May 15, 2003 Print Edition

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'Force Multipliers' gain insight from Army

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)-In Afghanistan they were the forces dropped into a population being overrun by the Taliban and given the task of multiplying defenders. In Iraq, they participated in the rescue of prisoner of war Jessica Lynch.

Canopied roads lead to eternal destinations

TALLAHASSEE (FBC)-Intertwined moss-covered branches drape over narrow roads. Unexpectedly, sunlight breaks through the gray canopies, dispelling the sometimes-mysterious shadows.

ERLC’s Land: Israel support ‘biblical’

WASHINGTON (BP)–The United States should support Israel because the Jewish state has a far more powerful ally than the world’s superpower, Richard Land said recently in a prayer breakfast at the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C.


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It is very easy to take the practical position of being overwhelmed by need when things are in short supply.


For nearly a decade, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, an excellent group on the University of Virginia campus headed by respected Christian sociologist James Davison Hunter, has been conducting a “Survey of American Political Culture.”


Have fun with cryptography and exercise your Bible knowledge. A King James Version verse is encoded by letter substitution. The same letter is substituted throughout the puzzle. Solve by trial and error.

Space Coast congregation does ‘whatever it takes’

PORT ST. JOHN (FBC)–What do moving boxes, coffee mugs and paintball guns have to do with starting a church?

Chaplains are the ‘key to open’ communities’ closed doors

WEST PALM BEACH (FBW)–Belvedere Baptist Church in West Palm Beach hosted The Third Annual Volunteer Chaplains Service Training May 1.

Sebring’s Leon Hurley receives Disaster Relief award

RIDGECREST, N.C. (FBC)–Leon Hurley of Sebring was one of five persons to receive the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief organization during the national 2003 Disaster Relief Roundtable April 22-24 in Ridgecrest, N.C.

SBC president Graham delivers PBAU commencement address

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)–Jack Graham, 2002-03 president of the Southern Baptist Convention, encouraged Palm Beach Atlantic University graduating students to be “light illuminating a darkening culture and salt penetrating a decaying culture” during a baccalaureate service May 2 on the PBA campus.

Florida Baptist Open to benefit Disaster Relief ministry

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS (FBC)–As if any golfer needs an excuse to give into his favorite past time, Florida Baptist amateur golfers can combine their passion for the game with their passion for missions during the seventh annual Florida Baptist Open tournament July 26 at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills.

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