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Texas Baptist couple serves British congregation

Texas Baptist couple serves British church

When Robert and Carel Shehane learned small Baptist churches in England needed volunteers to serve interim pastorates, the veteran missionaries saw it as a perfect fit.

       
TBM volunteers support evangelistic outreach, gain experience

TBM volunteers support evangelistic outreach, gain experience

Between Easter and Pentecost, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers not only are supporting efforts to revive churches and share the gospel, but also gaining hands-on experience working in a field kitchen.

       
Ex-offender finds freedom in Christ

Ex-offender finds freedom in Christ

Prison isn’t a place where people expect to find freedom, but that’s where it happened for Lovinah Igbani.

       
Most Texas voters support criminal justice reform

Most Texas voters support criminal justice reform

More than three-fourths of Texas voters believe 17-year-old offenders should be treated as juveniles rather than adults, and an even greater number support alternatives to incarceration for some nonviolent low-level drug-related crimes, a newly released survey revealed.

       
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CBF of Texas supports ministry students who will lose scholarships

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas has established a fund to support ministry students who will lose their scholarships because their congregations have been removed from the Baptist General Convention of Texas for affirming same-sex relationships.

       
Howell and Stripling to receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Howell and Stripling to receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Elmin Howell, founding director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas River Ministry, and Paul Stripling, executive director emeritus of Waco Baptist Association, will receive the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards.

       
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Baylor University elects Linda Livingstone to return as 15th president

Baylor University has elected Linda Livingtone, dean of George Washington University's School of Business and a former Baylor faculty member and administrator, as its 15th president.

       
Texas CLC backs package of pro-life legislation in House

Texas CLC backs package of pro-life legislation

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined the Texas Alliance for Life, the Texans for Life Coalition and the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in supporting what proponents call “a thoughtful package of pro-life legislation” in the Texas House of Representatives.

       
Texas Baptist professors denounce political sins and confess complicity

Texas Baptist professors denounce political sins and confess complicity

More than two-dozen faculty and staff at six Texas Baptist universities joined 1,100 other Christian scholars who signed a statement of confession and commitment denouncing a political environment “marked by fear, polarization and violence.”

       
Texas Baptists help provide water for Liberian community

Texas Baptists help provide clean water for Liberian community

Two Forth Worth churches—Birdville Baptist and Haltom Road Baptist Church—jointly sponsored a walkathon to raise money for a water tower project in Liberia.

       
Editor Knox to leave Standard for CBF Southwest leadership role

Editor Knox to leave Standard for CBF Southwest leadership role

After almost 22 years on the Baptist Standard staff, editor Marv Knox will leave for a leadership position with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

       
Study supports call for keeping minors out of adult criminal justice system

Study supports call to keep minors out of adult courts and prisons

Although the criminal justice system in Texas treats 17-year-olds as adults rather than juveniles, their arrest rate—and types of crimes for which they are arrested—more closely resembles 16-year-olds than adults, a new study revealed.

       
Testimonies of changed lives highlight The Gathering in Waco

Testimonies of changed lives highlight The Gathering in Waco

Thousands joined to worship on Palm Sunday at The Gathering in Waco, where former NFL player/recovered cocaine addict Miles McPherson urged them to do what the Apostle Peter did when he stepped from a boat into deep churning waves to walk toward Jesus.

       
Baylor and CBF help churches respond to trafficking

Baylor and CBF help churches respond to human trafficking

A Baylor University social work professor and her students worked in partnership with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel to develop a ministry toolkit to help churches in cities along the Texas/Mexico border combat human trafficking.

       
UMHB plans 78th annual Easter Pageant

UMHB plans 78th annual Easter Pageant

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host its 78th Annual Easter Pageant April 12—a Central Texas tradition that draws thousands of visitors to campus each year.

       
 
 
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