Gallup Poll: U.S. personal religiosity stable, influence declines

Gallup PollA new Gallup poll shows that, while personal measures of religious sentiment have remained fairly high among Americans, their membership in houses of worship continues a long decline and they increasingly believe that religion is losing influence.


Divide over Islam dominated religious-freedom news in 2010

Judging from end-of-year assessments published in the last few days, there seems fairly universal agreement among close observers of faith and public life that the biggest religion story of 2010 in this country was also the biggest religious-freedom story: Islam and its discontents.

Baptists debate social drinking

 Two decades after settling the question of biblical inerrancy, Southern Baptists are battling about booze.

Bookstore manager, museum director enjoy roles as Santa’s helpers

Two Wayland Baptist University employees spend much of December donning red suits and hats to bring joy to children during the holiday season.

Blanco Association Christmas party has gladdened STCH kids for 50 years

For 50 years, families in Blanco Baptist Association been sponsoring annual Christmas parties for children living at South Texas Children’s Home.


Lampasas-area ministers to Laredo-area colonias

Children living in colonias near Laredo will have a much happier Christmas, thanks to the Women on Mission and the mission development council at Adamsville Baptist Church in Lampasas.


Worth repeating: 2010 -- the year in quotes

2010 quotablesHere are some of the more memorable quotes that appeared in Associated Baptist Press stories and commentaries during 2010.


Year in review: Baptist deaths in 2010

Here are some notable Baptist newsmakers who died during 2010.



Year in review: News makers in 2010

The year 2010 began badly with a deadly Jan. 13 earthquake in Haiti that killed an estimated 230,000 people and affected 3 million. The 7.0 magnitude quake prompted unprecedented compassion in the United States.


Accrediting agency issues warning to Criswell College

Criswell CollegeA regional accrediting agency has issued an official warning to Criswell College, citing issues regarding “institutional effectiveness” in planning and assessment.


Christmas celebration draws 1,500 to Breckenridge Village

The fifth annual Christmas in the Village event drew more 1,500 visitors to Breckenridge Village of Tyler, a Baptist Child & Family Services assisted-living campus for adults with developmental disabilities.

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