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Developer honors heritage of former church building

Developer honors heritage of former church building

A funny thing happened after real estate developer David Spence bought an abandoned church building, intending to demolish it and create a parking lot to serve nearby storefront property he was renovating. “I fell in love with the building,” he said.

       
BUA ethics speakers spotlight issues related to race

BUA ethics speakers spotlight issues related to race

Power-sharing in churches—particularly across lines of culture, language and race—only occurs within “the realm of God’s grace,” Albert Reyes, president of Buckner International, told a crowd at Baptist University of the Américas.

       
Persecution real & widespread

Persecution real & widespread, Everett tells DBU crowd

An average of 20 Christians a day are martyred for their faith—7,000 a year globally. And Christians in areas of greatest persecution want to know why followers of Jesus in the West remain mostly silent, Randel Everett of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative told students and faculty at Dallas Baptist University.

       
Faith propels graduate beyond grief into service — and running

Faith propels graduate beyond grief into service — and running

Emily Guberman—a member of Highland Baptist Church in Waco, a Baylor University graduate and an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer—is running 1,000 miles over a year for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

       
Republican candidates appeal to religious conservatives

Republican candidates appeal to religious conservatives

A half-dozen Republican presidential candidates hit all the hot buttons while speaking to an influential audience—religious conservatives, the kinds of voters who could decide many GOP primaries next year.

       
Korean orphans receive soccer balls, not food

Korean orphans receive soccer balls, not food

A Korean Texas Baptist minister who has traveled to North Korea more than two-dozen times in the last 19 years delivering tons of corn and wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and hospitals was denied permission to distribute food on his most recent overseas trip.

       
Youth ministers challenged to create bold disciples

Youth ministers challenged to create bold disciples

In the midst of a cultural revolution where technology has cultivated a “me” generation and immorality is prevalent, youth ministers face the challenge of teaching students to become bold Christian disciples, speakers told participants at Texas Baptists’ Youth Ministry Conclave.

       
Higher ‘spiritual capital’ boosts success in developing countries, Baylor study shows

Study: Higher ‘spiritual capital’ boosts success in developing countries

A Baylor University study discovered a link between a God-inspired work ethic and business success in companies overseas. American businessmen say the principle holds true in the United States, too.

       
Buckner and TBM provide hope to Yazidis in Kurdistan

Buckner and TBM provide hope to Yazidis in Kurdistan

Buckner International and Texas Baptist Men provided more than 6,700 pairs of shoes, along with children’s clothing and infant-care products, to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan.

       
Baylor partners with seminaries in Cuba

Baylor partners with seminaries in Cuba; will provide books to students

Officials with the ministry of religious affairs for the Cuban Communist Party’s Central Committee granted Truett Theological Seminary permission to establish a partnership with three Cuban Baptist seminaries and authorized Baylor University Press to provide a basic theological library for every Christian seminary student in Cuba.

       

Obituary: Elizabeth Johnson Morgan

Elizabeth Johnson Morgan, 90, educator, writer and longtime member of First Baptist Church in Richardson, where she was the church historian, died Oct. 16 in Richardson.

       
Texas Tidbits: Laura Bush guest speaker at Wayland

Texas Tidbits: Laura Bush guest speaker at Wayland

Former First Lady Laura Bush will speak on “Reflections from the White House” as part of the Willson Lectures Series at Wayland Baptist University.

       
Buckner Family Pathways clients serve as volunteers

Buckner Family Pathways clients serve as volunteers

Being a mother takes lots of time, but two participants in the Buckner Family Pathways program make time to volunteer to help others.

       
Moro Baptist Church experiences new life

Moro Baptist Church experiences new life

Moro Baptist Church believes in resurrection. After all, the congregation experienced it.

       
Trustees, directors and committee members nominated for BGCT consideration

Trustees, directors and committee members nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting, Nov. 8-10 in Frisco, are presented .

       
 
 
 
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