Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton tells story of ups and downs

Josh HamiltonTexas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton told a Texas Baptist mega-church Nov. 7 that he would not have overcome the alcohol and drug addiction that nearly cost him his baseball career without God's help.


Texas Baptists reject call to allow non-Baptists on HBU board

HBU VoteMessengers to opening business session of the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting rejected a proposal that would have allowed Houston Baptist University to elect non-Baptist trustees, and they approved — with two amendments from the floor — a massive overhaul of Texas Baptists’ annual meeting.


TBM celebrates God's activity in Rio Grande Valley

Leo SmithTexas Baptist Men gathered at Calvary Baptist Church in McAllen to celebrate the activity of God—work being done around the world in Christ’s name. The group particularly focused on missions and ministry in the Rio Grande Valley.


Faith Digest

As the United States has grown more diverse, more Americans believe being a Christian is a key aspect of being “truly American,” researchers say.

On the Move

Dee Blasingame to Calvary Church in Aransas Pass as pastor.

DBU families spend weekend serving community

Parents of Dallas Baptist University students had the opportunity to see for themselves what their children have learned about servant leadership—and join in service alongside them—during Family Weekend.

ETBU biology students trust God, gain experience

East Texas Baptist University biology major Lauren Charron had the sought-after opportunity to conduct undergraduate research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. But the summer internship almost didn’t materialize.

Standard develops FaithVillage online community for Christian young adults

Baptist Standard Publishing is building a $5 million community— FaithVillage, an interactive Internet presence designed to provide high-quality Christian resources and a social network to serve 20 million evangelicals ages 18 to 44.


Church implodes buildings to make way for project

First Baptist Church in Dallas officially has embarked—with four simultaneous Oct. 30 building implosions—on what it is calling the biggest church renovation-and-expansion project in modern history.

Church, hospital, nonprofits join forces to provide care for community in Mexico

The people of El Arenal, in the state of Jalisco, have to drive three hours to Guadalajara for medical care. When that information came to Pastor Juvel Garcia and his wife, Silvia, of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Gainesville, they decided something needed to be done.

Michael W. Smith reflects on the wonder of worship

For almost 30 years, Michael W. Smith has been taking listeners on a musical journey into the heart of worship. His newest album, Wonder, chronicles songs about life’s most heart-wrenching moments, as well as the unexpected joys.
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