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Mikeschair challenges Christians to meet needs in Jesus’ name

Buckner shoesIn their concerts, members of the Christian band Mikeschair encourage audiences to change the world by sharing Jesus’ love with people in need—including orphans whose lives are touched by Buckner International's Shoes for Orphan Souls program.
       

Trustees & directors nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 8-9 in McAllen, are presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee for Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.
       

Harvard scholar holds the threads to social fabric

Harvard University scholar Robert Putnam's new book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, plumbs the apparent divide between religious and nonreligious Americans.
       

American Shariah? That’s news to Muslims in U.S.

Many politicians ominously warn that Muslims are determined to impose Shariah law on the U.S. legal system. The odd thing is that no one is calling for Shariah—including and especially Muslims.
       

Students exposed to culture, adventure in Ecuador

A 10-member team from Wayland Baptist University spent two weeks in Ecuador on a mission and education trip.
       

Why do people leave churches?

Many churches and denominations put a lot of effort into attracting new members only to lose many of them through a “back door.” But why do they go?

 

       

Calif. court strikes down Wiley Drake's 'birther' case

A state appellate court in California has dismissed a lawsuit filed by plaintiffs including a former Southern Baptist Convention officer claiming that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and therefore is not eligible to occupy the White House.
       

Baptist missionaries fight cholera outbreak in Haiti

Haiti choleraA medical missionary couple in Haiti jointly appointed by American Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship says it has not yet treated any cholera cases but is focusing on community education and prevention to halt spread of the earthquake-devastated island's first cholera epidemic in a century.
       

Judge upholds fines against Baptists in Uzbekistan

A judge in Uzbekistan refused Oct. 14 to overturn fines against five Baptists convicted of illegal worship, an international news service that specializes in religious freedom coverage reported Oct. 26.
       

Southwestern Seminary celebrates 100 years in Fort Worth

 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated a milestone of 100 years at its current location with a chapel service Oct. 19 focusing on its founder, B.H. Carroll, and his successor L. R. Scarborough, who led the seminary from 1915 to 1942.
       

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.
       
 
 
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