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GAINESVILLE (FBW)The 92 percent of Southern Baptist pastors who have not set foot on foreign soil as part of a mission project were a special focus at a conference in Gainesville Oct. 9-10.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)The majority of Americans have no problem allowing references to God in the public square, according to a recent poll.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)Presidents of the North American Mission Board and International Mission Board announced a proposal for an "unprecedented" joint meeting next spring to launch "The Acts 1:8 Challenge," a new initiative designed to help associations, state conventions and the mission boards partner more effectively with churches.
In celebration of Jonathan Edwards 300th birthday this month, let him teach us the pilgrim mindset. In September of 1733, he preached a sermon called "The Christian Pilgrim, Or, The True Christians Life a Journey Toward Heaven." It was based on Hebrews 11:13-14:
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WEST PALM BEACH (BP)Children who are in custody for protection by Floridas Department of Children and Families, or those who have been recommended for such protection, are unfortunate poster children for egregious episodes of abuse and neglect by a troubled government agency.
When a newspaper calls its letters section "Voice of the People," can you expect to read what readers really think? Or do editors reserve the right to interpret readers words to comply with their own preconceptions?
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)A potential financial crisis looms for the Southern Baptist Convention as church members decrease denominational support, according to a convention study.
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.
MIAMI (FBC)In what is believed to be the first meeting of its kind, representatives from 10 Latin American and Caribbean seminaries convened to discuss educational support with representatives of the Florida Baptist Convention and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) in Miami Sept. 19-20.
Without leaving the comfort of their own living room or study, Florida Baptists across the state will have the opportunity to hear messages presented at two regional E-Conferences set for South Biscayne Baptist Church in North Port Oct. 12-13, and Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola Oct. 19-20.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)Every weekend, Bill and Elaine Newcomb load up their motor home, drive through North Floridas sweeping, rustic countryside and ask leaders of small rural churches, "What has God called you to do here that we can help accomplish?"
CLEARWATER, Fla. --A five-year legal battle to remove the feeding tube of Terri Schindler Schiavo seemingly ended Oct. 15 -- with the death of the 39-year-old, brain-damaged woman now imminent. The determined effort of husband Michael Schiavo acting as her legal guardian to starve his wife to death may be realized in a matter of days.