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School Daze: Change in the air

Challenges to Baptist higher education that include finances, changing demographics and fragmentation of Baptist denominations are prompting insiders to reassess what it means to be a distinctively “Baptist” institution of higher learning.
       

Seminary president says evolution 'incompatible' with Christian faith

Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., says evolution and Christianity are not compatible.
       

Former drug, alcohol abuser finds freedom in Christ

After an adolescence spent in alcohol and drug abuse and a court-martial from the Air Force, Zack was in bondage until "God showed up" during a chapel service.
       

New funding sources emerge for the Texas State BSM

Texas BSMWhen the Texas State University Baptist Student Ministry discovered it was losing $15,000 from Bluebonnet Baptist Association due to a redirecting of association priorities, BSM Director Abe Jaquez was convinced God would provide the funding. And he did exactly that.

       

DeLoach, Jackson to be nominated for BGCT 2nd vice president

Texas Baptists will choose between a veteran missions educator and a retired layman who has been active in denominational life when they elect the next second vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
       

Lumberton youth pens prize-winning essay

Nathan Webb, a senior at Lumberton High School, won the grand prize in this year’s Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee.
       

Baptists give money for flood relief in Pakistan

Baptist groups in North America and Europe are donating money to assist flood victims in Pakistan.
       

Students, families minister during Kenya mission trip

A team of Wayland Baptist University students have returned from a three-week mission trip to Kenya, where they worked with students at the Christ-Like Academy and the Kenya Baptist Theological College.
       

Working up an appetite: Churches feed hungry in San Antonio

Baptist church participation in San Antonio Food Bank’s summer feeding program showed a marked increase this year, and local hunger relief advocates insist it’s a good thing.
       

Poll: More confused about Obama’s faith, oppose church politicking

A new poll released by the Pew Research Center Aug. 19 shows a sharp uptick in the percentage of Americans who are confused about President Obama’s faith. It also shows that a slight majority of Americans don’t want churches involved in politics.
       

Fight over N.Y. mosque becomes a partisan wedge issue

What started as a local zoning debate about an Islamic center near Ground Zero morphed into a fight over religious expression, and now it has turned into an election-year political brawl.
       
 
 
 
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