Texas Baptist Men build home, faith in Chile

Volunteers from Texas Baptist Men traveled by truck through foggy mountains for hours to reach Nipas, a small town almost 300 miles south of Santiago. There, they worked more than two weeks to help a local pastor get back on his feet.

Hunger takes no summer vacation, report says

A new national report on child nutrition shows Texas has made progress expanding the reach of publicly funded summer food programs in 2009. But more work is needed to ensure that low-income children have access to nutritious food during the summer, according to the Texas Food Policy Roundtable.

MercyMe encourages listeners to share gospel by loving others well

For the Texas-based band MercyMe, "The Generous Mr. Lovewell" is more than just the title of their latest CD. It’s a call to action and a reminder of the need to share the gospel by loving others well.Video Included

Private libraries scramble to rescue endangered books

Libraries are debating how to save hundreds of theological books—including some nearly 500 years old--from the ravages of time.

On the Move

Lucas Biggs to First Church in Canadian as youth minister from Myrtle Springs Church in Hooks, where he was minister of education and youth.

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Art and the Musick Alumni Center and Museum have joined to present “People and Places in UMHB History,” an exhibition featuring historical paintings and photographs on display in Arla Ray Tyson Art Gallery in the Townsend Memorial Library through Aug. 13.

Texas Tidbits

Jessica Acklen, a senior at Baylor University, and Lauren Hollon, a Baylor University graduate student, are serving as Texas Baptist communications interns 10 weeks this summer in a cooperative venture involving the Baptist Standard and the Baptist General Convention of Texas communications office.

Faith Digest

The president of a Christian anti-hunger lobbying group won the premier award for fighting world hunger. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton awarded the World Food Prize to Bread for the World President David Beckmann at the State Department.

Teens seek to change the world by improving homes of poor families

Manual labor in the Texas heat isn’t the typical summer activity many teen-agers would choose. However, 254 Christian students volunteered to minister to low-income North Texas residents by renovating their homes free of charge.

When church-state separation bumps up against doing justice

Challenges to maintaining religious liberty come from all directions—including the dilemma of whether Baptist social-service agencies should accept government funds to perform their ministries.

What should churches and ministries know about employment law?

When it comes to employment law, maintaining church-state separation becomes a delicate balance between preventing the state from interfering in church polity and governance while still protecting workers.
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