June 5, 2003 Print Edition

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Trekkers blaze Gospel trail in rural China

RURAL CHINA (BP)—Wearing the same pair of socks for a week, dining on soupy Chinese noodles and veggies for breakfast, shampooing in a creek and snacking on energy bars are only a few of the many unique aspects of hiking through China’s countryside.

‘Flame of evangelism’ catches fire in Pensacola

PENSACOLA (FBC)–Anglos and African-Americans witnessed house-to-house through Pensacola neighborhoods during an Inner City Soul winning (ICS) event May 2-5. The group crossed cultural bridges to deliver the message of Christ and added 203 formerly spiritually lost persons to the Kingdom of heaven.

Legislature passes Civil Rights bill in May special session

TALLAHASSEE (FBW)–Florida state legislators in the first two special sessions in addition to the regular session, reached agreement on a $53.5 billion budget May 27, and May 21 passed a civil rights bill aimed at what advocates say will help prevent discrimination.

Guest Editorial

When I think of the atrocities in the world, like the genocides of the 20th century, it makes me want to live my short life on earth with as few regrets as possible.


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Someone suggested to me a few weeks ago, “When you finish an outline that has been very helpful to you, share it with those of us who read your articles.” Okay. Here is one.


Nineteen years ago, a British television crew shot footage that shocked the world. The pictures of starving children, their bellies distended from hunger and their eyes lifeless from malnutrition, alerted the world to the tragic famine then unfolding in Ethiopia.


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.

Sullivan leadership award goes to JAX pastor

GRACEVILLE (FBW) - Nick Phoenix, pastor of North Main Street Baptist Church in Jacksonville, received the Dr. John and Nancy Sullivan Multicultural Leadership Award during a chapel service at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville May 7.

On-the-job-training available for church planting recruits

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–The Florida Baptist Convention provides training for church planters through its unique Church Planting Institutes and Equipping Centers. Potential church planters are trained in the “how-to’s” of church starting and church development. Working in cooperation with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, students enrolled in the center can receive a church leadership certificate while they are in the process of starting a new church.

CROSS ROADS video wins broadcast award

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)–CROSS ROADS video magazine, a quarterly production of the Media Services Department of the Florida Baptist Convention, received an Award of Excellence in the 2003 Videographer Awards.

Workplace ministry leaders envision ‘revolutionary’ movement for outreach

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP)—Nearly 300 chaplains, businessmen, pastors and church leaders gathered at The Cove Billy Graham Training Center near Asheville, N.C., March 31-April 3 to discuss an emerging evangelism movement among Christians in the workplace.

Christians exhorted to live out faith on the job

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP)—A.R. Bernard, senior pastor of Christian Cultural Center of Brooklyn, N.Y., said he is a product of workplace ministry.

Take Jesus, not religion, to work, Humphreys says

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP)—When an established vice president of a successful company confided to Kent Humphreys that he felt a call to enter the ministry, Humphreys quickly responded, “You are already in the ministry.”

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