Baptist Standard has a new look_11005

Posted: 1/07/05

Baptist Standard has a new look

The Baptist Standard begins 2005 with a new look, and its editor hopes the changes--both in appearance and content--will prompt non-subscribers to take another look at the Texas Baptist news journal.

The redesigned publication features larger photos, an updated typeface, brighter paper, a new banner and logos intended to make the paper more user-friendly and appealing to readers. But Editor Marv Knox insists the changes run deeper than type styles and paper stock.

"We hope the redesigned Baptist Standard signals the beginning of a new era in Texas Baptist life," he said. "The Baptist General Convention of Texas has been involved for more than a year in a re-visioning process. Our convention's leaders have spoken of the need to move beyond the controversies and conflicts of the past and to follow the vision Texas Baptists believe God has given them. Likewise, the Baptist Standard wants to focus on the future and report on how that vision becomes reality."

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Texas Tidbits_11005

Posted: 1/07/05

Texas Tidbits


Together: Find something you can do, & do it_11005

Posted: 1/07/05

Find something you can do, & do it

The whole world has been reeling under the shock of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. In Japanese, the word "tsunami" means "harbor wave." If only it had been as harmless as that sounds. Waves lashed all the islands and coastlines of 12 countries of the northern Indian Ocean, and more than 150,000 people are believed dead.

Relief efforts are under way from around the globe. One of the first groups to arrive was the Hungarian Baptist response team. Missionaries began to contact mission boards, churches and friends seeking help. Texas Baptist Men was contacted by Baptist missionaries in Sri Lanka from Boerne, and TBM promised to come. Gifts to support TBM relief work are pouring in. Four water purification teams have gone to Sri Lanka and Thailand. Four feeding teams will join them in the next few days. This will be an ongoing need, and volunteers are standing by to relieve these teams in the weeks ahead.

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Our institutions are responding. Baylor Health Care System has a relationship with a hospital in Sri Lanka and will send a doctor with Texas Baptist Men to assist in medical assessment. Baptist Child & Family Services has been asked by the Sri Lankan government to provide training and medical help for children in need and those orphaned by the disaster. Buckner Baptist Benevolences has made clothing and shoes available.


Churchgoers eat more veggies_11005

Posted: 1/07/05

Churchgoers eat more veggies

By Wangui Njuguna

Religion News Service

WASHINGTON (RNS)--An academic study shows that churchgoers eat more of the healthiest fruits and vegetables than those who don't attend services.


Reggie White, NFL star and minister, dies_11005

Posted: 1/07/05

Reggie White, NFL star and minister, dies

By Erin Curry

Baptist Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Reggie White—whose life as a professional football legend and outspoken Christian witness earned him the nickname “minister of defense”—died the day after Christmas at age 43.

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