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Obituaries: Van Gladen

Van Gladen, 86, retired pastor and missionary to Mexico, died Oct. 16 in Waco.

       
Developer honors heritage of former church building

Developer honors heritage of former church building

A funny thing happened after real estate developer David Spence bought an abandoned church building, intending to demolish it and create a parking lot to serve nearby storefront property he was renovating. “I fell in love with the building,” he said.

       
BUA ethics speakers spotlight issues related to race

BUA ethics speakers spotlight issues related to race

Power-sharing in churches—particularly across lines of culture, language and race—only occurs within “the realm of God’s grace,” Albert Reyes, president of Buckner International, told a crowd at Baptist University of the Américas.

       
One-third of Americans avoid Halloween or its pagan elements

One-third of Americans avoid Halloween or its pagan elements

When it comes to Halloween, most Americans don’t have a problem celebrating the spooky holiday. Even so, one-third avoid Halloween or its pagan elements.

       
Persecution real & widespread

Persecution real & widespread, Everett tells DBU crowd

An average of 20 Christians a day are martyred for their faith—7,000 a year globally. And Christians in areas of greatest persecution want to know why followers of Jesus in the West remain mostly silent, Randel Everett of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative told students and faculty at Dallas Baptist University.

       
Protestant pastors polarized on Islam

Protestant pastors polarized on Islam

Protestant pastors increasingly are polarized about Islam, with a growing share labeling the Muslim faith violent while a sharply rising minority calls it spiritually good.

       
Around the State: Writers' conference at ETBU

Around the State: Writers' conference at ETBU

The 13th East Texas Christian Writers’ Conference will be held at East Texas Baptist University Oct. 30-31.

       

On the Move: Marc Lambert

Marc Lambert to Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Moody as pastor.

       
Faith propels graduate beyond grief into service — and running

Faith propels graduate beyond grief into service — and running

Emily Guberman—a member of Highland Baptist Church in Waco, a Baylor University graduate and an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer—is running 1,000 miles over a year for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

       
Republican candidates appeal to religious conservatives

Republican candidates appeal to religious conservatives

A half-dozen Republican presidential candidates hit all the hot buttons while speaking to an influential audience—religious conservatives, the kinds of voters who could decide many GOP primaries next year.

       
Korean orphans receive soccer balls, not food

Korean orphans receive soccer balls, not food

A Korean Texas Baptist minister who has traveled to North Korea more than two-dozen times in the last 19 years delivering tons of corn and wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and hospitals was denied permission to distribute food on his most recent overseas trip.

       
 
 
 
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