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.

Music videos allow North Texas church to touch the world

Jarod O’Flaherty and his church, Retta Baptist in Burleson, created two music videos—“The Resist Project” and “Run to You”—and posted them on networking sites like Facebook and YouTube as a response to the rise of technology-driven culture.Videos Included

Historian urges Cooperative Baptists to reclaim ‘audacious identity’

Historian Bill Leonard encouraged fellow Baptists to “get over” being embarrassed by their denomination’s often-negative image and instead celebrate their lineage in an “audacious identity” established by their forebears.

Anti-terrorist police crack down on Baptists in Kazakhstan

Anti-terrorist police in at least three regions of Kazakhstan have targeted unregistered Baptists and Muslims in recent months, according to the Norway-based news service Forum 18.

Southwestern retirees to lose benefit; group asks trustees to reconsider

An organization of retired faculty and staff from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has asked the school’s trustees to reconsider a decision to discontinue providing health insurance coverage at no cost to retirees. But the seminary's president says trustees will not reconsider the issue.

Buckner Vietnam orphans return to homeland they fled

A group of orphans returned to Vietnam, many for the first time, since fleeing the country for Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas. It’s a trip that’s been in the making for years. Video Included
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