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ETBU students organize Bible-reading marathon

ETBU students organize Bible-reading marathon

East Texas Baptist University students organized an on-campus, around-the-clock marathon to read through the entire Bible publicly.

       
Hardin-Simmons marks 125th anniversary

Hardin-Simmons marks 125th anniversary

Hardin-Simmons University honored its past and looked toward its next 125 years at a convocation Feb. 18.

       
TBM board hears reports on far-flung ministries

TBM board hears reports on far-flung ministries

The Texas Baptist Men board of directors honored two longtime employees and heard reports on TBM volunteer ministries around the world during their Feb. 20 meeting.

       
The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board voted Feb. 23 to change the convention’s focus on clergy sexual misconduct. It will implement a sexual abuse prevention program and will eliminate its confidential file of clergy charged with misdeeds.

BGCT sexual misconduct policy replaces file with prevention

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board voted to change the convention’s focus on clergy sexual misconduct. It will implement a sexual abuse prevention program and will eliminate its confidential file of clergy charged with misdeeds.

       
Truett Seminary explores merger with Leland Center

Truett Seminary explores merger with Leland Center

Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco and the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Va., have initiated steps toward a merger.

       
Churches need plans to deal with sex offenders, expert insists

Churches need plans to deal with sex offenders, expert insists

Congregations should develop strategies for when—not if—a registered sex offender arrives at church, a licensed sex offender treatment provider told a group of Denton Baptist Association ministers.

       
Ministers have responsibility to report child porn users

Ministers have responsibility to report child porn users

Ministers who learn church members view child pornography have a responsibility to report what they know to law enforcement, a licensed professional counselor told a Denton Baptist Association seminar.

       

Jeane Law estate gift benefits Texas WMU

A gift from the estate of longtime Texas Baptist missions leader Jeane Law will benefit Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.

       
Texas Racing Commission repeals historical racing rule

Texas Racing Commission repeals historical racing rule

Opponents of gambling expansion in Texas scored a victory Feb. 18 when the Texas Racing Commission voted to repeal a rule change that would have allowed electronic historical racing terminals at horse and greyhound tracks.

       
Volunteers needed for home repairs near the Rio Grande

Volunteers needed for home repairs in Weslaco

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program seeks volunteers to repair a dozen flood-damaged homes of low-income residents near the Rio Grande.

       
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Buckner Fanning, a San Antonio institution, dies

Buckner Fanning, who led Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio four decades while ministering to the entire city, died on Valentine's Day.

       
Lubbock contractor uses business to provide water for the needy

Lubbock contractor uses business to provide water for the needy

When Casey Sherwood builds a house in West Texas, he might build a couple of wells in Sudan or Tanzania, too.

       
Baylor bans handguns

Baylor bans handguns

Baylor joins SMU and TCU in banning possession of handguns on campus.

       
Evangelistic Iranian Christians face persecution, Baylor professor reports

Evangelistic Iranian Christians face persecution, Baylor professor reports

Christians in Iran—particularly those who share their faith with Muslims—face persecution less overtly violent than in Iraq and Syria but no less real, a Baylor University religion professor told a recent global gathering in Rome.

       
Love for neighbor includes people who are different, Sellers tells HPU crowd

Love for neighbor includes people who are different, Sellers insists

The second Great Commandment of Jesus—“love your neighbor as yourself”—requires Christians to show inclusive love to people of different faiths and cultures, a theologian and missions expert told students and guests at Howard Payne University. In 21st century Texas, that means Muslims and Mexican immigrants, he noted.

       
 
 
 
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