THIS WEEK'S issue of the Baptist Standard features a section marking the 20th anniversary of the 1979 Southern Baptist Convention in Houston, a meeting that kicked off what some have called a "conservative resurgence." The meeting became a turning point in the SBC's future.
As part of this week's feature on the 1979 Houston convention, the Standard offers a pictorial gallery of 84 of the key players in the struggle for convention control. Full Story
Baptist students put faith
to work after Little Rock crash
___By Trennis Henderson
___Arkansas Baptist Newsmagazine
___LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ABP)--It began as a two-week choir tour in Europe for 25 members of the Ouachita Singers. It turned abruptly into a crisis ministry amid the fiery crash of American Airlines flight 1420 just beyond the runway at Little Rock National Airport.
___The June 1 crash was the first fatal accident involving a commercial airline in the United States since 1997. Attempting to land at 11:51 p.m. amid torrential rain mixed with lightning, hail and gusting winds, the plane bounced twice on the runway, slid into a landing-light structure and split into pieces. Fire broke out as survivors scrambled to exit the wreckage and help one another to safety.
___Among 145 people on board, nine were confirmed dead, including James Harrison, 21, a member of the choir sponsored by Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark.