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Experts suggest why some Christians like church shopping

Experts suggest why some Christians like church shopping

Several studies show that sometime in their life, at least 40 percent of religiously oriented people will switch church denominations or faith traditions.

WorldCrafts adds artisan groups and products

WorldCrafts adds artisan groups and products

WorldCrafts, the fair-trade initiative of Woman’s Missionary Union, has added to its worldwide network of partners artisan groups from Rwanda and South Bronx to offer more than 150 products this year.

Texas Baptist Women in Ministry group organized

Texas Baptist Women in Ministry group organized

With the formation of Texas Baptist Women in Ministry, Texas joins nine other states in creating an organization to encourage women who serve in Baptist churches and advocate for expanded ministry opportunities for women.

WMU grants help Liberian schools to re-open

As Ebola crisis subsides, WMU grants will help Liberian schools re-open

Grants totaling $44,000 from national Woman’s Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation will help re-open Liberian schools closed since the Ebola crisis.

Southern Baptist leaders urge Obama to defend ‘the least of these’ against ISIS

SBC leaders urge Obama to defend ‘the least of these’ against ISIS

Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and former SBC leaders called on President Obama to defend “the least of these” against the Islamic State, the militant Islamist group that’s also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Around the State: HPU art exhibit

Around the State: HPU art exhibit

Howard Payne University is hosting “Above and Below I-10: Cross Country 2015,” a national art exhibition that will run through March 27.

Baptist Briefs: Fired Atlanta fire chief sues city

Baptist Briefs: Fired Atlanta fire chief sues city

Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran filed a federal lawsuit against the city claiming he was fired because of his religious beliefs.

Islam’s Sunni/Shiite divide explained

Islam’s Sunni/Shiite divide explained

Sunni and Shiite Muslims, two main sects of Islam, have been in conflict for more than a millennium. Here’s a primer on that ancient division.

Christian media reaches the faithful, not the masses

Christian media reaches the faithful, not the masses

Christian media has a huge base among the faithful, but many Americans ignore it, according to a LifeWay Research study.

Water ministry provides showers of blessings globally, TBM board learns

Water ministry provides showers of blessings globally, TBM board learns

Providing sources of pure drinking water represents a rapidly growing avenue for ministry in developing countries, the Texas Baptist Men executive board learned at their Feb. 20-21 meeting.

Concern for children, not animus toward gays, prompts activism, religious groups insist

Concern for children, not ill will, prompts activism, religious groups insist

Faith groups, including the moral concerns arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, say they bear no ill-will toward homosexual couples but do not want them to be allowed to marry.

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