May 24, 2007 Print Edition

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Jerry Falwell dead at 73

LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP)—Jerry Falwell, a founder of the modern Christian conservative movement who started one of America's largest churches and launched one of its largest Christian universities, died May 15. He was 73.

Florida Baptists respond to Falwell's sudden death

LYNCHBURG, Va. (FBW)—Florida Baptist pastors and leaders responded May 15 to the unexpected death of Jerry Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and founder of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Vines to Liberty grads: 'Come before winter'

LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP)—Jerry Vines, introduced as Jerry Falwell's closest friend in the ministry, exhorted graduates of Liberty University to "Come before winter," to recognize life's brevity, seize life's opportunity and deal with life's necessity.

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Law enforcement chaplains share hurt

GLORIETA, N.M., (LCR)—Police officers have lives and needs that people outside the law enforcement life can't understand. So says a chaplain who ministers within the law enforcement community.

Financial tips for cops relieve stress

GLORIETA, N.M., (LCR)—Most people don't work three or four jobs, but it's not unusual for a police officer.

Chaplains' duties

GLORIETA, N.M., (LCR)—According to the International Conference of Police Chaplains Website, a law enforcement chaplain may be called upon to:

Welch to wounded soldiers: 'May I pray with you?'

SAN ANTONIO (BP)—Flown by medi-vac aircraft from Southeast Asia, the severely wounded soldier stared up from his cot at the Texas blue sky as medics hustled him into Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Southern Baptist set to be soldiers' top chaplain

WASHINGTON (BP)—For the first time since 1954, a Southern Baptist has been nominated to lead the U.S. Army's chaplains. The Army's public affairs office announced May 10 that Chaplain Brigadier General Douglas Carver has been appointed to the grade of Major General for assignment as Chief of Chaplains.

Editorial: My charge to Lauren upon her graduation

EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 20, friends and family gathered to celebrate my daughter's high school graduation. We are grateful to those who attended, a significant number of whom are members of our wonderful church family—GracePointe Baptist Church, a year and one-half old church plant in St. Augustine. My comments to Lauren are reprinted here to honor her at this key time in her life.

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