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Texas pastor seeks higher standard for reporting sexual abuse in SBC

A Southern Baptist pastor/blogger in North Texas has submitted a resolution for consideration at the upcoming meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention calling on leaders to get tough on churches that tolerate or conceal sexual abuse. BNG

       
Most Americans pray for healing, Baylor study reveals

Most Americans pray for healing, Baylor study reveals

Nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point in their lives, praying for others even more than for themselves, according to a study by a Baylor University epidemiologist.

       
Bobby Hall recommended as next Wayland president

Bobby Hall recommended as next Wayland president

The search committee at Wayland Baptist University will recommend Bobby Hall, a longtime administrator at the university, as the university’s 13th president.

       
Religious leaders urge political parties to reject Islamophobia

Religious leaders urge political parties to reject Islamophobia

Christian, Jewish and Islamic leaders joined to urge the Democratic and Republican national committees to protect religious minorities on the campaign trail.

       
Veteran educators train teachers in Dominican Republic

Veteran educators train teachers in Dominican Republic

A retired teacher from First Baptist Church in Kenedy provided 10 days of teacher training at three schools in the Dominican Republic, serving with South Texas Children’s Home Ministries’ international program.

       
Baylor University names diversity adviser and task force

Baylor University names diversity adviser and task force

Baylor University named Elizabeth Palacios, dean for student development, as special assistant to the president on diversity and created a regents task force on diversity.

       
Endorsement video creates SBC presidential flap

Endorsement video creates SBC election flap

A YouTube video promoting J.D. Greear for president of the Southern Baptist Convention has raised concern about the apparent endorsement of Greear’s election by three SBC entity presidents.

       
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Fairness builds base for witness in business

A "theology of negotiation" treats people fairly, upholds Christian principles—and still is good business, veteran hotel developer/owner Jack vanHartesvelt insists.

       
Christians see predatory lending as sinful

Christians see predatory lending as sinful

Self-identified Christians in 30 states—from Alabama to Wyoming—say it’s a sin to lend money to someone who can’t afford to pay it back.

       
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Faith coalition cites survey condemning payday lending

Faith for Just Living, a diverse coalition of religious groups, released a report titled “The Collateral Consequences of Payday Loan Debt,” which reports the experiences of churches and borrowers in dealing with payday and car-title loans.

       
American church must reject cultural accommodation, Roger Olson asserts

Reject accommodation, Olson urges churches

The church should give the world a glimpse of the kingdom of God, but cultural accommodation and nationalism prevent American congregations from fulfilling their calling, theologian Roger Olson said.

       
 
 

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