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Churches wrestle with drop in donations

The number of churches that reported a drop in giving due to the sour economy rose nearly 10 percent last year, according to new survey.
       

Analysis: Churches can help poor people avoid predatory lending trap

Payday loan outlets have grown like kudzu in recent years. Texas has more payday lender outlets—about 3,000—than it has McDonald’s and Whataburger restaurants combined.
       

Baylor study links religion to racial prejudice

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King lamented that 11 o'clock Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America, a Baylor University study suggests that religion itself may be a contributing factor in racial prejudice.
       

Black pastor says he doesn't plan to run for SBC president

A Louisiana pastor says he has no plans to be nominated as the Southern Baptist Convention's first African-American president this summer in Orlando, Fla., even though his candidacy had been promoted in an Arlington pastor's blog.
       

Congregational-health expert terms churches 'in crisis'

During his installation as president of the Center for Congregational Health, Bill Wilson said churches and ministers are "in crisis." That's a breath-sucking observation from the head of an organization that has dealt with struggling congregations for nearly 20 years.
       

Documentary makers warn viewers to ‘Beware of Christians’

A new film--Beware of Christians --centers on self-discovery—four college guys who grew up in Texas seeking answers to their own questions about what being a Christian means.Video Included

       

Family finds their Angels on the other side of the world

A group of Russian orphans, ages 6 to 12, will arrive in Dallas July 30 for a two-week visit with American host families as part of this year’s Angels from Abroad program, administered by Dillon International.
       

UTA students confront poverty on mission trip

Students with the UTA Baptist Student Ministry ministered in low-income neighborhoods and apartment complexes, a soup kitchen and a nursing home in San Antonio over Spring Break.
       

Student volunteers help Mission Arlington minister in apartments

During spring break, more than 1,700 students from 15 states helped Mission Arlington fulfill it primary purpose—sharing the love of Christ.
       

Wayland students serve Najuatl people in Mexico

The Wayland Baptist University Mission Center and Baptist Student Ministries jointly sponsored a spring break mission trip to Mexico to work with the indigenous Najuatl people.
       

Mission Waco volunteers serve in Haiti

A 24-person team from Mission Waco recently spent eight days in Haiti, serving in the northeast region of the impoverished nation that suffered a devastating earthquake in January.
       
 
 

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