March 9, 2006 Print Edition

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NAMB missionaries at home in Canada

WESTBANK, British Columbia (NAMB)–For 10 years now, North American missionaries Kevin and Alicia Madden have lived 2,200 miles away from Kevin’s birthplace, Washington, Ga. – an historic little town located about 100 miles east of Atlanta. Today, their home and hearts are firmly rooted in Canada.

Lakeland woman goes ‘home’ to W. Africa

BURKINA FASO, West Africa (IMB)–Southern Baptist missionary Elsie McCall, 69, admits she gets a little “restless” from time to time.

Cooperative Program DVD highlights loving acts of compassion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–“The Difference” is easy to see.

Supreme Court says no RICO laws for pro-lifers

WASHINGTON (BP)–Pro-life protesters are not extortionists, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, apparently putting an end to a lengthy legal campaign to convince the judicial system otherwise.

Point of View

We don’t print rumors. It’s happened several times in the SBC. A church or agency faces transition and there is speculation about who or where or why but no one will go on the record because it’s not appropriate. All that’s left is rumor – maybe accurate rumors in the end, but nothing ready for publication.

Point of View

If you are a Southern Baptist what do you need to know about the Cooperative Program? Is it merely a way to support the denomination, or is it a relevant, viable process that makes a difference in people’s lives beginning where you live and extending around the world?

Point of View

Being married to “Mr. Evangelism” isn’t always easy.

Point of View

If I told you that someone’s religious freedom was being violated or they were being persecuted, you would immediately think that I was talking about what’s happening in China or Vietnam. And while these are certainly the most egregious examples, religious freedom is also being trampled in a place that is, for me at least, closer to home: Massachusetts.

‘Don’t spend another night with the frogs,’ Wolfe says

GRACEVILLE (BCF)–“Satan doesn’t care what you believe as long as you put it off until tomorrow,” Fred Wolfe, pastor emeritus of Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala., told Baptist College of Florida (BCF) students at the annual Preaching Conference at the college’s Graceville campus.

NOBTS student publishes comforting devotional after Katrina

LAKELAND (FBW)–Left with a planner emptied of seminary classes and church activities, Rebecca Hughes, the women’s ministry coordinator at Riverside Baptist Church in River Ridge, a suburb of New Orleans, found herself with something few women have – free time.

Former Florida pastor, addressed in ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail,’ dies at 89

LAKELAND (FBW)–Earl Stallings, 89, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Ocala, died Feb. 23 in Lakeland. As pastor of First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., 1961-1965, Stallings was one of eight white ministers whom Martin Luther King addressed in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

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