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Texas Baptists plan return to Oklahoma after devastating tornadoes

Texas Baptists plan return to Oklahoma after devastating tornadoes

Less than two months shy of the two-year anniversary a tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., twisters returned to the state, and Texas Baptists began to make plans to help the affected area.

       
Church-state group want IRS investigation of Cruz speech at Liberty University

Church-state group wants IRS investigation of Cruz Liberty University speech

The head of a watchdog group advocating separation of church and state insists the IRS should investigate whether Liberty University broke the law when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced on campus he is running for president.

       
Nancy Pearcey, professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, was keynote speaker at the pastors’ conference sponsored by the John Newport Foundation and the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. (PHOTO / Jim Spivey)

Former agnostic exposes deficiencies of unbelief

Atheism and secularism provide ultimately unsatisfying “God-substitutes”—idols too small to give human life dignity and value, a former-agnostic-turned-Christian-apologist told a pastors’ conference in Arlington.

       
God wants Christians for ‘officiating crew,’ Evans tells The Gathering

God wants Christians for ‘officiating crew,’ Evans tells The Gathering

About 35,000 people assembled for The Gathering at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium, an effort to bridge racial, denominational and socio-economic barriers and promote Christian unity.

       
CommonCall: Wrapped in a labor of love, enveloped in beauty

CommonCall: Wrapped in a labor of love, enveloped in beauty

Participants in a women’s ministry at First Baptist Church in Crowley believe every newborn baby deserves a warm welcome into the world, and every critically ill patient or infirm elderly person should face dark days enveloped by beauty.

       
Baptist Briefs: Boko Haram affects Baptists in Nigeria

Baptist Briefs: Boko Haram affects Baptists in Nigeria

Baptist Briefs: The Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has affected about 2,000 Baptists and more than 30 churches. Alliance of Baptists joined Bread for the World, Children’s Defense Fund, Faith in Public Life, the National Council of Churches and others to ask Congress to make budget choices that protect low-income and vulnerable people.

       
Around the State: HPU renovates Mabee University Center

Around the State: NOW conference focuses on South Asia

Around the State: Includes news briefs about the IMB, Howard Payne, Texas Baptist Missions Foundation, DBU, San Marcos Baptist Academy, Hardin-Simmons, UMHB, Baylor, ETBU and more.

       

On the Move: Charles Kuthe

Charles Kuthe to Park Springs Bible Church in Arlington as pastor from Georgia Plain Baptist Church in Milton, Vt.

       
Texas Tidbits: UMHB counseling program receives accreditation

Texas Tidbits: UMHB counseling program receives accreditation

The marriage, family and child counseling degree program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Graduate School of Counseling has received accreditation.

       
Some Baptists embrace effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Some Baptists embrace effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Author and blogger Jarrid Wilson says posers are those who claim Jesus but don’t put him at the center of their lives. Some ministers couldn’t agree more.

       
'90 Minutes in Heaven' headed to big screen

'90 Minutes in Heaven' headed to big screen

The best-selling story of a Texas Baptist minister declared dead in a car wreck who woke up 90 minutes later claiming he had been to heaven is headed to the big screen this fall.

       

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