January 19, 2006 Print Edition

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QB facing college challenges grounded in Christ

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–Living with acclaim and accolades could easily overwhelm an 18-year-old recruited by the nation’s top college football teams. His decision to commit to the University of Florida recently pre-empted local television news programming and created a media frenzy throughout the nation.

IMB trustees seek removal of trustee Burleson

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Trustees of the International Mission Board have initiated an action to ask the Southern Baptist Convention to remove one of their members.

Point of View

More than 40 years ago, on August 28, 1963, a quarter million people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial. They marched here for the cause of civil rights. And that day they heard Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, a speech in which he challenged America to fulfill her promise.

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Students walk USF campus with eternity in mind

TAMPA (FBC)–Debunking the myth that evangelism is the duty of preachers and religious leaders, students on the campus of Tampa’s University of South Florida are taking personal responsibility for sharing the Gospel with fellow classmates.

New starts join FBC

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Convention’s Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started seven new churches in December 2005.

IMB trustees focus on theological education, statistics

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–International Mission Board leaders reaffirmed their commitment to theological education overseas during the Jan. 9-11 board of trustees meeting in Richmond, Va., saying that discipleship and leadership training are essential to fulfilling the international missions task.

President Bush signs bill targeting sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (BP)–President Bush signed into law Jan. 10 a bill strengthening the campaign against worldwide trafficking in people, especially the effort to combat the sex trade in the United States.

One in four churches neglect Internet ministry potential

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–One out of every four Protestant churches in the United States has virtually no involvement with the World Wide Web despite the emergence of the Internet as a leading communication medium in the 21st century, according to a new study conducted for LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Santorum, Dobson, Falwell speak at Justice Sunday III

PHILADELPHIA (BP)–Meeting in the city where America was founded, conservative leaders gathered in Philadelphia Jan. 8 to spotlight judicial activism and to demand an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.

Valentine, leader in racial reconciliation, dies at age 82

DALLAS (BP)–Foy Valentine, former executive director of the Southern Baptist Christian Life Commission (now the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission), died Jan. 7 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Valentine, 82, was taken to the hospital after suffering a heart attack at home.

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