April 2005


Civility and the Common Good
Before the Christian Life Commission • February 7, 2005
By Bill Ratliff
When the organizers of this event suggested the topic of “civility”, I suspect they were using the term in its most common meaning, that being “politeness” or “courtesy”.
Dying with Dignity
By James Fuller
Over two years ago, I listened intently as the neurologist met with my 54-year-old brother’s family three days after the sudden heart attack that left him unconscious and on a ventilator.
I traced my own spiritual lineage back to a radical Baptist in England named Thomas Helwys, who believed that God and not the king was the lord of conscience.
Early signals seem to indicate that Judge Roy Moore will run for governor of Alabama.
The CBF General Assembly will be held this summer in Grapevine, Texas at the newly opened Gaylord Texan Resort, which encompasses the convention center, hotel, and restaurants all under one roof. CBF negotiated a great room rate at family prices ($99 per night) for what would normally be resort prices.
Southern Baptists account for roughly half of all U.S. Baptists — about 16 million people — and thus get most of the attention.

Charitable Choice and the “Faith- Based Initiative” We continue to monitor the various aspects of the so-called “faith-based initiative,” much of which involves the expansion of “charitable choice.”

With over two hundred fifty institutions in their history in North America alone, Baptist Christians have made quite an impressive contribution to higher education.
The root cause of hunger is poverty. One out of five people on earth exists on less than one dollar per day, and half the world’s population exists on less than two dollars per day.

Texas Baptists Committed/Mainstream Baptist Network
At the
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly
7:00 AM, July 1, 2005
at the
Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

With Special Guests:

Dr. Charles Wade
Executive Director,
Baptist General
Convention of Texas

Dr. John V. Upton
Executive Director,
Baptist General
Association of Virginia

Tickets $25
Enclose a check for the full ticket amount and send to
P.O. Box 3330, San Angelo, Texas 76902 or call 325-659-4102 to pay by credit card.


Book Review:

Let’s Explore Baptist Beliefs: a Children’s Guide to Basic Biblical Teaching
by Johnnie Human
By Emily A. Row

The Fate of Empires

The Last Word
By Emily Row


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