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Complex problem of hunger demands collaborative response

Complex problem of hunger demands collaborative response

Hunger in America represents a complex problem that defies easy solutions and demands collaborative responses, Bob Aiken, chief executive officer of Feeding America, told a gathering of anti-hunger advocates at Baylor University in Waco.

ETBU prof says pulpits mute on sin of domestic abuse

ETBU prof says pulpits mute on sin of domestic abuse

Domestic violence is a sin, and more preachers should be saying so from the pulpit, says East Texas Baptist University professor Elijah Brown.

Silver buckshot—not a silver bullet—can made strides to end hunger, Paynter says

Silver buckshot, not a silver bullet, needed to end hunger, Paynter says

No silver bullet offers a single solution to end hunger, but the combined efforts of many advocates provide plenty of silver buckshot to bring down the problem, Suzii Paynter told participants at the Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit in Waco.

Imaginative fiction can help preachers convey truth

Imaginative fiction can help preachers convey truth

Preachers should read good fiction for the insight it offers on the human condition, not just to seek quotes to make points in a sermon, cultural analyst and English professor Greg Garrett told students and faculty at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

Expanded purpose for BGCT annual meeting proposed

Expanded purpose for BGCT annual meeting proposed

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board unanimously voted to expand the purpose and programming of Texas Baptists’ annual meeting beyond its traditional focus as a business event.

BGCT board recommends decreased 2015 budget, provides relief to BUA

BGCT board recommends decreased 2015 budget, provides relief to BUA

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a decreased 2015 budget for consideration by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 16-18 in Waco.

CLC condemns Islamic State’s persecution of minorities

CLC condemns Islamic State’s persecution of minorities

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission approved a statement condemning “evil actions and brutal oppression” by Islamic State jihadists, including persecution of people targeted for their religious beliefs.

Obituary: Jean Landrum

Jean Landrum, 79, a former staff member at Dallas Baptist University, died Sept. 9 in Dallas,

Mental Health: Kay Warren describes life in the crucible

Mental Health: Kay Warren describes life in the crucible

Christ shares in both the suffering and the comfort of his people, Kay Warren told participants at the Peace of Mind Conference on mental illness, held at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.

Mental health: It’s not about churches ‘fixing’ people, Baylor professor insists

Mental health not about churches ‘fixing’ people, Baylor prof insists

Christians should not see their job as fixing the mentally ill but rather showing them Christ’s love, said Matt Stanford, professor of psychology, neuroscience and biomedical studies at Baylor University.

Missions expert Bill O’Brien named director of Dallas ministry center

Missions expert Bill O’Brien named director of Dallas ministry center

Gaston Christian Center, an emerging community ministry center in northeast Dallas, named internationally recognized missions expert Bill O’Brien as its first executive director.

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Texas legislators taking money from payday-lending industry, ETBU study reveals

Eight of ten lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives received financial support from the payday-lending industry, researchers at East Texas Baptist University discovered.

Texas Tidbits: U.S. News recognizes Texas Baptist schools

Texas Tidbits: U.S. News recognizes Texas Baptist schools

Seven schools related to the Baptist General Convention of Texas ranked in the Top 100 list of colleges and universities compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

Obituaries: Freddie Gage, Anna Fuson

Longtime evangelist Freddie Gage, 81, died Sept. 12 in Houston and pastor’s wife Anna Fuson, 89, died Sept. 13 in Plainview.

The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory

The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory

Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Truett Baptist Theological Seminary, marked 50 years in the ministry this summer, and looks back on a life marked by promise, grandeur, loss and redemption.

 
 
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