The State Preservation Board unanimously voted to remove a plaque from the Texas Capitol that extols the “heroic deeds” of the Confederate Army and denies the Civil War was fought to sustain slavery.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Shahid Shafi, a trauma surgeon who is Muslim, declared a win for religious freedom after fellow Republicans in Texas’ most conservative urban county voted 139-49 with 10 abstentions to retain him in a key leadership position.
By Bobby Ross Jr. / Religion News Service
Texas Baptist Men has named Dwain Carter as state disaster relief director for the missions organization.
By Rand Jenkins / Texas Baptist Men
A 65-member congregation in a town of 2,000 is committed to making a difference in the world. Members of Minnehulla Baptist Church in Goliad demonstrate a willingness to give themselves away to show God’s love locally and globally.
By Carolyn Tomlin
Suzii Paynter, who announced plans last July to retire as executive coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, has been named co-director of Pastors for Texas Children.
Baylor University recently completed Year One of a five-year project, funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, designed to help churches explore how God calls Christians to lives of meaning and purpose.
“The Lord protected us,” the pastor of First Baptist Church in Vidor proclaimed after police arrested a masked gunman more than 250 miles away who cited the Southeast Texas church as his destination.
By Diana Chandler / Baptist Press
When lawmakers convene in Austin Jan. 8 for the 86th Texas Legislature, they will elect a new Speaker of the House and face major challenges regarding public school financing.
Growing up in a church that allowed women to participate in business meetings only if their husbands were present, Janet Galarza never dared to imagine herself as a pastor.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
Isabel Docampo was ordained a year after messengers to the 1984 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting passed a resolution opposing women’s ordination and limiting women’s roles in ministry to positions other than the pastorate.
The history of Texas Baptist women pastors dates back only two decades, more than twice as long as the history of Hispanic Baptist women pastors in the state.
The love of Christ held a woman together, changing a wealthy man’s heart and life and transforming a community. Today, that man’s son continues the work of Christ’s love and transformation in Bonton.
By Eric Black / Editor