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CommonCall: Making beautiful music together

CommonCall: Making beautiful music together

Robert and Martha Haydon have spent decades using the giftedness God placed in their hands for his praise. For the last 40 years, they have played the organ and piano at First Baptist Church in Brenham.

       
Baylor regents to post future board minutes; not enough, reform group says

Baylor regents to post future board minutes; not enough, reform group says

Baylor University’s board of regents announced plans to make public the minutes and agendas of all future meetings, but a group of donors and alumni calling for reform at the university wants more.

       
Foundation salutes excellence in missions

Foundation salutes excellence in missions

The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation presented its annual Adventurer, Innovator and Pioneer Awards during a luncheon at Texas Baptists’ annual meeting.

       
Texas Baptist Hunger Offering marks 20 years of meeting needs

Texas Baptist Hunger Offering marks 20 years of meeting needs

The Texas Baptist Hunger Offering celebrated its 20th year connecting churches to ministries that meet nutritional needs of people living in poverty and develop long-term solutions.

       
Strobel encourages Texas Baptists to ‘make people thirst for God’

Strobel encourages Texas Baptists to ‘make people thirst for God’

Lee Strobel invited Texas Baptists to “live on the evangelistic edge,” where ordinary days can take extraordinary twists as Christians allow God to ambush them with opportunities to share their faith.

       
Denison urges churches to prepare before receiving same-sex wedding request

Denison urges churches to prepare before receiving same-sex wedding request

Ministers and the churches they serve need to be prepared for the time when they will be asked to perform same-sex marriages, theologian and social analyst Jim Denison told Texas Baptists.

       
LaRue urges Texas Baptists to proclaim the gospel to everybody

LaRue urges Texas Baptists to proclaim the gospel to everybody

When the world recognizes the golden arches of McDonald’s more readily than the Christian cross, the church has work to do, Cleophus LaRue told the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Waco.

       
Maciel urges Texas Baptists to give themselves to God

Maciel urges Texas Baptists to give themselves to God

Baptist General Convention of Texas President René Maciel urged Texas Baptists to ask themselves a penetrating question: “Can you honestly say you’ve given yourself to God this year?”

       
Executive director highlights new ministries and expanding work

Executive director highlights new ministries and expanding work

Texas Baptists are engaging in new outreach opportunities with people groups in Texas and beyond, Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director David Hardage reported to the convention’s annual meeting.

       
Service essential in following Jesus, Todd Still says

Service essential in following Jesus, Todd Still says

The last will be first and the first will be last in Jesus’ topsy-turvy kingdom, Todd Still, dean of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, told a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

       
BGCT recognizes nine churches for Cooperative Program giving

BGCT recognizes nine churches for Cooperative Program giving

At the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Waco, Texas Baptists recognized nine churches for their giving to the Cooperative Program unified budget.

       
BGCT approves decreased budget

BGCT approves decreased budget

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting approved a decreased 2017 budget.

       
Faith is vital to Christian higher education, BGCT university presidents insist

Faith is vital to Christian higher education, BGCT university leaders say

Faith is a crucial factor in Christian higher education, both for students and for the leaders who guide them, presidents of Texas Baptist universities insisted.

       
BGCT sets view of marriage as criteria for cooperation

BGCT sets view of marriage as criteria for cooperation

Texas Baptists established affirmation of same-sex marriage as grounds for declaring a church outside the bounds of cooperation with the BGCT.

       
Texas Baptists consider when and how to exclude congregations

Texas Baptists consider when and how to exclude congregations

Texas Baptists will consider whether a church’s affirmation of same-sex marriage is grounds to declare the congregation outside the bounds of cooperation with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       
 
 
 
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