René Maciel, president of Baptist University of the Américas, will be nominated for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board will offer incentives for voluntary early retirement in an attempt to cut between 600 and 800 jobs from the agency’s missionary force and staff.
Baylor University will hire “outside counsel to investigate thoroughly” sexual violence on the Waco campus and create a staff position to provide “oversight of all student-athlete behavior,” Baylor President Ken Starr announced Aug. 28.
If Americans chiseled a Mount Rushmore to honor their greatest ex-presidents, surely Jimmy Carter’s face would dominate the panorama.
Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado is reviewed.
No matter the topic, only the shrillest, most extreme voices seem to be heard. How can we find common ground for reasonable, reconciling conversations, especially in our congregations?
Student Missions Blog: Recently, I went to the red light district of the area where I am living. We worked with the children of the prostitutes there and helped them with school work. The problem is so much bigger than I am. But I had to remember it is not bigger than my Father.
All of Texas seems to be aflutter about the Baylor University football player convicted of raping a female student in Waco. Which means this ought to be a really good time for Christians of goodwill to engage in a thoughtful conversation about what really matters at a faith-based university.
Do we go too easy on each other in Sunday school? This question played in my mind as I read a fascinating article in The Atlantic Monthly, “The Coddling of the American Mind.”
Most Americans believe they are seeing an epidemic in the United States of people taking their own lives. But most don’t view suicide as a selfish choice, and they don’t believe it sends people to hell, LifeWay Research finds.
Student Missions Blog: Six months ago, I sang the song “Oceans” at Go Now Discovery Weekend, begging God to take me out of my comfort zone. As a summer worker at the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries in Pettus, I discovered my own ocean in a town of 1,700 people.
Parachute missions. Poverty tourism. Vacationary. Critics use these descriptors to characterize an approach to missions they believe encourages unhealthy dependency and paternalism.
Gracewood, a Children at Heart Ministries residential program for single mothers and children, will sell its southwest Houston campus that flooded Memorial Day weekend.