February 17, 2005 Print Edition

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Tsunami response raises $6.8 million

RICHMOND, Va. (BP)—Southern Baptists‚ record giving to tsunami victims and their on-site relief efforts gave International Mission Board trustees plenty to applaud during their Jan. 24-27 meeting in Richmond, Va. But the growing death toll reminded them of unfinished work among people who have never heard the Gospel.

Terri Schiavo again threatened with starvation after judge’s ruling

LAKELAND (FBW)–For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to consider an appeal related to Terri Schiavo, a brain-damaged Florida woman whose plight has pitted pro-life and euthanasia adversaries against each other in a case drawing world-wide attention.

LifeWay’s Jimmy Draper announces retirement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—LifeWay Christian Resources‚ trustees immediately will begin the search for a new president following the Feb. 7 announcement by James T. Draper Jr. that he plans to retire from the position effective Feb. 1, 2006.

Point of View

In the wake of the tsunami that claimed more than 220,000 lives, some people were asking hard questions. Faced with such devastation, they wanted to know, how was it possible to believe in a good, all-powerful God?

Point of View

EVANSTON, Ill. (BP)—A couple of years ago, I was discussing Genesis 1:28 with a group of Christians when one ventured the opinion that the part about being fruitful and multiplying was well taken care of. With over six billion people on earth, and counting, we were plenty crowded.

Point of View

Recent changes could affect your 2004 federal income tax return and your tax planning for 2005. Here are some highlights:

Pastor to ride bicycle 900 miles across Florida to raise money for church

FORT PIERCE (FBC)—Fort Pierce pastor Andrew Boyd will embark on a 900 mile, 40-day trip from the Alabama-Florida State line to Key West on March 7, “prayer-cycling” to raise $1 million for new church facilities.

BCF, Graceville Elementary School partner for A’s

GRACEVILLE (BCF)—Walking down the halls of Graceville Elementary School (GES) in the rural Florida panhandle community brings sights and sounds of childhood memories. Colorful art projects line the walls and the sound of children’s laughter fills the air. Around the corner happy chaos fills the indoor playground as students and teachers alike avoid the unusually frigid air outside.

'The Passion' finds a place among Templeton nominees

LOS ANGELES (BP)-A week after the Oscar nominees were announced-with only scant attention given to "The Passion of The Christ"-the Mel Gibson film was among the headliners on another Hollywood award list.

Changed lives, church depicted in movie by Baptist minister

LEESBURG (FBW)-"Executive Producer: God."

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