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Seminary professors attack new book by Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren, a leader in the "emergent church" movement who roiled evangelical waters in 2004 with his book A Generous Orthodoxy, is at it again. And his latest book has drawn fire from professors at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

       

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will present its 71st annual Easter pageant March 31 at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., all outdoors in front of the Luther Memorial arches.
       

Most church websites ineffective, but technology can yield blessings

A poll conducted by Christian technology company Endis indicates that when churches deliberately focus their websites on attracting outsiders, they see a corresponding rise in the number of non-Christian visitors.
       

Church uses family portraits as tool for outreach, ministry

Volunteers set up eight portrait studios at Cornerstone Baptist Church in innercity Dallas and took photos of about 300 families. Thirteen of the families who had their photographs taken joined the church the next Sunday.
       

Dove Award nominees keep spotlight on Christ

The Dove Awards may be the biggest night of the year for the Gospel Music Association, but through testimonies and songs of praise, the spotlight remains shining brightly on Christ.
       

Fewer than half of Americans link Easter to Resurrection

While most Americans describe Easter as a religious holiday, fewer than half of the adults surveyed link it specifically to the Resurrection of Jesus, a Barna Group study shows.
       

Faith Digest

A phone survey of 1,002 adults revealed 66 percent of Americans believe the United States has an obligation to assist poverty-stricken children around the world.
       

Houston pastor heartbroken by suffering in Haiti

Pastor Marvin Delaney of South Park Baptist Church in Houston; Charlie Singleton, director of the BGCT's African-American Ministries; and Gerald Davis, BGCT community development director, have returned from a mission trip to Haiti where they saw "Christians serving as the hands and feet of Christ."
       

Teens raise money for Haiti relief

Drew Henderson and Nathan Crow sent Christmas bags to children in Haiti in October 2009. After the earthquake hit Haiti in January, they learned the school the children attended had been destroyed completely.
       

Hispanic Baptist leaders become education advocates

Although thousands of Texas students fail in high school each year, success still is possible for these students. That’s what more than 25 Texas Hispanic Baptist leaders discovered during an education advocacy day in Austin hosted by the Texas Baptist Hispanic Education Initiative and the Christian Life Commission.
       

A Time to Laugh

What is the role of laughter and humor for Christians? When should believers take time to laugh?
       
 
 
 
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