Volunteers repair Hope House Houston while the ministry repairs lives

Hope House Houston is transforming 13 dilapidated homes to help people recovering from addictions get back on their feet.

Volunteers share gospel with fans of life in the fast lane

Brightly colored cars whiz by at speeds nearing 200 mph in front of 200,000 cheering fans at the Texas Motor Speedway. And since the speedway opened in 1997, more than 100 volunteers with Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries have ministered to those race fans, sharing the love of Christ with them.

Cedar Hill church gives apartment residents Thanksgiving food

Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill gave an apartment complex a reason to be a little more thankful this Thanksgiving season.

Texas Hope 2010 effort must be based on prayer, bathed in prayer

Texas Hope 2010 is possible, but not without God’s people spending ample time on their knees, said Paul Powell, dean emeritus of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, during a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

Fort Worth church helps foster teens’ transition to adulthood

University Baptist Church in Fort Worth is providing 18- to 21-year-old young adults who have aged out of the foster-care system much-needed support as they begin life on their own.

Leaders seek to end Texas hunger by 2015

Federal, state and local leaders in the fight against hunger gathered for a hunger summit at Baylor University to begin a discussion they hope will spark actions to end food insecurity in Texas by 2015.

Baptist agency offers training for Moldova’s foster parents

Foster parents in Moldova recently received parenting training, thanks to Children’s Emergency Relief International, the overseas division of Baptist Child & Family Services.

Wayland student perseveres after accident to pursue degree

After a devastating car crash followed by years of relearning all the basic functions of self-sufficiency, Beau Bishop is a senior at Wayland Baptist University and on track for a degree.

Chaplains lead service for parents whose children died in infancy

Each fall, chaplains in Baylor’s pastoral care and counseling department lead a memorial service for the benefit of parents whose children died in infancy.

Holidays hurt, but grieving Christians can find solace in God

Loss of a loved one through death creates trauma, but emotions surrounding that loss can be particularly close to the surface during the holidays.


Goal set at Baylor summit: End food insecurity in Texas by 2015

Federal, state and local leaders in the fight against hunger gathered for a hunger summit at Baylor University to begin a discussion they hope will spark actions to end food insecurity in Texas by 2015.

WWI changed Truett’s views on war, peace and government

TruettGeorge W. Truett’s experience preaching to troops in Europe during World War I not only shaped his views about militarism, but also contributed to his growing conviction that only Christ’s church—not any government—offered hope for lasting peace, church historian Kelly Pigott said.


Faculty Senate has ‘deep concern’ about Baylor-alumni group conflict

Baylor University’s Faculty Senate has weighed in on the turbulent relationship between the Baylor Alumni Association and the university’s administration and board of regents.

Around the State

Mission Centers of Houston, which for more than 40 years has sought to help people in poverty, will hold a fundraiser Dec. 10 at the Met Church at 7 p.m.

Christians need to share the full spectrum of salvation, pastor says

Baptists long have demonstrated expertise at telling the story of salvation. “It’s what we do,” said Duane Brooks, pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston. But Baptists often share an incomplete story.
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