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Hope, faith guide Hurricane Center director

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—As Floridians hunker down in front of television sets for news of the oncoming hurricane season, they are hoping reports will not bring word of storms bearing down on their homes and worldly possessions. Yet even in the midst of their turmoil, a single, calm voice will guide them through what may be the most cataclysmic event of their lifetime.

Florida Baptist leads ‘for-life’ Sunshine State Democrats

WINDERMERE (FBW) – Evangelical Christian. Pro-life. And Democrat.

IMB appoints 116 new missionaries; trustees approve partner guidelines

MIDLAND, Texas (BP)—Trustees of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board appointed 116 missionaries—the second-largest group of new missionaries in board history—during their May 19-21 meeting in Midland, Texas.

Point of View

This is the second of a two-part series on “The Timothy Factor” of preaching. Last week I discussed lessons from my journey as a preacher which included the elements of preaching from the standpoints of change, tension, conduct, content and credibility. In this week’s column, I want to share with you some definitions and ideas about preaching from several great authors and lecturers.

Point of View

The little letter of Jude teaches us something about the value of learning history. This is not the main point of the letter. But it is striking.

Point of View

Last year, researchers at South Korea’s Seoul National University became the first scientists to successfully clone a single human embryo. And just days ago, the team in Seoul raised the stakes again. They announced that they had found a way to clone embryos in bigger batches: eleven this time, possibly more in the future.

Owens tells SBOM 2004 ‘greatest year of ministry’

EUSTIS (FBC) – Characterizing Florida’s urban areas as “the last great frontier of the Gospel’s” penetration, Cecil Seagle, director of the Florida Baptist Convention’s Missions Division, told the State Board of Missions meeting May 26-27 at Lake Yale Conference Center of a developing strategy in which the Convention would aggressively engage in “Kingdom impacting efforts” in South Florida.

Governor Bush signs abortion clinic regulation bill

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush signed into law the Women’s Health & Safety Act May 31 in Tallahassee.

Florida hurricanes equip volunteers for Indonesia

JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—When hurricanes furiously charged over Florida last year, disaster relief volunteers Sarah Jo and Dick Trimble manned the feeding units that fed storm victims who had not eaten in days. Don Miller responded as the state’s emergency radio communicator; his wife Yvonne helped with clean-up and helped wherever needed.

Treasure Coast Baptist Association organizes for Florida hurricane survival, proactively planning fo

STUART (FBC)–September 2004 is a month that will live in infamy for the 66 congregations of the Treasure Coast Baptist Association.

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