May 2013

Louisiana College board exonerates President Aguillard

The Louisiana College Board of Trustees voted to exonerate President Joe Aguillard concerning allegations of impropriety.

By Kelly Boggs, Editor

PINEVILLE – The Louisiana College Board of Trustees met on the school’s Pineville campus April 30 for the purpose of addressing the college’s “budget and other items of regular business,” according to a statement released after a regularly scheduled meeting of the board on March 19.

Gene Lee, chairman of the LC board, read a statement after the most recent trustee meeting that indicated that at least one item of “regular business” with which the board dealt concerned allegations of impropriety on the part of LC President Joe Aguillard. 

 

LC Board exonerates President Aguillard

The Louisiana College Board of Trustees voted to exonerate President Joe Aguillard concerning allegations of impropriety.

By Kelly Boggs, Editor

PINEVILLE – The Louisiana College Board of Trustees met on the school’s Pineville campus April 30 for the purpose of addressing the college’s “budget and other items of regular business,” according to a statement released after a regularly scheduled meeting of the board on March 19.

Gene Lee, chairman of the LC board, read a statement after the most recent trustee meeting that indicated that at least one item of “regular business” with which the board dealt concerned allegations of impropriety on the part of LC President Joe Aguillard. 

 

LC Board exonerates Aguillard

The Louisiana College Board of Trustees voted to exonerate President Joe Aguillard concerning allegations of impropriety.

By Kelly Boggs, Editor

PINEVILLE – The Louisiana College Board of Trustees met on the school’s Pineville campus April 30 for the purpose of addressing the college’s “budget and other items of regular business,” according to a statement released after a regularly scheduled meeting of the board on March 19.

Gene Lee, chairman of the LC board, read a statement after the most recent trustee meeting that indicated that at least one item of “regular business” with which the board dealt concerned allegations of impropriety on the part of LC President Joe Aguillard.

 

Planned Parenthood to begin abortions in Louisiana

By Marilyn Stewart, Regional Reporter

NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Baptists and others are concerned that unless something changes, abortions will be carried out by Planned Parenthood for the first time in Louisiana next year as the organization moves to open an expanded facility in New Orleans.

SBC President Fred Luter, Jr. and Franklin Avenue Baptist Church have responded by joining with Nola Needs Peace, a coalition of concerned citizens that is taking a stand for life.

 

Film ‘Temptation’ shows destructiveness of an affair

By Kelly Boggs, Message Editor

“Tyler Perry is a moralist who doesn’t have sense enough to engage us by making sin look like fun,” is how one critic featured on the movie review Internet site “Rotten Tomatoes” sums up the film Temptation: The Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, which is currently in theaters.

 

Why the afterlife bores so many Christians, God forbid

By Russell Moore, President of the SBC's ERLC

I have long suspected that many Christians dread not just death but heaven.

We won’t admit that, of course. Our hymnody, of whatever era, is filled with songs about the joy of the afterlife, and “what a day of rejoicing that will be.”

We’re glad we’re not going to hell or to oblivion. But most of our songs and sermon mentions are about that first few moments in heaven: when we see Jesus, when we’re reunited with our loved ones, and so on. It’s like the happy ending of the story. And that’s the problem.

 

The resurrection should remove the dread of death

By Erich Bridges, IMB

Watch out. They’re coming. And if they bite you, you’ll soon be joining them – after you die an agonizing death, reanimate and become one of the “undead.”

I’m talking about zombies, of course. You can find them stumbling around looking for their next human snack in countless comics, books, computer games and movies.

 

The 5 ‘love languages’ used for pastors today

By Thom S. Rainer, President of LifeWay Christian Resources

With apologies to Gary Chapman for playing on his well-known “Five Love Languages” theme, I asked 24 pastors how a church member might speak to each pastor in his own love language. And though 24 persons do not constitute a massive survey, I was amazed at the consistency of the responses.

To fit the theme of five, I determined at the onset that I would only report the top five responses.

 

Richard Wurmbrand: Tortured for Christ

By Rex Butler, NOBTS

Richard Wurmbrand’s autobiography Tortured for Christ is aptly named, for this Romanian pastor endured unimaginable suffering from the Communist regime because of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. During two imprisonments that totaled fourteen years, he was beaten and tortured, starved, subjected to brainwashing, spent three years in solitary confinement, and witnessed the tortures and deaths of countless Christians.

 

Questions We've Pondered

By Archie England, NOBTS

Question: Does the sin of Adam impact all humanity? Did Adam’s sin render all others guilty before each one personally sinned?

NOBTS Professor Archie England responds: For the Apostle Paul, Adam’s first transgression caused death to come upon all humanity (Rom 5:12; 1 Cor 15:21). What God emphatically commanded (not eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Gen 2:17), Satan enticingly challenged. Deceived, Eve ate; but, knowingly Adam transgressed (Gen 3:6).

 

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