SBC ethics head lobbies in favor of coal, against cap and trade

Coal-fired power plants have received the blessing of the Southern Baptist Convention’s top lobbyist for social and moral concerns, who is urging opposition to a market-based attempt to limit greenhouse-gas emissions.

Mission Jackson County provides extreme makeover for more than 50 homes

First Baptist Church in Edna tackled 53 missions projects in 10 days during its Mission Jackson County emphasis.

Volunteers help storm victims rebuild lives out of the rubble

bricksDuring spring break, hundreds of volunteers from across the state and around the country descended on southeast Texas to continue clean-up efforts left over from Hurricane Ike.

Texas Hope: Port Lavaca Baptists will prayerwalk their city

The congregations of Port Lavaca are coming together to prayerwalk their entire city following Easter.

Students experience church planting in Canada

Bell Baptist Association’s Mission Director Tom Henderson, an adjunct instructor at UMHB, organized a class field trip to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary. There, UMHB students shadowed church planters and received insight about Christianity in the region.

Howard Payne University names presidential search committee

Howard Payne University has appointed a committee that includes trustees, along with faculty, staff, student body and alumni representatives to search for the school’s next president.

Evolution foes score split decision in State Board of Education

After a 7-7 vote allowed expiration of a requirement that Texas high school students evaluate the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution, the State Board of Education passed new standards calling on biology students to “analyze, evaluate and critique” scientific theories.

N.C. church, pastor minister after nursing home shooting

shootingFirst Baptist Church in Carthage, N.C., designed its fellowship hall to be used in a disaster. But church leaders expected it would be a hurricane or a flood -- not a mass shooting at a local nursing home. Officials used the hall March 29 to talk to about 300 people who had relatives at the nearby Pinelake Health and Rehab facility, where a gunman killed eight and wounded two others earlier in the day.

Students get international experience close to home

Sixteen Howard Payne University students spent spring break in Fort Worth, working with refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and Somalia.

UMHB alum fulfills calling by making friends for Christ in China

Brittany PhillipsLast fall, UMHB alum Brittany Phillips went back to college. This time, it’s in another language and in China—a country whose people grabbed her heart years ago and wouldn’t let go until she returned to stay longer and make a difference.

Sense of calling characterizes church's commitment to Boy Scouts

Adult leaders of the Scouting program at First Baptist Church in Texarkana view it as a ministry.
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