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Baptist church finds downtown niche in shower ministry

A ministry of First Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the downtown homeless community was launched by young voices who ascertained a need for this unmet service in the city.

International community castigated for ignoring terrorism in Nigeria

International community castigated for ignoring terrorism in Nigeria

The international community has devalued Nigerian lives by ignored terrorist violence and attacks in Nigeria, insisted Samson Ayokunle, president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

Woman’s Missionary Union will focus on three strategic objectives during the coming four years, WMU Executive Director Wanda Lee told the organization’s national and state leaders during its winter board meeting.

LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

Based on the positive results of a feasibility study, LifeWay Christian Resources is moving forward with the possible sale of its Nashville headquarters property.

Texas Baptists sign lease for new Dallas office space

Texas Baptists sign lease for new Dallas office space

Baptist General Convention of Texas executives signed a lease agreement Dec. 29, 2014, for office space in Dallas about eight miles north of the current Baptist Building near downtown. They finalized the sale of the Baptist Building to Baylor University Jan. 22.

SBC leader sees ‘chasm’ between liberal, evangelical denominations

SBC leader sees ‘chasm’ between liberals, evangelicals

Evangelical Christianity and liberal Protestantism are different and competing religions, Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., asserted in a podcast.

Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

The words “Vitamins!” “Protein!” and “Vegetables!” echoed across the concrete walls of Texas Baptist Men’s Dixon Mission Equipping Center as 175 Texas Baptist volunteers packed 23,000 meals on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to send to Liberia.

Retired Texas teacher plants church, baptizes 60 in 2 years

Retired Texas teacher plants church, baptizes 60 in 2 years

Retired Texas teacher Mike Alexander couldn’t get the mobile home park children of Aurora, Colo., out of his mind after a mission trip there in the summer of 2012.

Supporters say Muslim prisoner’s beard a win for religious liberty

Supporters say Muslim prisoner’s beard a win for religious liberty

Religious liberty advocates said a U.S. Supreme Court decision Jan. 20 affirming a devout Muslim prisoner’s right to grow a beard for religious reasons is a win for the religious liberty of all Americans.

Obituaries: Verl Capps, Mike Gresham

Verl Capps, 89, longtime music minister and educator, died Jan. 18 in Waxahachie. Mike Gresham, 61, died Jan. 19 in Port Lavaca, where he was pastor of First Baptist Church.

Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said the court’s ruling “could potentially transform the cultural landscape of America.”

Supreme Court will decide fate of state bans on gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all.

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