Catholic scholar among experts named to White House bioethics panel

President Obama has named 10 medical and legal experts—including a Franciscan friar—to a commission that will advise the White House on bioethical issues.

Obama, Billy Graham meet at evangelist’s home

President Obama and ailing evangelist Billy Graham exchanged prayers during their first meeting recently at Graham’s home in western North Carolina.

USDA offers churches free food for summer feeding programs

In communities where more than 50 percent of children or youth are eligible for free or reduced lunch programs at school, the USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture are offering to provide free food for congregations willing to serve as distribution or feeding points.

Students compete in Bible drill, speakers’ competitions

Several hundred junior high and high school students participated in the Texas Bill Drive state finals May 1, drilling against each other in the areas of finding Scripture and reciting Scripture.

Northeast Texas church shows love for its community

First Baptist Church in Bogata loves its town and every person in it—all 1,300 of them. The congregation is in a campaign called “First loves Bogata,” an effort to share the gospel with every person in the city.

Survey finds Africa is most religious part of world

Researchers say they’ve found the most religious place on Earth—between the southern border of the Sahara Desert and the tip of South Africa.

Biomedical ethics in a brave, new world

When a Texas pastor exhausted treatments available for his multiple sclerosis and began looking at other options, he excluded embryonic stem cell treatments. But then his condition worsened.

Hospital, clinic partner to bring hope to working poor in Garland

Steven Arze, a member of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, serves as medical director of Hope Clinic, a Christian health care provider for the working poor in Garland, and works as director of the emergency department at Baylor Medical Center at Garland.Video Included

Katrina evacuee graduates with honors from ETBU

Despite the loss of her home in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Lynn Wartberg refused to allow a hurricane to stop her from achieving a life-long goal—earning a college degree.

University backs seminary president amid charges of misrepresentation

The president of Liberty Theological Seminary, who apologized in February for calling the head of the International Mission Board a liar, is now being questioned about his own testimony of conversion from radical Islam to Christianity.


Church uncovers, serves hidden hungry

Many would see an elementary school student stealing food off a teacher’s desk as a behavioral problem. But there was a bigger problem, and First Baptist Church in Whitehouse stepped up to help resolve the issue.
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