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Don Sewell

Any successful organization, especially a Christian one, must look beyond its own needs and agenda. When a hospital goes beyond its bottom-line concerns to address “outside” responsibilities, a transformation occurs. Christian hospitals obviously must operate with outstanding medical and business guidelines. But that’s not the whole story. The Christian hospital carries an even greater stewardship […] Read More

Lyrics to the hymn, “Like a River Glorious,” have come to mind as I’ve reflected on my friendship with Robert Parham. “Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace / Over all victorious in its bright increase.” I lost a great friend in Robert, and it’s hard to minimize just how sobering the moment is […] Read More

Lots of goodwill people are looking for ways to serve. Sometimes it just takes a small number of visionary leaders, along with adequate available resources, and people will jump in remarkable numbers to become effective conduits of service. For the fourth year in a row, employees of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas chose […] Read More

Christians have an ethical responsibility to follow through by presenting the results of a missional project in an honest and straightforward fashion. After all, we owe a debt of gratitude to those who catalyzed the projects with the sacrificial gifts. Lamentably, too many times a dribble of a report is supposed to satisfy the supporters […] Read More

Don Sewell is’s pick as Baptist of the Year for 2014. He is the director of Faith in Action Initiatives (FIA) at Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH) in Dallas, which has been shipping containers of medical supplies and equipment to trouble zones around the world. Sewell is representative of how a number of […] Read More

Don Sewell is director of Faith in Action Initiatives at Baylor Scott and White Health in Texas. Don’s articles that have appeared on are available here, and his Skype interview is available here. 1. Where did you grow up? Borger, an oil-refining town in the Texas Panhandle, north of Amarillo. 2. What is your […] Read More

Baylor Health Care System, now Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH), addresses local and international human rights issues as part of our corporate responsibility. CEO Joel Allison and our senior executive leadership team led the creation of Faith in Action Initiatives (FIAI) for this very purpose four years ago. Courage and foresight are required for […] Read More

Baylor Health Care System has created an office to coordinate efforts to provide healing both at home and abroad. “We’re not just trying to put another feather in our cap here,” says Don Sewell, director of Faith in Action Initiatives (FIAI) at Baylor Health Care System, in a new Skype interview with “We’ve made […] Read More

The Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has ventured into friendly but uncharted territory to address one facet of our century-old calling as a healing institution. The new office of Faith in Action Initiatives builds on Baylor’s tradition of sharing our human and physical resources with the local and global community. […] Read More

“Under the Same Moon” tells a most engaging story about the power of love between a mother and son in 21st-century North America. “La Misma Luna” (its Spanish title) doesn’t try to explore the complexities of politics and economics in the U.S.-Mexico immigration scene. It simply focuses on the heart-wrenching social aspects through the eyes […] Read More