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ETBU Tigers work at camp in Ukraine, not far from Chernobyl disaster

Five East Texas Baptist University football players and Head Coach Mark Sartain served a week in Eastern Europe this summer, working at Open Doors Christian Camp just outside Chernigov, Ukraine.
       

Duncanville church changes lives halfway around the world

Through a vision God placed in the heart of Pastor Keith Brister and the contacts of one of its members-- Sastry Meesala-- First Baptist Church in Duncanville formed a partnership with an orphanage in India.
       

Dallas-area Korean churches energized by outreach opportunities


Korean churches in the Dallas area jumped at the chance to engage in multihousing outreach this summer, and Sam Song couldn’t be happier about it.
       

Oil patch chaplains show love in a tough workplace

Ten Texans and several out-of-state pupils attended training to be oil patch chaplains early this year. Participants learned crisis response, suicide prevention, grief support and anger management over the course of two weekends.
       

Quran burning condemned

The National Association of Evangelicals has condemned plans by a Florida church to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
       

Texas women use music as tool to share the gospel in New England

This summer, 70 members of the Singing Women of Texas combined to form one choir and present eight concerts in six days, singing for a host of people across New England.
       

Is the Tea Party unbiblical? Depends on one’s perspective

When conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck warned church-goers to “run as fast as you can” if their pastors preach about “social justice,” was he also encouraging them to run from the Bible? That’s what some progressive Christian leaders are arguing as battle lines are drawn for the 2010 mid-term elections.
       

Washington in a war of words over how to label terrorists

In addition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Obama administration is fighting on another front—a domestic war of words over how to describe the threat posed by militant Islamic terrorism.
       

BGCT eliminates 13 staff positions, reduces some to part-time

Six Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board employees are losing their jobs, seven unfilled posts are being eliminated and a dozen positions are being reduced from full-time to part-time due to the state convention’s current financial situation and the 2011 forecast.
       

Band bridges generation gap with a unique mix of musical styles


With their mix of Southern Gospel, country, bluegrass, traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs, Jason Baird and Justin Rivers—better known as the Dove Award-winning duo Austins Bridge—seek to bridge generations and connect people to Christ.Video Included
       

Christian aid group wants to stay in Afghanistan despite killings

The International Assistance Mission has rejected Taliban claims that 10 staffers from the Christian aid agency who were killed in Afghanistan had been trying to convert Muslims.
       
 
 
 
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