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JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Two Florida Baptist Convention staff members, Cecil Seagle and Jimmy Dukes, have announced their plans to retire within the next six months.
Seagle, director of the Convention’s Missions Division, has served the Convention in two separate stints totaling 21 years and will retire June 30, 2011. His six months notice of retirement is required of staff serving on the division director level.
ORLANDO (FBW) – A Southern Baptist Convention-wide “Call to Solemn Assembly” in January has the enthusiastic support of Florida Baptist State Convention president David Uth, who is urging Florida Baptists to participate in the focused effort on prayer, repentance and revival.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (FBC)—After facing three days of escalating civil unrest and a continuing cholera outbreak in Haiti, Florida and Southern Baptist Disaster Relief workers fled the troubled country Dec. 10.
TALLAHASSEE (FBW) -- Evangelical leader Charles Colson will be the keynote speaker at a Jan. 4 prayer breakfast, one of the events being held for the inauguration of Gov.-elect Rick Scott, News Service of Florida reported Dec. 16.
NASHVILLE (LifeWay) – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and it’s not just Christians turning December into a festive month of themed décor, gift giving and mailboxes packed with greeting cards.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-Glenn J. Pollock, who served as North Florida Regional director for the African American-Ministries Division from 2005-2007, died Dec. 7. He was 48.
If it’s Christmastime it must be time to debate the use of the word “Christmas” in advertisements, public displays, and celebrations. The political correctness police are on duty making their annual rounds to be certain the wide diversity of America’s religious and irreligious views are represented during the holidays – as long as those views aren’t Christian.
NASHVILLE (LifeWay) – A study conducted by LifeWay Research found that 91 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, including a majority of atheists, individuals claiming other religions, and agnostics or those with no religious preference.
There are clouds everywhere—and yet, the sun shines through for those who are looking.
We are sitting in one of the most beautiful places in the world—and yet the days have been filled with uncertainty, cancellations, and disappointments—all because of sudden changes in the weather.
When I read about the recent leak of more than 250,000 State Department documents, my thoughts went back nearly forty years. In 1973, I went to prison for leaking government documents—in that case, an FBI file on Daniel Ellsberg, the man who himself leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times.
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PANAMA CITY (News Herald)—And on Sunday, the fifth day after a crazed gunman opened fire on them, Superintendent Bill Husfelt and members of the Bay District School Board went to church and thanked God for sparing their lives.
Husfelt and board members Steve Moss, Joe Wayne Walker, Jerry Register and Chairman Ryan Neves are not the sort of people who believe in happy accidents or coincidences or that bullets fired at close range will miss seven targets. No, when something like this happens it is evidence of the very hand of God, they said.