Now is the time to lead

June 19th, 2015 By: Texan Staff

President’s Address To The Southern Baptist ConventionColumbus, Ohio • June 16, 2015 [...]

SWBTS teams reach thousands of homes to aid Ohio church plant

June 17th, 2015 By: Tammi Reed Ledbetter | Managing Editor

BEXLEY, Ohio—Matt Skiles of St. Augustine had been praying that at least one person would come to fa [...]

Women pack room for ‘Tea at 3’

June 17th, 2015 By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

COLUMBUS—The first ever ‘Tea at 3’ held during this year’s annual meeting of the Southern Bapt [...]

Floyd calls for Southern Baptists to lead the way ‘whatever the cost, whatever the risk’

June 16th, 2015 By: Tammi Reed Ledbetter | Managing Editor

COLUMBUS, Ohio—“Whatever the cost, whatever the risk,” Southern Baptist Convention President Ron [...]


‘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 [...]

HBU trains students to be apologists in workplace, public sector, and home

June 22nd, 2015 / By: Bonnie Pritchett

HOUSTON The university campus has long been the intellectual caldron in which students stew over the “big” questions, roil in their doubts and bubble over with newfound convictions—or at least it should be. Political correctness, trigger warnings and flagrant attempts to stifle ideological foes threaten to douse the fires of inquiry that lead to the truth, particularly the truth [...]