Some Baptists gaze at Starr with cautious optimism for Baylor

When Baylor University regents announced Kenneth Starr as their unanimous choice as the school’s president, Baptist General Convention of Texas President David Lowrie acknowledged, “It caught me off guard.” But after meeting Starr at a gathering of Texas Baptist leaders, Lowrie noted he was “very impressed.”

Starr receives enthusiastic—not unanimous—welcome at Baylor

Ken StarrKenneth Starr received an enthusiastic—but not unanimous— welcome to Baylor University when he arrived at the Bill Daniel Student Center to be introduced to faculty, staff and students as the school’s president-elect.


Kenneth Starr elected Baylor University president

Kenneth W. Starr, an attorney and academician best known as the independent counsel whose investigation led to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, has been elected president of Baylor University.

Texas Tidbits

Dennis Myers has been named the Dorothy Barfield Kronzer Professor in Family Studies and Jon Singletary has been named the Diana R. Garland Chair in Children and Family Studies within the Baylor University School of Social Work.

Texas Baptists pray for hurting, lost

Texas Baptists made Jan. 31 the Day of Hope and Prayer, petitioning God to provide avenues for churches to help the hurting and hungry and to take the hope of Christ to all people by Easter 2010, the goal of Texas Hope 2010.

Idaho church hopeful that members in Haiti will be released

Leaders of a Southern Baptist church in Idaho said Feb. 11 they were encouraged by reports that a judge in Haiti has recommended release of 10 mission volunteers being held on child-kidnapping charges but were still awaiting official word.

Around the State

A LifeWay women’s “Going Beyond” weekend will be held Feb. 19-20 at McKinney Church in Fort Worth. Keynote personalities include author and Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer and worship leader Anthony Evans.

On the Move

Eric Black to First Church in Covington as pastor.

Baylor baseball team discovers match made in heaven, by way of Havana

When the players on the Baylor University baseball team learned they would be traveling to Cuba, they didn’t know what to expect. But it turned out to be a match made in heaven—by way of Havana.

At church cafe, eat what you want, pay what you can

At A Better World Cafe in Highland Park, N.J., it’s not exactly “all you can eat.” It’s more like whatever you can pay.

Every baptism preaches a sermon to children, researcher insists

While parents remain the primary influences in bringing children to faith, a new Dallas Baptist University study found pastors have a larger impact than previously believed.

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