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BRANDON (FBW)–Preaching steadfastly in the pulpit while “unusually” dressed people scream out obscenities and call your church members “bigots” and the “Antichrist” doesn’t faze Tommy Green.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) — With Texas spared from serious damage when Hurricane Emily struck the northeast Mexican coast July 20, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief workers are preparing to deliver non-perishable food staples to storm-ravaged areas 70-80 miles south of the Rio Grande, said Bill Davenport, state director of SBTC disaster relief.
WASHINGTON (BP)–The nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court appears at the outset to have provided pro-life advocates with a clear advantage in the latest skirmish in the ongoing conflict over abortion.
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The more I think about our convention in Nashville this year, the better I feel about our future. I have heard many people say that we seem to have “turned the corner.” I believe we have and that we are now ready to go full speed down the highway paved with the Good News of Jesus!
In H. G. Wells’ classic novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, the sole survivor of a shipwreck lands on an island filled with human-animal hybrids, like “Leopard-Man” and “Swine-Folk.” There he discovers Dr. Moreau, a notorious medical researcher who was run out of London for his experiments. Though it was science-fiction in 1896, Wells’ novel is frighteningly close to science today.
I was reading and meditating on the book of Hebrews recently, when it hit me forcefully that a basic and compelling reason for education—the rigorous training of the mind—is so that a person can read the Bible with understanding.
MILTON (FBW)–Santa Rosa County Commissioners on July 14 approved a referendum which will again test the resolve of residents who oppose liquor sales in their county. Santa Rosa County, dry for 67 years, last voted on the issue in 1993, when liquor sales proponents were defeated by a narrow margin. More than 100,000 mail-out ballots will be sent to overseas and military voters Aug. 2, and to resident voters Aug. 18.
JACKSONVILLE (FBW)–Pony rides, smoothies, and free food were the order of the day as Words to Works Ministries in Jacksonville stationed well over 100 volunteers and student missionaries at 59 booths along North Main Street for a 60-plus block stretch during Missions Main Street July 21.
NAIROBI, Kenya (IMB)–Politicians, celebrities and activists turned the world’s eyes toward Africa during the international Group of Eight (G8) meeting in Scotland July 6-8.