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ETBU freshmen lead fall festivals at elementary schools

ETBU freshmen lead fall festivals at elementary schools

Freshmen at East Texas Baptist University put smiles on the faces of students at two Marshall elementary schools when they led fall festivals on their campuses.

       
Student worship leader followed circuitous path to ministry

Student worship leader followed circuitous path to ministry

Musician James Curlin moved to New York with hopes of establishing a career in the music business. But his plans took a detour after meeting his future wife while visiting a friend in Waco.

       
View conflict as opportunity to see God at work, mediator suggests

View conflict as opportunity to see God at work, mediator suggests

Conflict is inevitable in any human relationship—including Baptist congregations. Christian leaders need to learn how to deal with it, a former pastor and director of missions told participants in a seminar held at the FIRM Baptist Area offices.

       

Obituaries: Don Orr, Mary Louise Valentine

Don Orr, 92, missionary to Colombia, died July 5 in Burleson. Mary Louise Valentine, 91, died Oct. 9 in Dallas. She was the widow of longtime SBC Christian Life Commission director Foy Valentine.

       
Pastor urges compassion for Ebola victim’s family

Pastor urges compassion for Ebola victim’s family

Wilshire Baptist Church pastor George Mason wonders about the reception church member Louise Troh will receive next week when she’s out of quarantine for exposure to Ebola.

       
America falls short of Isaiah’s vision, poverty expert insists

America falls short of Isaiah’s vision, poverty expert insists

In light of overwhelming poverty in the United States, people of faith need to heed the words of the ancient Jewish prophet Isaiah, Greg Kaufmann, senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, told a gathering of anti-hunger activists in Waco.

       
Baptist News Global and Baptist Standarde explore merger

Baptist News Global and Baptist Standard explore merger

Boards of directors for Baptist News Global (formerly ABPnews/Herald) and the Baptist Standard have approved a process for considering whether the two organizations should merge their operations.

       
Texas Baptists prepare to ‘Live the Difference’

Texas Baptists prepare to ‘Live the Difference’

Texas Baptists’ annual meeting Nov. 16-18 in Waco will offer an opportunity to see what it means to “Live the Difference.” (Sponsored Content)

       
For West pastor and family, new home means recovery

For West pastor and family, new home means recovery

John Crowder, pastor of First Baptist Church in West, Texas, was among the last to see his family’s home rebuilt after a fertilizer plant explosion flattened it in April 2013. 

       
Texas Tidbits: Baptist pastor leads community solidarity march in Fort Worth

Texas Tidbits: Baptist pastor leads community march in Fort Worth

Michael Bell, former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and pastor of Greater St. Stephen First Baptist Church, served as co-chair of a Unity in the Community Solidarity March in Fort Worth.

       
Texas Baptists help bring relief during Ebola crisis

Texas Baptists help bring relief during Ebola crisis

Texas Baptists are working with various ministry partners to send food and supplies to areas of West Africa experiencing starvation due to the Ebola crisis.

       

Obituaries: Larry Walker, Don Murray, Micah Farrell

Larry Walker, 79, ambassador-at-large for First Baptist Church in Dallas. died while on a mission trip in Goa, India, Sept. 12.  Don Murray, 86, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Kerrville, died Oct. 5 in Kerrville. Micah Farrell, 23, pastor's son, died Oct. 12 in Virginia.

       
Principles of healthy churches transcend culture, East Texas pastor says

Principles of healthy churches transcend culture, Tyler pastor says

A healthy church focuses on the same principles, regardless whether it meets in East Texas or East Africa, David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, believes.

       
Texas Baptists help refugees in Lebanon prepare for winter

Texas Baptists help refugees in Lebanon prepare for winter

Texas Baptists are sending blankets, heaters and other necessities to help refugee families prepare for a harsh winter in Lebanon.

       
Ebola vigil becomes memorial for fallen Christian brother

Ebola vigil becomes memorial for fallen Christian brother

A prayer vigil for the first Ebola patient in the United States turned into a memorial service for the virus’ first U.S. victim hours after Eric Duncan died in Dallas Oct. 8.

       
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