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ORLANDO (FBW) – Just like when he first entered politics in 1980 because there was a problem to be solved, former Florida House speaker and state senator Daniel Webster said he sees a problem in Washington that can be solved only by running for office.
PENSACOLA (FBW) – Ted Traylor, pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, will be nominated president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the June 15-16 annual meeting in Orlando, fellow pastor Ed Litton told Florida Baptist Witness April 22.
TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—The Florida Legislature has easily approved major gambling expansion legislation, sending the bill to the governor, after limited debate in the Senate and House in successive weeks.
Meanwhile, several bills of interest to pro-family leaders may not become law as the Legislature moves towards its April 30 scheduled adjournment of the session.
A Sarasota “doctor” had his medical license revoked by the Florida Board of Medicine this month for aborting the “wrong fetus” in 2006.
If Dr. Matthew J. Kachinas had successfully aborted the male, Down syndrome twin, rather than the female, “healthy” twin, he would still be murdering children with the state’s blessing.
Munching donuts with students from a media writing lab I teach at the University of North Florida, I realized our Q&A had veered a little off-course and I was beginning to sound more like mom than a professor.
Despite the difficult economy and job situation in Florida, I want to challenge all Florida Baptists to give 15 percent more than last year to the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. The following data shows why a 15 percent increase is the least we can do.
Thank you for praying for and encouraging the Imagine If Great Commission Task Force here in Florida. This group of dedicated missional men and women have literally been dreaming. Imagine If. We’ve spent time praying, researching, conversing, listening, learning, celebrating, giving thanks for our past, and dreaming of a bright future!
The Obama administration has targeted Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, for assassination. Al-Awlaki has been linked to both the “underpants bomber” and the shootings at Fort Hood
Dave Says is a column featuring the financial advice of nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, the Dave Says column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual calls on Ramsey's radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show.
GRACEVILLE (FBW)—On the brink of closure when Tom Kinchen was called in 1990 to lead The Baptist College of Florida, the sixth president says the 20 years since have been marked with building, sometimes “against the stream.”
Next month Kinchen will mark the 20th anniversary of his election as president of Florida Baptists’ only institution of higher education, having long ago outlasted the trustees’ challenge to reverse the school’s fortunes or close it down in 18 months.
HOSCHTON, Ga. (BP)—Ray Newman, ethics and religious affairs specialist for the Georgia Baptist Convention, will be nominated as second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Georgia evangelist announced April 16.
Tommy Fountain, who also is director of missions for Mulberry Baptist Association in Hoschton, Ga., said he will nominate Newman for the post during the SBC’s June 15-16 meeting in Orlando.