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JACKSONVILLE (FBC) - Nancy H. Sullivan, spouse of Florida Baptist Convention Executive Director-Treasurer John Sullivan, underwent emergency cardiac surgery on Sunday, Sept. 18, in Shreveport, La.
SHREVEPORT, LA (FBC) -- The attending cardiologist who has monitored Nancy Sullivan since inserting a cardiac arterial stent on Sunday morning, Sept. 18, has determined that a second artery has ninety percent blockage. As a result a second surgery is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, at approximately 8:30 a.m. (Central time), and a cardiac arterial stent will be installed.
In the midst of a sluggish economy that may be slipping back into recession—although many Floridians would say it feels like the Great Recession never ended—gambling interests from Malaysia, Las Vegas and closer to home are investing huge sums of money in real estate and lobbying armies to convince policymakers in Tallahassee more gambling is the answer.
For legislative leaders and the governor—who would profess to be conservative and pro-family—yet more gambling in the Sunshine State shouldn’t be a matter of serious consideration. But, as we saw from the last legislative session in which gambling expansion was only narrowly averted in the very last hours before adjournment, anti-gambling citizens should not assume this latest gambling expansion will be unwelcomed in Tallahassee.
The Maguire State Mission Offering is worthy of our support. We should be compelled by Christ’s compassion to give. Giving is a matter of grace. Jesus is the ultimate example of grace, compassion and giving.
Let me share some facts and insights about the offering:
In a debate, you are judged in two main areas: substance and style. In the debate about so-called gay “marriage,” we believers are winning on the substance. But we’re not doing very well on style.
Study after study has shown that gay “marriage” undermines the institution of marriage. In those societies where homosexual “marriage” has been tried, traditional marriage is increasingly discarded. Furthermore, the research is nearly unanimous that children do best when they grow up with a mother and a father—which gay “marriage,” by definition, denies them.
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.
A few years ago, I experienced an “aha” movement—one of the moments when the light of understanding came. As my family and I toured Washington, D.C., we visited two museums. The Museum of Art contained great masterpieces from artists that believed in objective beauty. The Museum of Modern Art contained works by artist that emphasized subjectivity. In such an understanding the viewer of the piece of art, rather than the artist, determines the meaning of the art. The meaning I gave to a piece of art is not the same meaning someone else gave to a piece of art. A thousand interpretations of the artwork could exist and all the interpretations are correct. I confess that I literally asked the question about some of the “art” work, “What is this?”
If the human race is going to gain any knowledge about who God is and what He wants us to do, it must come from God Himself. Left to themselves, people produce concepts of God based on themselves. Their gods are images of themselves, written large. The gods and goddesses of the Greeks lived on Mt. Olympus, being nothing more than gigantic representations of human weaknesses. Other religions, such as Buddhism, deal with attempts to control human impulses, such as desire. The New Testament sets forth an intensified picture of God and His purposes, fulfilled in the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Consider the time-worn adage, “You cannot forgive someone unless he or she repents.” There is a half-truth expressed. If people have wronged us, they cannot be helped unless they confess their error. On the other hand, offended people cannot move on with their lives unless they can forgive the offenders to live in freedom. Otherwise, the image of the offender becomes embedded in one’s consciousness, a seething reminder of the objectionable act. But what about the state of the offender? That’s the focus of our study. After all, we are the ones who have offended God. He is the One who offers forgiveness.
WASHINGTON (BP)—An Illinois appeals court has ruled a Planned Parenthood clinic was not obligated to tell a woman who later regretted her abortion that the procedure would take the life of a human being.
The woman, identified in the case as Mary Doe, had an abortion in 2004 at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. She later filed suit against the clinic, alleging wrongful death of her unborn child, intentional infliction of emotional distress and malpractice, according to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.