About 250 Texas Baptist pastors and Christian leaders have endorsed a call for Texas lawmakers to make sure police training and practices prohibit the use of excessive force.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
An informal survey of Texas music ministers revealed two-thirds of the churches they serve currently offer both online and in-person worship services, and average in-person worship attendance is less than 40 percent of the pre-pandemic level.
Baylor University regents acknowledged the school’s historic ties to slavery, and the board established an advisory commission that could lead to removing or renaming some campus landmarks.
Hardin-Simmons University initiated a disciplinary process involving a student who posted a “deeply disappointing and unacceptable social media post” that mocked attitudes toward interracial violence, HSU President Eric Bruntmyer said.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on DACA provided temporary relief for young immigrants, their future remains uncertain, and the United States desperately needs immigration reform, participants in a bilingual webinar insisted.
By Marv Knox & Isa Torres
The Wesley House of Studies is being formed at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, and William J. Abraham, most recently a professor at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology, has been named its founding director.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
The Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas annual meeting, originally scheduled for June 23-25 at Dallas Baptist University, will be held online July 26-28, with participants accessing it through Facebook, YouTube and Zoom.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
El Paso-area churches representing several denominations have distributed 320 tons of food to families in need the last eight weeks, thanks to El Paso Baptist Association’s involvement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers to Families Food Boxes program.
Kenny Platte, pastor of First Baptist Church in Aspermont, got a call at midnight June 19 letting him know the church building was on fire.
By Tess Schoonhoven / Baptist Press
The day the Denton Confederate Soldier Memorial no longer stands on the south side of the Denton County courthouse square, Pastor Cedric Chambers of Mount Calvary Baptist Church will consider it a victory.
In a June 16 called meeting conducted by interactive videoconference, the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board unanimously approved a recommendation to move the 2020 annual meeting online.
Barbara Nell “Babs” Baugh of San Antonio, a second-generation philanthropist who supported numerous Baptist causes, died June 14 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 78.