July 31, 2008 Print Edition

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Children’s Homes kids encounter ‘Camp of Champions’

LAKELAND (FBCH)—Residents and staff of the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes traveled to the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Leesburg June 17-20 for the fifth annual Camp of Champions. About 150 children from the FBCH’s residential and emergency shelter programs participated in the camp.

BCF expands programs

GRACEVILLE (BCF)—The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has approved Baptist College of Florida’s request to offer several new programs. The Graceville institution also received a letter July 11 reaffirming its accreditation by the same organization, with no additional reporting required.

Simple plant battles malaria, gives hope in rural Africa

HORN OF AFRICA (BP)—Every 30 seconds, a child in Africa dies of malaria.

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For months, Barack Obama’s pastor lit up the radio and television airwaves with his comments on conspiracy theories about American “state-sponsored terrorism,” his call on God to damn America, his belief that the September 11 terrorist attacks were simply America’s “chickens coming home to roost.”

Point of View

Some might confuse “Cat and Dog Theology” as some kind of strange veterinarian medicine or religion for animals. No, we’re not veterinarians and neither are we pet spiritualists!

Point of View

In Michigan, a homosexual man is suing two Christian publishers—Zondervan and Tyndale House—for $70 million dollars. Bradley Fowler claims they violated his constitutional rights and caused him “emotional distress” by publishing versions of the Bible that call homosexuality a sin. In my view, Fowler is suing the wrong party, but perhaps he realizes he is likely to have difficulty hauling the real author into court.

Writer shares advice and faith through ‘Heart Matters’ column in county & regional newspapers

CROSS CITY (FBC)—A Dixie County woman has been given a community-wide platform to advocate God’s plan for marriage and family, promote relational skills and share the Gospel through a weekly column in the county newspaper.

Florida woman’s Bible travels, ministers along the way

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS (FBW)–The promise in Isaiah 55:11 that God’s Word “will not return to me empty,” is evident to Jane Peacock, a member of Baldwin Avenue Baptist Church in DeFuniak Springs.

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