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With building finished, Little Hope Baptist Church ready to go to work

Little Hope Baptist Church near Canton dediucated  the church’s new education building Aug. 8. The building, which burned Jan. 1, was one of at least 10 arson fires in East Texas churches last winter.
       

Christ’s love on exhibit in The Museum

The Museum—a Christian band with roots in Waco— released an album this summer, Let Love Win, which features the single “My Help Comes From the Lord,” which is receiving national radio airplay.
       

Religious groups push action on prison rape

Religious leaders and civil rights advocates have signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, pressing the Department of Justice to implement national standards to help prevent an estimated 60,000 cases of prison rape each year.
       

Back-to-school ministry represents ‘more than a backpack’ to participants

Churches in Corpus Christi Baptist Association gave 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to underprivileged children. Each child also received a copy of the New Testament and heard a presentation of the gospel.
       

Website connects high school seniors to collegiate ministries

Studies reveal more than two-thirds of American students who grew up in Protestant churches step away from their faith during their college years, but the Baptist General Convention of Texas Collegiate Ministry is trying to bridge the spiritual gap.
       

No paid staff no hurdle to Huntsville church’s ministry to college students

University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville has no paid staff for its college ministry but still draws about 200 students on Sunday mornings and more than 250 many Tuesday nights for a mid-week Bible study.
       

Christian higher education not spared from recession’s impact

God makes rain fall on the just and the unjust, Jesus said. Similarly, recession makes market prices fall, affecting endowments of Christian higher education and secular universities alike.
       

Baptist higher education traces long tradition

Baptist higher education stands on the shoulders of a long tradition in Christianity linking knowledge to faith. The Apostle Paul, many of the early church fathers and important theologians like Augustine were respected for knowledge, both in religious and secular realms.
       

Devout less stressed than nonbelievers

Religion may provide a “buffer” allowing the devout to feel less anxiety when they make mistakes, compared with nonbelievers, according to new scientific research.
       

Wayland five-year strategic plan focuses on ‘future generations’

Wayland Baptist University has unveiled a strategic plan for the next five years based on being an environmentally responsible, international multicampus system offering innovative, academically challenging and distinctively Christian education.
       

School Daze: Change in the air

Challenges to Baptist higher education that include finances, changing demographics and fragmentation of Baptist denominations are prompting insiders to reassess what it means to be a distinctively “Baptist” institution of higher learning.
       
 
 
 
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