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POMPANO (FBW)Beverly Cooley and her daughter, Nancy Sparkman, traveled in April to Germany to see their grandchildren and great grandchildren. As long as they were making the trip, they decided also to serve as Christian ambassadors to U.S. soldiers and airmen stationed there.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)While the worlds attention focused on the Vatican as a new pope was elected April 19, the evangelical outlook toward the Roman Catholic Churchs top leader stood firm.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)The 54th National Day of Prayer (NDP) May 5 will once again bring Christians outside church walls to beseech God to bless their communities.
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Among the dignitaries at Pope John Paul IIs funeral was Iranian President Muhammad Khatami. His presence, along with reports that he might have shaken hands with Israeli President Moshe Katsav, raised hopes for a new beginning in Irans relationship with its neighbors. While that would be welcome news, I can think of another group of people who need a new beginning: Irans Christians.
As soon as the death of Pope John Paul II was announced on April 2, 2005, the Catholic faithful began calling for the sainthood of their beloved pontiff. These calls reached a crescendo at the popes funeral, when thousands of mourners began chanting, Santo Subito, which is translated Saint at Once! Canonizationthe process by which the Catholic Church formally declares an individual a saintnormally takes years, and sometimes centuries. The canonization of Pope John Paul II, however, appears to be on the fast track, racing forward at breakneck speed and soon to be accomplished in record-breaking time.
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JACKSONVILLE(FBC) Sharing the Gospel of Christ in word is a non-negotiable in the Christian life, Florida Baptist State Convention president Hayes Wicker told Convention employees April 13.One thing that is not negotiable is evangelism and missions. Christianity is essentially a missionary religion.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Conventions Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started 14 new churches in March, 2005.