Musician honors promise to his father, the pastor

Before singer/songwriter Josh Wilson received his first guitar, he had to make a promise to his father to use the instrument for God.

Religious freedom requires Baptists to hold in tension certain principles

Baptists must hold in tension three sets of paradoxical ideas if they are to remain faithful to their heritage and champion freedom, Brent Walker told participants at the T.B. Maston Christian Ethics Award Dinner Oct. 30 in Dallas.

On the Move

David Matthews to Royal Lane Church in Dallas as pastor.

Passion for creation care motivates MK from Kenya

Craig Sorley told students at Wayland Baptist University how he came to co-found Creation Care and why good stewardship "begins with a change in attitude toward natural resources."

Steve Fee shares music, message and mission

While leading worship at this year’s Texas Baptist Youth Ministry Conclave, Steve Fee shared messages of hope and encouragement with youth workers who minister in the context of the struggles and challenges students face.

Austin church gave mobile home park word of hope

Many churches sponsor fun-filled fall festivals with costumes, candy, games and bounce houses. Primera Iglesia Bautista in Austin offered a bit more—a helping hand and word of hope for people going through hard times.

Baylor University center seeks to place social workers in congregations

Placing social workers in congregations to help community members deal with practical and financial issues—as well as emotional and spiritual needs—is the aim of Walking Alongside, a project of the Center for Family and Community Ministries in Baylor University’s School of Social Work, said Jon Singletary, center director.

Russian Baptists alarmed by proposed changes to religion law

Russian Baptist leaders have raised concerns about proposed revisions to the nation's religion law -- changes they contend would greatly curtail religious freedom in Russia.

First Baptist Church Dallas launches $130 million building project

First Baptist Church in Dallas has launched a $130 million building project that includes the congregation's first entirely new sanctuary since the 1890s.

British missions society writes prime minister about global warming

The urgent need for action on global climate change is the subject on which a 217-year-old British Baptist missionary-sending organization has chosen to write what its leaders believe to be the group's first-ever open letter to a prime minister.

Merritt, Gushee: On creation care, evangelicals must move toward 'we'

American Christians must move beyond a theology of “me” to a theology of “we” in order to play a meaningful role in creation care, according to speakers at a two-day conference recently held Oct. 29-31 on the campus of Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

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