NAMB trustees consider removing agency head

Two months after passing a resolution unanimously praising the direction of the North American Mission Board and affirming President Geoff Hammond for "exemplary, unique leadership and vision," NAMB trustees will meet Aug. 11 to consider removing him from office.

Scholar says Jamaican slave revolt has lessons for all

The story of an African-Caribbean Baptist slave's 19th-century revolt holds theologically liberating implications for all Christians, an international Baptist scholar said July 29.

Howard Payne elects president; two nominees presented

EllisWhen it came to voting on Howard Payne University’s new president, trustee board members chose between two nominees—Hardin-Simmons University Provost Bill Ellis, who was recommended by the presidential search committee, and veteran denominational worker Chris Liebrum, who was nominated from the floor. Trustees elected Ellis over Liebrum by a 19-14 vote.

Lowrie to seek 2nd term as BGCT president

David Lowrie will seek a second term as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas when the BGCT conducts its annual meeting in Houston Nov. 16-17.

Health science nominees live private faith behind public careers

When President Obama named his choices for his administration’s two top medical posts, he chose people of private faith and public acclaim whose positions may put them out of lock step with fellow believers.

ETBU, Buckner work together to show Christ's love in Honduras

While world leaders focused their attention on a Summit of the Americas meeting in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, a group of ETBU students quietly served two orphanages just outside the city.

Holy Communion ministers to the ‘guttermost’

With the number of homeless in Dallas hitting almost 6,000 in 2008,  Micah Phillips, pastor of Holy Communion Baptist Church in Dallas, felt called to not only meet their spiritually needs but their physical needs, as well.

VBS spans generations in East Texas church

Vacation Bible School for children is the highlight of the summer for many churches, and some even hold an adult Vacation Bible School. Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches is one of the few, however, to host an intergenerational VBS.

Uzbekistan charges Baptist camp with crimes

 Authorities in Uzbekistan cracked down on Baptists after a government-sponsored news agency ran articles alleging illegal religious activity at a summer camp for children.

Baylor search committee develops presidential profile

Baylor University is looking for a mature Christian, a Baptist and a “servant leader” committed to academic excellence to become the school’s next president, according to a profile approved by the university's presidential search committee.

Texas Baptists test-launch statewide Bible distribution plan

Baptists in El Paso distributed nearly 250,000 CDs containing selected Scripture passages and Christian testimonies in a pilot launch of a campaign to share the gospel with every un-churched person in the state by Easter 2010.
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