Faith and Culture

‘Black Hawk Down’ soldier shares story, enrolled at Southeastern

April 24 2012 by Shawn Hendricks, BR Managing Editor

Jeff Struecker has escaped death on more than one occasion and watched many fellow soldiers die in combat during his 22 years of service with the United States Army. The movie “Black Hawk Down” featured his service in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993.

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Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, dies

April 23 2012 by press reports

Prison Fellowship Ministries founder Charles W. “Chuck” Colson died April 21 due to complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage.

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Study: Religious hostility escalates worldwide

April 23 2012 by Mark Norton, Baptist Press

WASHINGTON – Practicing a religious belief in nearly one-third of the world’s countries is increasingly difficult due to government restrictions and public hostilities, according to new data from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The Pew study found a 32 percent increase in governmental restrictions and public hostilities from 2006-09 in the 198 countries of the world.

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Teen birth rate drops; deeper issues remain

April 20 2012 by Aaron Earls, Baptist Press

The teenage birth rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level since 1946, according to the latest data from National Center for Health Statistics. In 2010, babies born to women between ages 15 and 19 numbered 367,752. The previous year, there were 409,802 such births.

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Risqué billboard removed after NYC pastor sends out Tweets

April 19 2012 by Sara Shelton, Baptist Press

When pastor Freddy T. Wyatt arrives at his New York City church plant and sits down in his office every day, he looks out the window. There, on the side of the Broadway Plaza Hotel, is a four-story billboard that is home to ads for products like Coca-Cola and VITAMINWATER®.

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Baptist group will remain on Vanderbilt campus

April 17 2012 by Lonnie Wilkey, Baptist & Reflector

Although some religious organizations have said they will not register as campus organizations at Vanderbilt University, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) has applied to remain a registered campus organization.

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As Titanic sank, he pleaded, ‘believe in the Lord Jesus!’

April 16 2012 by Douglas W. Mize, Baptist Press

It has been 100 years since Titanic, the greatest ship of its time, sank on its maiden voyage, killing more than 1,500 passengers. The “unsinkable ship” had done just that, and on the tragedy’s centennial we stand captivated by the story.

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World’s most manicured mission field is his call

April 16 2012 by Chris Turner, Baptist Press

When Scott Lehman stands on the first tee of a golf course, he’s gazing out across one of the most manicured mission fields on earth – his mission field.

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Research: Pastors, laity disagree on gospel’s exclusivity

April 13 2012 by David Roach

Nearly eight in 10 Protestant pastors strongly disagree that eternal life can be obtained through religions other than Christianity, according to a survey by LifeWay Research.

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Starnes combats ‘war on Christianity’ with satire

April 11 2012 by David Roach, Baptist Press

A new book by Fox News journalist Todd Starnes chronicles approximately 100 instances of political correctness gone wild and religious freedom encroached – what Starnes dubs a “war on Christianity” and traditional values.

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