First Amendment not overruled by Supreme Court decision, attorney says

July 2nd, 2015 By: Bonnie Pritchett

The June 26 U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage a Constitutional right has left ma [...]

Closure of Texas abortion clinics halted by Supreme Court

July 2nd, 2015 By: Bonnie Pritchett

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Texas abortion clinics due to close July 1 for failing to comply with regulations e [...]

Court: Baptist colleges must provide insurance coverage for contraception, abortifacients

June 30th, 2015 By: Bonnie Pritchett

NEW ORLEANS—Two Texas Baptist Universities were among a host of faith-based institutions losing an a [...]

Texas Southern Baptist leaders respond to Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

June 29th, 2015 By: Bonnie Pritchett

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 June 26 that states cannot ban same-sex marriage and must recognize s [...]


Jacksonville College ranked fourth-best two-year college in Texas

July 27th, 2015 / By: David Heflin | Jacksonville College has released its ranking of the 25 best two-year colleges in Texas for 2015, and Jacksonville College ranked fourth in the state. Schools were evaluated based on performance indicators like acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment [...]

‘Pray for Muslims’ mobile app released

June 29th, 2015 / By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

A new, free app designed to help Christians pray for Muslims is now available thanks to a joint effort by Rockie Naser, a Southern Baptists of Texas Convention ministry facilitator, and Jonathan Burris, a Christian app developer. [...]

Always Ready to Give a Defense

June 22nd, 2015 / By: Gary Ledbetter | Editor in Chief

Apologetics begins in the hearts of maturing Christians who are even unfamiliar with the term. I think it gets a bum rap from those who see it as merely argumentative—and it can be just that if misused. It is not a defense of the gospel so much as it is an explanation for “the hope that is in you,” to continue the quote of 1 Peter 3:15. If we live as citizens of heaven, fearing G [...]

What and who is man?

June 22nd, 2015 / By: Jerry Pierce

Richard D. Land calls it “the mega-ethical issue of our time,” and how one answers the question sets a course for an entire worldview. “What and who is man? That impacts everything,” Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., told the TEXAN. “Are we different in kind or merely in degree from the rest of creation? If you believe that human be [...]