Graduation rates at religious schools outpace those at other universities

Religiously affiliated universities rank the highest nationwide in graduating their students, while hundreds of public and private universities fall far below the low average of graduated students, according to a recent report based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

U.S. laws chill Muslim philanthropy

Laws meant to eliminate terror financing are targeting Muslims unjustly, interfering with their right to practice Islam and resulting in a decline in charitable giving, the American Civil Liberties Union has charged.

Students make worldwide impact through Fort Worth refugee ministry

Without leaving their home state, six university students reached people from across the world by working with a Fort Worth ministry that helps refugees assimilate into American culture.

‘Get on board, little children’ Train-maker seeks to make VBS special

Tom Huffman spent 11 days in his barn crafting a nine-foot locomotive related to “Boomerang Express,” the theme of this year’s curriculum used at First Baptist Church in Shiloh.

WMU challenged to ‘change a life, change the world,’ through missions

Participants at the 2009 Woman’s Missionary Union missions celebration June 21-22 conducted the mission organization’s business and heard challenges to “change a life” and “change the world.”

Student missionaries bring youth camp to South Texas teens

Student missionaries with Go Now Missions operated a three-day camp on South Padre Island designed particularly for youth who never could afford to attend a Christian summer camp before.

Grant funds Standard student initiative project

On-site missions reporting by communications student interns, a blog featuring firsthand impressions from students on mission and ongoing reports by student missionary correspondents are among the projects made possible by a $93,000 three-year grant to the Baptist Standard from the Christ is our Salvation Foundation of Waco.

Small church praying big in Donie

The congregation at First Baptist Church in Donie may be aging and small in number, but members have hearts for reaching their community and praying.

Great Commission Task Force approved by SBC messengers

Overwhelming approval of a Great Commission Task Force climaxed 25 minutes of discussion during the Tuesday evening session of Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

SBC needs to be serious about Great Commission, Hunt stresses

Despite membership declines compounded by an apparent generation gap, the Southern Baptist Convention faces a bright future, newly re-elected SBC President Johnny Hunt predicted.

Task force approved, but motions focus on controversial pastor

A proposal that could reshape the SBC received overwhelming approval during the 2009 SBC annual meeting. But controversial pastor Mark Driscoll was in the spotlight, too.
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