Delayed by swine flu scare, Bible Drill finals still draw 81 participants

Even though Texas Baptists’ state Bible Drill finals had to be rescheduled because of a swine flu outbreak, only one student out of 82 possible participants was unable to attend because of the change in date.

Changing the world begins at home for South Texas youth group

A dozen teenagers from Tilden Baptist Church who want to help change the world this summer decided to start close to home by rebuilding an elderly neighbor’s front porch.

Obama, in speech to world’s Muslims, touts religious freedom, cooperation

In a highly anticipated speech to the world’s Muslims he delivered in Egypt June 4, President Obama called on his host government and other Muslim countries to protect the rights of religious minorities in their midst.

Corsicana congregation builds trust one meal at a time

Good News Café, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, offers a warm, weekly meal for anyone in the community.

Pastor proposes SBC resolution celebrating Obama's election

A prominent African-American pastor is urging the Southern Baptist Convention to adopt a resolution celebrating the election of President Obama when it meets June 23-24 in Louisville, Ky.

Texas Baptist team discovers ongoing needs in Armenia

Three Texas Baptists on a fact-finding mission to Armenia discovered a country lacking resources and medical attention.

SBC restructuring unnecessary, Executive Committee chief asserts

A proposal to study a restructuring of the Southern Baptist Convention is not needed, SBC Executive Committee President Morris Chapman insists. That's why he has declined to sign a proposed Great Commission Resurgence Declaration.

Faith-based groups push for health-care reform

Ads airing on Christian and mainstream radio stations in several states are attempting to frame health care as a moral issue.

Poll shows little change on marriage, but more support for other gay rights

Results from a recently released Gallup poll show  a majority of Americans continue to oppose same-sex marriage—but that the youngest voters support equal marriage rights for homosexual couples by a wide margin.

Baptists respond to cyclone in Bangladesh

The Baptist World Alliance has responded to Cyclone Aila, which killed nearly 200 and destroyed thousands of homes May 25 in Bangladesh and India.

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Howard Payne University will hold its Young Scholars and Summer Scholars programs June 15-19.
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