Standing at the pulpit of a Los Angeles Baptist church in 1972, Aretha Franklin—known more for hits like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools”—started singing her own rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Most Protestant churchgoers say they are eager to talk to others about Jesus and pray for opportunities to share their faith. But most say they have not had any evangelistic conversations in the past six months.
By Aaron Earls / LifeWay
Baylor University announced a $15 million lead gift from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kan., to help renovate and restore the Tidwell Bible Building.
By Lori Fogleman / Baylor University
The Baptist Standard received eight awards from the Associated Church Press, including a best of class recognition for social media presence and four awards of excellence in reporting and writing.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
Woman’s Missionary Union will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Acteens—the missions education group for girls in grades 7–12—with a reunion of former Acteens in Birmingham, Ala., June 7.
By Drew Elizabeth Rushing
Denton Lotz, who served nearly two decades as general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, died April 23 in Forestdale, Mass. He was 80.
Justin Pollock reviews “Cultural Apologetics” by Paul M. Gould.
By Justin Pollock
Baylor University recognized Gaynor Yancey as the 2019 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year. “Preach the Word!” is the theme of the 30th annual National Conference on Preaching, scheduled May 21-23 at The Church Without Walls (Brookhollow Baptist Church) in Houston.
The Explore the Bible lesson for May 12 focuses on Mark 13:24-37.
By Jeremy Greer
Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers enabled a small school district to provide meals for students, removed fallen trees from homes, provided clean water and shared the love of Christ in communities hit by mid-April tornadoes.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Baptist leaders joined other Christians around the world in calling for prayer following coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at three churches and several hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people.
A keynote speaker at Congreso 2019 assured more than 3,000 Hispanic students they gathered on the Baylor University campus by divine invitation, not by accident.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter