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ETBU baseball team scores big win in community

ETBU baseball team scores big win in community

This year the East Texas Baptist University Tiger baseball team hit it out of the park in the good deeds department, accumulating more than 350 hours of community service.

       
Disaster relief yields more than 50 professions of faith in Weslaco

Disaster relief yields more than 50 professions of faith in Weslaco

More than 50 people professed faith in Christ in Weslaco as a direct result of disaster relief ministry by New Mexico Baptists and Texas Baptist Men—particularly the Christian witness of one woman battling cancer.

       
Baylor students help nonprofits

Baylor students help nonprofits focus on ministry, not tech issues

When Baylor University senior James Payne saw the children involved in a church's mentoring project reading books and engaging with their mentors, he knew his behind-the-scenes work was making a difference.

       
Faith will prevail over atheism

Faith will prevail over atheism, Oxford prof McGrath predicts

New Atheism is in decline and will lose out to faith, which makes greater sense of reality, Alister McGrath, professor at the University of Oxford, said at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

       
Retired couple thankful

Retired couple thankful for God’s provision

When Kathie Mansell needed a side dish to go with her meatloaf, God provided in an unexpected way—and foreshadowed a blessing more than four decades in the making.

       
Texas Tidbits: The Gathering will return to McLane Stadium

Texas Tidbits: The Gathering will return to McLane Stadium

The Gathering, a national grass-roots movement to cut across racial, socioeconomic and denominational divides with a worship and prayer service, will return to Baylor University’s McLane Stadium on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.

       

MercyMe puts new spin on Christmas classics

By adding a modern approach and updated style on their new album, MercyMe, It’s Christmas, the contemporary Christian group MercyMe hopes audiences will find new meaning in Christmas classics.

       
Texas Baptists launch gift catalog to benefit missions

Texas Baptists launch gift catalog to benefit missions

Through its Missions Gift Catalog this Christmas season, the Baptist General Convention of Texas is offering 34 opportunities to help people in need throughout Texas and around the world.

       
Focus on becoming the authentic people of God, not just institutional success

Focus on becoming the authentic people of God, not just institutional success

Theological education should help “the whole people of God” move toward maturity as the body of Christ, educational specialist Linda Cannell told participants at the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute’s fall colloquy.

       
Sometimes words are not enough, Joel Gregory and Ralph West insist

Sometimes words are not enough, Joel Gregory and Ralph West insist

When words are not enough and language reaches its limit, Christians enter into Christ’s suffering and death through the symbolism of the Lord’s Supper, two prominent preachers reminded Texas Baptists.

       
Hardage thanks Texas Baptists for making a difference

Hardage thanks Texas Baptists for making a difference

Texas Baptists are engaged in life-changing and difference-making work around the state, Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director David Hardage reported at the convention’s annual meeting.

       
Laziness threatens soul competency & priesthood of believers, Arlington pastor says

Laziness threatens key Baptist beliefs, Arlington pastor says

Traditional distinctive Baptist beliefs about soul competency and the priesthood of believers may be endangered more by laziness and a laissez faire attitude by laity than from any frontal assault by fundamentalism, said Dennis Wiles, pastor of First Baptist Church in Arlington.

       
Calvinism debate should not divide Baptist churches, Truett dean says

Calvinism should not divide Baptist churches, Truett dean says

Varying degrees of allegiance to Reformer John Calvin’s views on the doctrine of salvation should not split Baptist churches, Todd Still, dean of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, told a Texas Baptist workshop.

       
Baptists best when they allow debate and dissent, San Angelo pastor says

Baptists best when they allow debate and dissent, San Angelo pastor says

Since God made humans as spiritual beings, spiritual discussions matter, Taylor Sandlin, pastor of Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo, insisted at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

       
Advocacy a type of demonstrative evangelism, public policy director says

Advocacy demonstrates God's love, public policy director says

Advocacy is the public outworking of private faith, explained Kathryn Freeman, director of public policy for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission. And the concept of advocating for others, especially the poor and vulnerable, is found throughout the Bible.

       
 
 
 
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