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Church historian: No easy predictions for Baptists’ next 400 years

Nobody can predict with certainty what the next 400 years hold for Baptists—or for any religious denomination, church historian Martin Marty told a gathering at Baylor University.
       

Faith ‘keeps me calm,’ Obama tells church

President Obama addressed how his faith guides him and the importance of hard work as he marked the birthday of the late Martin Luther King Jr. at a Washington church.
       

Baptist World Alliance rescue team arrives in Haiti

A Baptist World Aid Rescue24 team has arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and has begun work in a local clinic, according to a news release from the Baptist World Alliance.
       

Buckner to send four containers of aid to Haiti

Buckner International is preparing four containers of humanitarian aid to send to Haiti, where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed thousands Tuesday evening.
       

Around the State

The ninth annual Baylor University Sacred Harp Sing is slated for Feb. 6 in the Great Hall of Truett Theological Seminary. The singing will start at 9:30 a.m. After a lunch break, singing will begin again and conclude at 3 p.m. For more information, call (254) 710-2360.
       

Black churches team with hospitals to push better diets

More than 60 black churches in Cleveland have started the Body & Soul fitness program in an effort to combat African-Americans’ higher risk of developing cancer.
       

Baptists respond to needs in Haiti after killer quake devastates capital

More than 3 million Haitians were left standing in rubble after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the capital city of Haiti Jan. 12. As thousands were left without clean water and proper food, Texas Baptists launched efforts to bring aid to the Haitians.
       

Baptist Briefs

Texas Baptist church employees are invited to participate in the 2010 Southern Baptist Convention Church Compensation Survey, provided through the joint efforts of Baptist state conventions, LifeWay Christian Resources and GuideStone Financial Resources.
       

Coaches have potential to teach Christian understanding of life

Christian coaches are in a position to teach far more than Xs and Os, a Hardin-Simmons University professor believes. Bob Moore, professor of fitness and sports science, considers sports fallow ground for teaching Christian principles.
       

Footloose Christian colleges get into the swing of things

Students at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., are dancing to the tunes of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway.even though the school's handbook says the university “prohibits dancing at any Union University-sponsored event held on campus.”
       

Missions and business work together in the Dominican Republic

Missions and business commingle in the Dominican Republic, where Buckner International will work alongside Wilshire Baptist Church and Esperanza International, a 14-year-old Christian microfinance organization, to make an impact on families through small-business start-up loans and community programs.
       
 
 

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