April 26, 2007 Print Edition

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Church is reaching hearts in Florida's heartland

WINTER HAVEN (FBC)—Winter Haven, a community of nearly 30,000 people located south of Tampa and Orlando, is known for its gentle rolling hills and 45 fresh-water lakes contained within the city limits.

Retired admiral to speak at PBAU commencement

WEST PALM BEACH (PBAU)—Admiral Vernon Clark, former U.S. chief of Naval Operations, will be the featured speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University's Spring Commencement at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5. The event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center is open to graduates and guests who hold tickets.

Southwestern trustees clarify their responsibilities

FORT WORTH (SBT)—The cordial spirit at the spring meeting of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees contrasted sharply from the tension surrounding their session last fall, with indications that trustee officers and a Texas pastor are working to restore a relationship strained by disagreement.

Seminary responds to former prof's lawsuit

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)—Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by a professor who has alleged that her dismissal from a tenure-track position last year was because she is a woman.

Steeple signifies New Orleans Seminary's restoration

NEW ORLEANS (BP)—The steeple that served as a beacon of hope in the city of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina once again graces the top of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell Chapel.

Former SBTS student killed in Afghanistan

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Sgt. Yoon Jang-ho, a former student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, became the first South Korean soldier since the Vietnam War to die in a foreign conflict when he was killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb Feb. 27.

SBTS' 'contrarian' thrust underscored

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has reached an all-time high in enrollment and is continuing to draw scores of men desiring to prepare for ministry in the local church, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. told trustees at the annual spring meeting April 17.

President Bush speaks at VT during day of mourning

BLACKSBURG, Va. (BP/FBW)—Students, faculty and their families gathered on the campus of Virginia Tech University to mourn the day after a gunman killed 32 students

Relief team 'wanted to be available' for VT victims

BLACKSBURG, Va. (BP)—Less than 200 yards from the key scene in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history sits a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief trailer. Volunteers from various Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia churches were mobilized as the tragic news began to unfold from Virginia Tech; they arrived at the campus the morning of April 17.

Virginia Tech campus minister, Florida pastor asks for prayer

BLACKSBURG, Va. (BP/FBW)—Three days after the shootings at Virginia Tech, a leader at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry on campus issued a call for continued prayer for those affected by the tragedy.

Stetzer new LifeWay Research director, missiologist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Three Southern Baptist entities—LifeWay Christian Resources, the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board—have forged a collaborative research effort in which LifeWay Research will conduct special research projects on behalf of the two mission boards.

Court rejects ACLU over Boy Scout policy

WASHINGTON (BP)—A federal appeals court has rejected an ACLU-backed lawsuit claiming the government's support of an event sponsored every four years by the Boy Scouts of America violates the separation of church and state.

ERLC's Richard Land talks to WORLD about new book

Richard Land's The Divided States of America? (Thomas Nelson, 2007) has as its subtitle, "What Liberals AND Conservatives are missing in the God-and-country shouting match!" It's a thoughtful and useful book that criticizes both sets of shouters-and Land himself is bilingual, able to speak both Christianese and academese. He has been president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, yet with his bachelors' degree from Princeton and doctorate from Oxford, he sneaks up on those who believe snooty stereotypes.

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