Midland children, youth reach out to neighbors

During February, 12 Midland-area churches began delivering compact discs that include gospel presentations and Scripture downloads in more than 200 languages. The initiative was part of Texas Hope 2010.

Operation Multiplication spreading across the state

Congregations from North Texas to the lower Rio Grande Valley and from El Paso to Center are participating in Operation Multiplication, which trains laypeople in on-on-one discipleship.

Student ministry in Edinburg sees new building as God’s provision

The University of Texas-Pan American Baptist Student Ministry has a new building that will be used not only to train Christian students, but also provide a place for non-Christians to feel loved and encounter Christ in a safe environment.

Germans’ mega Passion play is back, and Jews are watching

With its focus on the last days of Jesus’ life, a Passion play should, by its nature, arouse passions. But in Oberammergau, the world’s most famous Passion play keeps stirring the wrong kind.

Baylor grad struggles with answers to big questions about human need

Sarah Bush, minister of congregational development at Fredericksburg (Va.) Baptist Church, wrestles with big questions: Why do homelessness, hunger and poverty persist in the United States?

Economic squeeze produces a new kind of seminarian

When Newton, Mass., artist Paula Rendino needed fresh inspiration, she sought her muse in an unlikely place—seminary.

In Alabama, coach has more Facebook fans than God does

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban may not be bigger than God in Alabama, but he has more fans on Facebook.

Cookies pave way for gospel in Holland

Each Saturday morning, the smell of homemade cookies wafts through the air as members of First Baptist Church in Holland visit homes, offering people a bag of homemade cookies and the gospel presented on a Texas Hope 2010 multimedia compact disc.

Trinity? There’s an app for that.

Nils Smith recognizes he has an unusual title—pastor for college and online community ministry at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio. But he suspects he may be one of the first of a new breed of ministers.Video Included

Social networking and Christian community

Social networking sites have tremendous potential for Christians as a place where community-building occurs according to ethicist Bill Tillman. At the same time, ill-chosen words can rupture relationships and damage character.

Legal expert says remaining Baptist jailed in Haiti likely to be set free

Unless new charges are filed against her, the last of 10 Southern Baptist mission volunteers jailed in Haiti on suspicion of child kidnapping will have to be released, according to an expert on Haiti's legal system.
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