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Wedgwood pastor to preach Sunday at grieving Illinois church

One week after its senior pastor was shot and killed while delivering a sermon, an Illinois church will welcome as its guest preacher March 15 one of the few pastors with a similar experience--Al Meredith of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
       

Martial-arts seminar at Baptist school leads kung-fu master to Christ

Taiwanese kung-fu master Liu Chang found Christ while leading a seminar at Virginia Baptist-affiliated Bluefield College.
       

Tribal land issues top push for Texas gambling expansion

casinosIn this legislative session, the push for the expansion of gambling in Texas centers on American Indian tribal and historic land claims and the implications of allowing select Native American groups to build casinos.
       

Obama ends restrictions on embryonic stem-cell study

With a March 9 executive order, President Obama made official what many scientists had long anticipated—and many religious conservatives had long feared—lifting his predecessor’s ban on federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research.
       

Wayland researchers team up to provide pure water for Third World

Wayland Baptist University’s School of Math & Sciences is joining forces with the School of Business and Wayland’s Missions Center to put lab work into practical use—providing pure water to people in developing nations.
       

Bill to permit guns in churches revived in wake of pastor's shooting

An Arkansas lawmaker says she will reintroduce a bill to allow concealed weapons in churches after a deadly Illinois church shooting March 8.
       

Budget reflects major shift in poverty policy

President Obama’s first proposed budget signals a dramatic shift in prioritizing domestic poverty, centrist and liberal Christian leaders said.
       

Court to consider case involving cross on federal land

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could lead to the first major church-state decision under the panel’s current makeup.
       

Leaders in more than 200 counties step forward for Scripture distribution

Interest in placing Scripture in every Texas home through Texas Hope 2010 appears to be surging, as Baptist church and associational leaders have stepped forward to lead the effort in 80 percent of the state's counties.
       

Baptists old and getting older, study says

elderlyBaptists may be the grayest of any major religious group in America, according to a study released March 9 by Trinity College of Connecticut.
       

Pastor gunned down in pulpit

A past president of the Illinois Baptist State Association died March 8 when a gunman walked into his church and gunned him down during an early morning worship service.
       
 
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