Court rejects 'birther' challenge by former SBC officer

The California Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Barack Obama's election as president filed by plaintiffs including a former officer of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Wayland students promote economic development in Kenya

A year ago, sophomore Leigh Castillo didn’t know much about business— and certainly not about starting up a new business from scratch. Today, she’s president of Wayland Baptist University’s Students in Free Enterprise team that recently returned from Kenya, where they helped train small-business owners.


Executive director search committee begins work

The Baptist General Convention of Texas executive director search committee met for the first time. Members prayed for God to guide them to the person he is calling to lead the convention's executive board staff, began outlining the values that will guide the search and brainstormed ways to seek input from the diverse Texas Baptist family.

Baptist author produces novel in American Sign Language

Baptist author George Joslin of Springfield, Mo., has produced what may be the first American Sign Language-only novel. Titled A Deaf Man's Gospel, the novel is only available in American Sign Language (ASL) on DVD, rather than in print format. 

Researcher finds civil rights songs on flip side of gospel records

A surprisingly large number of lesser known “B” sides on vintage records of gospel songs championed civil rights, according to a Baylor University researcher.

At prayer breakfast, Obama discusses personal faith

President Obama spoke at length Feb. 3 about the daily contours of his Christian faith, brushing off the skeptics who question the authenticity of his beliefs.



Wayland graduate forms bonds in the Balkans

Wayland Baptist University student Melanie Vasquez, who spent six months living and ministering in the Balkans, plans to return to continue her work teaching English as a Second language and helping women establish micro-enterprises to improve their economic condition.


Former drug smuggler discovers hope and new life in Christ

GonzalesJulio Gonzales' baptism represented a break from an old life-- 16 years as a drug smuggler-- to the new life he feels God calling him to live.



Kentucky Baptists cut jobs, freeze salaries

The Kentucky Baptist Convention announced job cuts Jan. 31 intended to free up more money for national and international ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention.

CBF announces layoffs

CBF logoThe Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced deep staff cuts Jan. 28, citing lingering financial woes.


Morris Ashcraft, longtime Baptist educator, dies

Morris Ashcraft, a longtime seminary professor and administrator who after retiring helped establish a free-standing seminary for moderates disenfranchised by the "conservative resurgence" in the Southern Baptist Convention, died Jan. 29 after a long illness. He was 88.
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