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GULF SHORES/ORANGE BEACH, ALA. (NAMB)-The Gulf Coast of Alabama is blessed with a usually warm, emerald-green ocean for swimming and sugar-white, soft-sand beaches for sunning. It's a paradise that draws 6 million people a year, but 70 percent of them don't know Christ.
Brandon (FBW)—Part revival, part apologetics conference, First Baptist Church in Brandon held a unique series of services recently featuring three Southern Baptist seminary presidents and its host pastor to instruct believers in how they should confront a decaying culture that rejects Christianity.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Bobby Welch has been named to the position of Strategist for Global Evangelical Relations with the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee.
WASHINGTON (BP)—The chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff has defended the Pentagon's ban on homosexuals in the military by saying same-sex acts are "immoral" and similar to adultery.
In recent weeks, NBC Nightly News has begun a series of reports entitled "Trading Places: Caring for your Parents." The series began with the personal stories of NBC reporters like Brian Williams, Tim Russert, and Ann Curry, each of whom is dealing with an increasingly common question: what should I do with my aging parents? Baby boomers are beginning to experience sleepless nights as they worry about their mothers and fathers, and legislators should start to worry, too. The fact is that eldercare is already a national problem, and soon will become a national crisis.
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Well, never doubt the power of the media. My recent article on homosexuality ignited a firestorm in the public square. Why? We may never know—but the controversy represents both a challenge and an opportunity.
According to its Academy of Social Sciences, China "suffers from the world's most severe brain drain." Approximately two-thirds of the Chinese who have studied abroad in the past two decades did not return home.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Each year, associational Vacation Bible School clinics provide training for about 5,000 Florida VBS workers. Florida Baptist churches will enroll thousands of children in Vacation Bible School this summer, an opportunity that represents the most extensive outreach, evangelism, and prospect-discovering event available to Florida Baptist churches. The following is a list of associational training clinics for the summer Vacation Bible School curriculum. For more information contact your association office or the Florida Baptist Convention Sunday School Department at 800-226-8584, ext. 3079.
GRACEVILLE (FBW)—During one March weekend, faculty of the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville led conferences in Gainesville and Marianna which explored theology and worship leadership.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Convention's Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started 14 new churches in February. The following is a listing of new churches by association:
KEY LARGO (FBW)—Lawyers for two men arrested in Key Largo earlier this year for passing out Bibles in front of an elementary and middle school filed a motion March 8 in Monroe County Court asking the charges be dismissed.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—Ministry in the workplace is prevalent throughout the Bible. The term "work" is mentioned more than 800 times and the Hebrew word "avodah" is the root from which we get the words "work" and "worship."