Solid Foundation makes dreams a reality for low-income students

A church-based program in East Texas gives students—mostly from low-income housing projects—a chance to see the country, receive help with schoolwork, enjoy a free meal and hear God’s word.

Super Summer draws highest enrollment in decade

This summer marked the highest enrollment for Super Summer in a decade, with 3,089 students attending the leadership- and evangelism-based camp during five sessions held at Texas Baptist universities.

Respect required for Baptist women in ministry, pastor insists

A Southern Baptist pastor from Oklahoma compared his fellow conservatives’ treatment of women in ministry to earlier generations’ treatment of African-Americans.

Varied testimonies touch on themes of faith, forgiveness, unity & inclusion

Testimonies at a regional meeting of the New Baptist Covenant offered glimpses into souls.

BAPTIST BRIEFS: Fatalities when car hits MercyMe bus.

Two teenagers and an unborn baby were killed Aug. 8 when a car collided with a tour bus carrying the Christian band MercyMe.

Clergy especially vulnerable when it comes to losing health insurance

While a sour economy and rising costs make it harder for small businesses to afford health coverage, one group of employees is especially vulnerable—clergy.

Hell? No, most pastors insist when it comes to sermon topics

hellJust when it seemed to have cooled off, the topic of hell is back on the front burner—at least for pastors learning to preach about a topic most Americans would rather not talk about.

FAITH DIGEST: Faith groups draw volunteers

Faith-based organizations attract more volunteers than any other type of organization, according to a recent survey by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Baptists neglect lessons from biblical teachings about Mary, scholar asserts

A Hispanic Baptist theologian insists overreaction to Catholic veneration of the Virgin Mary has caused Baptists to miss important biblical teaching associated with the mother of Jesus.

AROUND THE STATE: Truett Seminary to name honorary alumni

Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary will honor several people as honorary alumni during its fall convocation Aug. 25.

ON THE MOVE: Chris Anguiano has resigned as pastor of First Church in Dale.

Chris Anguiano has resigned as pastor of First Church in Dale.
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