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On the Move: Jason Bowen

Jason Bowen to First Baptist Church in Trenton, Tenn., as pastor from Cross Pointe Baptist Church in Texarkana.

Prepare for the ‘post-everything’ age, church leaders say

Prepare for the ‘post-everything’ age, church leaders say

Writer and church coach says the term ‘post-everything’ sums up the variety of challenges facing the church today, from post-modernity to post-Christianity to post-denominationalism.

TBM volunteers provide disaster relief in Midwest

TBM volunteers provide disaster relief in Midwest

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers served throughout August in the storm-damaged and flood-ravaged Midwest.

Philadelphia lawyers to investigate Baylor’s response to sexual assault

Philadelphia lawyers to investigate Baylor’s response to sexual assault

UPDATED: Baylor University hired a Philadelphia law firm to conduct an independent external investigation of how the school handled a football player’s sexual assault of a female student-athlete.

Some Texas pastors want tax dollars for church schools

Some pastors want tax dollars for church schools, others advocate public education

Updated: One way to fix the troubled public-school system in Texas is making education funds available to church-based private schools, a group of pastors including Ed Young of Second Baptist Church in Houston and Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas claimed in a brief to the Supreme Court of Texas.

Maciel nominee for BGCT president

Maciel nominee for BGCT president

René Maciel, president of Baptist University of the Américas, will be nominated for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board will offer incentives for voluntary early retirement in an attempt to cut between 600 and 800 jobs from the agency’s missionary force and staff.

Texas Tidbits: Barnett named VP for Buckner Children and Family Services.

Texas Tidbits: Barnett named VP for Buckner Children and Family Services.

Brad Barnett has been named senior vice president of Buckner Children and Family Services, effective Sept. 1.

Around the State: FBC Richardson groundbreaking set

Around the State: FBC Richardson sets groundbreaking

First Baptist Church in Richardson will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. to mark the beginning of the first phase of a building plan.

External counsel to investigate sexual violence at Baylor

External counsel to investigate sexual violence at Baylor

Baylor University will hire “outside counsel to investigate thoroughly” sexual violence on the Waco campus and create a staff position to provide “oversight of all student-athlete behavior,” Baylor President Ken Starr announced Aug. 28.

 
 
 
 
 
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