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Oct 27, 2014
Winford Hendrix will be the guest speaker and there will be a covered dish lunch after the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
Oct 23, 2014
One-time announcements are provided free by the Witness to Florida Baptist churches. Please email materials at least three weeks before the date of the event to floridafocus@goFBW.com. Information may also be mailed to Florida Baptist Witness, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Oct 9, 2014
One-time announcements are provided free by the Witness to Florida Baptist churches. Please email materials at least three weeks before the date of the event to floridafocus@goFBW.com. Information may also be mailed to Florida Baptist Witness, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Sep 25, 2014
One-time announcements are provided free by the Witness to Florida Baptist churches. Please email materials at least three weeks before the date of the event to floridafocus@goFBW.com. Information may also be mailed to Florida Baptist Witness, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Sep 13, 2014
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Recently, I was interviewed for a story in the Florida Baptist Witness (FBW) about generational differences, specifically among young church planters, concerning views on alcohol in the Southern Baptist Convention. [“Tallahassee pastor tolerant when it comes to alcohol,” July 31] While I was accurately quoted and fairly represented, I was surprised when the article was published to find the headline indicate that this was now a story about my personal view on alcohol. I applaud the FBW for being willing to cover the important cultural conversations of our day, but also feel it necessary to clarify my personal position on what is such a controversial issue in the Bible Belt among Southern Baptists.
Sep 13, 2014
Blog
[I want to] add something about the church that has approved using alcohol since I was away and have recently read my Witness. [“Tallahassee pastor tolerant when it comes to alcohol,” July 31] In my ministry since 1963, I’ve done considerable counseling and funerals, many connected with the lethal use of alcoholic products. I’ve concluded that those who must have a glass or two of wine or beer with their meals and for those who must cook with wine or beer (including trained chefs) are to some degree addicted, whether or not they admit it. ... I’ve been cooking delicious meals for years without using it. Those seen buying cooking wine in the stores (including a pastor I once had) set bad examples to vulnerable people while at the same time supporting an insidious industry. People also drink cooking wine. Many learn to drink in the military as I did. The day I was discharged I told myself that I didn’t learn it at home and I would not take it back home. I’ve been a teetotaler ever since.
Sep 11, 2014
One-time announcements are provided free by the Witness to Florida Baptist churches. Please e-mail materials at least three weeks before the date of the event to floridafocus@goFBW.com. Information may also be mailed to Florida Baptist Witness, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Sep 9, 2014
Blog
The reason I am writing this letter is to express my grief over the article included in the FBW on July 31 [on] Pastor Dean Inserra of City Church’s position on alcohol, [“Tallahassee pastor tolerant when it comes to alcohol”]. We can all praise God for what He is doing in and through City Church. However, the article leaves the reader under the impression that if a church is not embracing the consumption of alcohol, and if the Southern Baptist Convention is not promoting those who embrace the consumption of alcohol, then they are a part of a narrow-minded group of people who are no longer culturally relevant.
Aug 28, 2014
One-time announcements are provided free by the Witness to Florida Baptist churches. Please e-mail materials at least three weeks before the date of the event to floridafocus@goFBW.com. Information may also be mailed to Florida Baptist Witness, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Aug 27, 2014
Blog
As a chaplain at the Miami Rescue Mission I am exposed to more brokenness, pain and heartache than most people are exposed to in an entire lifetime. The stories I hear from countless numbers of homeless men and women at our centers on a daily basis can be terrifying. Everything from domestic abuse, prostitution, drug addiction, mental illness and more mark the stories of those who sit in my office to receive pastoral counsel from God’s Word.
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