WMU asked to intercede for every Texas Hope 2010 county captain

County captains are organizing Scripture distribution throughout the state as part of Texas Hope 2010, and Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas has agreed to head an effort to pray for every leader by name.

GoNow missionaries reap summer harvest

During 2009, Go Now Missions commissioned 330 student missionaries, with 242 of them serving this summer. These students served in 18 Texas towns, as well as 14 states and 33 countries.

Obama seeks religious help in debunking ‘lies’ about health care reform

hospital signFacing incendiary charges that health care reform would finance abortion and euthanasia, President Obama on Aug. 19 appealed to religious groups to help sell the plan and debunk critics’ “false witness.”

Professor chooses church over seminary job


A music professor has taken early retirement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary rather than resigning a part-time position and moving his membership from a church that the Southern Baptist Convention declared out of fellowship in June.

Youth minister dies in hiking accident

New Home Baptist Church in Lubbock mourned the loss of a new youth minister killed in a hiking accident at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Former HMB president says NAMB merger was a mistake

Combining three Southern Baptist agencies into the North American Mission Board in 1995 was a bad idea, says the last president of one of the agencies.

Sunday school class shares gospel with entire ZIP code

Thanks to a Sunday school class at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, more than 18,700 homes will hear about the hope of Christ in the coming months.

Samford cancels event featuring Rick Pitino

Samford University has canceled an upcoming event featuring Rick Pitino, the University of Louisville basketball coach in the news for a scandal involving adultery and abortion.

Baylor professor suggests Crusades got a bum rap

In his new book God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades, Baylor  University professor Rodney Stark says the Crusaders's motives have been misunderstood.

NAMB trustees name acting interim president

North American Mission Board trustees on Aug. 12 named Richard Harris, the organization's senior strategist for missions advancement, as acting interim president.

NAMB president, 3 associates stepping down

The head of the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board and three top associates resigned during a called meeting of the agency's board of trustees Aug. 11.
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