April 10, 2008 Print Edition

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Witness editorial gets Enquirer spotlight

JACKSONVILLE (BP)—The National Enquirer took an editorial potshot at Florida Baptist Witness executive editor James A. Smith Sr. in their April 7 edition—and Smith couldn’t be more pleased.

Evangelicals facing new issues, says Tony Perkins

WASHINGTON (BP)—Conservative evangelical Christians continue to influence government policies, but they also are facing the challenge of responding to additional issues, pro-family leaders said in a National Press Club panel discussion.

Roma reaching Roma Gypsies key for 10-million plus worldwide

BUZAU, Romania (BP)—Forfeiting a starting position on a professional soccer team didn’t make sense to the parents of Mihail Stoica, a talented young Roma Gypsy believer from the mountains near Buzau, Romania.

Resolutions Committee set for SBC

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—SBC President Frank Page has named the members of the Resolutions Committee who will serve during the June 10-11 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Indianapolis.

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McDonald’s, known for its distinctive golden arches and, here in the South, its dollar sweet tea, is now being recognized for the dubious distinction of having a member of its executive team on the board of directors of the national Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

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Don Walton is founder of Time for Truth Ministries and a full-time evangelist and conference speaker. For more information visit www.timefortruth.org.

Jude, the half-brother of our Lord, exhorted us to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3). If we fail to defend the Christian faith and to preserve the purity of the Gospel message, then the truth of Christ will be lost to the next generation. As it has been astutely observed, “Christianity is only one generation away from extinction.”

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Eric was a little boy who did not have much going for him. His older brother was in prison, and he had never known his father. He had never been to church in his life.

Lakeland family trades theme park for mission venue

LAKELAND (BP)—James and Cheri Tew and their children were “on mission” as a family even before the North American Mission Board turned their summers toward ministering to others.

SOHL director Kathleen Hiers leaves Florida, welcomes new season of life

LAKELAND (FBW)—The first director of Sanctity of Human Life, Kathleen Hiers admitted that she entered the newly formed position eight years ago completely ignorant of how she would lead the battle against abortion from the front lines of Florida Baptist Children’s Homes.

End of the Spear author says God still writing chapters in his life’s story

ARCADIA (FBW)—Steve Saint has spent a lifetime in missions among the Waodani tribe in Ecuador.

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