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Muslim American involvement in terrorism rose, but threat exaggerated

Muslim Americans involved in terrorism up, but threat exaggerated

The number of Muslim Americans involved in terrorism cases “rose dramatically” in 2015, but the overall threat they posed to public safety has been exaggerated, says the author of a new terrorism study.

       

Bill Shiell named president of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bill Shiell, former pastor of churches in San Angelo and McGregor, will become president of Northern Seminary in suburban Chicago. From BNG

       
Rabbi sees evangelicals and Orthodox Jews as allies

Rabbi sees evangelicals and Orthodox Jews as strategic allies

Evangelical Christians who may feel marginalized in an increasingly secular society should find kinship and common ground with Orthodox Jews, a rabbi told students and faculty at Baylor University.

       
Protestant pastors undecided about presidential pick

Protestant pastors undecided about presidential pick

“Undecided” is by far the most popular presidential choice of America’s Protestant pastors, according to a telephone survey of 1,000 senior pastors from LifeWay Research.

       
WMU Foundation seeks to 'Warm Our World'

WMU Foundation seeks to 'Warm Our World'

As part of its “#WarmOurWorld” campaign, the Woman's Missionary Union Foundation is asking individuals for a $25 donation to supply a blanket to a refugee family, and the group is encouraging people to donate blankets in their communities to help meet local needs.

       
A town assembly in Tuxpan de Bolanos—a community in Jalisco, Mexico—expelled 10 Baptist families from their community when they refused to recant their faith.

Baptists expelled from homes in Mexican community

A town assembly in Tuxpan de Bolanos—a community in Jalisco, Mexico—expelled 10 Baptist families from their community when they refused to recant their faith.

       
 Former Glorieta homeowners get legal aid

Former Glorieta homeowners get legal aid

Kirk and Susie Tompkins, who unsuccessfully sued to stop the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, now have a lawyer to help with their appeal. From BNG

       
NFL violence and high school prayers OK with most fans

NFL violence and high school prayers OK with most fans

For all the headlines about football violence, concussions and player injuries, watching football is not a “guilty pleasure” for many Americans. It’s just a pleasure, a new survey finds.

       
Voters warm to candidates who are not religious

Voters warm to candidates who are not religious

On the growing list of ways the “outsiders” election of 2016 is upsetting conventional political wisdom, here’s a new entry: A contender’s lack of strong faith is not the deal breaker it once was for voters, according to a new survey.

       

Around the State: Saunders, Sellers and Skaggs

Sharon Saunders honored at Houston Baptist University. Rob Sellers to lecture at Howard Payne University. Brandon Skaggs hired at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Coppell church lauded, and Houston Baptist University approved to offer doctoral program.

       
TBM shifting gears—not pulling out—after month in Rowlett

TBM shifting gears—not pulling out—after month in Rowlett

After one month and more than 2,000 volunteer days providing disaster relief to tornado-ravaged parts North Texas, Texas Baptist Men prepared to move from a broad-based day-to-day presence to specialized teams serving on request.

       
 
 

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