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Ebola waning, but food crisis continues in West Africa

Ebola waning, but food crisis continues in West Africa

Although the spread of Ebola in West Africa has slowed, the food crisis caused by the epidemic continues, a Liberian Baptist leader told the director of Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program.

Debates on definition of marriage nothing new, church historian asserts

Debates on definition of marriage nothing new, church historian asserts

Legislators and judges in the United States who struggle to define marriage find themselves in the unlikely company of 16th century reformers and their Pietist Protestant heirs, church historian A.G. Roeber believes.

Gospel truth reasonable, but it demands faith commitment, conference speaker asserts

Lee Strobel: Gospel truth reasonable, but demands faith commitment

Proofs pointing to the reality of Jesus’ resurrection open the door for many skeptics to embrace faith in him, Lee Strobel told a crowd of more than 500 at the [un]Apologetic Conference at Hunters Glen Baptist Church in Plano.

ETBU alum donates kidney to longtime friend

ETBU alum donates kidney to longtime friend

Shane Moore and Joey Sutton were boyhood friends and fraternity brothers at East Texas Baptist University. Now they share an even closer bond. Sutton donated a kidney to Moore.

The 2015 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is available.

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone releases tax guide for ministers

The 2015 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is available.

Texas Tidbits: Lilly Endowment grants $500,000 to Truett

Texas Tidbits: Lilly Endowment grants $500,000 to Truett

The Lilly Endowment awarded a $500,000 grant to Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary to strengthen the quality of preaching.

Obituaries: Brent Ferren, James Carter

Brent Ferren, 61, died Jan. 25 in Glen Rose and James Carter, 80, died Jan. 26 in Shreveport, La.

On the Move: Bobby Isbell

Bobby Isbell to Oplin Baptist Church in Clyde as pastor.

Around the State: ETBU Shadow Day

Around the State: ETBU Shadow Day

East Texas Baptist University will hold Shadow Day Feb. 13 for high school seniors and college transfer students.

Pastors eager to find preaching’s place in modern church

Pastors eager to find preaching’s place in modern church

A series of Lilly Foundation grants and several large-scale evangelistic events demonstrate the continued importance and effectiveness of preaching. But being relevant without catering to the culture is a challenge.

Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

Instances of “indiscriminate baptism” as well as the practice of admitting unbaptized persons into church membership remain challenges to a Baptist understanding of the ordinance of baptism.

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