Liberty University demotes seminary president

Liberty University has demoted Ergun Caner as president of its theological seminary after investigating claims that he exaggerated or fabricated parts of his testimony about converting from militant Islam to Christianity.

Justices say Christian club not exempt from law school’s policy

A closely divided Supreme Court, in a June 28 ruling that resolved few major constitutional questions, said the University of California’s law school could refuse to offer the benefits of official registration to a Christian student group because the club discriminates on the basis of religion and sexual orientation.

BJC supporters warned of ‘Christian nationalists,’ honor Gardner Taylor

Culture warriors who contend that the United States is a “Christian nation” gravely endanger freedoms sacred to both Christianity and the nation, Mercer University President Bill Underwood warned supporters of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty June 25.

Buckner center to combat child abandonment in Guatemala

Buckner International recently opened a community transformation center to serve people in one of Guatemala’s most impoverished communities, San Jose Pinula.

Organic church effectiveness comes from relationships

Ben Hanna’s "organic" churches don’t have pews, hymnals, pulpits or stained glass. There are no choirs or sanctuaries, either. But Hanna is seeing lives changed as people meet Christ without the structure of an institutional church.

CBF to evaluate structure, funding in two-year study

Facing a chronic budget shortfall, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship moderator Hal Bass has appointed a 14-member task force to study the organization’s missional and organizational future.

Nonprofit administration a new niche for Baylor School of Social Work

The Baylor University School of Social Work is planning to combine social work and business skills into a new degree program in nonprofit management and administration.

Hawk Nelson challenges teens to ‘live life loud’

The Christian rock band Hawk Nelson has released an anthology of their music and perform June 25 at the Texas Baptist Youth Evangelism Conference.

CBF workshop explores church’s response to homosexuality

Fifteen years after the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship adopted an organizational value prohibiting the funding of organizations that affirm practicing homosexuals, a large crowd packed a workshop June 25 on what it means to be the “presence of Christ” among persons of same-sex orientation.

Baylor brings education, care to Dallas area hard hit by diabetes

Baylor Health Care System in partnership with the city of Dallas opened a wellness center dedicated to diabetes care and education June 7 in an area where residents are three times more likely to die of diabetes-related complications than in the rest of the city.Video Included

Critics say Caner isn’t only ex-Muslim with dubious past

Liberty University is expected to release a report soon on whether Ergun Caner, president of the school’s Baptist Theological Seminary, fabricated or exaggerated his life story as a former Muslim extremist rescued by Jesus.
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