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BAGHDAD (BP)-Five Catholic churches in Iraq were targeted in car bomb attacks Sunday, Aug. 1; 11 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the first large-scale terrorist attacks against Iraqs Christian minority, an estimated 3 percent of the nations 24 million people.
MERRITT ISLAND (FBC)Hurricanes, fires, floods and terrorismeach of these potential disasters threaten the 500,000 residents living along the 72 ocean-front miles of Brevard County and the 4.1 million tourists that travel there each year.
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.
ORLANDO (BP)--Describing the United States as the most religiously diverse nation in the world on the only continent in which Christianity is not growing, Robert E. (Bob) Reccord said he remains optimistic that unprecedented advances in Southern Baptist baptisms, new church starts and missionary mobilization are possible by the end of this decade.
ORLANDO (BP)--Southern Baptists two mission boards are partnering with Baptist state conventions and local associations to help transform churches into worldwide mission centers.
ALPHARETTA, Ga.Two missionary couples have been appointed to serve in Florida by the North American Mission Board.
TYLER, Texas (BP)The hardships of missionary service can be discouraging, but worshiping God in a spiritually dark place is a privilege beyond compare, Iraq shooting survivor Carrie McDonall told 58 new missionaries July 12 in Tyler, Texas.
Wiley Richards is a retired professor of theology and philosophy at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville.
Steve Smartt is pastor of Moultrie Baptist Church in St. Augustine.
WEST PALM BEACHPalm Beach Atlantic University will offer coursework for its bachelors degree completion program online this fall, with the entire degree program to follow in the spring. It would be the Universitys first complete online degree program.
WACO, Texas (BP)Despite reports that Baylor University President Robert Sloan would be fired, the universitys board of regents unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to Sloans ambitious Vision 2012 10-year plan during a July 23 meeting in Waco, Texas.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees apparently will weigh alternatives to sole membership during their October meeting, according to comments by the trustee chairman reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper.
NEW ORLEANS (BP)—The Dead Sea Scrolls are coming to the Southeast.