Faith and Culture

Coach: Career opened opportunities to make a difference

December 19 2011 by Roman Gabriel III, Special to the Recorder

Former three-time Dallas Cowboy Super Bowl champion Bill Bates is proving that life after football has provided him with an even greater opportunity to influence thousands of young people.

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Panel: Baptist academia face major challenges

December 15 2011 by Tim Ellsworth

Southern Baptist universities and seminaries face significant challenges in the near future in areas such as theology and science, globalization, and their relationship to churches, Union University President David S. Dockery said in an address in conjunction with the Evangelical Theological Society’s mid-November meeting in San Francisco.

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Scroll fragments could ‘shed light’ on O.T. text

December 15 2011 by Benjamin Hawkins

The potential contribution to Dead Sea Scroll scholarship of nine scroll fragments owned by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was underscored when several SWBTS professors discussed their research to date during the Society of Biblical Literature’s 2011 meeting in San Francisco.

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Missions-minded grandma confronts thief – and wins

December 14 2011 by Erich Bridges, Baptist Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – They knew something was wrong when they spotted a strange car in their driveway. A black Honda. No one was in it, but it was idling.

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Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show

December 12 2011 by Omar Sacirbey, Religion New Service

Lowe’s, the national hardware chain, has pulled commercials from future episodes of “All-American Muslim,” a TLC reality-TV show, after protests by Christian groups.

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Christmas season is prime time for sharing Jesus, leader says

December 9 2011 by BR staff

Amid the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday season, it can be easy for Christians to get caught up in last-minute shopping, music programs and parties like everyone else.

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High court permits NYC schools to ban churches

December 7 2011 by Todd Starnes/Fox News & Commentary High court permits NYC schools to ban churches

NEW YORK CITY (BP) – The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an evangelical church’s plea to overturn New York City’s ban on renting public schools for religious worship services. That means the city now has a green light to begin evicting congregations that pay rent to use public school buildings for church services.

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N.C. Baptists leaders ask messengers if they’re ‘All In’

December 6 2011 by Dianna Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

North Carolina Baptists are not alone in losing sight of their primary objective. Just like the people in Ephesus, Greg Mathis says Paul’s words are relevant to N.C. Baptists. He was calling the people back to their primary objective: spreading the gospel.

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1,000 churches to get apps as part of giveaway

December 2 2011 by LifeWay Christian Resources

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – LifeWay Christian Resources and ROAR, a mobile app development group, are giving mobile church apps to 1,000 churches throughout the month of December.

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Only 46% of children grow up in an intact home, study says

November 22 2011 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press

WASHINGTON – Only 46 percent of children in the United States will reach age 17 having grown up in a home with biological parents who are married – a figure that has a significant impact on the nation’s graduation, poverty and teenage birth rates, according to a new report.

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