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Church’s ministry weaves tapestry of love for internationals

For 40 years, the Neighbors International ministry of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco has been introducing people around the world to one another, Texas culture and— most importantly—Jesus Christ.Video Included
       

Barna: Four in 10 'unchurched' have been hurt by churches

Nearly four of every 10 "unchurched" Americans avoid worship because of negative past experiences in churches or with church people, according to new research by The Barna Group.
       

Texas Tidbits

Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing marked its 100th anniversary at a gala luncheon in Dallas. The Nurses’ Training School of the Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium opened in 1909.
       

Faith Digest

Muslim and Sikh groups praised the Transportation Security Administration for rolling back screening rules on passengers arriving from 14 primarily Islamic countries, even as some worry that profiling will continue.
       

A culture of debt, a culture of thrift

Hard work, thrift and philanthropy seem counter-cultural in a time and place where debt is pervasive, with individuals, families, companies and even the government borrowing increasing amounts of money.
       

Texas Baptists spread hope, but work remains

Through the Texas Hope 2010 effort, Texas Baptists distributed more than 862,000 evangelistic CDs and countless copies of Scripture.
       

Around the State

The Singing Men of North Central Texas will present a concert at Dallas Baptist University April 15 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
       

On the Move

Vernon Andrews to First Church in Pettus as outreach minister.
       

China’s religious head says house churches must register

The Chinese government’s new head of religious affairs has downplayed the role of house churches during his first official visit to Hong Kong, saying they must be registered with the government for their own protection.
       

Family finds their Angels waiting on the other side of the world

A group of Russian orphans, ages 6 to 12, will arrive in Dallas July 30 for a two-week visit with American host families as part of this year’s Angels from Abroad program, administered by Dillon International through its affiliation with Buckner International.
       

Barbie gets ordained, and she has the wardrobe to match

With her careers as veterinarian, astronaut and U.S. president behind her, Barbie has at last found her true calling—as an Episcopal priest.
       
 
 

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