Study: Religious people more generous, helpful–but only with two conditions

Religious people are more helpful and generous than others—but only on two conditions, according to a new study published in the prestigious journal Science.

State Department blasts China for religious freedom violations

n its annual report on international religious freedom, the U.S. State Department admonished several Asian nations, including China, for severely repressing religion.

Wayland senior shares language, God’s love in Thailand

Ryan Bleyenberg's had a call to missions confirmed during a mission trip to Thailand, where he served as an English instructor.


Chaplain offers troops some comforts of home

Book and video library enables chaplain greater access to troops in Afghanistan.

English-speaking international churches seen as 'lighthouses' for all nations

English-language churches planted in non-English-speaking countries have the potential to become “spiritual lighthouses for all the nations.”

Missions in a dangerous world

Most missionaries, both career and short-term volunteers, must deal with ethical dilemmas as they strive to share God’s love.

International worker advises: Avoid deception, but don't show your hand

While deception is not appropriate for mission workers, volunteering information also is not required.

Should missionaries always tell the whole truth?

Christian workers who serve in countries closed to traditional missions outreach should tell the truth—but that doesn’t necessarily mean full disclosure, some Christian ethicists and missiologists insist.

Bethany Ministries meets medical needs in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is in turmoil, and the people who live there face daily uncertainty. Sherrie Bumstead feels called to minister there, and Texans are hearing God’s call to help her answer the cries of Zimbabwe.

Family from Houston ministers to children in Peru

Christopher and Jessie Rose and their son, Joshua, moved from Texas to Peru in February to serve at Operación San Andrés with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

FAITH DIGEST: Digital conservation of Dead Sea Scrolls started

Sixty years after their discovery, Israeli authorities have begun the process of conserving the Dead Sea Scrolls through digital technology.

Memory boxes preserve family histories of AIDS orphans

Children’s Emergency Relief International hopes to heal the memories of many South African children over the next three years through its Sinomlando/Memory Box Project partnership, based in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Texas volunteers serve 2,000 refugees in Gori

Families displaced by fighting in the Black Sea Republic of Georgia are expressing profound gratitude for a feeding ministry Texas Baptist relief workers are conducting in Gori.

Christians attacked in eastern India

Christians are under attack in the state of Orissa in eastern India, where more than 600 churches have been demolished, 4,000 Christians forced to flee from their villages, and at least 25 killed as a result of violent persecution, Baptist World Alliance officials reported.

Americans act as Georgian Baptists call for aid, end to conflict

Baptists in the United States and elsewhere in the world are responding with aid and prayers for their counterparts in the embattled former Soviet republic of Georgia.
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