Nine East Texas church fires look suspicious to investigators

Federal investigators are working with state and local authorities in seeking clues to a string of blazes affecting churches in Smith, Van Zandt and Henderson counties.

Georgetown church will reach out with evangelistic cds

As part of Texas Hope 2010—an initiative to share the gospel with every Texan by Easter 2010—Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown is distributing 10,000 evangelistic multimedia compact discs in one ZIP code and part of another.

Youth ministers excited about movie’s potential impact on teens, families

to save a lifeA nationally released feature film, To Save a Life. debuted in Burleson last month, and the youth ministers who worked to make it happen are eager to see its impact.Video Included

Temple church fire ruled arson

Temple fireInvestigators said Jan. 29 that a fire that gutted the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Temple on Jan. 19 was set deliberately. The case is now being treated as a criminal investigation.

Faith Digest: Sydney bishop dresses down casual clergy

An Anglican bishop in Australia’s largest city has dressed down his clergy over their lack of sartorial style.

Amarillo church gives entire weekend offering to TBM Haiti relief project

Paramount Baptist Church in Amarillo gave $63,100 to Texas Baptist Men for disaster relief work following the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. The congregation sent its full weekend offering to Texas Baptist Men despite running $140,000 behind its annual budget.

Missionaries offer comfort to injured quake victims from Haiti

Haiti AidInternational Mission Board missionaries help break through language barriers as a clinic in the Dominican Republic swells with injured victims of Haiti's earthquake.

Former Southwest Baptist University student pleads guilty to assault

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (ABP) -- A former football player at Southwest Baptist University pleaded guilty Jan. 25 to second-degree assault in a 2006 beating that left a Bolivar, Mo., man permanently disabled.

Specialized Texas Baptist teams enter Haiti to offer relief

Texas Baptists helped a medical team from Baylor Hospital go serve in Haiti and have other small, specialized disaster response groups lined up to do likewise, including a Texas Baptist Men assessment team.

Common ground on abortion not impossible, but tough to find

Polls indicate Americans are tired of abortion warfare. Experts say finding common ground will be difficult—especially in light of recent health care battles—but not impossible.

Volunters help Galveston clean up hurricane damage

A team of Virginia college students used their winter break to make a couple of Galveston homes damaged by Hurricane Ike a bit more livable.

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