Jimmy Carter credits Baptist preacher for his election as president

Jimmy Carter said July 23 he doubts he would have been elected 39th president of the United States without the aid of Jimmy Allen, a Texas Baptist preacher who endorsed him at a time when his 1976 presidential campaign was floundering.

Group demands apology for religious teaching that denigrates women

A group of women and men calling themselves the Freedom for Christian Women Coalition has demanded an apology for religious teaching they say is harmful to women. Shirley Taylor, founder of Baptist Women for Equality, presented the Demand for an Apology from the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood at a July 24 meeting in Orlando, Fla.

DBU tennis teams share gospel in England

The Dallas Baptist University Men and Women’s Patriot tennis teams taught tennis lessons, volunteered in church-sponsored ministries and shared their faith during an international mission trip to the Tees Valley of northern England.

Plainview church, family part of miracle for Kenyan

A Kenyan track athlete at Wayland Baptist University was crushed when doctors found a heart problem that could have kept him out of competition. But with help from a Plainview couple and their church, he’s been able to take it all in stride—literally.

Columbaria bring members of church family home for final rest

Historically, cemeteries often were adjacent to the church. But because land now is expensive and in short supply, churches are turning to columbaria—places to inurn the remains of those who have died and had their bodies cremated.

Rick Warren hospitalized with eye injury

Rick WarrenSouthern Baptist mega-church pastor and Purpose Driven Life author Rick Warren was recovering at home July 22 after being hospitalized overnight with eye injuries he suffered while gardening.


Cowboy church rounds up strays in Brenham

Cowboy Church of Brenham is one of 175 BGCT congregations that focus on reaching people involved in the western-heritage culture.  What sets cowboy churches apart the most is a welcoming and nonjudgmental atmosphere.

Small-church leaders urged to answer the Hope 1:8 challenge

Small-membership churches and their leaders have a key role to play in spreading the gospel—beginning at home and extending around the globe, speakers told a statewide gathering.

African-American Baptists urged to be living testimony in languishing world

Jerry DaileyPreachers at the annual African American Fellowship Conference challenged their peers to be a “living testimony in a languishing world” by accepting the challenge to share the hope of Christ with people who are spiritually lost without it.


Baylor students learn about new models for orphan care in Africa

Faith-based organizations working in Africa are turning to the unselfish arms of family as an alternative to orphanages, believing families offer a more effective way to aid the millions of orphans on the continent, many of whom have lost parents to AIDS.



‘Love your neighbor’ more than a memory verse for children’s home residents

Residents and staff at South Texas Children’s Home Ministries helped repair homes of three widows and two families-- as well as a local ministry building that needed painting-- in six small communities near the campus during a summer project called Mission North Bee County.
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