TBM volunteers respond

TBM volunteers respond to disasters in East Texas and Oklahoma

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief crews responded to needs in Lindale after tornadoes swept through parts of East Texas, and in Yukon, Okla., when an ice storm laid havoc to homes.

Baylor offers prayers for Muslim students

Baylor offers prayers for Muslim students

More than 400 students, faculty, staff, plus a few Waco residents, participated in a ceremony of prayer and support for Muslim students on the Baylor University campus.

Buckner brings hope

Buckner brings hope to at-risk East Texas families

Despite bleak circumstances, Buckner International offers a ray of hope to at-risk families in the Longview area.

Wayland business students help Kenyan women

Wayland business students help Kenyan women

Wayland Baptist University business students sell handmade jewelry from Kenya to raise funds for trips to Africa and provide income for women who produce the inventory.

Baptist Briefs: Pennington-Russell named pastor of Washington church

Baptist Briefs: Pennington-Russell to Washington church

Members of First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., voted to call Julie Pennington-Russell as senior pastor.

Texas Tidbits: BCFS dedicates Hill Country Resource Center

Texas Tidbits: BCFS dedicates Hill Country Resource Center

BCFS—formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services—dedicated its Hill Country Resource Center and honored Babs Baugh, who was named BCFS board chair emeritus.

Around the State: HPU honored at Model U.N.

Around the State: HPU honored at Model U.N.

Five Howard Payne University students won awards at a Model United Nations conference held in Stockholm, Sweden.

New churches draw people

New churches draw people who previously didn’t attend

America is launching new Protestant churches faster than it loses old ones, attracting many people who previously didn’t attend anywhere, new LifeWay Research studies show.

Chris Tomlin encourages reflection

Chris Tomlin encourages reflection and response

In the busy days leading to Christmas, recording artist Chris Tomlin wants to help listeners respond to the reason for the season with the reflective worship songs on his second Christmas album, Adore.


Obituaries: Wally Christian, Esther Flores, Richard Knapton

Wally Christian, 88, a religion professor at Baylor University for 40 years, died Nov. 30 in Waco. Esther Flores, 67, wife of the pastor of Mision Bautista Gethsemani in Carrizo Springs, died Dec. 4 in Pearsall. Richard Knapton, 78, father of Kurt Knapton, a Baptist Standard board member, died Dec. 9 in San Antonio.

In Chiapas faith transforms lives

In Chiapas, faith transforms lives in the ‘Rock Crusher’

In an impoverished area of Chiapas, Mexico, called the "Rock Crusher"—but that could easily be called the "Dream Crusher"—Buckner International seeks to help residents achieve self-sufficiency emotionally, physically, economically or educationally.

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