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Minister protests execution in Huntsville during Holy Week

Minister protests execution in Huntsville during Holy Week

A North Texas minister with Baptist roots was arrested when he crossed the legal perimeter outside Huntsville’s Walls Unit and bowed his head to pray.

       
Baylor enhances Title IX office, counseling center and public safety

Baylor enhances Title IX office, counseling center and public safety

Baylor University will increase Title IX staff and resources, expand its counseling center and enhance public safety, Baylor officials announced March 22.

       
Christian universities exist to serve the Christian community, Hauerwas insists

Hauerwas: Christian universities exist to serve the Christian community

Christian higher education should recognize it exists to serve the Christian community and the common good, ethicist and theologian Stanley Hauerwas told a gathering at Baylor University.

       
Resist the seductive lure of nostalgia, Brueggemann urges

Resist the seductive lure of nostalgia, Brueggemann urges

American Christians who long for a return to the “good old days” of white male privilege should heed the warnings of the Hebrew Scriptures, biblical scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann told a crowd at Baylor University.

       
Everett committed to solidarity with the poor ‘for the long haul’

Everett committed to solidarity with the poor ‘for the long haul’

Jeremy Everett, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, was a young Baptist seminary graduate grappling with exactly how to answer his calling—to serve the poor—when he found the answer at a birthday party for a Dominican priest from Peru. (via Baptist News Global)

       
TBM volunteers offer disaster relief in East Texas and Louisiana

TBM volunteers offer disaster relief in East Texas and Louisiana

Texas Baptist Men dispatched volunteers to East Texas and Louisiana to provide disaster relief after drenching rain flooded low-lying areas.

       
ETBU angling for top collegiate bass fishing program

ETBU angling for top collegiate bass fishing program

Angling to become one of the nation’s best competitive collegiate bass fishing programs, East Texas Baptist University will launch a bass fishing team in the fall semester.

       
Rio Grande Valley families marry in mass wedding ceremony

Rio Grande Valley families marry in mass wedding ceremony

Couples from the Pueblo de Palma community of Penitas—all beneficiaries of Buckner International's Buckner Family Hope Center—shared a wedding ceremony to make their commitments in marriage public.

       
Richardson-based band Sixteen Cities wants to point students toward Christ

Richardson-based band wants to point students toward Christ

With songs rooted in Scripture, the Texas-based worship band Sixteen Cities use their music and message to help young people gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and its practical application to their lives.

       
Divisive political rhetoric threatens fellowship within churches

Divisive political rhetoric threatens fellowship within churches

Harsh political rhetoric threatens to divide churches and sever ties of Christian fellowship, a seminary professor and some Texas Baptist pastors agree.

       
Baylor University and Baylor Alumni Association settle legal dispute

Baylor University and Baylor Alumni Association settle legal dispute

Less than three weeks before a scheduled trial, Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association announced they settled claims in a lawsuit filed in 2014.

       
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Baptist Foundation of Texas becomes HighGround Advisors

Baptist Foundation of Texas has changed its name to HighGround Advisors. The organization also is moving to a broader, more flexible investment platform and customizable, expanded client services.

       
Faith, MS motivate inspiring Baylor law grad

Faith, MS motivate inspiring Baylor law grad

Allison Dickson—who has multiple sclerosis—graduated at the top of her class from Baylor Law School. She insists any positive influence she had on others derived not from her but from her relationship with God, generous and loving parents and wonderful friends. BNG

       
Around the State: UNT opens new BSM building; ministry assistants conference slated

Around the State: UNT opens new BSM building; ministry assistants conference slated

The University of Texas has a new Baptist Student Ministry building. The Texas Baptist Ministry Assistants Conference is scheduled in San Antonio. Travis Jones has been named executive director at Gracewood.

       
Baylor Scott & White CEO Allison plans move to advisory role

Baylor Scott & White CEO Allison plans move to advisory role

After four decades in hospital administration, including more than 15 years as president of Baylor Health Care System, Joel Allison announced plans to step down as president and chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health next year and become senior adviser to the chairman of the board.

       
 
 
 
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