April 5, 2007 Print Edition

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Once again, Americans are spending everything they make—and then some. The U.S. Commerce Department reports that the 2006 savings rate was a negative one percent. This means that Americans either dipped into their savings or borrowed to finance purchases.

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Senate committee passes embryonic stem cell funding

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—As the Florida Legislature enters the mid-point of its two-month annual session, pro-family leaders are closely watching developments in both houses with cause both for concern and hope.

Storms sees work in Senate having 'eternal consequences'

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—Ronda Storms, who earned the scorn of liberal critics in the Tampa Bay area for her efforts against obscenity and homosexual rights when she was a member of the Hillsborough County Commission, has taken her fight for family values to the Florida Senate.

Lottie Moon set to break record, 8 new missionaries have Florida ties

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)—International Mission Board trustees rejoiced during their March 19-21 meeting in Memphis, Tenn., that the 2006 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is projected to exceed the goal of $150 million, which would be a record.

2007 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

SEATTLE, Wash. (NAMB)—Seattle can seem like one big paradox.

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Former President Jimmy Carter is at it once again. In a recent interview with Beliefnet.com, Mr. Carter stated once again his belief that there is salvation outside of faith in Christ. But this time he seems to have gone even further, suggesting openly that all persons will be saved.

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Joan Blades describes herself as, among other things, a "nature lover" and a "mother." She is also a co-founder of the liberal activist group MoveOn.org and a regular contributor to the liberal blog, The Huffington Post.

Bell Shoals members visit Capitol's 'mission field'

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—After being in existence for six years, the Community Issues Committee of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon took their first trip last week to Tallahassee to learn about the legislative process and meet with their legislators.

Conference spotlights biblical sexuality

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—More than 700 college students gathered at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently to wrestle with the question, "Does God Care About Sex?"

Professor: Temptation calls for radical action

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—When Robert Plummer started dating his future wife, the couple made what may seem like a radical commitment: they would not kiss each other on the lips prior to marriage.

Christians must avoid 'line' of temptation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Sex is a gift God designed to be acted out within marriage, but Satan tempts all Christians to misuse it in sinful ways, and they must be prepared to battle temptation, Charles Lawless told a group of college students recently at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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