Debunking Darwin, sharing the faith 

       Were Darwin around today with all the technology and information we now have, even he wouldn’t subscribe to his own theory of evolution, said apologetics speaker Bill Newton. “Here we are today, over 150 years post-publication (On the Origin of Species) and the evidence we have found actually contradicts, not confirms, his…

Conway churches break denominational barriers to love international students

by Lisa Falknor Jesus said they’ll know we are Christians by our love. In a place known as the town of colleges, Conway, Arkansas, 12-15 churches from different denominations unite for one goal: to love international students. “It’s breathtaking to watch it happen,” said LaJuana Magee who founded the International Fellowship Outreach (IFO) 30 years…

Mud, mold and prayer: Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims

TEXAS – Last year, Adam Venters remembers sludging through 8 feet of flood damage in his in-laws’ Louisiana home. “It was heartbreaking,” said the Assistant Baptist Campus Minister at Metro Baptist Collegiate Ministry in Little Rock. So when the call came from Calvary Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas, to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Venters felt…

Explore Your Call: students sensing a call to ministry attend Sept. 19 training event

FAYETTEVILLE – ”If you don’t love people, do not go into the ministry,” said Aaron Matthews, senior pastor at First Baptist Church Lowell. Along with a panel of two women and two men, Matthews addressed a crowd of high school and college students–possible future church planters, pastors and missionaries– who sensed a call to the…

Buying milk, writing Bible studies: for nearly 20 years, FBC Russellville ministers to international students

Lisa Falknor     For many of the 449 international students at Arkansas Tech University, church members at First Baptist Church (FBC) Russellville are the first Americans they meet. Especially at the start of a semester, the members help students get settled into university life and into the daunting reality of living in another country.…