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November 20, 2014

Ministry model appears to overcome barriers to reviving challenged communities A new ministry model is showing results in a beleagured Dallas neighborhood, where innovative ministries and programs are sparking transformation in crime rates, health care and education. By Terry Goodrich A new model of ministry that empowers residents in an at-risk neighborhood of Dallas to […]

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November 18, 2014

Byron R. Johnson / November 18, 2014 No one’s praying habits have attracted as much attention in recent years as those of former NFL player Tim Tebow. His public displays of faith, both on and off the football field, spurred attention, ignited debate, and even led to the Tebowing trend. Now, Christian singer Tanner Clark reveals […]

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November 6, 2014

DALLAS, Texas (Nov. 6, 2014) — A new model of ministry that empowers residents in at-risk West Dallas to transform their communities has resulted in crime reduction, better meeting of health needs, obtaining jobs and improved student academic performance, according to research by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. A report on the two-year […]

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October 28, 2014

Click here to view the video of this lecture   The Church the State and the Shifting Dynamics of Public Secularity Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:30 p.m. Paul Powell Chapel Truett Seminary, Baylor University Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, S.T.D. Bishop Daniel Flores is the Sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville. He studied at […]

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October 23, 2014

2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture  Thursday, October 23-Saturday, October 25, 2014 ISR is co-sponsoring this event with the Institute for Faith & Learning. Click here for conference registration and more information Over the past century, cinema has become the defining medium of Western culture, occupying the role that theater and the novel played […]

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October 8, 2014

Religion in the public square and the prison yard by Byron R. Johnson – October 8, 2014 Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Holt v. Hobbs, a case pitting the Arkansas Department of Correction against an inmate who seeks to grow a half-inch beard in accordance with his religious beliefs.   Though the […]

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October 6, 2014

Should an American Muslim convict have the religious freedom to grow a beard? The US Supreme Court will hear arguments in Holt v Hobbs on Tuesday, October 7. This is the first High Court test of the federal law designed to protect the religious freedom of prison inmates. Correspondent Tim O’Brien reports from the state […]

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September 25, 2014

Sept. 25, 2014 Follow us on Twitter:@BaylorUMedia Contact: Terry Goodrich,(254) 710-3321 WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2014) — Reports of religion’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, says Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Close examination of data from the General Social Survey and other data sources show that across 40 […]

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September 24, 2014

Americans say the role of religion in public life has diminished, according to a new Pew Research poll. Pew reports that 72 percent of Americans think religion is “losing its influence on American life,” a growth of five percentage points since the 2010 midterm elections. But an increased number of Americans think that religion should play a larger […]

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September 15, 2014

Sept 15, 2014Washington: A new study has revealed that religious youth are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Researchers at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, the University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that that young people who connect to a “higher power” may feel a […]

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