Fire destroys Ukraine church, but concert goes on

A Ukrainian church where the Singing Men of North Central Texas group was scheduled to perform a concert burned to the ground, but the Texas Baptist church musicians rented a concert hall for two performances.

N.C. Baptist newspaper editor resigns amid defunding threat

The editor of North Carolina Baptists' newspaper has agreed to resign his post to prevent a threatened motion to defund the publication from being made at the upcoming Baptist State Convention of North Carolina annual meeting.

Around the State

James Abbington, associate professor of church music and worship at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, will be the featured musical presenter during “The Gospel Train: A Celebration of the Black Gospel Tradition” at 7 p.m. Oct. 26, in the Paul Powell Chapel at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

On the Move

Bobby Campbell to Lee Street Church in Dimmitt as pastor.

Texas Tidbits

The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business ranked No. 2 among the more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur Magazine in its eight annual “Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs of 2010” rankings.

Faith Digest

A Sikh employee of AutoZone has sued his employer, asserting he was harassed for wearing a turban.

Musical collaboration leads to international adoption

When Casting Crowns signed up to tour with recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman six years ago, band members had no idea it would inspire lead singer Mark Hall and his wife, Melanie, to adopt a child from China.

UMHB volunteers learn as they serve in summer missions

UMHB NamibiaMore than 100 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students, teachers and alumni traveled to at least 20 countries and throughout the United States as a part of summer missions. In the photo, UMHB student Chris Shippey carries a Namibian child to church.


Summer missions confirms calling for Wayland sophomore

Jess Martinez, a student at Wayland Baptist University, spent the summer working with a church in Burley, Idaho, through the SBC North American Mission Board and discovered God could use her to minister to youth. That's when she felt her call to Christian service was confirmed.

Why sing? Worship leaders explore question at Baylor conference

Why is Christianity a faith that sings? More than 2,000 worship leaders and Christian musicians from around the country gathered on the Baylor University campus to explore that question during the “Fantastical” Church Music Conference.

BGCT gets ready for first annual meeting in Rio Grande Valley

Texas Baptists will gather in the lower Rio Grande Valley for the first time for their annual meeting Nov. 8-10, spreading the hope of Christ throughout the region, as well as being encouraged and empowered to share the gospel when they return home.
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