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Warden calls for churches to help break cycle of criminal activity

Warden calls for churches to help break cycle of criminal activity

A Louisiana prison warden known for pioneering faith-based programs wants to see urban and suburban churches work in partnership to reintegrate ex-offenders into society and minister to inmates’ children.

Texas Tidbits: Former Convencion president seriously ill

Texas Tidbits: Former Convencion president seriously ill

Baldemar Borrego, former president of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas is “fighting for his life and his sight,” according to his family.

Death row prisoner gains new perspective on life

Death row prisoner gains new perspective on life

Miguel Angel Paredes faces execution Oct. 28 for a triple murder he committed 14 years ago. But after receiving Christ as Savior, he sees life and death differently.

Prison ministry volunteer witnesses ‘change from the inside-out’

Prison ministry volunteer witnesses ‘change from the inside-out’

When Kathy Diaz looks at a female inmate, she sees somebody’s daughter and somebody’s mother—for good reason.

Religious youths less likely to use drugs and alcohol, Baylor study reveals

Baylor study: Religious youths less likely to use drugs, alcohol

Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, a new Baylor University study shows.

DBU students experience community while serving community

DBU students experience community while serving community

New Dallas Baptist University students experienced a sense of community while serving their community as part of SWAT—Student Welcome and Transition week.

Seminary training inadequate to enable pastors to help mentally ill congregants

Study: Seminaries fail to train pastors to help mentally ill congregants

People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do little to train ministers in how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, a Baylor University study reveals.

Alumni association to submit settlement offer to Baylor University

Alumni association to submit settlement offer to Baylor University

The Baylor Alumni Association will submit a final settlement offer to Baylor University in what a public statement from the organization characterized as “a last-ditch effort to avoid protracted litigation” between the group and the university.

Obituary: Doyle Lawless Sr.

Doyle Lawless Sr., 92, died Aug. 20 in Waco. He was longtime pastor of Grace Temple Baptist Church in Waco.

Missions Foundation celebrates 30 years of making a difference  

Missions Foundation celebrates 30 years of making a difference  

The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation celebrated 30 years of encouraging giving to support missions and ministries with a luncheon held at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

Sept. 18 giving day to benefit Baptist Standard Publishing

Sept. 18 giving day to benefit Baptist Standard Publishing

The Baptist Standard is participating in North Texas Giving Day. On Sept. 18, donations of $25 and above will be multiplied when donors contribute to the Standard online through www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

Texas Baptists seek to raise $4.2 million for state missions

Texas Baptists seek to raise $4.2 million for state missions

Texas Baptists aim to raise $4.2 million through the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions this fall—about $448,000 more than they gave last year.

Texas Tidbits: Three Texas Baptist ministers named CBF Fellows

Texas Tidbits: Three Texas Baptist ministers named CBF Fellows

Three Texas Baptists are among 25 ministers in their first full-time ministerial position who have been named Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Fellows.

Obituaries: Grover Talbert, Dan McClinton

Deaths: Grover Talbert, 82, June 10 in Huntsville and Dan McClinton, 70, Aug. 21 in Waxahachie.

Ethiopian Baptist pastor nominee for BGCT second vice president

Ethiopian Baptist pastor nominee for BGCT second vice president

A Filipino-American pastor from the Houston area will nominate Ethiopian-American pastor Bedilu Yirga, pastor of Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church in Garland, as second vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

 
 
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