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Texas Tidbits: BGCT to honor top Cooperative Program giving churches.

Texas Baptists will honor nine churches at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Frisco for their giving to the Cooperative Program unified missions budget.

       

Obituaries: Garrett, Kuenstler, West, Villanueva, Pool

Myrta Garrett, wife of Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theology James Leo Garrett, died Oct. 3 in Nacogdoches. Other deaths were Truett Kuenstler, 88, Oct. 11 in Haskell; Tommy West, 68, Oct. 27 in Georgetown; Emma Villanueva, 72, Nov. 2; and Marsha Pool, 74, Nov. 3 in Dallas.

       
Texas Baptists respond to Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

Texas Baptists respond to Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

Texas Baptists continue to work with ministry partners in Lebanon to make life more bearable for Syrian refugees and provide educational opportunities for refugee children—including learning about Jesus.

       
God can heal damaged creation, environmental scientist tells Wayland chapel

God can heal creation, environmental scientist tells Wayland chapel

If God’s people take seriously their responsibility as stewards of creation and change their behavior, God still can heal damaged land with dwindling resources, an environmental scientist told students, faculty and guests at Wayland Baptist University.

       
Loving acts earn a hearing for the gospel, Metaxas tells DBU audience

Loving acts earn a hearing for the gospel, Metaxas tells DBU audience

Christians not only should engage the culture in authentic and engaging ways, but also lead with loving and caring acts that provide an opening for them to present the gospel, author Eric Metaxas said at a leadership lecture at Dallas Baptist University.

       
BGCT messengers to vote on officers and budget

BGCT messengers to vote on officers and budget

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting will elect new officers, consider a $35.4 million budget and explore distinctive Baptist beliefs and polity.

       
Houston voters reject gay rights ordinance

Houston voters reject gay rights ordinance

Voters overwhelmingly rejected Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, designed to expand the rights of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender citizens.

       
TBM volunteers care for fire and flood survivors

TBM volunteers care for fire and flood survivors

With chainsaws and skid-steer loaders, Texas Baptist Men volunteers removed charred trees and debris from burned-out home sites in the Hidden Pines area in Bastrop County and sifted through ashes to help residents reclaim mementos that survived the blaze.

       
Missions emphasis at UMHB changes student’s life

Missions emphasis at UMHB changes student’s life

During the annual missions emphasis week at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, missionaries from around the world travel to the Belton campus to introduce students to the missionary lifestyle. For some—like Kacie Kripner—it plants seeds that ultimately change their lives.

       
DBU alum Ben Zobrist a missionary to teammates

DBU alum Ben Zobrist a missionary to teammates

Ben Zobrist has proven his value on the baseball field to the Kansas City Royals, homering in two key situations during the American League Championship Series. More important to him, however, is his Christian influence on teammates.

       
Athens church wants community to know the point of its steeple

Athens church wants community to know the point of its steeple

Practically speaking, First Baptist Church in Athens recently erected a new steeple to fix a leak the same age as the church’s 54-year-old cupola. But the church also saw it as a teachable moment to re-envision how it presents itself to its neighbors.

       

Obituaries: Van Gladen

Van Gladen, 86, retired pastor and missionary to Mexico, died Oct. 16 in Waco.

       
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.

       
 
 
 
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