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Carroll Institute gains initial ATS accreditation

Carroll Institute gains initial ATS accreditation

The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute earned initial accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools.

       
Baylor provost leaves after 13 months on the job

Baylor provost leaves after 13 months on the job

After 13 months at Baylor University, Gregory Jones will step down as executive vice president and provost to return to a faculty post at Duke University, effective June 30.

       
Mission: Dignity ‘eased my pain,’ minister’s widow says

Mission: Dignity help ‘eased my pain,’ minister’s widow says

Doris Jackson's husband served 42 year in ministry. After his death, she found herself unable to keep up with the financial pressures and reduced income. But she saw hope when the Mission: Dignity application arrived from GuideStone Financial Resources.

       
Texas Baptists honor legacy of Stripling and Howell

Texas Baptists honor legacy of Stripling and Howell

Friends and family of Paul Stripling and Elmin Howell gathered at the historic Independence Baptist Church to honor their lives and legacies. Stripling, executive director emeritus of Waco Regional Baptist Association, and Howell, founding director of River Ministry, received the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards.

       
Analysts look for silver linings in stormy legislative session

Analysts look for silver linings in stormy legislative session

After a legislative session that began with high hopes and ended with a shoving match on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives, some public policy analysts and advocates emphasized bright spots where they could find them.

       
North Texas city recognizes HPU alum for heroism

North Texas city recognizes HPU alum for heroism

The Garland Police Department recently recognized a  Howard Payne University graduate for taking heroic, life-saving actions in rescuing a woman from a burning vehicle. The hero credited God’s grace for perfect timing that enabled the rescue.

       
Embrace hope in an age of cynicism, former congressman urges Baylor crowd

Embrace hope in an age of cynicism, former congressman urges

Cynicism damages public discourse and threatens the political process, but hope offers greater power, former Congressman Chet Edwards told the Civic Life Summit at Baylor University.

       
Bridge divisions by addressing ‘wicked problems,’ not ‘wicked people’

Address ‘wicked problems,’ don't see ‘wicked people’

Communities can overcome challenges and bridge divisions when they focus on addressing “wicked problems” instead of seeing individuals with different viewpoints as “wicked people,” a Colorado-based expert in communications studies and deliberative democracy told the Civic Life Summit at Baylor University.

       
Cross the bridge from consumer to creator of community

Cross the bridge from consumer to creator of community

Civic engagement involves “crossing the bridge” from being a consumer of what a community offers to a creator of what it has the potential to become, a Waco-based community activist told the Civic Life Summit at Baylor University.

       
BGCT gift benefits addiction recovery center at Baylor

BGCT gift benefits addiction recovery center at Baylor University

A financial contribution from the Baptist General Convention of Texas will support Baylor University’s recently created Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center.

       
First Buckner Family Pathways mom in Longview earns college degree

First Longview Buckner Family Pathways mom earns college degree

When Stephanie Fletcher recently walked across the stage of Kilgore College, she became the first Buckner Family Pathways resident in Longview to earn a college degree.

       
Certificate program opened doors to resort ministry

Truett certificate program opened doors to resort ministry late in life

Richard Baggett, who completed a ministry certificate program at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary at age 70, serves six months of the year as chaplain at an RV park in the Rio Grande Valley.

       
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Chaotic culture needs compassionate Christians, Reeves tells Executive Board

Members of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a handful of business items during their spring meeting.

       
Senate adds voucher provision to public school finance bill

Senate adds voucher provision to public school finance bill

The Texas Senate attached an educational savings account provision to a public school finance bill, but the voucher-style program faces stiff opposition in the House.

       
CommonCall: Down on the farm

CommonCall: Down on the farm, outside the school

For more than 40 years, the World Hunger Relief farm on the outskirts of Waco has served as a training ground for agricultural missionaries and others involved in holistic ministries worldwide. The ministry also seeks to make a difference locally through school garden initiatives. 

       
 
 
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