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Alabama | Jan. 6 2000

A Year in Review

By far, the biggest news for Alabama Baptists in 1999 was the defeat of proposed state lottery gambling. Church leaders from different denominations,... [READ MORE]

Law/Legal/Politics/Voting | Jan. 6 2000

Baptist receive White House apology over religious comment

White House spokesman Joe Lockhart had apologized for his comments linking the Southern Baptist Convention to organizations that “perpetuate... [READ MORE]

Gender/Sexual Issues | Jan. 6 2000

Hawaii High Court ends efforts at gay marriages

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Hawaii Supreme Court has ended efforts to legalize gay marriage in the state, which once was expected to approve... [READ MORE]

Men | Jan. 6 2000

Halbrooks chosen to lead divinity school

RICHMOND, Va. – The faculty dean at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond has been tapped as president of American Baptist-related Colgate... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Jan. 6 2000

YouthLink 2000

More than 1,200 Alabama students found a unique way to spend the end of the 20th Century. They didn’t use the last days of their Christmas... [READ MORE]

Health | Jan. 6 2000

Christians more likely to divorce, study says

VENTURA, Calif. – A new study by the Barna Research Group in Ventura, Calif., says born-again Christians are more likely to go through... [READ MORE]

Conferences | Jan. 6 2000

Columbine crosses displayed

The display’s symbols couldn’t be ignored. Spread out in the back on an exhibition hall of the Georgia World Congress Center, 12... [READ MORE]

Men | Jan. 6 2000

First, Jacksonville, pastor plans retirement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Homer Lindsay Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville for nearly 31 years, announced Dec. 19 that he will... [READ MORE]

Conferences | Jan. 6 2000

Thousands Respond to Invitation

Southern Baptist mission leaders gave a simultaneous invitation to students attending YouthLink 2000 the morning of Dec. 31 to be on mission... [READ MORE]

Churches | Jan. 6 2000

Four Baptists named greatest preachers

Four well-known Southern Baptist ministers have been named among the greatest preachers in the 20th century, according to rankings releasing... [READ MORE]

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