CBF workshop explores church’s response to homosexuality

Fifteen years after the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship adopted an organizational value prohibiting the funding of organizations that affirm practicing homosexuals, a large crowd packed a workshop June 25 on what it means to be the “presence of Christ” among persons of same-sex orientation.

Baylor brings education, care to Dallas area hard hit by diabetes

Baylor Health Care System in partnership with the city of Dallas opened a wellness center dedicated to diabetes care and education June 7 in an area where residents are three times more likely to die of diabetes-related complications than in the rest of the city.Video Included

Critics say Caner isn’t only ex-Muslim with dubious past

Liberty University is expected to release a report soon on whether Ergun Caner, president of the school’s Baptist Theological Seminary, fabricated or exaggerated his life story as a former Muslim extremist rescued by Jesus.

Music videos allow North Texas church to touch the world

Jarod O’Flaherty and his church, Retta Baptist in Burleson, created two music videos—“The Resist Project” and “Run to You”—and posted them on networking sites like Facebook and YouTube as a response to the rise of technology-driven culture.Videos Included

Historian urges Cooperative Baptists to reclaim ‘audacious identity’

Historian Bill Leonard encouraged fellow Baptists to “get over” being embarrassed by their denomination’s often-negative image and instead celebrate their lineage in an “audacious identity” established by their forebears.

Anti-terrorist police crack down on Baptists in Kazakhstan

Anti-terrorist police in at least three regions of Kazakhstan have targeted unregistered Baptists and Muslims in recent months, according to the Norway-based news service Forum 18.

Southwestern retirees to lose benefit; group asks trustees to reconsider

An organization of retired faculty and staff from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has asked the school’s trustees to reconsider a decision to discontinue providing health insurance coverage at no cost to retirees. But the seminary's president says trustees will not reconsider the issue.

Buckner Vietnam orphans return to homeland they fled

A group of orphans returned to Vietnam, many for the first time, since fleeing the country for Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas. It’s a trip that’s been in the making for years. Video Included

Vestal says CBF will have to recall missionaries unless funding improves

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be forced to recall missionaries from the field if donations to its annual Offering for Global Missions do not increase next year, CBF Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal told the CBF Coordinating Council June 23.

Decatur church fuels fun with food at park

When Ken May and Candy Burden of First Baptist Church in Decatur learned that one child in 10 in their area goes to bed hungry every night, they decided to do something about it.

DiscipleNow brings ‘sisters’ closer to God and each other

A Howard Payne University student helped her high school "sister" find out she could be an example to younger girls during a Disciple Now weekend.

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