January 25, 2007 Print Edition

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Gifts to Maguire offering surpass $1 million

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-For the fifth time in the past six years, gifts to the 2006 Maguire State Mission Offering surpassed the $1 million mark as Florida Baptists gave $1,066,103.66 to support mission and ministry causes in the state, the second highest amount in the offering's history.

Senate passes lobbying bill without provision targeting churches

WASHINGTON (BP)-By a vote of 55-43, the Senate approved an amendment Jan. 18 that struck the controversial section of an ethics reform bill that would have threatened churches and pro-family groups with fines if they failed to register their actions with the government when informing people on moral issues.

Page urges students at BCF to be useful in God's Kingdom

GRACEVILLE (FBW)-The "crime of crimes" for any Christian is to be found "useless" in the Kingdom God, Southern Baptist Convention president Frank Page told students at The Baptist College of Florida in a Jan. 16 chapel message. Instead, Page urged the students to make the most of God's blessings.

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Point of View

Recently, my Apologetics in Contemporary Ministry class was turning through the premier issue of Salvo, published by the folks at Touchstone. Salvo is a hard-hitting publication, one designed to discomfit sub-Christian and anti-Christian ideologies arrayed against "the faith once for all delivered to the saints."

Point of View

Twelve years ago, I spoke about a novel by P. D. James titled The Children of Men. I said then, "P. D. James ... seems to be warning us that we might just destroy ourselves from within-if we continue to embrace a culture of death." It was a great book.

BCF's JAX campus enables woman to achieve dream

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-For six years, Nadine Ansley juggled the care of her aging father, a demanding job at the Florida Baptist Convention and a goal to graduate from The Baptist College of Florida.

Florida DR workers activated after Midwest's severe ice storms

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Florida Baptist Disaster Relief teams have been mobilized to help Oklahoma and Missouri Baptists recover after severe ice storms crippled many parts of the Midwest during the week of Jan. 15.

Coaches known for Christian testimony head to Super Bowl

MIAMI (BP)-Super Bowl XLI will feature two teams making their first super game appearance in two-plus decades, two Midwestern teams separated by only a couple hundred miles, but most importantly two coaches who are strong believers in Jesus Christ.

Seniors indispensable to volunteer missions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-An invaluable amount of manpower, experience, insight and maturity would be absent from volunteer missions in the United States and around the world if senior adults were removed from the equation, two mission board officials say.

Ocala DR volunteer urges service 'no matter what age'

OCALA (BP)-Judy Price told her husband she wasn't going to travel to Louisiana if her disaster relief unit was called out in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was too dangerous there, she said. But before she knew it, she was in Lake Charles, La., sleeping in a tent and bathing with a water hose.

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