July 29, 2004 Print Edition

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Tavares students prayerwalk in Germany

COLOGNE, Germany—Most high school and college kids who visit this sprawling city on the Rhine River come to see the sights and have a good time.

Terri Schiavo attorney cites SBC resolution in legal motion

CLEARWATER (FBW)-Citing Terri Schiavo’s right to freely exercise her religious faith, her parents’ lawyer July 20 added a new twist to the case by arguing that removing the 40-year-old disabled woman’s feeding tube would be in direct violation of her religious beliefs.

IMB expands vision, allocates record offering

TYLER, Texas (BP)—A tremendous harvest waits for Southern Baptists willing to do whatever it takes to bring it in, the International Mission Board’s new overseas vice president told agency trustees during a July 12-14 meeting in Tyler, Texas.

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Point of View

Some say the Doctrine of the Church is the most important doctrine of the 21st Century. This accounts for the vast movement to unite all churches under one banner, one union and often one organization. There are many voices crying out for an erasure of denominational lines and doctrines, such as Promise Keepers, Trinity Network, and others.

Point of View

For many Americans, summer means trips to the beach, cookouts, and baseball. For others, especially television executives, summer is when the airwaves are flooded with even more “reality television.”

Point of View

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Well, it finally happened.

Bibliocipher

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.

Theological education includes on-line courses

JACKSONVILE (FBC)—Over 600 Florida Baptists participated in theological education in Florida last year through classes offered by the Baptist College of Florida (BCF) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). “We are blessed beyond measure to have these two great institutions offering coursework and accredited degree programs throughout Florida,” said Mark Stephens, director of the Theological Education and Distance Learning Department for the Florida Baptist Convention. “These schools are on the cutting edge of accredited distance learning and extension center work.”

Woman’s generosity inspires church building in Haiti

SANFORD (FBC)—Maggie Bradley has been a Southern Baptist most all her life. She has worshipped in church buildings with cracks in the floor. She has supported church relocations and programs to construct new buildings.

Divine appointment leads to eternal consequences

CRYSTAL RIVER (FBC)—A FAITH team from First Baptist Church of Crystal River recently discovered first hand the urgency of a divine appointment.

House passes bill blocking legalization of ‘gay marriage’

WASHINGTON (BP)–The House of Representatives passed a bill July 22 that prevents federal courts from legalizing same-sex “marriage”nationwide, giving traditionalists a significant victory just one week after the Senate blocked a vote on a constitutional marriage amendment.

FMA supporters could make gains in November elections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Now that the Federal Marriage Amendment has lost on a procedural vote in the Senate, could it play a role in Senate races this fall?

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