Seminary gives association six months to vacate property (Updated)

Southwestern SeminarySouthwestern Baptist Theological Seminary notified Tarrant Baptist Association before Christmas it had six months to vacate its offices on the edge of the seminary campus. The seminary asserted the association was in violation of its affiliation agreement—in part because of perceived toleration of homosexuality by a member church or churches.


Iron sharpens iron: Mentoring offers support

While a seminary degree can be an important component of a pastor’s toolbox, relationships with other pastors can be just as important—if not more so.

Senator concludes probe of ministry finances, calls for self-reform

Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa has concluded a three-year probe into alleged lavish spending at six major broadcast ministries and asked a prominent evangelical group to study ways to spur self-reform among religious groups.

'Heaven's Rain' producer talks about forgiveness on NBC

A former Oklahoma state senator turned Hollywood filmmaker who plays his father in a new movie said a scene re-enacting his parents' murder 31 years ago was harder than he expected but worth it.


Texas legislators faced with daunting budget deficit

Texas capitolTexas lawmakers, faced with a sluggish economy and a budget deficit as high as $25 billion, may feel forced to make up for it through a variety of options, including the expansion of gambling and the reduction of aid for children and the poor.

Website highlights how Baptists were changed by Civil War

The American Civil War led Baptists in the South to forsake their historic commitment to the separation of church and state and embrace Christian nationalism, the head of a Baptist history organization says on a new website.


Children from hospital Baylor’s guests at Texas Bowl

Three hundred patients and their families from Texas Children’s Hospital  attended the Texas Bowl as special guests of Baylor University. The invitation was spurred by Houston alumni serving on a Baylor Texas Bowl Host Committee, who reached out in a cooperative effort to Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.


TCU quarterback leaves spiritual legacy on campus

In a post-game interview following Texas Christian University’s 21-19 victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, TCU quarterback Andy Dalton turned the conversation toward God’s blessings rather than personal achievement.

UPDATED: Group plans 5,000 homes, 5,000 Haitians employed

Help Build Hope Haiti organizers envision mobilizing Christians— and other people of good will— in the United States to provide permanent housing for Haitian families. (SEE EDITOR's NOTE AT END OF ARTICLE)


Project preps international students to transform home countries

The Global Mission Leadership initiative at Baylor University is designed to equip international students who have the desire and leadership potential to affect change at the national level in their home countries.


Q & A: Melissa Rogers on religious liberty

Melissa RogersMelissa Rogers, a veteran religious-liberty attorney and nationally recognized expert in church-state law, is director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. In an e-mail interview, she reflects on some of the major developments in her field over the last decade and where things might go in the decade that just began.

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