June 2, 2005 Print Edition

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Crossover beckons marathoner

HIGHLAND, Calif. (BP)–“I want to be one of those 10,000.”

CROSSROADS debuts on Family Net, reaches national audience

JACKSONVILLE–(FBC) CROSSROADS video magazine will debut on Family Net beginning in June.

Father, daughter make college family affair

GRACEVILLE (BCF)—Father and daughter duo Olan Strickland and Jessica Foster walked the stage in the May 13 graduation ceremony in a fitting end to their academic journey at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF). The poignant ceremony was a far cry from the beginning of their journey just four years ago.

Disney boycott ended by American Family Association, group that launched it in '90s

TUPELO, Miss. (BP)—The American Family Association, which led the charge against the Walt Disney conglomerate over moral values in the mid-1990s, is ending its Disney boycott.

Gov. Bush signs parental notice bill; U.S. Supreme Court to rule on N.H. measure

TALLAHASSEE (FBW/BP)—Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law May 25 House Bill 1659, the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, which implements voters’ approval of a constitutional amendment last November requiring that at least one parent be notified 48 hours before a minor may have an abortion in Florida.

Hispanic Task Force completes report with multiple proposals

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)—A national Hispanic task force created by the North American Mission Board has submitted a report recommending a wide range of new resources, conferences and training to help Southern Baptists share the Gospel with one of the fastest-growing people groups in the United States and Canada.

El Equipo de Trabajo Hispano termina su informe

ALPHARETTA, GA (BP)--El equipo nacional sobre la obra Hispana formado por la Junta Misionera Norteamericana (NAMB) ha entregado el informe recomendando una lista extensa de recursos, conferencias y adiestramiento para ayudar a los Bautistas del Sur a compartir el Evangelio entre uno de los grupos de mayor crecimiento en los Estados Unidos y en el Canadá .

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Point of View

In 2 Timothy 4:1-3, the apostle Paul tells his young protégé Timothy to “Preach the Word ... convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but according to their own desires ....”

These words are never truer than today.

Point of View

When was the last time your church denied membership to a recent aisle-walker? If Thom Rainer’s research in the Spring 2005 Southern Baptist Journal of Theology is correct, the answer to that question may be related significantly to your church’s effectiveness in evangelism.

Point of View

You’ve seen on television in recent weeks the scenes of the helicopters evacuating Americans from the embassy rooftop in Saigon. Military action in Vietnam came to an end just thirty years ago. Unfortunately, for one loyal American ally, it marked just the beginning of even greater troubles.

CD enables grads to ‘stay connected’ to faith, church

FRANKLIN, TENN. (FBW)–As recent graduates face new challenges, their parents and pastors search for ways to keep their faith vibrant and their roots in the church grounded. One Florida church used ConGRADulations!, a music and resource CD especially prepared for graduates, to create an umbilical cord linking their youth to the church as they embark on the next phase of their lives.

BCF trustees approve new budget, honor president’s 15th anniversary

GRACEVILLE (BCF)–Baptist College of Florida trustees passed a new budget, approved residency requirements for applicants for the Shepherds’ Cottages, remembered long-time BCF professor J.W. Lee with a resolution, and honored President Thomas A. Kinchen for fifteen years of service at the institution during their May 5-6 meeting.

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