October 26, 2006 Print Edition

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Florida FAITH riders join motorcyclists for Ridgecrest conference

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)-The hills were alive with the sound of throaty engines as approximately 200 motorcycle enthusiasts converged on LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains for the inaugural "Ride to Ridgecrest" motorcycle rally.

Horse Whisperer tames horses at Northwest Florida Rodeo

BONIFAY (FBC)-Whispering gentle words of direction and discipline, Paul Daily tamed two unbroken horses during the kick-off festivities at the Northwest Florida Rodeo in Bonifay. At the conclusion of his Christian testimony, at least 80 persons in attendance acknowledged their own spiritual brokenness and desire for a relationship with Christ.

Southwestern Seminary issues policy on Pentecostal/charismatic doctrine

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)-Fixing its focus on historic New Testament and Baptist doctrine to guide students in the tasks of world missions and evangelism, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will not knowingly endorse contemporary charismatic practices such as a private prayer language, nor hire professors who advocate the practice, according to a statement issued by trustees Oct. 17.

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Point of View

Effective leadership is critical in the life of a church and cannot be neglected or ignored.

Point of View

In recent weeks I have been traveling across our country, speaking in seminaries, colleges, churches and trustee meetings.

Point of View

Two stories have dominated the news in recent weeks: the Foley scandal and the shooting of Amish schoolchildren in Pennsylvania. One of these stories is depressing. The other is a vivid example of what it means to be the Light of the world.

NOBTS recognizes professor native to Daytona Beach

NEW ORLEANS (NOBTS)-Dennis Cole, professor of Old Testament and archaeology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and former resident of Daytona Beach, celebrated in September his 20th anniversary at the seminary. The past 20 years in Cole's life have carried plenty of challenges, changes and confirmations-all of which has prepared him for the future.

Palm Beach Atlantic to host Leadership Rocks

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)-Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach will host Leadership Rocks, a one-day leadership conference for high school students, Oct. 27. Event organizers expect more than 300 9-12 graders will participate.

Virgil Lovett retires after 37 years in Apopka

APOPKA (FBW)-After 37 years as pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Apopka, Virgil Lovett assured the congregation he will always consider the central Florida city and the church "home." From his new rural home in Lake County, however, he plans to put church administration behind him while continuing to preach and teach, and arrange and perform music.

About this Special Report ...

This special report contains interviews Florida Baptist Witness conducted with the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor and the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

Charlie Crist (R)

Why do you want to be governor?

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