Specialized Texas Baptist teams enter Haiti to offer relief

Texas Baptists helped a medical team from Baylor Hospital go serve in Haiti and have other small, specialized disaster response groups lined up to do likewise, including a Texas Baptist Men assessment team.

Volunters help Galveston clean up hurricane damage

A team of Virginia college students used their winter break to make a couple of Galveston homes damaged by Hurricane Ike a bit more livable.

Christians ask: ‘What if we had just one month to live?’

If Christians knew when they only had one month to live, what passion to make a difference would be engendered? That is the question 30 Hopkins County congregations are asking themselves during their One Month to Live campaign.Video Included

Wrestling with tough issues of faith and science

Three Baylor University professors tried to share more light than heat for participants at a seminar on “Science and Faith: Breaking Down the Wall,” at First Baptist Church in Austin. (Pew Forum Photo)

Baylor University, Baylor College of Medicine consider closer ties

More than 40 years after Baylor University in Waco and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston separated, the two institutions have begun talks regarding a strengthened relationship—but not without sparking controversy.

Albert Reyes elected sixth Buckner president

Albert ReyesAlbert Reyes was elected as the sixth president in the 131-year history of Buckner International Jan. 22, succeeding Ken Hall, who remains with Buckner as chief executive officer. video included


Texas Baptists seek ways to meet needs in Haiti

In the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Texas Baptists are mobilizing for service and seeking to multiply efforts when the country’s infrastructure is rebuilt to the point that widespread relief efforts can take place.

In face of uncertainty, Temple church members cling to faith

In the days following the Jan. 19 fire that destroyed the facility of First Baptist Church in Temple, many things are still uncertain. But members insist some things are rock-solid sure—God is in control, he loves his people and there is power in prayer.

Former Baptist preacher found guilty of murder

A jury in Waco found former Baptist minister Matt Baker guilty of murder after more than seven hours of deliberation Jan. 20.

Temple church’s historic sanctuary lost to early-morning fire

The 70-year-old sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Temple appears to be a total loss after a fire consumed it in the early-morning hours of Jan. 19.

Ways to Donate for Haiti Earthquake Relief

A number of Texas Baptist agencies and organizations offer avenues for giving to help victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti Jan. 12. Click on any of the links below to find a way to donate.

Around the State

The ninth annual Baylor University Sacred Harp Sing is slated for Feb. 6 in the Great Hall of Truett Theological Seminary. The singing will start at 9:30 a.m. After a lunch break, singing will begin again and conclude at 3 p.m. For more information, call (254) 710-2360.

Baptists respond to needs in Haiti after killer quake devastates capital

More than 3 million Haitians were left standing in rubble after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the capital city of Haiti Jan. 12. As thousands were left without clean water and proper food, Texas Baptists launched efforts to bring aid to the Haitians.

Coaches have potential to teach Christian understanding of life

Christian coaches are in a position to teach far more than Xs and Os, a Hardin-Simmons University professor believes. Bob Moore, professor of fitness and sports science, considers sports fallow ground for teaching Christian principles.

Missions and business work together in the Dominican Republic

Missions and business commingle in the Dominican Republic, where Buckner International will work alongside Wilshire Baptist Church and Esperanza International, a 14-year-old Christian microfinance organization, to make an impact on families through small-business start-up loans and community programs.
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