On the Move

Danny Becknell to Clearfork Church in Luling as pastor.

SBC needs major overhaul, says writer of Great Commission Resurgence document

The lead author of a Great Commission Resurgence document circulating among Southern Baptist Convention leaders says a major overhaul of denominational structures must occur if the convention is going to engage younger pastors.

Arlington church and its partners seek to restore hope to Sierra Leone

Cindy Wiles and three other members of First Baptist Church in Arlington, Tx., recently returned from a visit to war-ravaged West Africa in preparation for Project Restore Hope: Sierra Leone.

Tallowood team helps build church in Mexico

Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston joined with members of Fork Hill Baptist Church in Heath Springs, S.C., and Carmel Baptist in Charlotte, N.C., to build Primera Iglesia Bautista in Tetula del Vulcan, Mexico.

Texas Hope project to blanket Georgetown neighborhood with scripture

As part of Texas Hope 2010, the youth group at First Baptist Church in Georgetown is raising money to put Scripture in the 1,000 homes within a mile of the church’s facilities.

Scripture distribution campaign– 19 counties still lack leaders

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is looking for individuals who are willing to take the lead in distributing Scripture in the remaining 19 Texas counties, some of which have no BGCT-affiliated church in them.

Rock band’s gritty gospel, spiritual depth touch hearts

U2 released its 12th album this year, and while many see the group as a strictly secular phenomenon, what fans connect with is actually the band’s “honest quest for spiritual meaning in a world that pays lip service to the spiritual while chasing after the transient,” said Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University.

Would Jesus sue over WWJD letters?

A debt collection agency is accused of harassing debtors with the WWJD acronym.

Group says IRS should review Liberty University's tax-exempt status

A church-state watchdog group says the IRS should review Liberty University's tax-exempt status for its decision to revoke recognition of its Democratic Party club.

Sotomayor’s record on religion issues brief, unlikely to stir controversy

Supporters of separation between church and state reacted cautiously May 26 to President Obama’s selection of Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court. She has ruled on only a handful of cases involving the First Amendment’s religion clauses.

Baylor alumni: President should be servant leader, person of integrity

Members of the Baylor University “family” want a proven leader who possesses vision, relationship skills and, above all, integrity to be their school’s 14th president.
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