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Texas Baptists challenged to provide hope to refugees

Texas Baptists challenged to provide hope to refugees

Ten thousand refugees settled in Texas last year, offering Christians extensive opportunities to meet their needs, participants learned at a workshop offered in conjunction with Texas Baptists’ annual meeting.

       
TBM provides access to clean water and Living Water

TBM provides access to clean water and Living Water

God used Texas Baptist Men to provide clean drinking water and Living Water to people in Nigeria and worldwide, speakers told the Texas Baptist Men rally on the eve of the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

       
African-American Christians understand justice more deeply, panelists assert

African-American Christians understand justice more deeply, panelists assert

The black church cherishes justice more than most others because its members read the Bible from the context of a historically oppressed people, two African-American Baptist pastors told a Texas Baptist workshop.

       
Parker urges Texas Baptists to do good, live like Christ

Parker urges Texas Baptists to do good, live like Christ

Captivity to sin hinders Christians from doing good and living as Christ lived, Joseph Parker Jr., pastor of David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, told participants at the BGCT annual meeting.

       
Texas Baptists urged to live generously in a self-centered world

Texas Baptists urged to live generously in a self-centered world

In a society that pursues self-centered goals, lives characterized by generosity get people’s attention, BGCT President Jeff Johnson told Texas Baptists’ 2014 annual meeting.

       
BGCT approves decreased 2015 budget, moves to expand annual meeting’s purpose

Messengers decrease 2015 budget, expand annual meeting’s purpose

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting approved a decreased 2015 budget and voted to expand the purpose and programming of the annual meeting beyond its traditional focus as a business event.

       
Bad idea for ministers to sign marriage licenses, pastors insist

Bad idea for ministers to sign marriage licenses, pastors insist

Marriage licenses signed by ministers create an unhealthy union of church and state, and they historically have been used as instruments of racial oppression and the subjugation of females, a trio of Baptist pastors told a group of their peers.

       
Kathy Hillman, Texas Baptists’ incumbent first vice president, has been elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Hillman elected BGCT president

In the first contested presidential election since 2008, messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting elected Kathy Hillman, a convention officer and missions leader.

       
Mission Lone Star presents gospel to bikers

Mission Lone Star presents gospel to bikers

When motorcyclists from across the country wheeled to Galveston Island in search of a weekend of good times, about 400 found eternal joy in Jesus.

       
Garrison to retire as San Marcos Baptist Academy president

Garrison to retire as San Marcos Baptist Academy president

John Garrison plans to retire next spring as president of San Marcos Baptist Academy, a position he has held since August 2008.

       
Church leaders urged to bridge gaps

Church leaders urged to bridge gaps

To bridge the spiritual and cultural gaps in churches and ministries, Christians first need bridge gaps in their thinking and realign their thoughts with the Bible, speakers told the Texas Baptist Men fall convention.

       
Disparate Baptists cannot exclusively claim Carroll legacy, historians assert

B. H. Carroll defies narrow theological labels, historians assert

Neither Baptist progressives nor fundamentalists have the right to lay exclusive claim to the legacy of B.H. Carroll, two church historians told a fall colloquy sponsored by a theological institute that bears Carroll’s name.

       
Still eager to preach and serve after 65 years at one church

Still eager to preach and serve after 65 years at one church

Fred Sain has filled the same pulpit 65 years. More importantly, he has been pastor of Prairie Hill Baptist Church in the truest sense of the word.

       
Rural East Texas church has global missions vision

Rural East Texas church has global missions vision

A heart for people near and far keeps the century-old Bois D’Arc Baptist Church connected to missions and active as ever.

       
Texas Tidbits: UMHB creates physical therapy program with Baylor Scott & White

Texas Tidbits: UMHB, Baylor Scott & White create degree program

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is developing a doctor of physical therapy degree program in partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health.

       
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