Lumberton youth pens prize-winning essay

Nathan Webb, a senior at Lumberton High School, won the grand prize in this year’s Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship Contest, sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee.

Baptists give money for flood relief in Pakistan

Baptist groups in North America and Europe are donating money to assist flood victims in Pakistan.

Students, families minister during Kenya mission trip

A team of Wayland Baptist University students have returned from a three-week mission trip to Kenya, where they worked with students at the Christ-Like Academy and the Kenya Baptist Theological College.

Working up an appetite: Churches feed hungry in San Antonio

Baptist church participation in San Antonio Food Bank’s summer feeding program showed a marked increase this year, and local hunger relief advocates insist it’s a good thing.

Poll: More confused about Obama’s faith, oppose church politicking

A new poll released by the Pew Research Center Aug. 19 shows a sharp uptick in the percentage of Americans who are confused about President Obama’s faith. It also shows that a slight majority of Americans don’t want churches involved in politics.

Fight over N.Y. mosque becomes a partisan wedge issue

What started as a local zoning debate about an Islamic center near Ground Zero morphed into a fight over religious expression, and now it has turned into an election-year political brawl.

Baylor student-athletes’ mission to Africa bears fruit

A 28-member Baylor Sports Ministry team that spent two weeks in Nairobi, Kenya, brought a message of the hope in Christ and received a blessing in return.

Mexican family takes pride in new home CERI provided

Chiapas ChildWhen a team from Children’s Emergency Relief International—the global arm of Baptist Child & Family Services—led a fact-finding mission to Mexico to assess humanitarian needs in Chiapas, one family captured their attention.

Members of Austin church use family vacation to distribute Bibles

Families from The Church at Canyon Creek in Austin partered with the Southern Cross Project to hand out Bibles to Chinese tourists in Southeast Asia.

Controversial theologian Clark Pinnock dies

Clark Pinnock, an influential theologian whose spiritual pilgrimage led from a fiery fundamentalism as a young professor to an openness that caused some to brand him a heretic, died Aug. 15 of a heart attack.

Analysis: Mosque decision leaves religious pluralism status unclear

The emotions and rhetoric surrounding the project suggest Islam’s role in the United States may be the latest battle front in an increasingly diverse society’s culture wars.
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