Wayland pair make discovery in cancer research

Early findings indicate a pair of Wayland Baptist University summer researchers may have isolated an herbal compound that appears to kill cancer cells.

Critics question Obama’s commitment to international religious freedom

dalai lamaPresident Obama will not meet with the Dalai Lama during the Tibetan monk's visit to the United States this week, breaking a precedent that dates to President George H.W. Bush in 1991. The perceived snub has angered human rights advocates.


Court turns away attempt to force ‘Choose Life’ plates on Illinois

On the opening day of their 2009-2010 term Oct. 5, the justices of the Supreme Court turned away an anti-abortion group’s attempt to force Illinois to offer special license plates that support the pro-life cause.

Around the State

Wayne Shuffield, director of the Evangelism/Missions Center for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will speak on “Go, Speak and Deliver Hope” for Texas 2010 at the 9th annual Hispanic Baptist Convocation of the Laity, Oct. 9-10, at Camp Buckner Hill Country Retreat near Burnet.

On the Move

Jack Bodenhamer has resigned as minister of youth/education at Trinity Church in Sweetwater.

Study says SBC funding plan inadequate to achieve stated goals

The Southern Baptist Convention has identified a missionary-sending goal big enough to accomplish the nearly 2,000-year-old task of the Great Commission -- but lacks a clear fund-raising plan for meeting it, according to an upcoming annual report on Christian stewardship.

Students transform communities through Focus Hope weekends

Baptist Student Ministries across the state are meeting needs in their own communities during Focus Hope weekends.

Austin ministry to internationals marks 40 years

Friendship International, an Austin ministry to Internationals, recently celebrated 40 years of service to women from all over the world—and making friends for Jesus.

BGCT forms Center for Effective Leadership

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has formed the Center for Effective Leadership to provide resources for pastors and other congregational leaders to develop leadership skills and practices.

Port Arthur church shares transformational hope

Whether it’s with refugees from Hurricane Katrina, new residents in the apartment complexes or families in homes, Procter Baptist Church in Port Arthur is seeking to spread the gospel first by meeting people’s needs and building relationships.

Church called pastor 60 years ago; he never heard God say, ‘Move’

Fred SainFred Sain found his destiny as a 20-year-old junior at Baylor University. When he became pastor of Prairie Hill Baptist Church 60 years ago, he never looked back.
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