Intercultural Christians in Texas have passion to reach people in homelands

Many intercultural Christians in Texas have a passion to reach their own people back in their native lands. The BGCT Intercultural Ministries is helping to make that possible through a new Intercultural Strategic Partners initiative.

City Reach 2009 offers hope to Houston

city reachHouston churches are partnering with the Texas Baptist Convention for City Reach, a series of evangelistic events geared toward sharing the hope of Christ with the people of Houston through prayer, care and share efforts in preparation for the BGCT anual meeting there in November.

Evangelical group endorses immigration reform

The National Association of Evangelicals has endorsed comprehensive immigration reform, saying new policies should reflect “biblical grace to the stranger.”

European Baptists ponder future of international seminary

European Baptist leaders gathered in Prague, Czech Republic, recently to discuss the future of the cash-strapped International Baptist Theological Seminary.

Juarez violence points to continuing need for prayer by Texas Baptists

Unabated violence in the border city of Juarez underscores the continuing need for prayer by Texas Baptists, said a Tyler physician who is seeking to mobilize a statewide response. He reports nine young people from three Juarez Baptist churches were killed in recent days.

Supreme Court gets technical in arguments on Mojave cross

Although the case of a lonely cross on federal land in California’s Mojave Desert ultimately could have wide-ranging implications for the separation of church and state, justices on the Supreme Court spent much of the Oct. 7 oral arguments asking attorneys about highly technical and procedural issues.

White House concerned about spreading flu in churches

The White House and federal health officials have released guidelines recommending that worshippers take precautions against spreading germs to reduce the risk of contracting swine flu.

Former 'Baptist Hour' preacher Charles Wellborn dies

Former "Baptist Hour" radio preacher and Baylor University professor Charles Wellborn died Oct. 1 at his home in Georgetown, Ky.

Houston pastor to be nominated for BGCT 2nd vice president

ogletreeJohn Ogletree, founding pastor of First Metropolitan Baptist Church in Houston and former chairman of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board, will allow his nomination for BGCT second vice president.

Texas Baptist Men sending relief team to the Philippines

Texas Baptist Men will deploy 10 men to the Philippines Oct. 7 to spend 10 days helping with relief work and teaching local people how to clean up the area in the aftermath of the flooding and landslides that took place in the last week.

Wayland pair make discovery in cancer research

Early findings indicate a pair of Wayland Baptist University summer researchers may have isolated an herbal compound that appears to kill cancer cells.

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