New ministry at UT-Brownsville brings hope to students

When Osvaldo Lerma, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Filadelfia, prayerwalked the University of Texas at Brownsville campus months ago, he asked God to open doors for a Baptist Student Ministry to begin there.

Christians challenged to change methods to share gospel relationally

The message of hope found in Christ hasn’t changed, but Christians must change their method of delivery and their methods of evangelism to share the gospel relationally if they are going to reach the lost in society today, David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, told the recent Engage evangelism conference in Georgetown.

Faith Digest: Tebow ad confusing

Focus on the Family’s Super Bowl ad featuring star quarterback Tim Tebow may have gotten a lot of press but left many viewers with confusion regarding the commercial’s meaning and sponsor, according to the Barna Group.

Decisions about adoption should not be made during crisis, experts insist

Adoption is not an option in the immediate wake of a disaster. according to Deniese Dillon, Dillon International’s co-founder.

Bosque Association churches catch hold of New Testament distribution

The churches of Bosque Baptist Association are distributing 2,500 New Testaments as part of Texas Hope 2010, an initiative to share the gospel with every Texan by Easter 2010.

Houston Baptist family receives extreme home makeover

Thousands of volunteers helped the team from the TV program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build a new home for a Baptist couple and their 13  children who had been living in FEMA trailers.

HSU community offers health and hope to Haiti

Six pairs of crutches and a cane are among the items Hardin-Simmons University students, faculty and staff donated to a Haiti relief effort. Donations were so numerous, they covered every table in one of the labs of the Sid Richardson Science Center as they were spread out for sorting.

Kerens church sees fire as a new start

Members of First Baptist Church in Kerens are seeing a fire that burned the congregation’s facilities to the ground as a new beginning.

Analysis: What does the Bible say about lending practices?

The dramatic increase of payday lender storefronts in Texas has left some Christians wondering how to respond. What does Scripture say about high interest rates? Can the church offer solutions?

Nearly half of Americans admit to anti-Muslim bias

Close to half of Americans admit to harboring prejudice against Muslims and negative feelings about Islam, a new study from the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies shows.

When churches die, can they live again?

Phil Rodgerson, retired from the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, has identified classic options churches often consider when facing their own demise. Unfortunately, 58 percent of the time, the church chooses to remain and do nothing—an approach that almost guarantees an inglorious end.

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