Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:38

Baylor student, graduate die in car wreck

The musicians, along with two others injured in the crash, were en route to perform at an international conference.

Published in People

Nearly 8,500 “sides” of the 20th century’s best black gospel music collected by Baylor University will become a permanent feature of the soon-to-be-opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

Published in Media and Arts
Scholars agree that Jesus' humanity would include a sense of humor. But just how funny was the Man from Nazareth? Those who compile anthologies of humor bypass Jesus and his followers -- and with good reason, he said. Texts about them deal with life-and-death matters.
Published in 2010 Archives

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Sarah Bush wrestles with big questions: Why do homelessness, hunger and poverty persist in the United States? Where can people in any of those situations turn for help? Bush, who serves as minister of congregational development at Fredericksburg Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, takes the answer to that second question personally by seeking to be the answer.

Published in 2010 Archives

WACO, Texas -- Terry York is willing to bet that if he goes into a Baptist church, sits down and listens, he can tell -- long before the preacher speaks -- whether the congregation is theologically conservative or moderate.

The tip-off is in the tunes, said York, associate professor of Christian ministry and church music at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

Published in 2009 Archives

The intersection of faith and culture often looks less like a four-way stop and more like a mix-master. Faith-based messages have made frequent and bold appearances in film, music, art, theater and other forms of creative expression. This invites the labels of “Christian artist” or “artist whose works have spiritual themes” -- and at times, “a little of both.”

Published in 2009 Archives
WACO, Texas -- With research consistently showing that clergy -- not psychologists or other mental health experts -- are the most common source of help sought in times of psychological distress, a recent Baylor University study has found ministers often deny or dismiss the existence of the mental illness.
Published in 2008 Archives
WACO, Texas -- Angela Sims, assistant professor of ethics and black church studies at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo., interviewed people across the country who witnessed lynchings.
Published in 2011 Archives
I’ve long thought that the image of God in which we are made is creativity. A request from my 8-year-old caused me to wonder if our fascination with gadgets and technology is keeping us from discovering our creative center.
Published in 2011 Archives