Youth leaders find R&R at Youth Ministry Conclave

As youth ministers and leaders from across Texas gathered at Youth Ministry Conclave on Oct. 11-13, they were greeted with a challenge to stop adding additional ministry or spiritual disciplines in an attempt to avoid spiritual emptiness and first learn to be refreshed by walking with Jesus.

CBF 2012 task force begins with listening sessions

A blue-ribbon task force assigned to study and recommend changes to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's structure has begun its work with a series of listening sessions as the organization seeks to move beyond the past and look toward the future.

CBF using earthquake rubble to build homes for Haiti families

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is entering a new relief phase in Haiti, moving families into permanent homes built from the rubble created by the Jan. 12 earthquake that left them homeless.

Global Christians protest China travel ban to Lausanne conference

On the eve of a global Christian conference set to begin Oct. 16, Christian groups in the United States and elsewhere are protesting the Chinese government’s decision to bar as many as 200 would-be participants from attending.

New polls show rising support for gay marriage, little change on abortion

Gay MarriageAbortion and gay rights appear to be decoupling as important dividing lines among Americans when it comes to social issues, according to recent surveys on values, faith and public life.


Baptist campaigns for Congo crimes justice

A Congolese-British Baptist who escaped death by firing squad in her home country three years ago is once again confronting the authorities to speak out against horrific human-rights abuses.

UMHB students build playhouses for children of military families

Dozens of military children received a large playhouse thanks to the efforts of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students and the Couch Cru, the student-spirit group dedicated to supporting Crusader athletic teams.  Ten student organizations and a faculty group constructed the Cru Playhouses.

Wayland students, employees demonstrate degree of difference

About 150 students, faculty and staff from Wayland Baptist University dedicated a recent Saturday morning to serve their community for the fifth annual Degree of Difference Day in Plainview.

Supreme Court torn on free speech rights, private funeral rites

The last rites of a slain Marine clashed with a small church’s right to preach its anti-gay gospel in oral arguments heard before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Critics still waiting for action from faith-based office

Six months after advisers turned in 164 pages of recommendations to the White House’s faith-based office, thorny church-state questions remain unanswered and some critics say the office has been used to push the president’s health care reform.

Buckner seeks adoptive families for Russian boys

Buckner International is seeking adoptive families for eight Russian boys.“Unfortunately, boys stay on the adoption waiting list longer than girls do,” said Cindy Davison, marketing director for Dillon International, affiliated with Buckner.
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