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Baylor will not become a sanctuary campus, interim president says

Baylor will not become a sanctuary campus, interim president says

Baylor University will comply with privacy laws that protect student records revealing immigration status, but it will not declare itself a "sanctuary campus,"  Interim President David Garland said.

       
BGCT receives $1 million grant from Lilly to help pastors

BGCT receives $1 million grant from Lilly to help pastors

The Baptist General Convention of Texas received a $1 million implementation grant from the Lilly Endowment to participate in its national initiative to address economic challenges facing pastoral leaders.

       
Wayland lecturer urges a biblical view of money management

Wayland lecturer urges a biblical view of money management

A biblical view of money management begins with the understanding that everything belongs to God, Bruce Ammons, author of Conquering Debt God’s Way, told students at Wayland Baptist University.

       
World Series MVP and DBU alum gives glory to God

World Series MVP, DBU alum, gives God the glory

Athletic glory fades, but God’s glory endures, 2016 World Series Most Valuable Player Ben Zobrist told a crowd at Dallas Baptist University.

       
BGCT board votes to remove three churches

BGCT board votes to remove three churches

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board declared three congregations “outside of harmonious cooperation” with the state convention because of their views on same-sex relationships.

       
Baylor regents approve governance changes

Baylor regents approve governance changes

Baylor University regents approved governance changes that create a task force for regent selection and grant voting rights to regents who represent certain constituencies. Changes did not include opening board meetings to the public. 

       
Religious leaders seek new trial for Texas death row inmate

Religious leaders seek new trial for Texas death row inmate

More than 500 religious leaders nationwide—including a Texas Baptist seminary professor—have endorsed a petition seeking a new trial for Texas death row inmate Christopher Young because a prospective juror was excluded on the basis of her church membership.

       
Proposed Baylor governance changes fall short, town hall participants insist

Proposed Baylor governance changes fall short, town hall participants insist

Governance changes Baylor University’s board of regents will consider fall short of the drastic action needed to ensure accountability, enhance transparency and restore trust after a sexual abuse scandal, representatives of Bears for Leadership Reform told a town hall meeting.

       
Baylor disinvites former law professor to speak in chapel

Baylor disinvites former law prof to speak in chapel

A former Baylor Law School professor planned to speak to a university chapel about clemency reform and ask a released prisoner to tell his story, but Baylor cancelled his invitation, citing two opinion articles he wrote for the Waco newspaper.

       
Coalition wants to keep minors out of adult prisons

Coalition wants minors out of adult prisons

A broad-based coalition that includes the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission insists tough-on-crime Texas should get smart on crime by raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18.

       
DBU dance team spreads gospel in England

DBU dance team spreads gospel in England

The Dallas Baptist University Patriettes spent a week ministering in Northern England, using dance to share the love of Christ.

       
Petition asks administration to declare Baylor a sanctuary campus

Petition seeks sanctuary status for Baylor campus

Several doctoral students in Baylor University’s religion department have initiated a petition asking the school’s administration to declare Baylor a sanctuary campus for refugees, immigrants and international visitors.

       
Some Baylor regents may need to resign, former regents assert

Some Baylor regents may need to resign, former regents assert

If any Baylor University regents failed in their responsibility to the school, they need to resign, 14 former regents said in a letter to the university’s governing board.

       
Texas Baptists challenged to teach children the power of worship

Texas Baptists challenged to teach children the power of worship

Worship involves an intimate relationship with God—and children may find that concept easier to grasp than adults do, Kathleen Chapman told participants at Children’s Worship University.

       
CLC urges lawmakers to reject ‘anti-sanctuary city’ legislation

CLC urges lawmakers to reject ‘anti-sanctuary city’ legislation

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined a coalition of faith-based groups urging the Texas Legislature to reject one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities—legislation outlawing “sanctuary cities.”

       
 
 
 
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