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LAKE WALES (FBW)-Thanking Southern Baptists along with other faith-based groups such as the Salvation Army, President George W. Bush on the eve of the first-ever presidential debate in Miami, visited hurricane stricken Florida for the fifth time in six weeks Sept. 29-30. After eyeing damage to a citrus farm in Lake Wales hit by three of four hurricanes since Aug. 13, Bush visited with Southern Baptist disaster relief workers in Stuart.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) - Since mid-August, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers have prepared more than 2.1 million meals in the wake of four hurricanes that have battered Florida and neighboring states along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Seaboard.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-The 150th Anniversary meeting of the Florida Baptist State Convention will be a time of celebrating God's blessings on a cooperative people called Florida Baptists when they meet Nov. 8-9 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville.
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)For the Great Commission to be fulfilled, churches need a renewed focus on missions and Christians need an increased understanding of their roles in Gods Kingdom, Ken Hemphill said during the Sept. 26 kickoff of a new Empowering Kingdom Growth resource: A 40 Day Experience: EKG, The Heartbeat of God.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)Florida Baptists are putting plans into place to help thousands of Haitians who are trying to survive flooding, hunger and homelessness caused when Hurricane Jeanne tore through the island nation.
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In Romans 12:2 Paul writes: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. What do those last three words: good, acceptable, and perfect tell us?
Recently, I was on Capitol Hill with my colleague, bioethics expert Dr. Nigel Cameron, launching our new book Human Dignity in the Biotech Century in which we bring together key experts to help the Church understand the incredible implications of the biotech revolution.
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.
NEW ORLEANSThe New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary student enlistment office will sponsor a Preview Weekend for prospective seminary students Oct. 28-30.
GRACEVILLE (BCF)Civil trial attorney Ken Connor will be the guest speaker at the Baptist College of Florida, Graceville, for chapel services Oct. 18-19 at 10 a.m.
GRACEVILLE (BCF)Baptist College of Florida students returned to the Graceville campus this fall to new degrees and a campus facelift in mid-progress.
GRACEVILLE (BCF)Its students like freshman Rachel Roberts that make the effort to present the annual mission conference at The Baptist College of Florida worthwhile, says BCF dean of faculty and conference coordinator Robin Jumper. Rachel is a mission major who says she has felt Gods calling on her life to both foreign missions and youth ministry, but wasnt sure how to combine the callings. The dilemma had left her feeling torn between the two.
OMAHA, Neb. (BP)The midnight lights of Omaha wink at the bus Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch is riding in as it approaches the city Sept. 28.