A Baylor University sociologist finds that prayer is more effective in easing anxiety when the pray-er believes in a loving, dependable God.

Published in Faith

In a spring filled with illness and death, here are a few hard-earned “lessons before dying.”

Governors and legislatures turning down federal funding for Medicaid expansion for political reasons are denying health care to millions of Americans, faith leaders said in a conference call today.

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:52

Brief says Hobby Lobby puts RFRA on trial

Lawyers say forcing business owners to violate their deeply held religious beliefs or pay steep fines “is one of the most straightforward violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act this court is likely to see.”

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:44

Clergy hopeful about 'Daniel Plan'

By combining food, faith and fellowship, Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren's new "Daniel Plan" has the potential to promote the body's importance in spirituality and salvation, Baptist ministers say.

Published in People
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 17:20

Baptist hospital exits church consulting

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is shutting down the 21-year-old Center for Congregational Health and transferring congregational and clergy consulting to a new free-standing organization being formed by the center’s current president.

Published in Organizations

While government overreach happens on a daily basis, in this matter, government is doing what ought to be done: protecting and providing basic human services.

Published in Commentaries
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:16

Hobby Lobby appeals to Supreme Court

The Southern Baptist owners of Hobby Lobby say their lawsuit is “an excellent vehicle” for clearing up confusion about whether a federal law protecting religious freedom for individuals applies to corporations as well.

Published in Social Issues

Beginning today, churches have new options for purchasing health insurance for their ministers and staff.

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 26 September 2013 15:17

Churches may pay less under Obamacare

Small churches that currently cannot afford health insurance for their staff and employees might benefit from an Affordable Care Act program that begins Oct. 1.

Published in Congregations
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