Unleashing the Gift of Evangelism in 2020

What is central to Jesus’ mission for us has become secondary to many Christians. Evangelism. Evangelist. Evangelize. Who knew that a word with an etymology relating to good news could become such bad news in our world? We all know that evangelism has fallen on hard times. What is central to Jesus’ mission for us has become secondary to many Christians. Not only does this one word evoke strong emotion (on either side), but it has become increasingly polarizing among... Read More

Fewer manatees are dying in Florida

According to county manatee protection zone records, much of that area allows boats to travel up to 30 mph from June 1 through Sept. 30 and up to 25 mph for the rest of the year, with an “idle speed, no-wake channel” year-round just south and north of George Bush Boulevard. If the FWC adopts the city’s request, it would extend that requirement all the way south to Atlantic Avenue. ... Read More

Want to choose a presidential candidate in March? Register — or switch your party — by Feb. 18

“It’s very important to be aware,” Holness said. “That happened to me personally.” When she went to vote in a primary election for her father, a Broward County commissioner now serving as county mayor, she learned she was listed as a no party affiliation voter after a change when she renewed he driver’s license. ... Read More

Chris Bosh passed over as Hall of Fame finalist

Billy Cunningham, O’Neal, Bob McAdoo, Mourning, Gary Payton, Ray Allen and Heat President Pat Riley are the individuals with Heat ties that have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Wade, who’ll have his No. 3 jersey retired during on Feb. 22 during a three-day celebration weekend of Wade, is assuredly a guarantee to be inducted into the Hall of Fame when he’s first eligible in 2023. ... Read More

Revitalization, Part Three

Leadership in Church Revitalization In Parts One and Two, I talked about renewal movements that can help with revitalization and the importance of keeping an evangelistic focus. While these are true, here I articulate what cannot be ignored in church revitalization. Years ago, one of our research projects involved a study of churches that were successful in revitalization. Mike Dodson and I wrote a book called Comeback Churches to describe what we learned. As we wrote the book, I didn't... Read More

With national spotlight dimmed, Parkland students tackle the real struggle: mental health

Broward County public schools: Family Counseling Office 754-321-1590; MSD Wellness Center 754-322-2266; BCPS Mental Health Portal: bcps-mentalhealth.com; Broward County Public Schools Recovery Program: browardschools.com/recovery. Other resources: 2-1-1 Broward; National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255; Substance Abuse & Mental Health National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP; Eagle’s Haven: 954-618-0350; ... Read More