Baptists

Texas History |
June 13, 2016

Bane of the Baptists

Brann becomes a casualty in his own war with the Baptists. Texas Collection of Baylor University“In the year of our Lord, 1891, I became pregnant with an idea. Being at the time chief edi­torial writer on the Houston Post, I felt dreadfully mor­tified, as nothing

News & Politics |
October 21, 2014

The Creation of Baylor

Never has the Waco university been so big, so rich, so athletically powerful, or so committed to becoming the country’s first elite Protestant university. What does its ambition mean for its identity?

True Crime |
January 20, 2013

The Valley of The Shadow Of Death

Did Kari Baker, despondent over her daughter’s passing, commit suicide? Or was she killed by her husband, Matt, a Baptist preacher in Waco and an alleged sexual predator? He says he didn’t do it, but her family insists otherwise—and they say they’ll keep after him until justice is done.

News & Politics |
November 1, 2000

They Haven’t Got a Prayer

In the Gulf Coast town of Santa Fe, high school football games had always kicked off with a prayer, but in June the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the practice violated the separation of church and state. Now the issue—which has turned neighbor against neighbor and provoked some decidedly un-Christian

Being Texan |
August 31, 1996

In God We Bust

Since the late eighties, dozens of big churches in Texas have put rapid growth ahead of financial health. Austin’s Great Hills Baptist is only the latest to pay the price.

November 1, 1991

The War for Thee University

Pray for Baylor. The Baptists are calling each other flat-earthers and liberal parasites, and the school they call Jerusalem on the Brazos is caught in the middle.