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RICHMOND, Va. (TEXAN)—A new Great Commission Global Connect (GC2) pilot project approved unanimously by International Mission Board trustees Nov. 15 will allow up to 25 sending churches to fully fund their own short-term missionaries.
Sending churches will pay for the deployment costs as well as ongoing salary for GC2s and have a key role as accountability partners to those personnel. IMB will partner with GC2 churches by providing personnel selection and strategy consultation as well as administrative support and training.
Advocates for mega casinos were embarrassed—and amused—last week when a gambling mogul made lavish promises to legislators concerning the benefits proposed “destination resorts” will bring Florida. Incredibly, the glitzy talk before a Senate committee with rosy economic scenarios was punctuated with barnyard expletives not fit for civil discourse.
The Christian church hinders the development of science. The Church opposed the voyage of Columbus claiming that the Bible taught the world was flat because of language about the four corners of the earth. The Catholic Church opposed the science of Galileo and condemned the scientist as a heretic because his “science” contradicted the Bible. The historical reality is that educated people, including the religious leaders, knew the world was a sphere in Columbus’ day. Galileo suffered the wrath of the Catholic Church because he broke promises to his good friend the pope and debunked Aristotle’s philosophy that undergirded much of Catholic theology.
Dave Says is a column featuring the financial advice of nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, the Dave Says column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual calls on Ramsey's radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show.
In the not-too-distant future, a highly advanced alien civilization discovers the planet Earth and its inhabitants. Shocked at the environmental devastation they see, and afraid that it might spread to other planets, the aliens use their advanced technology to wipe out the human race and save the Earth from destruction.
RIO DE JANEIRO (BP)—His greatest fear: One day, he will go out to share the Gospel and not come back.
IMB missionary Eric Reese serves on one of the most dangerous mission fields in South America—the gang-controlled favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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In the slightly more than twenty-one years I have been privileged to share my thoughts with you via the Florida Baptist Witness, I never cease to be amazed at the freshness of the Christmas story. The secular would has capitalized on the event for financial reasons, as to be expected. In a capitalistic society, which we approve, profits drive investments. In spite of the blatant commercialization, at least one great truth stands out, namely, about 2,000 years ago, God invaded time and space when God the Son dwelt among us as a human being. People of all nations are forced to recognize that event. May we never get jaded as we study how the most significant event in history came about. I will use three pointed statements to show the progression of the biblical data.
“Pass the turkey, please.” You can hear the subtle scrape of the fork on the plate to get the last delicious bite of grandmother’s dressing with giblet gravy. Can you picture the scene? Aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, parents and grandparents all gathered around a table crowded with various casseroles, another new sweet potato recipe, cranberry sauce and of course, the majestic bird as the main attraction.
CORAL SPRINGS (FBW)—The remedy for Christians who have lost their “song” due to the difficulties of life or when the things of God have become “common” is to remember the blessings of God in salvation resulting in renewed worship of God, David Uth told messengers to the Florida Baptist State Convention annual meeting Nov. 14.
CORAL SPRINGS (FBC)—In the 150th annual meeting of the Florida Baptist Convention, four 10-minute videos highlighted how Florida Baptists are responding to the Great Commission in four priority areas: church planting, evangelism, biblical stewardship and compassionate ministries. The videos featured churches and organizations that have locked arms with and received support from the Florida Baptist Convention to accomplish their mission.