A U.S. Coast Guard officer looks for survivors in the path of Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
A U.S. Coast Guard officer looks for survivors in the path of Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

10 years later, one Baptist group reflects on Katrina and its aftermath

One of the worse disasters in U.S. history left 1,800 dead and more than $100 billion in damage.

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Youth focus on a repair project on a house in Tazewell County, Va. (Bluefield College photo)
Youth focus on a repair project on a house in Tazewell County, Va. (Bluefield College photo)

Project impacts low-income families in southwest Virginia

Home repair and spiritual growth combined to give youth new insights this summer, say project organizers.

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‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, authors say

‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, authors say

In a pluralistic and diverse society, a memory of being dissenters puts Baptists in a strong position.

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Harold Patterson, vice president for the Texas Baptist Men water ministry, teaches missionaries from Venezuela how to drill a well. (Photo by Paul Lozuk)
Harold Patterson, vice president for the Texas Baptist Men water ministry, teaches missionaries from Venezuela how to drill a well. (Photo by Paul Lozuk)

Missionaries from Venezuela learn skills aimed at self-sustaining church planting

The goal is to live off the land with minimal support from other sources.

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Students enjoy racing the pinewood derby cars they constructed from kits. A team from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland introduced the cars on their latest trip to Slovakia, where they worked at a school and with children from a nearby Roma settlement. (Photo by Matt Thompson)
Students enjoy racing the pinewood derby cars they constructed from kits. A team from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland introduced the cars on their latest trip to Slovakia, where they worked at a school and with children from a nearby Roma settlement. (Photo by Matt Thompson)

Pinewood derby races connect children, faith in Slovakia

A team from CBF Heartland took enough cars for each child in a Roma settlement to participate in pinewood derby races.

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Baptist scholar says Mormonism becoming more Christian

Though strong theological differences remain between Mormons and traditional Christians, a Baptist scholar said he believes a gradual shift is occurring among LDS scholars “toward a somewhat more biblical and even evangelical account of Christ and salvation."

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Pastor criticizes seminary president’s endorsement of secularist group

A conservative Southern Baptist pastor in Texas says agency heads today routinely get away with things that during the conservative resurgence would have gotten their moderate predecessors fired.

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Whether in local soup kitchens or global missions, ministers say Christians should be alert for opportunities to share their faith. (Creative Commons photo by Sam Beebe)
Whether in local soup kitchens or global missions, ministers say Christians should be alert for opportunities to share their faith. (Creative Commons photo by Sam Beebe)

Recover the balance between service and evangelism, urge theologians

The tension between service and evangelism goes back far in Christian history, but experts say it can be as simple as watching and waiting for the right moment to share. 

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‘The least of these’ too often taken out of context, says professor

Denny Burk says using “the least of these” in discussions about the poor is a classic case of “right doctrine, wrong text.”

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Midwestern Seminary adopts Danvers Statement

Another Southern Baptist Convention seminary has identified with core beliefs promoted by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

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