March 3, 2005 Print Edition

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Welch says Baptists seeking ‘elephant hunt’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Recounting lessons from his 50-state bus tour to promote evangelism and cooperation, Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch said people in the pews and pulpits are eager for a new challenge with eternal implications—one akin to “an elephant hunt” rather than “chasing squirrels and rabbits and birds.”

NAMB focuses on diverse missions

MIAMI (BP)—Fifty-four new missionaries were urged to depend on the Lord, one another and Southern Baptists as they go to their part of the North American mission field.

Annie offering Week of Prayer features sculptor

PAVILLION, Wyo. (NAMB)—With the deft skill of a trained artisan, Terrell O'Brien selects a sculpting tool and places it on the subject.

Judge Greer orders Terri Schiavo’s food, water to stop Mar. 18

CLEARWATER (FBW)—Clearly leaving the appellate courts 21 days to decide if any of the legal motions or appeals in the Terri Schiavo case have merit, Sixth Circuit Judge George W. Greer Feb. 25 denied an emergency stay in the case of Terri Schiavo.

Raceway Ministries in 20th season at Daytona

DAYTONA (FBW)—Racing fans at Daytona Speedway found not only friendly faces, but also prayer partners in the tent of the Central Florida Raceway Ministry. The annual Christian presence at Daytona, in its 20th season, is a ministry arm of Halifax Baptist Association.

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We’ve all heard the expression “truth in advertising.” We have laws that require advertising to be “truthful” and “non-deceptive.” They prohibit claims that are likely to mislead consumers when they’re making a decision about buying or using a product.

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McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)—Dear Jennie,

Congratulations on your Olympic performance. Your superior pitching helped secure a gold medal for the U.S.A. softball team. Way to go!

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As consumers, we are aware that our health insurance premiums continue to rise, but we don’t always understand why.

Speakers urge Christians to turn back ‘neo-pagan’ drift

FORT LAUDERDALE (FBW)--Speakers urged Christians to continue to be “salt and light” in laying claim to America’s rich Christian heritage during the 10th annual Reclaiming America for Christ conference.

America’s heritage of faith noted by conference speakers

FORT LAUDERDALE (FBW)--Courts have strayed from embracing God’s precepts to mocking them during the last 175 years, Alliance Defense Fund President Alan Sears told the 10th annual Reclaiming America for Christ conference.

South Florida slots referendums near March 8 vote

BROWARD/MIAMI-DADE (FBW) – Even as early voting has begun in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, proponents and opponents of referendums in each county which would permit the introduction of Las Vegas-style slot machines at seven pari-mutuel facilities in the two South Florida counties are entering the home stretch in a race that most observers believe the gambling industry will easily win.

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