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6 Reasons to Celebrate UN Declaration on Its ‘Birthday’

By Scott Stearman | December 12, 2018

A 70-year-old document, no matter how universal, won’t fix our global mess. However, it’s a vital tool in our toolbox. A legal lever to lift the downtrodden, a candle to light in our dark world.

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Urban Legend Turned E-Mail Hoax: The FCC and Religious Broadcasting

By Sarah Griffith | October 11, 2000

An old urban legend turned recent e-mail hoax regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and religious broadcasting is decades old and untrue, according to FCC officials. “CBS will be forced to discontinue ‘Touched By an Angel’ for using the word GOD in every program,” reads the e-mail hoax. “[The] petition, number 2493, would ultimately pave […]

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A Brief History of Halloween

By Cliff Vaughn | October 10, 2000

Where does Halloween come from? The holiday isn’t mentioned in the Bible. Nor is it an official holiday in the United States. Yet it continues to be distinctively celebrated in some communities, conspicuously absent in others. Engaged citizens have hotly debated Halloween in recent years. Both Christians and non-Christians have offered perspectives on the holiday […]

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A Brief Response to Halloween

By Cliff Vaughn | October 10, 2000

How might Christians respond to Halloween? Folklore professor Jack Santino has characterized the holiday as “an amalgam of Celtic druidical ritual, Christian theology, and northern European folk belief.” And Santino himself, in All Around the Year, theorized as to why parts of the Christian community reject Halloween celebrations. “Other holidays, such as Easter, combine pre-Christian […]

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Judgment and Hell Houses

By Sarah Griffith | October 10, 2000

Judgment Houses and Hell Houses are considered by some churches to be “evangelistic tools” combating traditional Halloween haunted houses. “[Hell] is the ultimate haunted house, which is where [visitors] will spend eternity if they do not accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior,” read the Calvary Baptist Church Web site in Clearwater, Fla. “Judgement House […]

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Assets of SBC Mission Boards and Seminaries Exceed $1 Billion Mark

By Staff | October 3, 2000

The Southern Baptist Convention’s two mission boards and six seminaries have over $1 billion dollars in investments, cash, property and equipment. The assets of the International Mission Board (IMB), North American Mission Board (NAMB) and six seminaries total over $1,016,000,000, according to the Baptist Center for Ethics’ conservative calculation of the figures reported in the […]

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