What’s at stake with SCOTUS and Hobby Lobby

March 25th, 2014 By: Texan Staff

The Supreme Court of the United States is now deliberating on something far more important than exempt [...]

Former Prestonwood star takes 'solid' faith into Final Four

March 24th, 2014 By: Tim Ellsworth | Baptist Press

ARLINGTON—When he takes the court Saturday in a Final Four matchup with Wisconsin, Kentucky forw [...]

Worship pastor: Music has impactful ministry

March 19th, 2014 By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

Trouble is ordinary. Pain is common. Trials nip relentlessly at the heels of the trials in front of th [...]

Q&A: Discerning divide between spiritual and physical realms poses challenges

March 19th, 2014 By: Jerry Pierce | Editor

Editor’s Note: David L. Henderson is a medical doctor who is board certified in psychiatry and a [...]


Counseling prof: ‘Careful, compassionate’ must characterize response to mental illness

March 19th, 2014 / By: Rob Collingsworth

Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Ark., and nominee for 2014 Southern Baptist Convention president, brought national attention to the issue of mental health in a motion he presented to convention messengers at last year’s annual meeting of the SBC in Houston.The motion itself requested that each SBC entity include in its annual report to the convention an update on “w [...]

Special Report: Mental health motion addressed by EC

March 19th, 2014 / By: Baptist Press

NASHVILLE—The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has concurred with the spirit of a motion referred from the 2013 SBC annual meeting regarding mental health ministry.In its Feb. 17-18 meeting in Nashville, the Executive Committee voted to amend an annual ministry report form it solicits from the SBC’s entities to include questions asking appropriate entities what they are [...]

Annual ministry wife award nomination deadline March 15

March 3rd, 2014 / By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

Less than two weeks remain to submit nominations for the 2014 Willie Turner Dawson Award presented each year at the Ministers’ Wives Luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Nominations may include ministry wives such as the wife of a pastor or the wife of any ministry staff member, women in other areas of ministry or women whose husbands have retired or are deceased. [...]

IMB President Tom Elliff announces plans to step down

February 27th, 2014 / By: Joni Hannigan

AUSTIN, Texas (FBW)—In describing his request to the trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board to convene a search team to name his successor, President Tom Elliff said he neither “resigned” nor “retired,” but heeded God’s plan for the next step in his life.Elliff, who turned 70 just last week, was unanimously elected to the [...]