Howard Payne University names presidential search committee

Howard Payne University has appointed a committee that includes trustees, along with faculty, staff, student body and alumni representatives to search for the school’s next president.

Evolution foes score split decision in State Board of Education

After a 7-7 vote allowed expiration of a requirement that Texas high school students evaluate the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution, the State Board of Education passed new standards calling on biology students to “analyze, evaluate and critique” scientific theories.

N.C. church, pastor minister after nursing home shooting

shootingFirst Baptist Church in Carthage, N.C., designed its fellowship hall to be used in a disaster. But church leaders expected it would be a hurricane or a flood -- not a mass shooting at a local nursing home. Officials used the hall March 29 to talk to about 300 people who had relatives at the nearby Pinelake Health and Rehab facility, where a gunman killed eight and wounded two others earlier in the day.

Students get international experience close to home

Sixteen Howard Payne University students spent spring break in Fort Worth, working with refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and Somalia.

UMHB alum fulfills calling by making friends for Christ in China

Brittany PhillipsLast fall, UMHB alum Brittany Phillips went back to college. This time, it’s in another language and in China—a country whose people grabbed her heart years ago and wouldn’t let go until she returned to stay longer and make a difference.

Sense of calling characterizes church's commitment to Boy Scouts

Adult leaders of the Scouting program at First Baptist Church in Texarkana view it as a ministry.

UMHB students offer helping hands to Helping Hands

More than 200 students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor recently pitched in to collectively offer more than 600 hours of community service at the Helping Hands community ministry center.

Wayland student finds calling as military chaplain

Wayland student Erick Kirby's desire to be a chaplain got a jump start when his Army Reserve unit was sent to Iraq. 

Avoid Juarez, but most border missions safe, officials advise

Thinking about a mission trip to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico?  Don’t. That’s the advice River Ministry and Border Missions leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Buckner International are offering volunteers, in light of violence related to drug cartels.

Arizona high court declares state’s voucher program unconstitutional

The Arizona Supreme Court March 25 delivered the latest in a string of blows to the movement to provide tax funding for tuition at private and religious schools.

Alabama Baptists headed to court over property dispute

Alabama Baptists are going to court to resolve a dispute with Montgomery, Ala., homeowners that Baptist leaders claim are unreasonably hindering development of land the state convention is trying to sell.
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