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Analysis: ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ made American religion real

Analysis: ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ made American religion real

For 42 years, Garrison Keillor’s deep, soothing voice brought a slice of Americana into our homes and cars through his popular radio show, A Prairie Home CompanionKeillor, who ended his run as host July 2, also brought a healthy dose of religion to the show.

       
Baptist minister granted asylum after persecution in Kazakhstan

Baptist minister granted asylum after persecution in Kazakhstan

After nearly three years of waiting, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service granted asylum to a Baptist minister and his family who were deported from Kazakhstan.

       
First ESL class graduates from Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood

First ESL class graduates from Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood

Manuela Rodriguez tried her best to help her children with their homework, but she was limited. That’s starting to change. Rodriguez recently was part of the first graduating class of an English-as-a-Second-Language class through the Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood in Dallas.

       
Baylor interim president cites continued improvements

Baylor interim president cites continued Title IX response improvements

Baylor University is in the process improving its counseling center, campus security and more, Interim President David Garland reported in a letter to the Baylor Family.

       
Journey to Southlake: The Baptist Lonesome Dove

Journey to Southlake: The Baptist Lonesome Dove

When author Larry McMurtry saw a van from Lonesome Dove Baptist Church—the oldest Baptist congregation in Tarrant County—parked outside a restaurant in Oklahoma, where he was eating breakfast, it inspired the name of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

       
Nigerian humanitarian crisis presents security threat, human rights group insists

Nigerian crisis presents security threat, human rights group insists

Officials with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative urged President Obama to appoint a special envoy to Nigeria and the Lake Chad region of Africa to deal with what they called “one of the worst humanitarian crises of our day.”

       
Unchurched will talk about faith, study shows

Unchurched will talk about faith, study shows

Americans who don’t go to church are happy to talk about religion and often think about the meaning of life, a new study from LifeWay Research showed.

       
Care for refugees first; conversion a possibility later

Care for refugees first; conversion a possibility later

Evangelism is the lifeblood of evangelical Christians, but some say service is, too. While both may drive their efforts as they reach refugees, care comes before—and, sometimes, without—conversion.

       
Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

American parents generally are not as happy as people who aren’t parents, new research reveals.

       
Around the State: Baylor Campus Kitchen awarded; Students build in Bartlesville

Around the State: Baylor Campus Kitchen awarded; Students build in Bartlesville

Baylor University's Campus Kitchen received national recognition. Ninety students volunteered with Texas Baptists’ Bounce program to rehabilitate homes in Bartlesville, Okla., for families in need.

       
Analysis: Southern Baptists will need a bigger tent

Analysis: Southern Baptists will need a bigger tent

Not too long ago, the Southern Baptist Convention was known more for what—and often who—it rejected than what it included. But over the past decade, that began to change.

       
 
 

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