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Feb
8
2021
Baylor University Spiritual Life Offers Ash Wednesday and Lenten Prayers
Baylor community around the world is invited observe Lent in preparation to Holy Week. Through several spiritual practices, we prepare our hearts for Holy Week, when we remember the sacrificial death and victorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jan
20
2021
How Baylor is using data to demonstrate and influence how a Baylor education affects spiritual growth.
Jan
19
2021
Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States will signal the end of another historic and volatile election season, while the peaceful transfer of power between leaders continues to hold true as a pillar of the nation’s democratic tradition.
Jan
14
2021
The Baylor Bear Aid Team needs help handing out face masks and welcoming students back to campus.
Oct
22
2020
“How can we have good conversations when everything is so political and politicized?” I must admit that I feel sadness when hearing this question because “politics” should mean accomplishing important work and decisions together as a society and as a community.
Oct
21
2020
A pandemic, economic challenges, a presidential election, and more make the end of 2020 an endurance race. But if we align ourselves based on our compassionate efforts, we can get through this together.
Oct
13
2020
Chapel has been a tradition at Baylor literally since the university’s beginning — but over the years, it has taken a lot of different forms. It was something every student took every year until the student body grew too big to congregate in one place; in more recent decades, it has transformed from Chapel to …
Oct
9
2020
Life can be stressful at any time; an election year amidst a pandemic has only amplified the whirlwind that is 2020. Add in all that comes with this time of year — holiday stresses, financial anxieties, seasonal depression, etc. — and it’s important that now, more than ever, we care for our mental state. October …
Oct
8
2020
What does Christianity look like around the world? How does it spread to new peoples and new regions? Those are the sort of broad questions that Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi, Baylor’s Frederick E. Roach Professor of World Christianity, seeks to answer through his research, as he studies the vitality of the Christian faith in regions around …
Oct
8
2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2020) — The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) this week is virtually presenting the inaugural conference of the Evangelical Studies Program on the “History of Latin American Evangelicalism.”
Oct
7
2020
The good news: Since an initial spike shortly after students returned to campus early this fall, Baylor’s fight against the coronavirus seems to be working; the number of active COVID-19 cases on campus has remained below 1% of the campus community for about a month now. The bad news: That still means there are 50-100 …
Oct
5
2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2020) – Using smartphone check-ins twice a day for two weeks, sociologists in a national study have found a link between individuals’ daily spiritual experiences and overall well-being, say researchers from Baylor University and Harvard University.
Sep
16
2020
As the first round of exams near, students are looking to hit the books. Lucky for our Bears, there is no shortage of beautiful — and, in this COVID-19 era, safe — study areas to choose from. Each indoor study area at Baylor requires masks and has social distancing measures in place, including lower capacity …
Sep
10
2020
The first virtual Baylor Missions Week kicks off on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, and extends through Friday, Sept. 18, 2020!
Sep
8
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) — The department of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences has announced the establishment of the Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Stipend, named in honor of Baylor’s first African American graduate.
Sep
3
2020
While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor. Since 2008, each incoming class has been welcomed with its own unique hymn, written and composed by Baylor …
Sep
2
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 2, 2020) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced the selection of adjunct professor Jennifer Howell, Ph.D., as the inaugural director of the Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice Program, a grant-funded initiative by World Hunger Relief Inc. (WHRI) and the Baugh Family Foundation.
Aug
18
2020
While many of the fall preparations I have discussed over the past few weeks may seem mostly technical or operational in nature, I want to take a moment to call our collective attention to a core tenet of the mission of Baylor University, especially in the midst of a pandemic -- creating a caring Christian community.
Aug
5
2020
George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) have entered into a collaborative agreement between Truett Seminary’s Online Certificate Program and the BGAV Ministry Equipping Network in order to create several new opportunities for ministers and lay-people to earn an Advanced Certificate of Ministry.
Apr
7
2020
Beginning Fall 2020, Baylor University undergraduate students will have the option to pursue a minor in Civic Interfaith Studies.
Apr
3
2020
Helpful tips to promote mental health wellness during quarantine.
Apr
1
2020
Baylor’s focus on offering a distinctly Christian educational environment includes cultivating thought leaders who can help congregations answer the call of societal challenges. Dr. Stephanie Boddie, an assistant professor of church and community ministries at Baylor, is one of those leading the way. Boddie is known nationally for her research on congregation-based social services and …
Mar
25
2020
WACO, Texas (March 25, 2020) – In a difficult and ever-changing time of crisis surrounding the spread of coronavirus, the basic needs of health and safety come first. But as these basic physiological needs are met, the more advanced care for spiritual and mental health can remain overlooked or ignored altogether.
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