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Baptist prof fears Haiti arrests will set back adoption movement

A Southern Baptist seminary professor says the arrests of a group of U.S. Baptists accused of trying to remove children from earthquake-stricken Haiti without proper documentation could give a black eye to a budding movement of evangelicals who view adoption as a means of spreading the gospel.
       

Baptist group arrested in Haiti denies trafficking charge

A mission team from two Southern Baptist churches in Idaho arrested for attempting to take 33 children from Haiti to a temporary orphanage in the neighboring Dominican Republic was only trying to help children suffering in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, according to the pastor of one of the churches.
       

BUA accepts role as lead partner on ISAAC Project

Baptist University of the Americas has stepped forward to become the lead partner with the Baptist General Convention of Texas on the Immigration Service and Aid Center Project, which seeks to equip churches to work within the law to help people with their citizenship issues.
       

Christian moviemakers use their craft to inspire potential missionaires

Three hundred evangelical Christian college students attended the Film Festival and Forum at the Urbana conference, the largest gathering of mission agencies in the world. Its purpose is to connect more than 16,000 young, idealistic, energetic college students with the 280 mission organizations and seminaries that staffed booths for the five-day event.Video Included
       

On the Move

Alan Armstrong to First Church in Conroe as student minister from Fielder Road Church in Arlington, where he was junior high pastor.
       

Around the State: UMHB Ministers' Forum

Michael Robinson, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor associate professor of Christian studies, philosophy and theology, is the keynote speaker at the university’s ministers’ forum Feb. 18 at noon.
       

Texas Tidbits: Baylor researches benefits of Scouts

Researchers with Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion have received a two-year, $992,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a series of studies examining the impact of Boy Scouts in fostering positive youth development and healthy, virtuous behaviors.
       

Christians challenged to engage post-Christian generation in dialogue

Rico Tice, a rector of All Saints Church in London and author of Christianity Explored, told participants at the Radical Engage conference that Christians do not evangelize because they do not understand the full gospel—who Jesus is, why he came and the life to which he calls his followers.
       

Forgive us our trespasses

Some theologians suggest many Christians struggle with forgiveness and reconciliation in interpersonal relations because they fail to grasp exactly what those concepts mean.
       

Ministry helps wounded pastors stay in the pulpit

The 2008 murder of 35-year-old Mashonda Griffin in her home was a blow to her fellow church members—especially when they learned one of the people charged in her death was a former parishioner whom Griffin had helped in the past.
       

Is forgiveness always appropriate for Christians? Yes, but...

Should Christians always forgive, regardless of circumstances? Is granting forgiveness always appropriate? “Yes, but …,” four Christians who deal with the concept in different contexts responded.
       
 
 

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