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Churches welcome unexpected Pokemon-generated traffic

Churches welcome unexpected Pokemon-generated traffic

Visitors cruise the church parking lot at all hours or walk around the sanctuary exterior—not to worship, but to collect digitized items or to battle electronically. Some ministers welcome the unexpected Pokemon Go traffic, viewing it as an opportunity to reach young electronic gamers who otherwise might not frequent churches.

       
Buckner Family Hope Center makes life ‘200 percent’ better for single mom

Buckner Family Hope Center makes mom's life ‘200 percent’ better

BK Mazone was a single mom with no job, transportation or income—“pretty much rock bottom,” in her words. When she was invited to take classes at the Buckner Family Hope Center, she jumped at the opportunity.

       
Journey to Dallas: George Truett and R.C. Buckner

Journey to Dallas: George Truett and R.C. Buckner

George W. Truett, R.C. Buckner and C.C. Slaughter are just a few of the Baptist luminaries who left a lasting mark on Dallas.

       
Dallas chaplain says reconciliation will come only when all share the same narrative

Dallas chaplain says reconciliation will come only when all share the same narrative

The tragedy of five police officer deaths and seven other injuries—on the heels of the deaths of black men shot by police officers earlier in the week—reverberated far beyond Dallas, and Chaplain Alan Wright was feeling the pain of his city. (BNG)

       
Houston Baptist University to launch theological seminary

Houston Baptist University to launch theological seminary

Houston Baptist University will open its own theological seminary in the fall.

       
Prayer and missions service characterize African-American Fellowship meeting

Prayer and missions service characterize African-American Fellowship meeting

The African-American Fellowship of Texas annual meeting and evangelism conference began with prayer and ended with communion, involved participants in missions outreach and focused on the theme, “Making Christ Known.”

       
Hispanic Baptist Convention emphasizes importance of education

Hispanic Baptist Convention emphasizes importance of education

Messengers to the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas annual meeting elected officers, approved a budget of more than $100,000 and emphasized the importance of educating the rising generation.

       
Obama urges Americans to ‘be honest’ about racial division

Obama urges Americans to ‘be honest’ about racial division

President Obama joined others in honoring five Dallas law enforcement officers who gave their lives, and he called for the kind of unity that demands an honest appraisal of racial disharmony in the United States.

       
Christian leaders pray, call for unity in wake of police shootings

Christian leaders pray, call for unity in wake of police shootings

In the immediate aftermath of a peaceful protest that turned into an ambush claiming the lives of four Dallas police and a transportation system officer, pastors and other Christian leaders prayed together and urged a calm response in a potentially volatile environment.

       
Briles seeks to be removed from Title IX lawsuit

Briles seeks to be removed from Title IX lawsuit

Art Briles, former head football coach at Baylor University, submitted a motion to be removed as a defendant in a Title IX lawsuit that alleges Baylor failed to respond to sexual assault complaints.

       
Baylor task force on spiritual life and character formation starts work

Baylor task force on spiritual life and character formation starts work

As part of Baylor University's continuing response to incidents of sexual violence, Provost Gregory Jones convened the first meeting of a task force on spiritual life and character formation.

       
Castroville church rallies to provide family for orphaned twins

Castroville church rallies to provide family for orphaned twins

When tragedy struck, leaving teenaged twins without a mother, God used a church family to create a new family.

       
Buckner Family Pathways helps mother escape hopelessness

Buckner Family Pathways helps mother escape hopelessness

At Buckner Family Pathways, Leticia Harley soon discovered her new apartment was more than a place to live. It was a place of healing and hope.

       
Journey to Acton: Explore Davy Crockett’s Baptist family ties

Journey to Acton: Explore Davy Crockett’s Baptist family ties

Several sites near Acton and Granbury are related both to the Davy Crockett family and its Baptist connections.

       
Baptists strengthen state by investing in Hispanic education

Baptists strengthen state by investing in Hispanic education

When Texas Baptists contribute toward educational opportunities for Hispanic youth, they are investing in the state’s future, Albert Reyes told a Hispanic Texas Baptist gathering.

       
 
 
 
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