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“Rookie” inspiration Morris joins BCFS staff as motivational specialist

“Rookie” inspiration Morris joins BCFS as motivational specialist

Jimmy Morris, whose Major League Baseball debut as a rookie pitcher at age 35 inspired a Disney movie, has joined the staff of BCFS—formerly Baptist Child & Family Services—as motivational specialist.

Obituaries: Max Brown, Luther Hutchinson

Max Brown, 76, pastor and former director of the BGCT Human Welfare Coordinating Board, died March 15 in Amarillo. Luther Hutchinson, 69, a longtime Abilene pastor, died Jan. 28 in Dallas.

Church musician delivers joy to seminary in Argentina

Church musician delivers joy to seminary in Argentina

Wayne Graham, worship pastor at First Baptist Church in Duncanville, brought more than choir robes to the Baptist seminary in Argentina. He delivered joy.

Pastor Wes Terry makes a point during a sermon at Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene.

Pastoral succession model works for West Texas church

When David Cason, senior pastor at Broadview Baptist Church in Abilene, began to mull retirement after 38 years there, he proposed a “succession” transition to younger leadership that has proved successful.

Wayland grieves death of freshman

Wayland grieves death of freshman

Wayland Baptist University confirmed the death of Rachel Bates, a 19-year-old freshman biology major from Spring, in a residence hall on the Plainview campus.

Texas Baptists plan return to Oklahoma after devastating tornadoes

Texas Baptists plan return to Oklahoma after devastating tornadoes

Less than two months shy of the two-year anniversary a tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., twisters returned to the state, and Texas Baptists began to make plans to help the affected area.

Nancy Pearcey, professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, was keynote speaker at the pastors’ conference sponsored by the John Newport Foundation and the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. (PHOTO / Jim Spivey)

Former agnostic exposes deficiencies of unbelief

Atheism and secularism provide ultimately unsatisfying “God-substitutes”—idols too small to give human life dignity and value, a former-agnostic-turned-Christian-apologist told a pastors’ conference in Arlington.

God wants Christians for ‘officiating crew,’ Evans tells The Gathering

God wants Christians for ‘officiating crew,’ Evans tells The Gathering

About 35,000 people assembled for The Gathering at Baylor University’s McLane Stadium, an effort to bridge racial, denominational and socio-economic barriers and promote Christian unity.

CommonCall: Wrapped in a labor of love, enveloped in beauty

CommonCall: Wrapped in a labor of love, enveloped in beauty

Participants in a women’s ministry at First Baptist Church in Crowley believe every newborn baby deserves a warm welcome into the world, and every critically ill patient or infirm elderly person should face dark days enveloped by beauty.

Texas Tidbits: UMHB counseling program receives accreditation

Texas Tidbits: UMHB counseling program receives accreditation

The marriage, family and child counseling degree program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Graduate School of Counseling has received accreditation.

Champs Camp reaches community and empowers students

Champs Camp reaches community and empowers students

At Champs Camp, First Baptist Church in Harlingen provided 215 children in grades one through five a week filled with fun, games, crafts, meals and the gospel.

Baptists testify against school voucher proposals

Baptists testify against school voucher proposals

Two Baptist pastors and the director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission testified before the state’s Senate Committee on Education against bills they maintained would divert public funds to private faith-based schools.

Obituary: Vernon Webb

Vernon Webb, 64, a former member of the Texas Baptist Executive Board, died March 20 in Cibolo.

More than 1,000 students volunteer at Beach Reach

More than 1,000 students volunteer at Beach Reach

During the three weeks covering spring break for various schools, 1,060 volunteers from 39 Baptist Student Ministries shared the gospel during Beach Reach on South Padre Island.

Repentance and reconciliation require reparation, Griffen insists

Repentance and reconciliation require reparation, Griffen insists

Real repentance leading to racial reconciliation demands restitution for victims of oppression and injustice, an African-American Baptist pastor told a Hardin-Simmons University audience.

 
 
 
 
 
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