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Senate adds voucher provision to public school finance bill

Senate adds voucher provision to public school finance bill

The Texas Senate attached an educational savings account provision to a public school finance bill, but the voucher-style program faces stiff opposition in the House.

       
Is the Old Testament dying?

Is the Old Testament really dying?

An Old Testament professor laments many contemporary Christians have lost biblical fluency and no longer can speak the language of more than half their sacred Scripture.

       
China, once officially atheist, now booming with religion

China, once officially atheist, now booming with religion

Ian Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist believes China is experiencing "one of the greatest religious revivals of our time."

       
CommonCall: Down on the farm

CommonCall: Down on the farm, outside the school

For more than 40 years, the World Hunger Relief farm on the outskirts of Waco has served as a training ground for agricultural missionaries and others involved in holistic ministries worldwide. The ministry also seeks to make a difference locally through school garden initiatives. 

       
Around the State: HPU recognizes servant leaders; Houston recognizes Buckner

Around the State: HPU recognizes servant leaders; Houston honors Buckner

Howard Payne University recognized students for servant leadership. Houston declared 'Buckner International Day.'

       
East Texas disaster moves from relief to recovery

East Texas disaster moves from relief to recovery

After working more than 4,000 volunteer hours, Texas Baptist Men completed immediate disaster relief ministry in tornado-stricken parts of East Texas and prepared to work alongside residents there in long-term recovery.

       
Baylor nursing, engineering students provide therapeutic swing

Baylor nursing, engineering students provide therapeutic swing

When students at Baylor University’s nursing school learned senior design engineering students at Baylor developed a therapeutic swing for a child with special needs, they recognized young guests at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas could benefit.

       
Baylor implements all 105 Pepper Hamilton recommendations

Baylor implements all 105 Pepper Hamilton recommendations

Baylor University’s board of regents announced the school has completed foundational implementation of the 105 recommendations made by the law firm that investigated its response to sexual assault reports.

       
House approves protection for religious child welfare agencies

House approves protection for religious child welfare agencies

The Texas House approved a bill that protects the right of religious child welfare agencies that serve as providers in the state’s child welfare system to exercise their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

       
Faith Voices

Laity, clergy urged to protect churches from partisan politics

Leaders of congregations—both laity and clergy alike—can endorse a letter providing broad support for the longstanding law that keeps politics out of America’s pulpits.

       
Around the State: First Baptist Allen students sweep Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament

Around the State: First Baptist Allen students sweep Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament

Students from First Baptist in Allen swept the state Bill Drill competition. East Texas Baptist University plans its Hilltop University conference for senior adults.

       
 
 
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