• On Washington’s Birthday: Can We Still Look to Washington?

    This piece originally appeared on the School of Humanities blog, “Reflection and Choice” By Dr. Chris Hammons, Professor of Government and Director of the Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty I love teaching students about the American Founding. I like the philosophical debates over the nature of liberty and necessity of government. I like …

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  • “Think About It…” Podcast Schedule

    HBU Podcasts Available Free on iTunes   December 24: Dr. Julie Fernandez Dean, COEBS Dr. Julie Fernandez is dean of the HBU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. Fernandez has served as the program coordinator of the Education Administration Program and as the department chair of Leadership and Counseling at HBU. Fernandez has served the Texas …

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  • Beckham ’14 Experiencing Professional Success Post-HBU

    By John Holt For former HBU cross country and track and field athlete Jamie Whitt Beckham, life these days no longer includes running as it once did. Running still means a significant deal to Beckham, yet she and her husband are expecting their first child in late April, and she’s reasonably had to shift her …

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  • Smiths Donate Largest Single Gift in University History

    Jim Smith, Sr., said, “I remember my dad’s involvement in the purchase of the HBU ‘triangle’ from Frank Sharp when the route of Hwy. 59 was just shown on a map. Many years later, I was involved in the development of the commercial areas on the freeway as a volunteer and board member.” Sherry Smith …

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  • “Christianity in Business: Applying Biblical Values to the Marketplace”: A Review

    The first book by the Center for Christianity in Business at Houston Baptist University, “Christianity in Business: Applying Biblical Values in the Marketplace,” is truly a read for every stage of life and background. As it says in the introduction, “This is a book for all Christians who interact with the world of commerce, and …

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  • HBU Piper Professor Nominees

    The Piper Professor Award, given by the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award Foundation, recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching in colleges and universities throughout Texas. Established in 1958, the foundation gives 10 awards annually to teachers who are devoted to their professions and have made a special impact on their students and their community. Each year, …

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  • HBU Serving Hispanic Students and Families

    HBU faculty and staff members desire to reach all students and help them achieve at their highest potentials. For students of Hispanic heritage, higher education can come with unique challenges at times. Many students experience conflict between their role as a student and their place within their families, say Cristina Nader, HBU director of Student …

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  • Dr. Jerry Walls Completes Book in Honor of Admired Philosopher Alvin Plantinga

    In 1986, Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga presented a lecture entitled, “Two Dozen (Or So) Theistic Arguments.” Given in a summer seminar on philosophy of religion in Bellingham, Washington, the ideas that Plantinga presented were both fascinating and profound. The message he shared spread far and wide. Plantinga wrote 20 years later in an appendix to …

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  • Becoming a Christian Psychologist

    By Eric Johnson, Director of the Gideon Institute of Christian Psychology and Counseling at Houston Baptist University Understanding human beings and how to address their psychological and spiritual problems is a massively complex project. Such complexity has led to some sharp disagreements among Christians about counseling and psychology, and my story strangely reflects some of …

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  • A Message From the President

    When you’re with a group of people, or are part of a club or organization, and you feel particularly warm toward it, there’s usually no greater compliment to pay than to say something like, “This feels like family to me.” It’s a meaningful expression because it says the people involved are close and that they …

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