Prescription for spiritual caregivers: ‘Physician, heal thyself’

A survey of United Methodist ministers in North Carolina found them significantly more obese than their socio-economic peers in the general population. Ministers also suffered higher rates for chronic diseases like high blood pressure, asthma and diabetes.

Christian counselors say they encounter discrimination over views on homosexuality

When are religious views on homosexuality an issue of religious and academic freedom, and when are they discrimination? That’s a question raised by counselors and educators across the country.

ETBU students bless adopted hometown through service projects

First-time freshmen and transfer students at East Texas Baptist University volunteered their time for a community project day before they began attending classes.

Living in the midst of fear challenging but possible

Peaceful living in a fear-provoking environment is challenging, even—maybe especially—for Christians. Church leaders suggested several ways Christians can confront fear.

Faith, fear clash in middle Tennessee over proposed mosque

Fear and faith have divided residents of Murfreesboro, Tenn., since the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro bought roughly 15 acres of land last November to build a mega-church-style mosque facility just outside the city limits.

Does gay debate mirror church dispute on slavery?

Many Protestant progressives have sought to align the fight for gay rights with abolitionism. But while there are striking parallels, historians caution that important differences emerge upon close examination.

House of Hope provides safe harbor for shipwrecked lives

Pastor Jim Parrish’s Burning Hope Baptist Church in Trinity and its ministry to women both offer the same thing, and they put it right on the sign out front—hope.

Hurricanes' damage, rebuilding left lasting mark

Five years ago, a Category 3 hurricane made landfall along the Gulf Coast, displacing thousands and causing billions of dollars in damage. It is forgotten by many because it occurred less than a month after an even larger catastrophe.

Interview: Kenneth Starr on Baylor's BGCT ties, religious identity

Kenneth StarrBaylor University will inaugurate Kenneth Starr as its 14th president Sept. 17. In an interview with the Baptist Standard, Starr talks about his administration and the future of the Texas Baptist university.


English opened doors enabling Wayland student to share her faith

Angela Lichtie, a sophomore at Wayland Baptist University, spent one month this summer on a mission to a country that was part of the former Soviet Union. Her team focused on relationship-building and evangelism, mostly through English language lessons.

Fear not, Jesus said– but some Christians still do

Perfect love, wrote the Apostle John, casts out fear. But 2,000 years after those words were written, Christians' response to fear often is indistinguishable from that of the society in which they live.
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