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Sam Ukwuachu

Baylor launches inquiry into student athlete’s sexual assault

Baylor University President Ken Starr called for a “comprehensive internal inquiry” into circumstances surrounding former football player Sam Ukwuachu’s sexual assault of an 18-year-old female student-athlete, including the conduct of the various campus offices involved.

       

Obituary: Lester Collins

Lester Collins Jr., 92, a longtime pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston and other Texas churches, died Aug. 14 in Houston.

       
Study: Little evidence multiracial churches promote progressive racial attitudes

Multiracial churches may not promote progressive racial attitudes

A national study by Baylor University researchers raises troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality.

       
Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

While not as ‘glamorous’ as reaching out to Millennials, attracting Boomers can revitalize the mission and ministries of churches, congregational coaches say.

       
Former Buckner border ministry director joins CBF Texas missions staff

Former Buckner border ministry director joins CBF Texas missions staff

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas governing board named Jorge Zapata, a South Texas pastor and former director of Texas/Mexico border ministries for Buckner International, associate coordinator for missions.

       
Texas Tidbits: Buckner receives foundation grant

Texas Tidbits: Buckner receives foundation grant

The Dallas Foundation’s Mary Ratliff Critical Needs Fund awarded a $30,000 grant to Buckner International’s North Texas Crisis Relief Center.

       
Presidential search committee named at Hardin-Simmons

Presidential search committee named at Hardin-Simmons

Hardin-Simmons University named a 15-member presidential search committee charged with finding a successor to longtime President Lanny Hall. The committee includes representatives from the university’s trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and student body.

       
East Texas judge’s sentence out of bounds, Americans United asserts

Judge’s sentence out of bounds, Americans United asserts

An East Texas judge had no right to sentence a man to marriage and court-ordered Bible study, according to Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

       
DBU ServantU goes international

DBU's ServantU goes international

More than 120 students from Chile, Peru and Colombia participated in ServantU International on the Dallas Baptist University campus.

       
Sixteen states side with HBU and ETBU in appeal

Sixteen states side with HBU and ETBU in appeal

Legal representatives of 16 states filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting two Texas Baptist universities and a Pennsylvania seminary in the schools’ challenge to the Health and Human Services mandate of the Affordable Care Act, popularly called “Obamacare.”

       

Obituary: Ted Savage

Ted Savage, 87, died July 28 in Livingston. He was pastor to senior adults at Central Baptist Church in Livingston at the time of his death, a position he held 10 years.

       
Bill Wiman, retiring after 30 years in religious education ministry at First Baptist Church in Bryan, says he’s seen an increasing proliferation of rich, diverse resources that has sometimes led to a loss of focus. But churches are doing a better job at emphasizing discipleship growth in small groups.

Bryan minister sees changes in religious education

After 30 years in religious education ministry at First Baptist Church in Bryan, Bill Wiman says he’s seen significant changes in methods and approaches.

       
Biffar recalls fun by design serving Texas Baptists

Biffar recalls fun by design serving Texas Baptists

Looie Biffar retires Aug. 13 as senior designer with Texas Baptists’ communications staff after a career of more than four and a half decades. 

       
Sacred Vocation program reinforces hospital system’s faith-based ideals

Sacred Vocation program reinforces hospital system’s ideals

Baylor Scott & White Health’s Sacred Vocation program—a branch of the healthcare system’s Faith in Action Initiatives—will extend to all North Texas hospitals in the fall, and the program continues to expand in Central Texas, as well.

       
CommonCall: Overcoming setbacks, embracing joy

CommonCall: Overcoming setbacks, embracing joy

Flo McKinney, a resident at Baptist Retirement Community in San Angelo, has been able to maintain a heart full of joy despite a recent injury to her arm and shoulder. A former missionary to China, her ministry continues unabated.

       
 
 
 
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