Texas Baptists’ chaplaincy relations program, in partnership with the Baptist General Association of Virginia, passed the 1,000 mark in chaplain endorsement during a Feb. 16 endorsement ceremony.
By Texas Baptist Communications
The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board unanimously elected Ward Hayes, a Stephenville pastor and certified public accountant with more than two decades of banking experience, as Texas Baptists’ treasurer and chief financial officer.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
HSU trustees voted to close Logsdon Seminary and direct endowment earnings to undergraduate programs in the School of Theology because the university could not “keep two financially weak programs going,” President Eric Bruntmyer told Texas Baptist leaders.
A week after its board of trustees meeting, Hardin-Simmons University announced at least 17 faculty cuts due to the elimination of multiple programs to address a more than $4 million operating deficit. (Updated Feb. 15.)
Helping discouraged families find hope keeps Albert Reyes motivated as he enters his second decade as president of Buckner International.
Beckley Community Church’s ministry to families in need grew into a twice-a-month food distribution center that serves between 300 to 400 people, and the number continues to increase.
By Carolyn Tomlin
When it comes to matters of war and peace, no American Christian is “off the hook,” and any attempt to distance the church from that responsibility is both bad theology and poor pastoral ministry, a Baptist ethicist told an audience at Howard Payne University.
The histories of First Baptist Church of Burleson and the community it serves are intertwined. The congregation is writing a new chapter in that history now, as it seeks to minister among the city’s fast-growing Hispanic population.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
Closing Logsdon Seminary was “solely a financial decision” reached after an extended period of analysis, discussion and prayer, Hardin-Simmons University President Eric Bruntmyer wrote in a Feb. 12 letter to the “HSU Family.”
The Baptist General Convention of Texas will receive $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to continue the expansion of the Center for Financial Health, a ministry dedicated to promoting the financial health of pastors.
Hardin-Simmons University’s board of trustees voted to close Logsdon Seminary. (This article was most recently updated at 9 p.m. on Feb. 12 to include additional information.)
Alumni of Logsdon Seminary and many other Texas Baptists expressed shock, sorrow, disappointment and, in some cases, anger about HSU trustees’ decision to close the seminary graduate programs.