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  • 'Fragments of Truth' film shows Bible's reliability

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, April 19, 2018 (7 months ago)

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    DENVER (BP) -- Detailed examination of the earliest New Testament manuscripts in the upcoming "Fragments of Truth" documentary proves the reliability and viability of the Gospels, evangelical scholar and lead film commentator Craig Evans told Baptist Press.

    "The documentary concludes rightly with a lot of support that the manuscripts are very old, and they are well done, they're reliable, they do preserve the original wording of the Greek New Testament," said Evans, professor of Christian origins at Houston Baptist University. Read More

  • Doug Hodo, former Baptist univ. president, dies

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BOERNE, Texas (BP) -- Edward D. (Doug) Hodo Sr., second president of Houston Baptist University, died Oct. 10 at his home in Boerne, Texas, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 81.

    Hodo led HBU from 1987 until his retirement in 2006, when he was named president emeritus. The university has scheduled a memorial service for Hodo at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in Belin Chapel on the HBU campus. Read More

  • Baptist universities appeal to Supreme Court

    by Art Toalston and Bonnie Pritchett, posted Wednesday, July 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University are appealing to the Supreme Court in challenging the Obamacare mandate to provide insurance coverage encompassing abortion-inducing drugs.

    HBU and ETBU in conjunction with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty along with Westminster Theological Seminary filed a petition today (July 8) with the high court in response to a June 22 ruling by a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that the mandate did not and, likely, would not "substantially burden their ... Read More

  • Baptist universities weigh next step on HHS mandate

    by Bonnie Pritchett and Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, July 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University are among seven faith-based institutions weighing their options in challenging the Obamacare mandate to provide insurance coverage encompassing abortion-inducing drugs.

    HBU, ETBU and the other institutions in conjunction with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty are weighing an appeal to the full U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans or to the Supreme Court following a ruling ... Read More

  • Cheating in football: 'There are absolutes'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, January 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As sports fans continue to ask questions about underinflated footballs in this year's AFC championship game, football coaches at Baptist colleges and universities are using the controversy as an opportunity to reflect on integrity in athletics. Read More