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BAPTIST BRIEFS: News service editor steps down

Greg Warner, who has been executive editor of Associated Baptist Press since 1991, informed the independent news service’s directors and staff he would be stepping down for medical reasons.

Hawaii hosts WMU co-ed missions event

Waves of volunteers hit the shores of Oahu, Hawaii, for the first-ever co-ed student-missions event sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union.

Southern evangelicals not guided by Bible for view on torture

A new survey suggests the very Americans who claim to follow the Bible most assiduously don’t consult it when forming their views about torture and government policy.

Missions in a dangerous world

Most missionaries, both career and short-term volunteers, must deal with ethical dilemmas as they strive to share God’s love.

Torture fails to ensure national security, experts insist

Retired high-ranking military officers and national security experts at a national summit on torture agreed—a policy that permits torture does not make the United States or its troops safer.

International worker advises: Avoid deception, but don't show your hand

While deception is not appropriate for mission workers, volunteering information also is not required.

Should missionaries always tell the whole truth?

Christian workers who serve in countries closed to traditional missions outreach should tell the truth—but that doesn’t necessarily mean full disclosure, some Christian ethicists and missiologists insist.

Bethany Ministries meets medical needs in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is in turmoil, and the people who live there face daily uncertainty. Sherrie Bumstead feels called to minister there, and Texans are hearing God’s call to help her answer the cries of Zimbabwe.

Family from Houston ministers to children in Peru

Christopher and Jessie Rose and their son, Joshua, moved from Texas to Peru in February to serve at Operación San Andrés with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

AROUND THE STATE: Dreisbach to speak at Bible museum

Daniel Dreisbach will speak on “The Bible and American Culture” at Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Bible Museum Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

ON THE MOVE: James Anaya to Bethel Church in Ingleside as interim pastor

On the move chronicles the pastoral and staff changes at churches around the state.

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