June 17, 2004 Print Edition

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Volunteers take Gospel to USA’s ‘Crossroads’

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)—Blaring rap music, yellow crime scene tape, open-hooded vehicles on ramps and young children playfully running through the streets is an all-too-common scene throughout much of inner-city America.

Jack Graham: SBC president amid cultural upheaval across U.S.

DALLAS (BP)—Jack Graham intends to complete his presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention with the same focus in Indianapolis as it began in St. Louis in 2002—exhorting Baptists to be salt and light through a renewed sense of evangelism and missions to America and a lost world.

Faith and belief in God’s providence marked Reagan’s life

WASHINGTON (BP)—Faith enabled Ronald Reagan to confront death twice “with courage and grace,” President Bush said of the 40th president of the United States in a funeral service June 11.


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During the past two weeks, the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit has been introduced and defined. This week, we will consider the revelation of the Holy Spirit.


This past weekend, an historian remarked that the Twentieth Century in America will be divided into two eras. The first half of the century will have been defined by Franklin Roosevelt and the second half by Ronald Reagan.


When I was born, my father chose my name, “Pamela.” My mom agreed, but only after he assured her he had never dated a “Pamela.” 

Baby changing station popular outreach at Corn Festival

ZELLWOOD (FBC)–Plymouth Baptist Church is demonstrating Christ’s selfless love to central Florida families, hoping to change lives by providing a place to change baby diapers at outdoor events.

Miami couple to build new Santo Domingo orphanage

MIAMI (FBW)—In 1999 the children of a Dominican Republic orphanage captured the hearts of a Miami attorney and his wife. Frank and Lourdes Valladares, members of Wayside Baptist Church, are now tenaciously seeking to better the living conditions of 90 disabled children in Santo Domingo.

Florida Christian school seniors awarded scholarships

CLEARWATER (FBW)—Michael Johnson, a senior at Calvary Christian High School, Clearwater, has been named as a regional winner in a contest which awarded scholarship monies to 39 high schoolers attending Southern Baptist related schools.

Linda Green Miller named dean of nursing at PBAU

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)—Palm Beach Atlantic University President David W. Clark has appointed Linda Green Miller as dean and professor of the School of Nursing at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She will arrive on campus July 1.

PBAU marks 10 summers of housing M-fuge camps

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)—Thousands of young people will pick up hammers and paintbrushes this summer to help refurbish West Palm Beach communities and assist with summer programs for children and the elderly. From June 5-July 30, Palm Beach Atlantic University will house teenagers from across the United States at M-Fuge, a Christian youth camp that conducts local community assistance projects.

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