Obituaries: Raynal Barber, Wanda Fowler

Raynal Bell Barber, 80, longtime English professor at Dallas Baptist University, died Nov. 23 in Dallas. Wanda Orrick Fowler, 84, wife of the former editor of the Baptist New Mexican, died Dec. 18 in San Antonio.

Americans prize religious freedom for Christians

Americans prize religion freedom for Christians, less for Muslims

Eight in 10 Americans say it’s very or extremely important for people like themselves to be allowed to practice their religion freely. But support for religious freedom plummeted when people were asked about other traditions,  a new survey revealed. From RNS

Religion news in 2015

Religion news in 2015: Terror, fear and forgiveness

Terrorist attacks by ISIS and the near-extinction of Christians in some Middle Eastern countries captured attention in 2015. But the most enduring religion story may have been a tale of forgiveness by an African-American church in South Carolina. From RNS

Volunteer opportunities identified

Volunteer opportunities identified to help North Texas storm victims

While Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program continues to assess damage and establish long-term recovery plans to aid people affected by the Dec. 26 tornadoes that devastated parts of North Texas, immediate relief opportunities are available for churches and individuals.

God ranks high in New Year’s resolutions

God ranks high in New Year’s resolutions

In January, Americans resolve to cut the carbs, hit the gym—and get right with God.

Texas Bapitsts respond in wake of North Texas tornadoes

Texas Baptists respond in wake of North Texas tornadoes

Texas Baptists responded rapidly when multiple tornadoes swept through North Texas the day after Christmas, claiming 11 lives and damaging or destroying more than 1,400 homes in Ellis, Dallas, Rockwall and Collin counties.

Texas Baptist delivers food and equipment

Texas Baptist delivers food and equipment to North Korean hospital

A Korean Texas Baptist minister delivered two tons of noodles, 10 solar panels, two diesel generators and other supplies to a hospital in North Korea between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Religion reporters name top stories

Religion reporters name same-sex marriage top story of year

The Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage made the top slot in the Religion Newswriters Association’s annual ranking of the 10 most important religion news stories of the year.

Richardson church

Richardson church shows Christ’s love to low-income families

More than 1,100 children from about 300 low-income families received new toys and shoes at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson.

Refugees share Christmas meal at Dallas church

Refugees share Christmas meal at Dallas church

More than 300 refugees from 10 countries broke bread—pita, injera and khubz—together at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas during an international potluck meal the Saturday before Christmas.

Around the State: ETBU team honored at Model U.N.

Around the State: ETBU team honored at Model U.N.

The Model United Nations team from East Texas Baptist University won the Outstanding Delegation Award at the American Model United Nations Conference held in Chicago.

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