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Pew report: Christians lack knowledge about world religions

Atheists, agnostics, Mormons and Jews appear to have a better understanding of world religions than Christians, according to a recent nationwide Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life survey.
       

Most Americans OK student religious speech, poll reveals

A majority of Americans—including those who do not practice any particular faith—think students should be able to express their religion in public schools, according to a new poll by the First Amendment Center.
       

Playing ball, sharing faith a double play for Wayland senior

Infielder Calvin Bass turned a memorable double play each of the past three summers—playing the game he loves and serving the God he loves through Athletes in Action.
       

Mission to India provides Wayland group insights into Hinduism

Rick Shaw of Wayland Baptist University has spent many hours working in slums around the world, leading mission teams and sharing the gospel with people of different faiths. But this summer, Shaw led a small team to a mission field he never had experienced before and gave participants new insights into Hindus.
       

Retired ministers urged to listen to God’s voice

D.L. Lowrie, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Lubbock, challenged about 300 participants at the 12th annual Texas Baptist Retired Ministers/Missionaries Retreat at Glorieta to listen to God’s voice and see what he has in store for his people.
       

Donated facility a victory for two Tyler congregations

Park Heights Baptist Church in Tyler celebrated its 70th anniversary. And in the same service, the Anglo church turned the deed to its property over to Higher Heights Baptist Church, a predominantly African-American congregation.
       

Heaven’s Rain tells true story of sin, pain and forgiveness

Heaven's RainA son of Southern Baptist missionaries who survived the home-invasion murder of his parents in 1979 and later went on to advocate for victims’ rights as Oklahoma’s youngest-ever state senator brings his story to the big screen in a newly released independent film titled Heaven’s Rain.Video Included
       

Who are Evangelicals?

When Billy Graham, Jim Wallis, Rick Warren,  Al Mohler and Brian McLaren can all be called “evangelical,” some observers wonder if the term has lost its meaning.
       

Reduction in force planned at NAMB

Telling North American Mission Board staff “considerable change” is coming, President Kevin Ezell shared a retirement incentive with employees that will be the beginning of an overall reduction in force in the months ahead.
       

Church administrators to focus on risk management

A jury in Florida ordered a prominent Southern Baptist church to pay $4.75 million to a man injured seven years ago on a ski trip for youth.
       

SBC ethics czar supports Murfreesboro mosque

After opposing the building of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, the Southern Baptist Convention's chief spokesman on public policy has come out in support of Muslims seeking to build a new Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
       
 
 
 
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