Baylor Magazine: Barbara Walker Awarded Medal of Service for Contributions to the Professions, Christian Ministry
[11/16/2017]
Oct. 15, 2017
Barbara Walker, B.S. (Sociology) ’67, is known throughout the Baylor Family for her significance in the University’s history as Baylor’s first female African-American graduate 50 years ago, yet her legacy extends far beyond campus. After Walker’s 32-year social work career with the State of California, countless families there are thankful she heeded a call to service as a Baylor student.
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Influence Magazine: The How and Why of Weight Loss: Better health is within reach
[10/30/2017]
Oct. 27, 2017
Column encouraging clergy to keep tabs on their health, particularly their weight, cites a 2015 study by researchers at Baylor University, who found that more than a third of U.S. ministers are obese.
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Deseret News: A digital 'Reformation': How the internet is impacting religious experience
[10/30/2017]
Oct. 27, 2017
Baylor sociologist Paul McClure is quoted in this article about spirituality and technology, an area he researched for the Baylor Religion Survey. While most people do not seek or share spiritual content online, most of those who do are young and not intentionally looking for religion online. Unlike the 16th-century printing business, the internet came into popular use in a more secular context. "Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg weren’t asking themselves, 'Gee, I wonder how I can make the gospel more available through this technology,'" McClure said.
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