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Sports analyst Craig James claims religious discrimination

Sports analyst Craig James claims religious discrimination

College football analyst Craig James filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports, alleging he was fired from a broadcasting position because of his Christian belief that homosexuality is sinful.

Bill Wiman, retiring after 30 years in religious education ministry at First Baptist Church in Bryan, says he’s seen an increasing proliferation of rich, diverse resources that has sometimes led to a loss of focus. But churches are doing a better job at emphasizing discipleship growth in small groups.

Bryan minister sees changes in religious education

After 30 years in religious education ministry at First Baptist Church in Bryan, Bill Wiman says he’s seen significant changes in methods and approaches.

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SBC’s Send Conference focuses on reaching the world with the gospel

“We are going to send until the whole world hears,” Southern Baptist missions leader Kevin Ezell told the 2015 Send North America Conference.

Sealed with a prayer delivered by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, a Southern Baptist conference made it clear: There’s no separating religion and politics.

Southern Baptists urged to engage with politics, but be civil

Sealed with a prayer delivered by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, a Southern Baptist conference made it clear: There’s no separating religion and politics.

Bush says he ‘misspoke’ at SBC event

Bush says he ‘misspoke’ at SBC event

Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign quickly back-tracked from comments he made at a Southern Baptist Convention missions conference, where he said half a billion dollars of taxpayer money is too much to spend on women’s health issues.

Raphael Warnock (center, at the microphone), pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga., and chair of the social justice commission for the Progressive National Baptist Convention, leads a call for the restoration of rights lost when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is joined by (left to right) Charles Steele, president and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Ambassador Andrew Young, director of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy; Frederick Douglass Haynes III, pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas; and James Perkins, president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.  (PHOTO / Ken Camp)

Progressive National Baptists call to restore, advance voting rights

On the eve of the landmark Voting Rights Act’s 50th anniversary—and hours after a federal appeals court ruled against Texas’ voter ID law—three groups historically linked to Martin Luther King Jr. launched a movement to restore rights they insist the U.S. Supreme Court “gutted.”

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 the Himalayan mountain villages of Nepal to metropolitan areas in Myanmar and Thailand to offer more than 250 products this year.

Biffar recalls fun by design serving Texas Baptists

Biffar recalls fun by design serving Texas Baptists

Looie Biffar retires Aug. 13 as senior designer with Texas Baptists’ communications staff after a career of more than four and a half decades. 

Civility the right response to church bombings, Baptist pastor says

Civility the right response to church bombings, Baptist pastor says

Kevin Glenn published a book last year detailing the loss of civility in American culture and proposing ways to revive it. Now Glenn has a chance to put Hand over Fist: An Invitation to Christ-centered Civility, to the test—thanks to the bombing of his church.

Sacred Vocation program reinforces hospital system’s faith-based ideals

Sacred Vocation program reinforces hospital system’s ideals

Baylor Scott & White Health’s Sacred Vocation program—a branch of the healthcare system’s Faith in Action Initiatives—will extend to all North Texas hospitals in the fall, and the program continues to expand in Central Texas, as well.

SBC president declines to investigate Glorieta sale

SBC president declines to investigate Glorieta sale

SBC President Ronnie Floyd turned down an Arkansas couple’s request that he appoint a special committee to investigate LifeWay's sale of Glorieta Conference Center for $1.

 
 
 
 
 
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