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JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—Florida Baptists look to the month of September as a time of awareness, reflection and prayer for the great opportunities God has presented them in the state.
LAKELAND (FBW)—Florida Baptist Children’s Homes president Jerry Haag joined Florida’s Gov. Charlie Crist today in noting an increase in adoptions this past year, especially for those traditionally moredifficult to place—older children and sibling groups.
PANAMA CITY BEACH (FBW)—A “Great Commission Resurgence”—the much-talked about movement in the months leading up to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting last month in Louisville—is no mere theory for Johnny Hunt. The SBC president is attempting to embody GCR in his personal life, putting his own finances and his church’s money behind a renaissance of commitment to Jesus’ missionary mandate.
LEBANON, Ohio (BP)—“We’ve been waiting 30 years for you to come.”
LUTZ (FBW)—If you trace my family heritage back you'll discover on my mom's side there has been a minister of the Gospel since the early 1800s. To ask if I love Southern Baptists would be an insult to my lineage. I do love our denomination, and I am fully aware of our faults, foibles, and failures. The truth is—if you biblically trace all of our families back far enough you'll find all of us come from a drunken sailor and a crooked farmer. We are indeed a great denomination, but still very much in need of God's hand, His Spirit, and His wisdom. We surely need Him far more than He needs us.
The Seminole Indian Tribe and related businesses made $720,000 in political contributions in 2008—more than their giving in the previous 10 years combined and three times as much as that given in the 2006 election cycle.
Is it merely coincidental the previously gambling-expansion-skeptical Florida House of Representatives saw things differently during the 2009 legislative session and approved a gambling compact with the Seminoles resulting in the largest expansion of gambling in the history of the state?
LAKELAND (FBCH)—Last week I sat startled as I watched a preview for the new movie “Orphan.” This horror movie is a fictional account of a couple who lost their unborn child and then decided to adopt a nine-year-old girl named Esther.
As someone interested in remaining faithful to learning and living the ways of Jesus alongside fellow Southern Baptists, I want to make two suggestions to the current leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention. I am sharing this at an important time as those leaders look to reorganize and reprioritize. I really have no idea whether anyone in leadership will ever see this post. Nonetheless, I felt compelled to write it. If these suggestions are worth considering, I pray they will be helpful. If not, they probably won’t be read anyway.
Dave Says is a column featuring the financial advice of nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, the Dave Says column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual calls on Ramsey's radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show.
In 1998, Congress created the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Its mandate was to “monitor the status offreedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad.”
ORLANDO (BP)—“People are going to die tonight."
ORLANDO (FBW)—It was an impactful experience for First Baptist Church Orlando Senior Pastor David Uth.
PACE (FBW)—The Christian Educators Association International (CEAI), represented by Orlando-based Liberty Counsel, has filed a motion to intervene in a religious liberty case brought by the ACLU against the Santa Rosa County School District. The case stems from allegations made by two Pace High School students that the district and specific school employees were promoting prayer and religion in school.