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Race and faith entangled in American story, professor insists

Race and faith entangled in American story, professor insists

American Christians risk embracing racial faith without even being aware of it, noted Willie James Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke University Divinity School.

Retiree’s HPU involvement spans six decades

Retiree’s HPU involvement spans six decades

Recent retiree Bobbie Jo Stewart spent 11 years as circulation and music library supervisor at Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library, but her involvement with the university spans six decades.

DBU trustees elect Gary Cook as chancellor

DBU trustees elect Gary Cook as chancellor

Dallas Baptist University’s board of trustees elected Gary Cook as chancellor and announced plans to appoint a search committee to seek a new president.

Gay rights and civil rights not comparable, theologian insists

Gay rights and civil rights not comparable, theologian insists

Popular culture equates gay rights to civil rights, but it’s an unfair comparison, theologian Jim Denison told participants at a seminar on the church and homosexuality sponsored by Denton Baptist Association.

Homosexuality offers opportunity for Christians to speak the truth in love

Homosexuality offers opportunity for Christians to speak the truth in love

Some Christians may feel their values are under attack in a culture that seems bent on achieving homosexual rights and legalizing same-sex marriage, but a Texas Baptist theologian and cultural analyst believes churches should instead look at opportunities for ministry.

Denison: Let the Bible determine Christian stance toward homosexual behavior

Denison: Bible sets Christian view of homosexuality

The Bible clearly speaks against homosexual behavior, but the prevailing culture doesn’t want to hear it, Jim Denison of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture told participants at a Denton Baptist Association seminar.

Texas Tidbits: Three Texas Acteens named to national panel

Texas Tidbits: Three Texas Acteens named to national panel

Three of the six young women named as 2015 National Acteens Panelists are from Texas Baptist churches.

Universal truths crucial for good decisions, Bush tells UMHB crowd

Universal truths crucial for good decisions, Bush tells UMHB crowd

Good decisions demand recognition of universal truths and adherence to unchanging principles, former President George W. Bush told a crowd at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Resist religious persecution, grandson of Armenian Genocide survivors pleads

Armenian Genocide a warning to resist religious persecution

The genocide of Armenian Christians almost exactly 100 years ago provides a graphic reminder of evil and a call to vigilance, since Christians across the Middle East still suffer persecution, an expert on the atrocity told Dallas Baptist University audiences.

Obituary: Ruth Kinkeade

Ruth Kinkeade, 96, widow of Henry Kinkeade, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Irving, died Jan. 31 in Irving.

Faith-based education offers society ‘ethical ammo,’ university presidents say

Presidents: Faith-based universities offer society ‘ethical ammo’

The presidents of Baylor University, the Catholic University of America in Washington and Yeshiva University in New York agreed at a meeting in Washington, D.C., that religious higher education is essential for the country’s health.

‘Substantial’ difference in proposed RFRA language

‘Substantial’ difference in proposed RFRA language

Baptists helped craft the Religious Freedom Restoration Act at the national level and secured its passage at the state level in Texas. But some Texas Baptists are leery of language in a proposed RFRA-based state constitutional amendment.

Baptist notes improved health among North Korean orphans

Baptist notes improved health among North Korean orphans

A Korean Texas Baptist will travel to North Korea next month to ensure the delivery of 60 tons of corn and 10 tons of wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and a hospital, and he expects to deliver an equally large shipment later in the year.

Religion can help collegiate victims of sexual victimization, Baylor study shows

Religion can help victimized college women trust again, study shows

College women who have been victimized sexually often have trouble trusting anyone after being assaulted, but religion can help them cope and overcome emotional damage, Baylor University research shows.

Ebola waning, but food crisis continues in West Africa

Ebola waning, but food crisis continues in West Africa

Although the spread of Ebola in West Africa has slowed, the food crisis caused by the epidemic continues, a Liberian Baptist leader told the director of Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program.

 
 
 
 
 
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