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.

Church scores with men on football Sunday

Pastor Dwight Gill figures if there is one thing that will bring more men to church, it’s football. So, at New Hope Baptist Church in East Orange, N.J., NFL doesn’t stand for National Football League, but rather for New Found Life—as in the church’s annual NFL service and celebration.

Gifts surprise Baylor School of Social Work faculty and staff

Faculty and staff at Baylor University’s School of Social Work lived out O. Henry’s story, “The Gift of the Magi,” when they surprised each other this Christmas with their choice of gifts.

Ministry comes full circle for Texas-based musician

Todd AgnewTodd Agnew’s musical journey has taken many twists and turns. But Agnew sees that journey as the fulfillment of his dual calling—to lead Christians into meaningful worship and to engage nonbelievers in asking the right questions.

Heavenly songs drive home gospel message

While working on songs for a new album, most songwriters don’t read the book of Revelation over and over again for inspiration. But that’s exactly what singer/songwriter Phil Wickham did to prepare for the release of his third album, Heaven and Earth. 

On the Move

Darrell Halk to Southmont Church in Denton as minister to students.

Hot rod ministry rolls out of Northeast Texas church

James McNeal believes his drive to the National Hot Rod Association’s winners’ circle began in the choir loft of Immanuel Baptist Church in Paris. With Video

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