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Cowboy preacher hopes 40-day horseback ride spurs revival

Cowboy preacher hopes 40-day horseback ride spurs revival

The pastor of a cowboy church in Wichita Falls hopes a 40-day horseback ride from Texas to Washington, D.C., spurs revival in communities where he preaches along the way.

       
Maciel resigns as BUA president

Maciel resigns as BUA president to accept Waco church position

Maciel, who also serves as president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, has led Baptist University of the Américas since 2007.

       
Texas Baptist Mission Foundation awards ministry grants

Texas Baptist Mission Foundation awards ministry grants

The Texas Baptist Mission Foundation has awarded $242,000 in grants for ministry projects involving the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Texas Baptist Men and Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.

       
BGCT board recommends $34 million budget

BGCT board recommends $34 million budget

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a decreased 2017 budget proposal at its fall meeting Sept. 27 in Dallas.

       
Christian Life Commission OKs hunger offering goal, policy priorities

Christian Life Commission OKs hunger offering goal, policy priorities

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission approved a $650,000 goal for the 2017 Texas Baptist Hunger Offering and ratified its priorities for next year’s state legislative session during its fall meeting in Dallas Sept. 26.

       
Church is the place to discuss race, Christian Life Commission panel says

Christian Life Commission panel: Church is the place to discuss race

Christians must be true to the gospel—and honest with each other—if they hope to secure racial justice in America, a multi-racial panel convened by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission insisted.

       
Buckner Family Pathways empowers single mom to dream again

Buckner Family Pathways empowers single mom to dream again

Sitting in a shelter for abused women was never in Michaella Saucedo’s plans. But that’s exactly where she found herself, her young daughter and her soon-to-be-born son. But when she "hit rock bottom," she found help at Buckner Family Pathways in Midland.

       
School vouchers a civil rights issue? Not according to Pastors for Texas Children

School vouchers a civil rights issue? 'No,' says Pastors for Texas Children

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has framed the school voucher debate in terms of enabling parents choose their child’s school, calling it a crucial civil rights issue. And a Baptist minister who leads a pro-public education advocacy group calls that “blasphemous.”

       
Texas threatens to withdraw from refugee resettlement program

Texas threatens to withdraw from refugee resettlement program

Texas intends to withdraw from the national refugee resettlement program unless the federal government unconditionally accepts an alternative plan the state submitted. The executive director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission is disappointed ministry to refugees could be disrupted.

       
TBM completes disaster relief work in Louisiana

TBM completes disaster relief work in Louisiana

About five weeks after storms dumped more rain on South Louisiana in 48 hours than Hurricane Katrina did in 2005, Texas Baptist Men wrapped up disaster relief in Jefferson Davis and Arcadia parishes after donating 1,269 volunteer days and completing 175 job requests.

       
Missionary and daughter launch clothing line produced by refugees

Missionary and daughter launch clothing line produced by refugees

Nell Green, a Houston-based field worker with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and her daughter, Christen Kinard, are launching Threads by Nomad—a business that pays refugees well to create fashionable clothing using fabric from around the world. (BNG)

 

       
Challenge: Eliminate barriers that limit access to healthy food

Challenge: Eliminate barriers that limit access to healthy food

Improved access to healthy food means eliminating both geographic and economic barriers, speakers told the fifth annual Dallas Hunger Summit.

       
Bruntmyer installed as president at Hardin-Simmons University

Bruntmyer installed as president at Hardin-Simmons University

More than 2,000 people filled the Behrens Auditorium on the Hardin-Simmons University campus when HSU installed Eric Bruntmyer as its 16th president during an investiture ceremony that also marked the university’s 125th anniversary.

       
Millennials less religious than their parents at the same age, expert says

Millennials less religious than their parents at the same age, expert says

Neither pessimists who predict a rising tide of atheism in the United States nor optimists who express confidence Millennials eventually will return to church understand the full picture about the nation’s changing religious landscape, an expert from the Pew Research Center told a crowd at Baptist University of the Américas.

       
DBU inaugurates Adam Wright as president

DBU inaugurates Adam Wright as president

Dallas Baptist University installed Adam Wright as its sixth president Sept. 9 at an inaugural convocation in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel on the DBU campus.

       
 
 
 
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