October 20, 2005 Print Edition

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Florida Baptist relief on standby for Wilma

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (FBW/NAMB) – Even as Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts continue along the Gulf Coast, Florida Baptist feeding units are on standby to minister to those who may be affected by Tropical Storm Wilma as she heads into the central Gulf. Also, mud-out teams from New England Baptist Convention have been mobilized to respond to flooding in New Hampshire. Volunteers from South Carolina and West Virginia are assisting in the effort.

NOBTS students trudge on, pick up the pieces

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)­–“Daddy,” Daddy!” screamed two whirling balls of energy as Matthew Hughes walked into his home after a three-week trip to New Orleans.

Students salvage possessions at NOBTS

NEW ORLEANS (BP)–The first week in October was a week of emotional highs and lows for the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary family. Joy mingled with pain and loss. Tears mixed with laughter and hope.

NAMB commissions 102 missionaries, chaplains

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (BP)–Charged with spreading the Gospel of Christ throughout North America, 102 new missionaries and chaplains were commissioned Oct. 2 by the North American Mission Board.

Point of View

“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:16) This passage recently caught my attention. It is an uncanny revelation of our privilege and responsibility as believers, especially in light of calamity. When the days are evil, presence is a costly commodity.

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Editor's note: Names in this column have been changed for security reasons.

E=mc2?, Albert Einstein’s famous equation, explains the relation of energy to mass.

Point of View

There are many tensions between so-called “young earth creationists” and “old earth creationists,” those who believe the universe is thousands of years old and those who accept contemporary dating of the universe at billions of years.

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Scientists announced that they had completed deciphering the chimpanzee genome. Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project, called the accomplishment a “really big deal.”

FBSC annual meeting live on the web Nov. 14-15 from Ocala

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–Florida Baptists will have the opportunity to watch live gavel-to-gavel web coverage of the 144th Annual Meeting of the Florida Baptist State Convention Nov. 14-15 via the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) website.

Florida Baptist churches get behind ‘Left Behind’ movie

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)–Scores of Baptist churches are among the 187 Florida churches who will premier “Left Behind: World at War” on its Oct. 21 release date. According to its producers, the film is the first ever to open in churches – not theaters – across the nation.

Wayne Barber to lead annual BCF prayer conference Oct. 24-26 in Graceville

GRACEVILLE (BCF)–The Baptist College of Florida will host the annual Prayer Conference Oct. 24 - 26 from 10 – 11 a.m. in the BCF Assembly Center located on the college’s Graceville campus.

Baptist workers deliver aid to quake survivors throughout Pakistan despite tough conditions

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (BP)–Southern Baptist aid workers are contending with bone-chilling rains, roads jammed with homeless survivors and mobs desperate for help as they take relief supplies into the heart of Pakistan’s earthquake-devastated Kashmir.

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