South Africa OK's same-sex marriage

Posted: 12/16/05

South Africa OK's same-sex marriage

By Robert Marus

ABP Washington Bureau

JOHANNESBURG, South Afri-ca (ABP)--South Africa's highest court has ruled the nation's constitution requires it to legalize same-sex marriage.

Man convicted in missionary murders executed

Posted: 12/16/05

Man convicted in missionary murders executed

By Robert Marus

Associated Baptist Press

SAN'A, Yemen (ABP)--A Muslim convicted of plotting the December 2002 terror attack that killed three Southern Baptist missionaries in Yemen was executed, several news sources reported.

Advent Adventure: Churches capitalize on movie-sparked Narnia-mania

Posted: 12/16/05
About 800 members of University Baptist Church in Houston gather for a Narnia night, designed to introduce Christians to the fantasy world of C.S. Lewis as a prelude to Advent. (Photos courtesy of University Baptist Church in Houston)

ADVENT ADVENTURE: Churches
capitalize on movie-sparked Narnia-mania

By Ken Camp

Managing Editor

Alongside the greenery and candles usually associated with Advent, some churches this year are using lions, witches and wardrobes to help worshippers experience the Christmas story.

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