Latest Articles by JAMES A. SMITH SR.
May 8, 2013
Sometimes, fiction is all too close to fact.
Prompted by the motion picture release late last year, I recently began reading Les Misérables, Victor Hugo’s inestimable historical novel about the tumultuous early decades of 19th century France. Hugo’s complex, lengthy story has many plots and subplots centered on the themes of law and grace, personified by the characters policeman Javert and convict Jean Valjean.
May 8, 2013
TALLAHASSE (FBW)—From the perspective of a longtime pro-family leader in Tallahassee, the 2013 legislative session was a mixed result—“signs of hope amidst disappointment.”
Apr 24, 2013
OVIEDO (FBW)—“There’s nothing wrong with America that a good, old-fashioned revival wouldn’t fix,” Southern Baptist leader Richard Land told “The Awakening” conference April 19 at First Baptist Church in Oviedo.
As part of the two-day conference, Liberty Counsel and Freedom Federation honored Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, with a “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Apr 19, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (FBW) – As the Florida Legislature approaches the last two weeks of its annual session, three pro-life bills approved by the House face uncertainty in the Senate.
Apr 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (FBW) – On largely party-line votes, the Florida House of Representatives passed today two bills backed by pro-life members after contentious debates that drew a gentle rebuke by Speaker Will Weatherford.
Apr 17, 2013
TALLAHASSE (FBW) – A bill that requires medical attention for babies that are born alive after an abortion unanimously passed the Florida House of Representatives today.
Apr 16, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (FBW)—The postal address of Connections Fellowship places the congregation in Tallahassee, but the poor community it serves might as well as be light years from the state capital.
In order to reach impoverished people—more than 90 percent of school age children in the western section of Leon County qualify for government-subsidized meals—Pastor Michael Murray has moved into the community to start the church, which began in January.
Apr 12, 2013
Let’s be honest – sometimes Christians are just plain mean.
Apr 9, 2013
TALLAHASSE (FBW) – A bill that requires medical attention for babies that are born alive after an abortion passed a Senate committee unanimously on Tuesday.
Apr 5, 2013
TALLAHASSEE (FBW) – The Florida Legislature has passed the mid-way point of its annual 60-day session, acting on a number of moral concerns of interest to Florida Baptists.