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CommonCall: Ministry of hospitality

CommonCall: Offer the ministry of hospitality

Martha Parrish bakes brownies and sets out snacks on the kitchen counter. Her husband, James, sweeps the floor and turns on the front porch light. It's Friday afternoon, and the Parrishes always expect weekend guests at the Central Texas Hospitality House.

       
Seeds of faith planted at Buckner bear fruit across generations

Seeds of faith planted at Buckner bear fruit across generations

Rhonda Horton and her sister, Rachel, grew up listening to their mother, Nancy Horton, tell them about their great-grandmother, Rebecca Barker Trent, who grew up at Buckner Orphans Home. 

       
Starr reflects on Baylor years and tumultuous end to presidency in new book

Starr reflects on Baylor years and tumultuous end to presidency in book

Former Baylor University President Ken Starr told the Waco Tribune-Herald he expected a more comprehensive report from the law firm that investigated Baylor’s institutional response to sexual violence, and he voiced concerns about federal interpretations of Title IX during President Barack Obama’s tenure.  (Waco Tribune-Herald)

       
Baylor research sparks calls for change in adoption counseling process

Baylor research sparks calls for change in adoption counseling

A new study by a Baylor University researcher gives voice to women who have placed a child for adoption and suggests changes to the counseling process and policies that guide agencies and other adoption professionals.

       
Christian Life Commission gives Lufkin lawmaker justice award

Christian Life Commission gives Lufkin lawmaker justice award

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission presented its Micah 6:8 Justice Award to Rep. Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin, for his dedication to public education.

       
Texas Rangers open preliminary investigation at Baylor

Texas Rangers open preliminary investigation at Baylor

The Texas Rangers have launched a preliminary inquiry into circumstances surrounding sexual assault at Baylor University.

       
BGCT forms chaplaincy partnership with Virginia Baptists

BGCT forms chaplaincy partnership with Virginia Baptists

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board has voted to launch a chaplain endorsement partnership with the Baptist General Association of Virginia.

       

Acknowledge institutional and structural racism, workshop speaker urges

Americans need to “turn the mirror inward” and examine systems that exclude, exploit, oppress or underserve people on the basis of race, a racial equity consultant told participants at a Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission workshop.

       
Foster families and children need advocates

Foster families and children need advocates

Texas faces a foster care crisis, but Christians can make a difference through advocacy and by offering support to caregivers, workshop leaders told participants at the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission Advocacy Day in Austin.

       
Discipleship demands engagement with society

Discipleship demands engagement with society

Christian discipleship requires Christians to engage the culture, and that includes political involvement, two social analysts told a Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission conference in Austin.

       
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Waco churches to reproduce The Gathering on Palm Sunday

Waco congregations will sponsor The Gathering, a multi-denomination community worship service, in Baylor University's McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday, April 9.

       
Realism and idealism combine to offer a Christian social ethic, Olson asserts

Realism and idealism combine to offer a Christian social ethic

Christians’ ultimate allegiance belongs to the kingdom of God and secondarily to the church, but they also owe loyalty to the nation in which they live—and that may mean getting their hands dirty trying to make it better, theologian and ethicist Roger Olson said.

       
BGCT joins Waxahachie church to provide relief in Kenya

BGCT joins Waxahachie congregation to provide relief in Kenya

When Vaughn Ross, former missionary and member at First Baptist Church in Waxahachie, received word from a pastor in Nairobi that extended drought in North Central Kenya was becoming acute, he reached out to his congregation and Texas Baptists for support.

       
Baylor will not become a sanctuary campus, interim president says

Baylor will not become a sanctuary campus, interim president says

Baylor University will comply with privacy laws that protect student records revealing immigration status, but it will not declare itself a "sanctuary campus,"  Interim President David Garland said.

       
BGCT receives $1 million grant from Lilly to help pastors

BGCT receives $1 million grant from Lilly to help pastors

The Baptist General Convention of Texas received a $1 million implementation grant from the Lilly Endowment to participate in its national initiative to address economic challenges facing pastoral leaders.

       
 
 
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