Christian Athletes use spotlight to share their faith

From Scripture references on eye black to post-game testimonies, Christian athletes seem more demonstrative and outspoken in sharing their faith than celebrities in entertainment or business.

ABC, CBF plan multi-pronged responses to Haitian earthquake

American Baptists plan to tap both international relief efforts and local churches with strong ties to the Haitian-American community in responding to human suffering caused by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Haitian Baptist college president describes country 'in shock'

A Christian college president in Haiti told Baptist World Alliance officials that the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit near the country's capital Jan. 12 "will affect everybody in Haiti."

Baptists prep for immediate, long-term responses to Haiti quake

Baptist groups in the United States are gearing up for both immediate and long-term responses to the earthquake that killed thousands in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Baptists respond to Haiti earthquake

Baptist World Aid has pledged $20,000 in emergency funds for earthquake-stricken Haiti, the head of the relief-and-development arm of the Baptist World Alliance said Jan. 13.

Florida will lead initial Southern Baptist relief response in Haiti

Haiti VictimsSouthern Baptists are mobilizing to assess disaster relief needs after the largest earthquake in more than 200 years rocked Haiti the evening of Jan. 12. Florida Baptists will lead the initial Southern Baptist disaster relief effort.


Role of religion in society debated in State Board of Education hearing

Texas capitolTexas citizens debated the role of religion in society—and particularly of Christianity in American history—as the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing Jan. 13 on social studies curriculum for public schools.


‘Davey and Goliath’ creator dies at age 88

davey and goliathArt Clokey, the creator of the animated icon Gumby and his clay Christian counterparts Davey and Goliath, died Jan. 8 at his home in California. He was 88.

Trial under way for former Baptist preacher charged with murder

Jury selection got under way Jan. 12 in a murder trial of a former Texas Baptist minister accused of killing his wife.

New statement ‘first-ever consensus’ on religious expression and the law

A diverse group of leaders who often find themselves on opposite sides of the contentious battles at the intersection of church and state joined forces Jan. 12 to unveil an unprecedented consensus statement aimed at advancing public understanding of -- and preventing needless controversy over -- the legal issues around religious expression in the public square.

Persecution of Christians in North Korea likely to worsen in 2010

Persecution of Christians is set to worsen in North Korea, the world's worst trouble spot for Christians, in 2010, according to a group that tracks the status of Christians globally.

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