Christian moviemakers use their craft to inspire potential missionaires

Three hundred evangelical Christian college students attended the Film Festival and Forum at the Urbana conference, the largest gathering of mission agencies in the world. Its purpose is to connect more than 16,000 young, idealistic, energetic college students with the 280 mission organizations and seminaries that staffed booths for the five-day event.Video Included

On the Move

Alan Armstrong to First Church in Conroe as student minister from Fielder Road Church in Arlington, where he was junior high pastor.

Around the State: UMHB Ministers' Forum

Michael Robinson, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor associate professor of Christian studies, philosophy and theology, is the keynote speaker at the university’s ministers’ forum Feb. 18 at noon.

Texas Tidbits: Baylor researches benefits of Scouts

Researchers with Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion have received a two-year, $992,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a series of studies examining the impact of Boy Scouts in fostering positive youth development and healthy, virtuous behaviors.

Christians challenged to engage post-Christian generation in dialogue

Rico Tice, a rector of All Saints Church in London and author of Christianity Explored, told participants at the Radical Engage conference that Christians do not evangelize because they do not understand the full gospel—who Jesus is, why he came and the life to which he calls his followers.

Forgive us our trespasses

Some theologians suggest many Christians struggle with forgiveness and reconciliation in interpersonal relations because they fail to grasp exactly what those concepts mean.

Ministry helps wounded pastors stay in the pulpit

The 2008 murder of 35-year-old Mashonda Griffin in her home was a blow to her fellow church members—especially when they learned one of the people charged in her death was a former parishioner whom Griffin had helped in the past.

Is forgiveness always appropriate for Christians? Yes, but...

Should Christians always forgive, regardless of circumstances? Is granting forgiveness always appropriate? “Yes, but …,” four Christians who deal with the concept in different contexts responded.

Valentine’s Day set as day of prayer for student missions

Go Now MissionsMore than 200 college students from around Texas will gather at First Baptist Church in Midlothian Feb. 12-14 for Go Now Missions Discovery Weekend, a time for students to worship, learn about God’s heart for the nations, minister to the local community and seek God’s guidance about serving in summer or semester missions this year.

Lots of smoke but no fire at Grapevine church

Smoke from a malfunctioning heater caused firefighters to rush to First Baptist Church in Grapevine Jan. 25.

Howard Payne students shun showers to boost Haiti relief

Two freshmen coeds at Howard Payne University did not shower for six days in mid-January—not because they were too busy or too lazy, but to raise money for a relief effort for Haiti.

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