September 13, 2007 Print Edition

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Prayers flip-flop throughout Florida

COCOA (FBC)—They pray in homes and churches. They pray in the morning and the middle of the night. They pray for families, for congregations, and for Florida.

Southwestern graduate, evangelist critiques ‘health & wealth gospel’

VICKSBURG, Miss. (BP)—When Justin Peters was born in Vicksburg, Miss., in 1973, the doctors knew right away that something was wrong. They decided not to tell Peters’ parents, who proudly took their first-born son home. It wasn’t long before they, too, noticed something was different about their baby boy. At the age of one, Peters was formally diagnosed as having cerebral palsy.

Point of View

The death of Dr. D. James Kennedy is yet another reminder of what the hymn writer Isaac Watts saw when he wrote that “time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all its sons away.” Dr. Kennedy died Sept. 5 at his home in Ft. Lauderdale. He had been out of the public eye since suffering a significant cardiac arrest in January.

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While driving through the rolling hills of Texas, I spotted a distant billboard. From a distance all I could make out were the words “Constant Christian.” As I drove closer, I realized that the billboard was advertising the round-the-clock Christian programming of a local Christian radio station.

Point of View

Beheadings, forced apostasy, burning alive, churches demolished — these are not just incidents reported from the pages of early Church history. This is the shocking fate of Christians and non-Muslim minorities in Iraq today.

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NOBTS announces 2007 summer graduates from Florida

NEW ORLEANS (FBW)—New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and its undergraduate school, Leavell College, announce the July 27 graduation of students with Florida ties.

PBAU to honor trustee with medal

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)—Palm Beach Atlantic University will present its American Free Enterprise Medal to Karl H. Watson, former president and chief operating officer for Rinker Materials Corporation, one of the world's top 10 international construction materials companies supplying aggregate, cement, concrete, concrete block, asphalt, concrete pipe and other construction materials to more than 34,000 customers.

Florida mission volunteers ride out Hurricane Felix with IMB missionaries in Nicaragua

PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua (TBC)—A team of Florida mission volunteers from Salem Missionary Baptist Church, and Southern Baptist missionaries Jim and Viola Palmer road out the brunt of Hurricane Felix Sept. 4 in Puerto Cabezas, a port city of about 25,000 in Nicaragua.

Orlando film festival to offer eight days of free movies

ORLANDO (FBW)—The Greater Orlando Christian Film Festival will offer residents of central Florida eight days of free movies, Oct. 18-25. The evangelism event is designed to attract both Christians and their unchurched neighbors and friends, according to the event web site.

Signs proclaiming Jesus central to holiday now available in two sizes

LAKELAND (FBW)—Looking forward to Christmas 2007, the “Jesus is the reason for the season” project is again offering signs that proclaim Jesus. Unlike the past two years, the signs are now available in two sizes — the original 18’x24’ and the new 12’x24’.

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