Jimmy Carter announces he is cancer free

Jimmy Carter announces he is cancer-free

Former President Jimmy Carter announced he is cancer-free, four months after revealing cancer removed from his liver had spread to four spots on his brain.

Commission ISIS genocide

Commission calls on U.S. government to designate ISIS atrocities ‘genocide’

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom urged the government to designate religious minorities in Iraq and Syria as “victims of genocide” by ISIS.

Richardson layman pens song

Richardson layman pens song ‘For the Refugee’

Rick Brown wrote the words and music to “For the Refugee” both as a petition to God and as a challenge to Christians.

Baptists condemn Trump's call for ban

Baptists condemn Trump’s call for ban on Muslims entering U.S.

Baptists leaders of varied stripes joined in denouncing presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Megachurch boom rolls on

Megachurch boom rolls on but concerns rise

More Americans participate in megachurch worship than ever. But individual attendance is down to once or twice a month—or less.

Advent filled with stress

Advent story filled with stress, minister says

Christians shouldn’t set their expectations too high during Advent, because the season itself has a touch of stress built into it, some ministers insist.

Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas: Siblings find forever family

Stephanie and Sam Patterson’s long and emotional quest to become parents finally was realized one year ago when they adopted four siblings through foster care.


On the Move: Mark Newton

Mark Newton to First Baptist Church in Lufkin as pastor from Baylor University, where he was director of church engagement.


Around the State: Baylor student awarded Marshall Scholarship

Jacob Imam, a senior university scholar at Baylor University, has been selected as one of 32 American university students—and the only student from a Texas school—to receive the 2016 Marshall Scholarship.

Guardians of Christmas reap publicity—and donations

Guardians of Christmas reap publicity—and donations

Campaigns to “Keep Christ in Christmas” generate publicity and bring in donations but often make no dent in buying behavior by the public, according to consumer studies.

CommonCall: Escaping a nightmare, embracing a dream

CommonCall: Escaping a nightmare, embracing a dream

Carolyne Gachibi left Kenya to escape a nightmare. But Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler is making her dreams come true—to help other girls attain an education and avoid female genital mutilation. (An excerpt from the December CommonCall magazine)

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