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OVERTURNED! Leaders Respond to the Historical Reversal of Roe v. Wade

Rob Pacienza, Lead Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Friday, June 24th, 2022, was certainly a watershed moment for our nation. The highest court in our land upheld the sanctity of human life and rightly defended the most vulnerable in our society, the unborn. After 49 years and the cruel slaughter of more than 63 million babies, the US Supreme Court has finally reversed its 1973 decision Roe v. Wade. By overruling Roe, the Supreme Court has finally acknowledged that the greatest civil authority in the United States is the Constitution. This is extraordinarily good news for all Americans, especially the […]

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4Cyclists4KIDS Cross the Finish Line

(Scroll down to leave a comment on this 4Cyclists4KIDS event.) Three years ago, Hunter Tully, both a foster and adoptive parent as well as Champion and business partner with 4KIDS, casted a vision of building a team of dedicated athletes to represent 4KIDS in the Race Across America (RAAM). Considered the world’s most grueling continual cycling race, RAAM was a unique opportunity for Tully and the 4Cyclists4KIDS team to leverage their talents to give back to a mission that matters most to them — creating brighter futures for kids in foster care. The team, comprised of four ultra-endurance cyclists and […]

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Homeschool Students Celebrate a Fun-Filled Season of Fitness

Saints of Florida Homeschool PE completes its 25th season, as Founder Coach Rick Andreassen and the awesome Saints staff present awards to over 500 homeschool students throughout the state of Florida. SAINTS is a fully accredited PE program for homeschool students where children pray together, play together, and lift up the name of the Lord through games, sports and activities. Homeschool students receive awards As 6-year-old Malachi Poles proudly receives his award at Abundant Living Ministries Church, all of the children are reminded Saints is the place “Where Jesus is Lord and every child is a Winner” Saints host weekly […]

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Speak Up For Kids Congratulates Celebrating YOUth Scholarship Awardees and Class of 2022

(Scroll down to leave a comment on Speak Up For Kids) Did you know only half of youth in foster care graduate from high school? Less than 3% graduate from college. “We help our youth defy graduation statistics by breaking the barriers of insufficient support, lack of appropriate guidance and unmet financial needs,” said Coleen LaCosta, Executive Director of Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County. “When they do cross the finish line, we are there to recognize them with Gifts for Grads and our Celebrating YOUth Scholarship.” The Growing Grads campaign exists to rally the community in celebration […]

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Before WWJD Must Come LLJL

(Scroll down to leave a comment on WWJD and LLJL) You’re probably familiar with the letters WWJD, typically seen on bracelets, as well as a variety of other Christian apparel items. They stand for “What Would Jesus Do?” It’s a great concept, which dates all the way back to a novel written by Charles Sheldon in 1896, titled In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? The book depicted a congregation that determined not to make any decision without first considering “What would Jesus do?”  WWJD and LLJL Now, as important as the letters WWJD are, I believe there are four […]

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The Merciful and The Mighty

Dr. Murray Bowen introduced the family system theory, suggesting that individuals can’t be understood in isolation from one another but rather as a part of their family. According to Bowen, a family is an emotional system in which each member has a role to play and rules to respect. Members of the system are expected to respond to each other in a certain way according to their position. Parental Roles, Merciful and Mighty Every family has a cast of characters with colorful personalities and stories. They matter; we see glimpses of ourselves in them, our talents, tendencies and some of […]

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The Final Exam

A few days ago, as I loitered at the gym in an impossible attempt to acquire muscles at this advanced stage of life, an adolescent girl of Asian descent interrupted my pretense to join me in conversation. She had learned that I had taught classes at a local university where she planned to attend and wanted “my take” on the institution. Always amenable to take a break from exercise, we proceeded to converse about the value of education and how it impacts the work ethic and performance of the individual upon graduation.   The chalkboard Jesus used parables to teach […]

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Compassionate Education

When I’m asked about the differences between the Elementary Education program at Trinity Florida and that of other local universities, my answer is always the same, “Nothing, but everything.” On the surface, they seem identical. We all have a state-approved teacher training program; we teach the same basic course work; our professors are all highly qualified, and we issue the same degree – a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. However, the difference is not in what we teach but how we teach. When filtering education through the work of Christ, we emphasize a parallel between Jesus’ ministry of compassion and […]

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TIU-Florida Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Trinity Florida‘s 2022 Commencement on Saturday, May 7, represented the 125th Commencement in the history of Trinity International University. The featured speaker this year, TIU Provost Dr. H. Wayne Johnson, gave this charge to the BA and MA graduands, “Be a people at peace with God who demonstrate his peace; be a people in whom the Word of Christ dwells richly, and be a people who get up every day and say, ‘What I do today, no matter what it is, I’ll do it for Jesus.’” Celebrating Graduates for 125 years! Valedictorians Peggy Glasior, graduating with an MA in Mental […]

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Church United Discusses Digital Transformation in the Church

Last month Church United hosted a special gathering with Mart Green, of Hobby Lobby, and technologist Ben Elmore, of Intevity, to discuss the changing landscape of missional engagement and the unprecedented evangelistic opportunity that stands before the churches of our region. Mart Green reminded the pastors and ministry leaders in attendance that the opportunity in front of the Church requires a united, collective impact and held up Church United as a national model and example of collaborative impact for gospel advancement. Ben Elmore gave practical insight into how technology is impacting our missional front door. and that while churches have […]

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