Iowa Supreme Court says state cannot deny marriage to gays

Iowa will soon join the ranks of states that allow same-sex marriage, thanks to a unanimous April 3 ruling by the state’s highest court.

Call of Christ leads Aggies to multifaceted ministry

Texas A&M University Baptist Student Ministries took 30 students to Del Rio and Quemado, Mexico,  for a spring break mission trip.

Around the State: Rebekah Naylor will speak

Veteran medical missionary Rebekah Naylor will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Metroplex Baylor Day of Prayer April 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriot Quorum Hotel in Dallas.

Civil Rights tour eye-opening experience for 17 Baylor students

Seventeen Baylor University students and five faculty/staff facilitators traveled more than 2,700 miles in nine days on the Baylor Civil Rights tour.

Baptist Briefs: Baptists minister in aftermath of Alabama shooting

Baptists reached out in Samson, Ala., a normally sleepy town marred by violence recently when 28-year-old Michael McLendon allegedly went on a 10-victim killing spree before turning a gun on himself.

Two Texas tribes seek to reopen illegal casinos

American Indian tribes in El Paso and East Texas want a “get out of jail free card” to reopen casinos closed by a Texas attorney general’s action and backed up by a federal court order, Suzii Paynter, director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission maintains.

DBU team joins Habitat for Humanity collegiate challenge

Eighteen Dallas Baptist University students joined groups from 13 other universities to build nine houses as a part of one of the annual collegiate challenge weeks Habitat for Humanity holds in Columbus, Ga.

ETBU students make impact from upper Midwest to South Texas

Two teams of East Texas Baptist University students spent spring break at sites 1,400 miles apart—building with a Habitat for Humanity project in Laredo and ministering in inner-city Chicago.

HBU students offer clean water, Living Water

HBU students helped drill a water well for the city of Telica, near Leon, Nicaragua, in cooperation with Living Water International.

KidsHeart volunteers build homes, share Christ along Rio Grande

Texas churches joined forces from El Paso to the Lower Rio Grande Valley during spring break to build homes and share Christ through KidsHeart, a combined effort of Buckner International and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas.

SBC ethics head lobbies in favor of coal, against cap and trade

Coal-fired power plants have received the blessing of the Southern Baptist Convention’s top lobbyist for social and moral concerns, who is urging opposition to a market-based attempt to limit greenhouse-gas emissions.
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