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Chaotic culture needs compassionate Christians, Reeves tells Executive Board

Members of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a handful of business items during their spring meeting.

       
Senate adds voucher provision to public school finance bill

Senate adds voucher provision to public school finance bill

The Texas Senate attached an educational savings account provision to a public school finance bill, but the voucher-style program faces stiff opposition in the House.

       
CommonCall: Down on the farm

CommonCall: Down on the farm, outside the school

For more than 40 years, the World Hunger Relief farm on the outskirts of Waco has served as a training ground for agricultural missionaries and others involved in holistic ministries worldwide. The ministry also seeks to make a difference locally through school garden initiatives. 

       
East Texas disaster moves from relief to recovery

East Texas disaster moves from relief to recovery

After working more than 4,000 volunteer hours, Texas Baptist Men completed immediate disaster relief ministry in tornado-stricken parts of East Texas and prepared to work alongside residents there in long-term recovery.

       
Baylor nursing, engineering students provide therapeutic swing

Baylor nursing, engineering students provide therapeutic swing

When students at Baylor University’s nursing school learned senior design engineering students at Baylor developed a therapeutic swing for a child with special needs, they recognized young guests at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas could benefit.

       
Baylor implements all 105 Pepper Hamilton recommendations

Baylor implements all 105 Pepper Hamilton recommendations

Baylor University’s board of regents announced the school has completed foundational implementation of the 105 recommendations made by the law firm that investigated its response to sexual assault reports.

       
House approves protection for religious child welfare agencies

House approves protection for religious child welfare agencies

The Texas House approved a bill that protects the right of religious child welfare agencies that serve as providers in the state’s child welfare system to exercise their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

       
TBM continues disaster relief in East Texas

TBM continues disaster relief in East Texas

After out-of-town television news crews moved on to other assignments and public attention shifted to other parts of the state, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers continue work in tornado-ravaged parts of East Texas.

       
Exodus satisfies hunger for change in life

Exodus satisfies hunger for change in life

Terri will never forget when she opened the refrigerator and pantry in her apartment at Exodus Ministries and found them fully stocked with food.

       
Passion for service at church inspired college return after 30 years

Passion for service at church inspired college return after 30 years

A desire to be equipped better for service in his church inspired Kevin Harmon to return to college in 2012 after a 30-year hiatus. He is graduating this spring from Baylor University at age 51.

       
Congreso challenges students to become Change Makers

Congreso challenges students to become Change Makers

At Texas Baptists’ Change Maker Student Conference, traditionally known as Congreso, 2,400 students heard the challenge not to let fear dictate how they follow Jesus.

       
Dallas faith community identifies hunger solutions

Dallas coalition and faith community identify hunger solutions

At least 1,000 high school students enrolled in Dallas schools experience food insecurity due to homelessness, but congregations and other community organizations can help meet some of their needs, a veteran school district administrator told representatives of the Dallas-area faith community.

       
Baylor records oral histories of genocide survivors

Baylor records oral histories of genocide survivors

Researchers with Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History have created an online exhibit, conducting extensive interviews in the homes of 14 people who faced atrocities in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and Burundi but managed to escape and immigrate to the United States.  

       

Baptist Standard, CommonCall win national awards

Baptist Standard Publishing recently received 15 national awards from the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association.

       
Baptists minister to survivors of East Texas tornadoes

Baptists minister to survivors of East Texas tornadoes

Nine tornadoes cut a 51-mile swath through East Texas April 29, destroying homes, splintering trees and claiming at least four lives. As soon as local officials allowed volunteers into the area, Baptists swept in to help survivors pick up the pieces.

       
 
 
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