Around the State: TBM trained in well digging

Texas Baptist Men’s well-drilling and water-purification ministry held a training event April 11 at the Dixon Mission Equipping Center in East Dallas. (Photo: Grace Gaddy)

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Texas Baptist Men’s well-drilling and water-purification ministry held a training event April 11 at the Dixon Mission Equipping Center in East Dallas. Classes provided a basic overview of the ministry’s mission, with specialized training in various procedures and mechanics used in its outreach, from water-well-drilling to filter construction.

end of religion 300“The End of Religion?” a symposium exploring the claim religion is declining and near its ultimate fall, will be hosted by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion May 5 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at Truett Theological Seminary. Symposium lectures include: “A Godless World? Signs of a Global Religious Revival,” by Rodney Stark; “Godless Europe?” by Philip Jenkins; “Godless Lives? Does Religion Matter for Our Well-Being?” by Jeff Levin; “The Myth of American Piety,” by Byron Johnson; and “Toward a Godless America,” by J. Gordon Melton. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, click here

Howard Payne University is exhibiting paintings by Pam Chadwick Aloisa, gallery director and professor of art history and art at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The show, housed in HPU’s Doakie Day Art Center, will run through April 29. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.



Anniversary

Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, 60th, May 3. David Dykes is pastor.

Ordained



Jim Troxel to the ministry at Battetown Baptist Church in Cameron, where he is pastor.


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