University to investigate alleged untruths by seminary president

Liberty University will investigate reports that its seminary president has misled the public in his testimony about converting from militant Islam to Christianity, officials of the school in Lynchburg, Va., announced May 10.

Memorial cross at center of recent Supreme Court case reportedly stolen

A cross in the middle of the Mojave Desert that inspired a passionate Supreme Court debate about religious freedom reportedly has been stolen.

Kagan’s views on church-state, social issues largely unknown

President Obama’s latest Supreme Court nominee Solicitor General Elena Kagan has an exceedingly thin paper trail on some of the legal questions most important to people of faith.

On the Move

Joel Bartlett to First Church in Sanger as co-youth minister.

Around the State

Three Tarrant Association churches are teaming up to celebrate their adoption of the Celebrating Grace Hymnal with a hymnody workshop and joint congregational concert.

Faith Digest

A preacher sharing his faith in a demonstrative manner on the Staten Island Ferry will be toning down his sermons after cutting a plea deal to a misdemeanor obstruction charge.

Texas Tidbits

Pillars: A Celebration of Seniors, the first conference and retreat for senior adults sponsored by Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, will feature keynote speaker Grant Teaff, Baylor’s former head football coach, and workshops on missions, grandparenting, estate planning and overcoming anxiety in personal evangelism.

Our House, BCFS work together to serve homeless, at-risk youth

Our House and Baptist Child & Family Services have announced plans to work together to provide much needed transitional services to struggling young adults in Abilene.

Faith-based alliance seeks health care for working poor

The New Orleans Faith Health Alliance aspires to be the doctor’s office for people who are working but without health insurance.

'NanoKnife' in use at Valley Baptist Medical Center

A new treatment for cancer patients that kills cancer cells with electricity while not harming surrounding healthy tissue was performed for the first time in Texas at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.

Catholic scholar among experts named to White House bioethics panel

President Obama has named 10 medical and legal experts—including a Franciscan friar—to a commission that will advise the White House on bioethical issues.

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