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Banning guns at church requires proper notice

Banning guns at church requires proper notice

Some Texas Baptist congregations rang in the new year by posting signs prohibiting openly carried handguns inside their church buildings—or updating signs already banning concealed handguns.

       

Obituaries: Raynal Barber, Wanda Fowler

Raynal Bell Barber, 80, longtime English professor at Dallas Baptist University, died Nov. 23 in Dallas. Wanda Orrick Fowler, 84, wife of the former editor of the Baptist New Mexican, died Dec. 18 in San Antonio.

       
Volunteer opportunities identified

Volunteer opportunities identified to help North Texas storm victims

While Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program continues to assess damage and establish long-term recovery plans to aid people affected by the Dec. 26 tornadoes that devastated parts of North Texas, immediate relief opportunities are available for churches and individuals.

       
Texas Bapitsts respond in wake of North Texas tornadoes

Texas Baptists respond in wake of North Texas tornadoes

Texas Baptists responded rapidly when multiple tornadoes swept through North Texas the day after Christmas, claiming 11 lives and damaging or destroying more than 1,400 homes in Ellis, Dallas, Rockwall and Collin counties.

       
Texas Baptist delivers food and equipment

Texas Baptist delivers food and equipment to North Korean hospital

A Korean Texas Baptist minister delivered two tons of noodles, 10 solar panels, two diesel generators and other supplies to a hospital in North Korea between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

       
Richardson church

Richardson church shows Christ’s love to low-income families

More than 1,100 children from about 300 low-income families received new toys and shoes at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson.

       
Refugees share Christmas meal at Dallas church

Refugees share Christmas meal at Dallas church

More than 300 refugees from 10 countries broke bread—pita, injera and khubz—together at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas during an international potluck meal the Saturday before Christmas.

       
Baptist Standard streamlines operatiions

Baptist Standard Publishing streamlines operations in 2016

Effective Jan. 1, Baptist Standard Publishing will eliminate three staff positions and cut the frequency of CommonCall magazine as part of a series of cost-cutting measures.

       
Noncanonical sources still influence Christian traditions

Noncanonical sources still influence Christian traditions

While the Gospel of Luke mentions shepherds and a manger, nowhere in the New Testament accounts of the nativity do cattle or donkeys appear, a Baylor University historian notes.

       
Family breathes easier

Family breathes easier thanks to Gonzales church

Pastor Chris Irving and his family—particularly twin daughters Katie and Kylie—will breathe easier this Christmas, thanks to the generosity of First Baptist Church in Gonzales.

       
TBM volunteers respond

TBM volunteers respond to disasters in East Texas and Oklahoma

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief crews responded to needs in Lindale after tornadoes swept through parts of East Texas, and in Yukon, Okla., when an ice storm laid havoc to homes.

       
Baylor offers prayers for Muslim students

Baylor offers prayers for Muslim students

More than 400 students, faculty, staff, plus a few Waco residents, participated in a ceremony of prayer and support for Muslim students on the Baylor University campus.

       
Buckner brings hope

Buckner brings hope to at-risk East Texas families

Despite bleak circumstances, Buckner International offers a ray of hope to at-risk families in the Longview area.

       
Wayland business students help Kenyan women

Wayland business students help Kenyan women

Wayland Baptist University business students sell handmade jewelry from Kenya to raise funds for trips to Africa and provide income for women who produce the inventory.

       
Texas Tidbits: BCFS dedicates Hill Country Resource Center

Texas Tidbits: BCFS dedicates Hill Country Resource Center

BCFS—formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services—dedicated its Hill Country Resource Center and honored Babs Baugh, who was named BCFS board chair emeritus.

       
 
 
 
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