Relief groups walk delicate line on spreading gospel, providing aid

As faith-based relief agencies work to help Haitians manage an epic crisis after the Jan. 12 earthquake, most are taking pains to give aid according to need, not creed, and disavow proselytizing.

Terminally ill pastor, Odessa church on journey together

Mike JohnsonThe congregation of Caprock Baptist Church in Odessa asked Mike Johnson to become their pastor knowing Johnson suffers from a terminal illness.Video Included

Rowlett church found super opportunity to feed the hungry

The big NFL game was a super time for First Baptist Church to care for the hungry.

Texas Baptists aim to eradicate hunger by 2015

Cooperating on a policy and practical level, Baptists are gathering with fellow Christians as well as with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture in an effort to make Texas food secure—with every person getting three healthy meals a day—by 2015, starting with San Antonio by 2012.

Seminary president labels Southern Baptist mission strategy 'heresy'

The president of Liberty Theological Seminary has labeled a method used by Southern Baptist missionaries to spread the gospel in Muslim lands deceptive and heretical.

Houston Hispanic Evangelism Conference sparks commitments

Hispanic evangelism conf.The two-day Hispanic Evangelism Conference in Houston focused on the issues faced by Hispanics as they attempt to influence and care for their communities and spread the gospel in their spheres of influence.Video Included


String of suspicious Texas church fires reaches 10

Two Baptist churches within three miles of each other burned Feb. 8, the ninth and 10th in a rash of suspicious church fires—mostly in East Texas—since Jan. 1.

After quake, Haiti missionaries ask: ‘Why not me?’

As the dust settles from Haiti’s devastating quake, mission workers of all types are wondering why they survived, why others didn’t.

Church finds renewal in opening doors to ethnic congregations

An aging Dallas congregation is experiencing renewal through outreach to ethnic churches in its area.

Movie spotlights Darwin’s loss of faith, family crisis

Heated debate. Loss of faith. Religious discord. Questions about death, the universe, and our place in it. According to a new film, Charles Darwin saw—and wrestled with—all of that and more.Video Included

Biker chaplains see the parking lot as their church

Biker ChaplainsJeff Claes and his ministry partner Rod Stallings--the first two biker chaplains endorsed by Texas Baptists-- are a spiritual presence in the horde of metal and machinery. The chaplains are sources of comfort, hope and spiritual guidance for the bikers—a largely unchurched subculture.

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