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Mental health: It’s not about churches ‘fixing’ people, Baylor professor insists

Mental health not about churches ‘fixing’ people, Baylor prof insists

Christians should not see their job as fixing the mentally ill but rather showing them Christ’s love, said Matt Stanford, professor of psychology, neuroscience and biomedical studies at Baylor University.

       
Missions expert Bill O’Brien named director of Dallas ministry center

Missions expert Bill O’Brien named director of Dallas ministry center

Gaston Christian Center, an emerging community ministry center in northeast Dallas, named internationally recognized missions expert Bill O’Brien as its first executive director.

       
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Texas legislators taking money from payday-lending industry, ETBU study reveals

Eight of ten lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives received financial support from the payday-lending industry, researchers at East Texas Baptist University discovered.

       
Texas Tidbits: U.S. News recognizes Texas Baptist schools

Texas Tidbits: U.S. News recognizes Texas Baptist schools

Seven schools related to the Baptist General Convention of Texas ranked in the Top 100 list of colleges and universities compiled by U.S. News & World Report.

       

Obituaries: Freddie Gage, Anna Fuson

Longtime evangelist Freddie Gage, 81, died Sept. 12 in Houston and pastor’s wife Anna Fuson, 89, died Sept. 13 in Plainview.

       
The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory

The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory

Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Truett Baptist Theological Seminary, marked 50 years in the ministry this summer, and looks back on a life marked by promise, grandeur, loss and redemption.

       
Pastor learns the power of thanksgiving

Pastor learns the power of thanksgiving

Giving thanks to others can make as great an impact on the giver as on the recipient, said Dale McDaniel, pastor of First Baptist Church in Tehuacana, outside Mexia.

       
Central Texas Hospitality House dedicated

Central Texas Hospitality House dedicated

The Central Texas Hospitality House in Gatesville, a ministry to offer overnight lodging to prisoners’ families, was dedicated Sept. 14.

       
Buckner to pursue Sears Methodist Retirement communities

Buckner to pursue Sears Methodist Retirement communities

Buckner Retirement Services announced its intention to seek to affiliate with or acquire Sears Methodist Retirement System, which would make Buckner the largest not-for-profit senior-living provider in Texas and among the top 20 in the United States.

       

Church says goodbye—again—to interim pastor

Little Walnut Springs Baptist Church wasn’t so little on a recent Sunday morning. More than 125 people filled the sanctuary of the Glen Rose-area church when Jimmie Nelson completed his second assignment as interim pastor there.

       
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.

       
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