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TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—An expansion of gambling pro-family leaders deem “predatory” easily passed May 8 as the Florida Legislature concluded its extended annual session.
This year’s Day of Prayer and Fasting for World Evangelization on May 31 will focus on “pockets of lostness” where there are no churches, no Christians, no Bibles and no way of reaching the people there with the Gospel.
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS (FBW)—The Southern Baptist Convention is a ship “adrift” and so low in the water that it “probably” needs to rid itself of some unnecessary “cargo” to “float and be healthy and strong again,” SBC president Johnny Hunt said in a May 13 interview with Florida Baptist Witness
Try looking in the mirror—you might just see one of the persons most responsible for the fact that the Sunshine State is about to experience a gambling expansion of historical proportions.
If you have the courage, read on to see why.
If you haven’t heard that students as young as middle school are participating in “sexting” or posting inappropriate pictures or comments on Facebook and MySpace, then you have been hibernating.
To commemorate the 100th day of the Obama presidency, artist Michael D’Antuono had planned to publicly unveil his painting “The Truth” at New York’s Union Square. However, the April 29 planned unveiling was canceled after the artist received thousands of angry emails protesting his sacrilegious masterpiece.
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.
Just recently, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases are “pollutants that threaten public health and welfare.” The “threat” comes from the effects of man-made global warming.
Baptist associations in the United States celebrated their 300th anniversary in 2007. The Florida Baptist Witness has honored Florida’s 49 associations in a series of articles that showcased each association and its ministries. This is the eleventh and final installment.
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First Baptist Church Campbellton is the oldest Baptist church in Florida. The church was organized as Bethlehem Baptist Church on March 12, 1825. A name change came about in 1859. Now the beautiful white frame building in the Florida panhandle houses our oldest Baptist church in the state.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Perry Kenner, president of Florida Baptist Credit Union since April, aims to make the story of the financial institution known to Florida Baptists. He hopes to visit with individuals and groups statewide all year long to promote the 22-year-old FBCU.