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Samford in the News – Week of March 11, 2013

Posted by Philip Poole on 2013-03-18

George Responds to Election of New Pope

With the announcement of a new pope, Beeson Divinity School Dean Timothy George told Birmingham's ABC affiliate that the Catholic Church may find itself returning to the roots of Christianity. "We have strong differences in doctrine, theology, and liturgy that separate us one from another. But when it comes to these fundamental issues of human rights, of dignity, of freedom of religion, we stand together and we must stand together in a common and allied cause," George said.


Beeson Professor Talks Redemption

Robert Smith, Beeson Divinity School professor, was quoted in a story distributed by Baptist Press, saying that God has been for the redemption of all nations from the very beginning, as evidenced by the story of Rahab the prostitute. "Rahab shows us a different kind of ecclesiology. She didn't know Galatians 3:28 -- that was about 1,400 years later," Smith said. "But she did experience that in Christ there is neither male nor female, Jew nor Gentile, slave nor free." The story was a report of the 2013 Alabama Baptist evangelism conference.


EducationFaculty Speak on One-Child Families

School of Education faculty members David Finn and Clara Gerhardt were featured in a March 14 segment on Birmingham's ABC affiliate that focused on the topic of one-child families. They said health, economic and cultural issues could contribute to a couple's decision to have only one child.  Gerhardt said another possible factor is women's decisions to have children later.


A round-up of selected Samford University references in news outlets around the nation. It is compiled by the Office of Marketing and Communication from the university's media tracking service and may not be a comprehensive list.


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