Baptist leader says Obama wrong about Ground Zero mosque

The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's moral concerns agency said Aug. 14 that he disagreed with President Obama's assessment that Muslims have a constitutional right to build the so-called Ground Zero mosque in New York City.

Exiled pastor returns from ministry in Gaza

The exiled pastor of Gaza Baptist Church began teaching Aug. 16 at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary following a three-week visit to his homeland to preach, teach and distribute food and medicine to the poor.

Baptists respond to massive Pakistan flooding

Baptists around the globe are responding to the floods that have afflicted Pakistan for two weeks, sending money and resources in the aftermath of what could become the nation’s biggest natural disaster in modern times. Video Included

Around the State

Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Bible Museum will host a premeire showing of KJV: The Making of the King James Bible in the Dunham Theater Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.

Faith Digest: Study reveals Amish growth

A new study says the population of North American Amish has increased nearly 10 percent in the past two years, causing many communities to turn westward in search of new land.

On the Move

Devin Butts to First Church in La Vernia as associate pastor and business administrator.

Texas Tidbits: Baylor names first woman provost

Elizabeth Davis has been named provost and executive vice president of Baylor University—the first woman appointed to the chief academic officer’s post in the school’s 165-year history.

ETBU Tigers work at camp in Ukraine, not far from Chernobyl disaster

Five East Texas Baptist University football players and Head Coach Mark Sartain served a week in Eastern Europe this summer, working at Open Doors Christian Camp just outside Chernigov, Ukraine.

Duncanville church changes lives halfway around the world

Through a vision God placed in the heart of Pastor Keith Brister and the contacts of one of its members-- Sastry Meesala-- First Baptist Church in Duncanville formed a partnership with an orphanage in India.

Dallas-area Korean churches energized by outreach opportunities

Korean churches in the Dallas area jumped at the chance to engage in multihousing outreach this summer, and Sam Song couldn’t be happier about it.

Oil patch chaplains show love in a tough workplace

Ten Texans and several out-of-state pupils attended training to be oil patch chaplains early this year. Participants learned crisis response, suicide prevention, grief support and anger management over the course of two weekends.
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