January 12, 2006 Print Edition

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‘My baby brother loves me,’ says youngster

TAMPA (FBW)—Doug and Cally Walters prayed for Joshua while he was still in the womb. Shortly after Cally was handed her blond, blue-eyed newborn baby boy she felt the same sense of humility and almost overwhelming gratitude that shook her when her firstborn Abigail made her debut five years earlier.

Soldier, BCF grad shares love with Iraqi orphans

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BCF)–As democracy strives to take root in Iraq the resulting clash of powers and terrorist attacks are the story of the day. According to one U.S. soldier, however, there is so much more to the military’s work that is never communicated outside of Iraq.

Point of View

During last fall’s battles over judicial nominations – resuming this week – I was reminded of the old adage that only your best friends tell you when your breath smells.

Point of View

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I am always willing to share about my experiences with Florida Baptist Children’s Home but am more honored to share about what God has done though it.

Point of View

Suppose that you have only moments to make a case for the lives of the unborn with an unchurched friend. If your friend rejects the authority of Scripture to make this argument, is your case hopeless? Not at all. You can defend biblical truth on abortion using rational arguments that even a secular person can accept.

Evangelistic ‘stepping stones’ lead to church growth

BRADENTON (FBC)–“I do church ministry as a whole like a youth minister,” said Pastor Tim Passmore. “We have events people can invite their friends to and then those events become stepping stones for people to come into the church.”

USAF sergeant graduates from Weekend College

GRACEVILLE (BCF)–Four fall BCF grads are thankful for The Baptist College of Florida’s (BCF) commitment to finding innovative ways to deliver higher education programs. The group of graduates includes one from the college’s distance site in Jacksonville, two from the Orlando site and one from the Weekend College in Graceville.

GGBTS’ Iorg underscores dependence on God

SAN FRANCISCO (BP)–Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary faculty, staff, family members and friends gathered at historic First Baptist Church in San Francisco to celebrate fall graduation Dec. 16. President Jeff Iorg challenged the 41 graduates to depend on God throughout their ministry.

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