Faith Digest

Muslim and Sikh groups praised the Transportation Security Administration for rolling back screening rules on passengers arriving from 14 primarily Islamic countries, even as some worry that profiling will continue.

A culture of debt, a culture of thrift

Hard work, thrift and philanthropy seem counter-cultural in a time and place where debt is pervasive, with individuals, families, companies and even the government borrowing increasing amounts of money.

Texas Baptists spread hope, but work remains

Through the Texas Hope 2010 effort, Texas Baptists distributed more than 862,000 evangelistic CDs and countless copies of Scripture.

Around the State

The Singing Men of North Central Texas will present a concert at Dallas Baptist University April 15 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

On the Move

Vernon Andrews to First Church in Pettus as outreach minister.

China’s religious head says house churches must register

The Chinese government’s new head of religious affairs has downplayed the role of house churches during his first official visit to Hong Kong, saying they must be registered with the government for their own protection.

Family finds their Angels waiting on the other side of the world

A group of Russian orphans, ages 6 to 12, will arrive in Dallas July 30 for a two-week visit with American host families as part of this year’s Angels from Abroad program, administered by Dillon International through its affiliation with Buckner International.

Barbie gets ordained, and she has the wardrobe to match

With her careers as veterinarian, astronaut and U.S. president behind her, Barbie has at last found her true calling—as an Episcopal priest.

Baptist Briefs

Associated Baptist Press has been given a $125,000 grant from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation for its 2010 budget.

Congreso draws record number of participants, commitments

CongresoMore than 2,000 participants at Congreso, an annual event for Hispanic Baptist students and young adults, made decisions to follow Christ or deepen their relationship with God.

Michigan Hutaree militia a cult, experts say

Nine members of the Hutaree "Christian" militia in Michigan have been charged with planning to kill a local law enforcement officer and to attack the resulting funeral procession, targeting law enforcement vehicles with improvised explosive devices.Video Included
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