May 8, 2008 Print Edition

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In praise of Senator Daniel Webster

Florida Baptist Witness sought comments about Sen. Daniel Webster from various persons who know him. Those comments are excerpted here, along with other praise offered on behalf of Webster in his retirement from the Florida Legislature.

Art celebrates creation at Wayside Baptist Church exhibit

MIAMI (FBW)—In an effort to equip church members to defend their faith in the God of creation, Wayside Baptist Church in Miami declared April “Creation Month.” The culmination of the emphasis was an art exhibit, “The Inspiration of Creation,” April 25-27.

Bunkley: Gambling expansion failure highlights session

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—With narrow defeats for pro-life and evolution academic freedom legislation during the 60-day Florida legislative session, Florida Baptist Convention legislative consultant Bill Bunkley highlighted the positive by pointing to the failure of gambling expansion bills as a “huge win for families.”

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“The evidence for evolution is overwhelming.”

Point of View

You have probably heard of author Eckhart Tolle and his connection with Oprah Winfrey. What with Tolle’s bestselling book A New Earth, its repeated promotion on Oprah’s talk show, and the online course they are running together, they have become pretty difficult to miss.

Tie vote kills ultrasound abortion bill in Senate

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—In a 20-20 tie vote, the Florida Senate defeated April 30 a bill requiring women seeking an abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy to have an ultrasound.

Florida Bible Drillers, speaker head to national stage

ORLANDO (FBC)—Three homeschooled teenagers took top honors in the Florida State Bible Drills and Speakers Tournament April 26 in Orlando. For hundreds of Florida Baptist youth and children, the annual event, hosted by First Baptist Church in Orlando, was the culmination of months of honing Bible skills at home then exhibiting them at church and associational events.

Bible Driller urges others to hide God’s Word in their hearts

ORLANDO (FBC)—Eight years of Bible Drills have instilled life lessons in 17-year-old Lydia Kulpa of St. Augustine.

Florida Baptist Convention wins awards at Baptist Communicators

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (FBC)—The Florida Baptist Convention’s Public Relations Division staff received accolades for professional achievements from the Baptist Communicators Association during the 2008 Wilmer C. Fields Awards competition April 18 at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort in Phoenix, Ariz.

In praise of Senator Daniel Webster

Florida Baptist Witness sought comments about Sen. Daniel Webster from various persons who know him. Those comments are excerpted here, along with other praise offered on behalf of Webster in his retirement from the Florida Legislature.

Florida soldier killed with Bible nearby

SEBRING (FBW)—The thought of her son’s Bible fluttering in the wind beside his still body brought a certain comfort to Marcus Mathes’ mother when she was told he was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq April 28.

BCF voice professor to teach, tour in Italian countryside

JACKSONVILLE (FBW)—Kimberle Moon, professor of voice at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, is touring this summer in Italy with IdeaNove, an organization dedicated to introducing Italian singers to American musical theater and providing vocal coaching from highly trained professionals.

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