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.

BCFS program shows juveniles perils of peer pressure

Baptist Child & Family Services’ juvenile justice program is designed to ensure that a life of uniforms and cinderblock cells doesn’t become a reality for the young men in their care.

SBC official says he believes detained missionaries acted in good faith

A top official of the Southern Baptist Convention said he is confident that a church mission team being detained in Haiti on suspicion of child trafficking acted in good faith but that Haiti's government interpreted their actions "in the worst light possible."

Church fire forces closing of day care

First Baptist Church in Temple has suspended operation of its 40-year-old Child Development Center indefinitely due to smoke and water damage from a Jan. 19 fire that authorities ruled arson.

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