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'iTell' to hit Orlando March 2-4 with Junior Hill, Ed Stetzer & Tebows

ORLANDO (FBC)—"Inspirational speakers, hands-on evangelistic training and conferences designed to appeal to every age group and a variety of interests will highlight the 2008 Florida Baptist Evangelism Conference March 2-4 at First Baptist Church in Orlando.

Marine at remote mountain outpost 'missionary with Muslim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LCR)—He is the only American in a remote mountain outpost in Afghanistan. He may go without a shower for a month. He hikes and fights every day. But, a simple piece of mail— a LifeBox—lifted the tired warrior's spirit beyond measure.

Point of View

The church must deliberately decide to deliver the Gospel to the lost world. Intentionality in our witness must treat all persons as lost without Christ.

Point of View

I love making lists. There's personal satisfaction in checking off accomplishments. List-making, however, can have a larger purpose than groceries or tasks. I recently led a women's retreat about witnessing. Ladies spent directed time making individual lists of unsaved acquaintances. The shortest list numbered forty names.

Point of View

For the next 10 months, presidential candidates will be telling us how they plan to make the world a safer place for Americans. Now, that's good, of course, but there are other people whose safety American Christians ought to be concerned about: that is, Christians suffering for their faith around the world.

Baptist College of Florida announces record new student enrollment

GRACEVILLE (FBW)—The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville welcomed 88 new students to classes Jan. 21 for a record setting new student enrollment for the 2008 Spring semester.

Bill Floyd new BCF development associate

GRACEVILLE (FBW)—Bill Floyd, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Jasper, is the new development associate for The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville.

Trustees approve Baptist Center for Expository Preaching in Graceville

GRACEVILLE (FBW)—The Board of Trustees of The Baptist College of Florida gave their unanimous approval for the establishment of a Baptist Center for Expository Preaching on the Graceville campus during their tri-annual business meeting Jan. 17-18.

Tebows to headline evangelism conference sessions

ORLANDO (FBC)—Bob and Pam Tebow, perhaps now best known as the parents of Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, are among the keynote speakers at the itell365 Evangelism Conference, set for March 2-4 at First Baptist Church of Orlando.

Motorcycles, monster trucks, sports & strongmen to take part in evangelistic event presentations

ORLANDO (FBC)—Hands-on evangelistic training will be offered at the 2008 Evangelism Conference March 2-4 at the First Baptist Church of Orlando.

Author, professor L. Russ Bush dies following cancer battle

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)—L. Russ Bush III, noted philosopher, apologist, author, professor, pastor and friend of Southern Baptists, died Jan. 22 following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 63.

NAMB challenges churches to take part in 2008 Souper Bowl of Caring

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—Long after the New England Patriots or the New York Giants win Super Bowl XLII, the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund will continue benefiting from this year's Souper Bowl of Caring.

'Rick and Bubba Show' host spreads Gospel at son's funeral

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)—The impact of 2-year-old Bronner Burgess' death is already being felt throughout the nation as his family and friends use the opportunity to tell others about the uncertainty of life and the assurance of salvation in Jesus Christ, his father, Rick Burgess, said at a memorial service Jan. 22.

'Living stones' offer Christian witness in Holy Land

NAZARETH, ISRAEL (FBW)—Evangelicals who come to the Holy Land as tourists and those who love Israel for theological and political reasons, should understand there is a vibrant Gospel-preaching ministry in Israel today—"living stones" who also need the support of fellow evangelicals, according to Baptist leader Bader Mansour.

An urgent call for prayer; Gaza Christians 'desperate'

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (FBW)—Worship services at Gaza Baptist Church now includes no more than 10 or 15 believers who are willing to risk publicly attending the only evangelical church in all of the Gaza Strip since October when a church leader was martyred.

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