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Russian Baptists denounce smear campaign

Headline reads 'Russian Baptists are for Maslakov!' (RUECB)
Russian Baptists denounced the injection of religion into politics after a bogus newspaper circulated in a mayoral race falsely identified a candidate as a Baptist in an effort to besmirch his character.

Supreme Court agrees to hear case involving cross on federal land

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could lead to the first major church-state decision under the panel’s current makeup.

Daughter of former Standard editor dies at age 83

Edith Marie Gardner King, daughter of former Baptist Standard editor David M. Gardner, died Feb. 19 after a lengthy illness. She was 83.

Around the State: Lincoln and the Bible

Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Bible Museum will present a lecture titled “Lincoln and the Bible” by Ronald White Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. White is the author of three books on Lincoln and is a professor of American religious history. The lecture is free.

Baptist Briefs: Tax Guide

Ministers can find additional help in preparing their 2008 federal income tax returns from GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

On the Move

Bobby Catt to First Church in San Angelo as minister with students and recreation.

Texas Tidbits

Baylor University regents approved a new doctoral program in curriculum and teaching in the School of Education.

Students learn to Abide with Christ in prayer

Prayer comes in many forms, as several college students found out during the Abide conference at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Survey finds religion a big deal in Mississippi, not so much in Vermont

Gallup researchers found 65 percent of all Americans said religion was important in their daily lives. But that percentage varies by what state you live in.

Panel says: Confront China about weapons flowing to Sudan

A federal religious freedom watchdog panel is urging President Obama to step up efforts to maintain the fragile peace between northern and southern Sudan.

Jarrell church grows through community involvement

Sonterra Fellowship in Jarrell has seen success by going out and being involved in the community, according to Pastor Bill Gravell.

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