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EDITORS NOTE: As Florida Baptist Witness goes to press late in the evening Mar. 21, a federal judge was still reviewing a request by Terri Schiavo's parents' attorney, David Gibbs, that their daughter's feeding tube be reinserted in light of the law passed by Congress the previous day. Please go to www.FloridaBaptistWitness.com for the latest news in this case.
TAMPA (FBW/BP)An attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents asked a federal judge March 21 to order her feeding tube to be reinserted. The hearing concluded without the judge issuing an immediate ruling.
PINELLAS PARK (FBW)A doctor close to the Terri Schiavo case told Florida Baptist Witness Mar. 19 Terri Schiavo, the 41-year-old disabled woman who lay inside Woodside Hospice could actually eat on her own if a judge had not also ruled she be denied food and water after her feeding tube was removed Mar. 18.
TALLAHASSEE (FBW)With Southern Baptist laymen leading the way in the Florida House and Senate, legislation offered to prevent the starvation of Terri Schiavo stalled in the Senate March 17 hours after it was overwhelmingly approved in the House.
As Yogi Berra once famously said after his teammates, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, hit back-to-back homeruns in consecutive games: It's déjà vu all over again. I'm getting the same feeling about something less awe-inspiring: that is, the way political pros and media types consistently get culturally motivated voters wrong.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)The books title looks both promising and inspiring. Brian D. McLarens new book, A Generous Orthodoxy, is sure to get attention, and its title grabs both heart and mind. Who wouldnt want to embrace an orthodoxy of generosity? On the other hand, the title raises an unavoidable question: Just how generous can orthodoxy be?
KISSIMMEE (FBC)Transition will be a key concept for 21st century ministry, said Dan Southerland, author of Transitioning: Leading Your Church Through Change and founder of Church Transitions, Inc. We (the church) are either going to die as we are or we will transition into something that is missions oriented and culturally relevant.
JACKSONVILLE (FBC)-The elected officers of the Florida Baptist State Convention are looking for names of Florida Baptist laypersons and ministers to serve on the 2005 Committee on Nominations.
According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Conventions Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started eight new churches in February 2005.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (BP)Judge George Greerwhose rulings set the March 18 removal of Terri Schiavos feeding tubehas withdrawn his membership at Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)SBC President Bobby Welchs heightened vision for this years Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting stretches from an anticipated record number involved in the Crossover evangelistic outreach to baptism services during the convention sessions to a special segment honoring the life and work of Billy Graham.