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After 80 years, town still known for 'Monkey Trial'

Posted: 12/02/05
Tom Davis gives a tour of the museum in the basement of the Rhea County Courthouse dedicated to the Scopes "Monkey Trial." Eighty years ago, media coverage of the trial branded Dayton, Tenn., a backwater haven of the Bible Belt, where ignorant Christians gave blind faith precedence over scientific discovery. (Photos by Michael Clancy/RNS)

After 80 years, town still
known for 'Monkey Trial'

By Amy Green

Religion News Service

DAYTON, Tenn. (RNS)--Eighty years ago, media coverage of the Scopes "Monkey Trial" branded this town a backwater haven of the Bible Belt, a place where ignorant Christians gave blind faith precedence over scientific discovery.

Strickland recognized as advocate for children

Posted: 12/02/05

Strickland recognized as advocate for children

By John Hall

Texas Baptist Communications

DALLAS--The Texas Conference of Churches and Texans Care for Children recently recognized Baptist General Convention of Texas Christian Life Commission Director Phil Strickland for his years of advocating for the betterment of children's lives.

Teens offer needy families reason to give thanks

Posted: 12/02/05

Teens offer needy families
reason to give thanks

By Miranda Bradley

Texas Baptist Children's Home

ROUND ROCK--Teenagers who have discovered hope through a Texas Baptist Children's Home program offered needy families a reason to give thanks.

Texas Tidbits

Posted: 12/02/05

Texas Tidbits

DBU honors two. Dallas Baptist University honored Michael Stuart, a Mesquite dentist, church musician and member of First Baptist Church in Sunnyvale, as 2005 Distinguished Alumnus at its homecoming alumni banquet. Stuart, who completed his undergraduate studies at DBU in 1974, went on to earn a master's degree in church music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his doctorate from the Baylor College of Dentistry. His wife, Kathy, is a retired educator and principal. The Stuarts have two daughters and three grandchildren. DBU also honored Jamie Lash, business professor and director of student development, with its 2005 Honorary Alumnus award. Before joining the DBU faculty in 1988, Lash taught at Baylor University. In addition to his responsibilities on the DBU campus, Lash is a frequent speaker at churches and retreats throughout the United States. For six years, he maintained a radio ministry in Washington, D.C., and Dallas. He and his wife, Marcy, live in Grand Prairie and have three children.

ETBU education students form organization. East Texas Baptist University education students have formed a new campus organization--the Future Educators of the World. Newly elected officers are President Sara Thompson, a junior from Marshall; Vice President Lauren Youngblood, a junior from Whitehouse; and Secretary Amy DuBose, a senior from Overton. Brian Nichols, dean of the ETBU School of Education, and Carolyn Dierksen, associate professor of teacher education, will serve as faculty sponsors.

Information desired on evangelist. The archivist at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is seeking information about 20th century Texas Baptist evangelist B.B. Crimm. Crimm lived in Marshall and died in 1950. Anyone who has information about Crimm, including any stories regarding his life and ministry, can contact Jim Lutzweiler at 101 Thornwood Rd., Jamestown, N.C. 27282 or call (919) 761-2249 or (336) 686-2043.

FDA oversight of cigarettes urged

Posted: 12/02/05

FDA oversight of cigarettes urged

By Bruce Taylor Seeman

Religion News Service

WASHINGTON (RNS)--After being indicted by a grand jury and bounced from his leadership post in Congress, Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, has another distraction--interfaith groups pressuring him to drop his opposition to Food and Drug Administration oversight of cigarette sales, which health experts say could save thousands of American lives.

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