Recordings of Warren message available. Audio and video recordings of Rick Warren’s message during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting are available on CD for $5 and DVD for $20. To order, write in the order on the order form on page 42 of the annual meeting program or on the last page of the Oct. 30 Bulletin. The requests also can be made by visiting www.bgct.org/annualmeeting and downloading an order form.
BGCT annual meeting raises $12,000 for offerings. Messengers and visitors to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Amarillo contributed $6,000 to the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions and $6,000 for the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger. The funds were collected during a session of the annual meeting.
Texas pastor meets Secretary of State. Texas Baptist pastor Bob Roberts of NorthWood Church in Keller joined a small group of evangelical leaders who met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice recently to support a two-state solution to achieve peace in the Middle East. Religion News Service reported the meeting followed a July 27 letter a larger coalition of evangelical leaders sent to President Bush to “correct a serious misperception” that all evangelicals oppose creating a Palestinian state. Other participants in the meeting included Ron Sider from Evangelicals for Social Action, David Neff from Christianity Today and several megachurch pastors.
Wayland board approves new degree. Trustees of Wayland Baptist University approved a recommendation that the music department add a bachelor of music degree in performance. The department already offered a bachelor of music in music education and church music and a bachelor of arts degree in music. Trustees also approved a measure that will align Wayland’s academic program more with current higher educational practices. Effective in July 2008, Wayland’s eight current academic divisions will be replaced by eight schools.