• Education Seen as a Tool for Sharing the Gospel

    While Jesus’ words in the Great Commission includes an exhortation to “teach,” missionary Joe Hale didn’t associate that with schools. More than 30 years ago, he and his wife, Ann, were serving in Korea when they needed classes for missionary children. Soon, responsibilities surrounding providing an education to a growing group of children took up …

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  • Academic Success Center Tutoring Program: The Power of Peers

    HBU is known for its friendly professors, whose open-door policy helps ensure students aren’t lacking in academic support. But sometimes, a boost from another perspective is just what is needed to help students perform well in a course. The Academic Success Center Tutoring Program is about employing the power of peers. Undergraduate or graduate students …

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  • HBU McNair Center Hosts “3 Day Startup: Water Texas”

    HBU’s McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, in partnership with the McNair Centers at Rice University and the University of St. Thomas, hosted “3 Day Startup: Water Texas.” The three-day program is a learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to participants in a hands-on environment. College students were tasked with creating ideas and formulating …

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  • HBU Alumna Portrays Women of the Bible

    HBU Alumna Sarah Beth Baca, ’01, has been a student of the Bible since childhood, and an artist with a knack for combining the real with the whimsical. In recent years, she’s gleaned artistic inspiration from fresh readings of Scripture. “I wanted to do something a little different artistically,” she said. “Many of us who …

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  • Football Player and Pre-Med Student Gives His Best on and off the Field

    André Walker III still remembers when a friend of his family pointed out his build as an elementary student and encouraged the family to put André in football. His mother, Antoinette, didn’t like the idea at first. “My mom wasn’t a fan of football because of the collisions,” Walker said. “But she took a chance …

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  • HBU Golf Hosts Professional Golfer Colin Montgomerie

    After graduating from Houston Baptist University in 1987, Golfer Colin Montgomerie immediately turned professional, and has made a name for himself around the world. “Monty,” as he is known, has won dozens of top tournaments and is a Ryder Cup legend. The Scot has been named “Europe’s Top Golfer” eight times. In May, Montgomerie was …

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  • Endowed Scholarship Donors Honored at Reception

    James Blackwell’s family first donated to Houston Baptist University in the 1960s, when they gifted a tract of land in the Alvin area to the University. He is still passionate about supporting a higher education institution which has as its founding mission, recognizing Jesus Christ as Lord. “I pray that students get the opportunity to …

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  • Dr. Timothy Brookins Discusses His Path to Scholarship

    Dr. Timothy Brookins is the director of Graduate Programs for the School of Christian Thought, program coordinator for Graduate Theology Programs, interim chair of the Department of Theology, and assistant professor of Classics and Biblical Languages for HBU. Please tell us about your personal, academic and professional background. I grew up in a traditional home …

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  • HBU Tops Academically in Southland for Third-Straight Year

    HBU was recognized with the Southland Conference Academic Performance Achievement Award for the third-consecutive year at the league’s annual May meeting in Frisco, Texas. HBU earned 78 of its possible 91 points, 85.7 percent, well ahead of Sam Houston State, which was second with 45-of-98 points for 45.9 percent. The award is largely determined by …

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  • My Look Into “Fragments of Truth”

    By Dr. Craig Evans Shortly after we completed filming in Israel of our series of mini-documentaries on “Archaeology Jesus,” Reuben Evans of Faithlife Films asked me what project we should do next. At the time, I was researching my book, “Jesus and the Manuscripts.” How many, how old, and how good the manuscripts of the …

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