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Family completed through foster-to-adopt program

The long journey of Timothy and Karen LeRoy of San Antonio to adoptive parenthood  was finalized this month through Baptist Child & Family Services’ foster-to-adopt program.

Baptist Briefs: Chick-fil-A founder honored

Baptist layman Truett Cathy, founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, was named the 2008 winner of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.

Adoption: A calling or command?

The church is being challenged with questions of duty when it comes to orphan care and adoption. Do Christians have a responsibility to adopt?

HOME AT LAST: Adoptive parents and child are united


David McDurham, young adult minister at First Baptist Church in Arlington, and his wife, Amy, a mediation facilitator and  therapist in the church’s counseling center, found that the illogical became logical on the journey to international adoption.

President Bush awarded for fight against AIDS

President Bush was recognized on the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day for his international efforts to fight the spread of AIDS.

Baptist Health Foundation uses ‘God’s money’ to meet healthcare needs

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio began with a clear sense of mission—make grants to meet healthcare needs in eight South Texas counties. Four years and more than $15.8 million later, 236 organizations in the region have benefited.

Texas Hope 2010 commitment day set for January 11

On Jan. 11--Texas Hope 2010 commitment day-- the BGCT is asking every Texas Baptist congregation to commit to continue praying for their neighborhoods, caring for the people there and sharing the hope of Christ with the people they know.

Controversy over NPR comments forces NAE lobbyist Cizik out

Backlash over comments about gay rights on a public-radio broadcast has apparently cost a prominent National Association of Evangelicals lobbyist his job.

President Bush discusses faith in TV interview

In a television interview broadcast Dec. 8, President Bush said he doesn't know if God wanted him to be president, doubts the Bible is literally true, agrees you can believe in God and evolution simultaneously and believes Christians and those of other faiths pray to the same God.

Kentucky Baptist paper names editor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) -- Kentucky Baptists have tapped veteran denominational journalist Todd Deaton to become next editor of their historic newspaper, the Western Recorder.

Richard Land compares President Bush to Harry Truman

A prominent Southern Baptist leader has compared George W. Bush to Harry Truman, another president whose approval ratings dropped to the 20s in his final months in office but is now considered one of the greatest American presidents of the 20th century.

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