January 16, 2003 Print Edition

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The World's Largest Baby Shower to help central Florida's pregnancy care centers

ORLANDO (FBW)- Booties. Bibs. Bottles. Any baby gift will do, Dawn Pate told Florida Baptist Witness.

Jibla hospital in transition to Yemen charity

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) - The Dec. 30 shootings at the Baptist hospital in Jibla, Yemen, disrupted an already complicated process of turning over responsibility for the facility to a nonreligious Yemeni charity, two Southern Baptist missionary leaders explained Jan. 9.

Pro-life movement gains in 30-year struggle

WASHINGTON (BP)-Despite 30 years of legalized abortion and all its consequences, at least some pro-life Americans believe they are winning the battle to restore protection to unborn children.

Palm Beach Atlantic University loosens Baptist ties

WEST PALM BEACH (FBW) - Southern Baptists are no longer required to enjoy majority status on the Board of Trustees of Palm Beach Atlantic University and within the faculty ranks of the School of Ministry after a lop-sided super-majority of the Board approved amendments to the school's by-laws Nov. 21. Remaining in place at the school with historic Baptist ties are by-law stipulations that require the offices of president, vice president of religious life and dean of the School of Ministry be held by Southern Baptists.


Southern Baptists have recently been reminded of the sanctity of human life with the tragic slaughter of three medical missionaries in Yemen Dec. 30. As Americans mark the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this month, it's ironic that even after 40 million murdered babies have been the victims of a "choice" made for them, some people still don't get it.

Letters to the Editor

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For the past two weeks, I have been giving an overview of the atonement and its significance to the Christian believer.


In the recent announcement of its policy for the use, or threatened use, of weapons of mass destruction, the Bush administration said that it would retain "all options." This includes preemptive military action and "overwhelming force"-meaning the threat of nuclear weapons.


Have fun with cryptography and exercise your Bible knowledge. A King James Version verse is encoded by letter substitution. The same letter is substituted throughout the puzzle. Solve by trial and error.

Convention announces new churches

According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Convention's Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started eight new churches in November and December of 2002. The following is a listing of new churches listed by association:

Florida native offers Gospel to post-abortion victims

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Tammy Tillman can clearly retrace the events that led to her great awakening.

Dunedin library bans Christian group

DUNEDIN (FBW) - After two requests to use the Dunedin Public Library's community meeting room for discussions about America's Christian heritage were denied, Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit in Tampa Jan. 9.

Churches urged to start pregnancy care centers

LAKELAND (FBW)- In her position as Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) director for the Florida Baptist Children's Homes, Kathleen Hiers has assisted churches in starting 15 new pregnancy care centers since 2000, but she said she prays for more.

Sanctity of Human Life director works to save babies (and grown-ups)

LAKELAND (FBW)-"Thirty years ago no one knew the cost of Roe v. Wade," Kathleen Hiers told Florida Baptist Witness. "The truth is we won't know the total cost until heaven."

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