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Journey to San Antonio: ‘Plucky’ cross-cultural Baptists

Journey to San Antonio: ‘Plucky’ cross-cultural Baptists

In January 1861, the winter wind whistled through the streets of San Antonio as 13 believers made their way up the stairs to the second floor of a downtown drugstore. They gathered to establish the city’s first Baptist church, and their hearts warmed to see what God might do with this work.

       
Evangelicals gather for prayer rally in Washington

Evangelicals gather for Washington prayer rally

Evangelical Christians converged on the nation’s capital for a prayer rally on one of the hottest days of the summer.

       
Advocate still sees need to step up for religious freedom

Walker still sees need to boost religious freedom

Brent Walker serves as executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, making him a key voice for Baptists in the nation’s capital. Working for the BJC more than a quarter-century, Walker remains passionate about religious liberty and the heritage Baptists have in that area. (BNG)

       
Churches welcome unexpected Pokemon-generated traffic

Churches welcome unexpected Pokemon-generated traffic

Visitors cruise the church parking lot at all hours or walk around the sanctuary exterior—not to worship, but to collect digitized items or to battle electronically. Some ministers welcome the unexpected Pokemon Go traffic, viewing it as an opportunity to reach young electronic gamers who otherwise might not frequent churches.

       

Obituary: Richard Mangum

Obituary for Richard Mangum, former associational director of missions and area representative for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       
Evangelicals differ from most Americans on transgender morality

Evangelicals differ from most Americans on transgender morality

A survey of 1,000 Americans by LifeWay Research finds six in 10 Americans don’t believe it is morally wrong for people to identify with a gender different from the sex they were assigned at birth.

       
Churches resist restraints on evangelism in Russia

Churches resist restraints on evangelism in Russia

Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia.

       
Buckner Family Hope Center makes life ‘200 percent’ better for single mom

Buckner Family Hope Center makes mom's life ‘200 percent’ better

BK Mazone was a single mom with no job, transportation or income—“pretty much rock bottom,” in her words. When she was invited to take classes at the Buckner Family Hope Center, she jumped at the opportunity.

       
White evangelicals overwhelmingly back Trump, survey says

White evangelicals overwhelmingly back Trump, survey says

Donald Trump has been married three times, spoken lewdly about his daughter’s body and doesn’t seem to know his Bible. Yet white evangelical voters are flocking to him.

       
Journey to Dallas: George Truett and R.C. Buckner

Journey to Dallas: George Truett and R.C. Buckner

George W. Truett, R.C. Buckner and C.C. Slaughter are just a few of the Baptist luminaries who left a lasting mark on Dallas.

       
A cough saved her life; U.S. Christians can rescue other Ebola orphans

A cough saved her life; Christians can rescue other Ebola orphans

Aminata, an orphaned survivor of the Ebola pandemic that ravaged West Africa two years ago, would have been buried alive if she had not coughed. Today, U.S. Christians can rescue Ebola orphans such as Aminata from the crushing ravages of poverty. 

       
 
 

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