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Heart for people, respect for biblical principles should guide ministers

The ethical instructions of the Bible are just as relevant today as when they were penned, retired educator and ethicist Ebbie Smith told a group of South Texas pastors at a seminar on ministerial ethics.

Texas Hope 2010: Simultaneous prayer on children's home campuses

To kick off its Texas Hope 2010 efforts, Children at Heart Ministries launched 30 days of simultaneous prayer on all its ministry campuses April 13.

BGCT staff realigned around three priorities, no jobs cut

Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Randel Everett has announced a realignment of the BGCT Executive Board staff to focus on the three priorities of missions, Christian education and advocacy.

Bond reduced for former Baptist pastor charged with wife's murder

A Waco judge on April 9 agreed to reduce bail to $250,000 for a former Texas Baptist minister charged with the 2006 murder of his wife, but also firmly restated a gag order imposed on all parties related to the case.

Passion for call, love for people led to 36 years on same mission field

Alvin Gary told a Wayland Baptist University lecture audience he and his wife, Judy, spent 36 years as missionaries to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean because they felt appointed  not only to serve but to remain.

Hungry families, hurting people find hope through Redeeming Grace

The volunteers at the food pantry of Redeeming Grace Baptist Church in San Antonio have a simple goal: No hungry people.

Lambs symbolize love for fragile children, worried families

Chaplain Karen Black started the Love Lamb Prayer Ministry as a tangible way to link concerned Christians to families whose children were receiving medical treatment for serious illnesses or injuries.

Denison joins debate with atheist Hitchens

denisonJim Denison, theologian-in-residence with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and other Christian apologists debated renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens recently during the first Christian Book Expo.

Church discovers more than 1,000 unserved hungry people in community

As a result of a recent Baptist General Convention-sponsored hunger conference in Del Rio and a partnership with the city of Del Rio, the First Baptist Church identified 1,099 people who receive no help as the ones they want to serve most.

Texas Tidbits: Baylor University names chief investment officer

Baylor University has named Kent Muckel, an investment professional with 18 years experience, as chief investment officer.

Call of Christ leads Aggies to multifaceted ministry

Texas A&M University Baptist Student Ministries took 30 students to Del Rio and Quemado, Mexico,  for a spring break mission trip.

Around the State: Rebekah Naylor will speak

Veteran medical missionary Rebekah Naylor will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Metroplex Baylor Day of Prayer April 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriot Quorum Hotel in Dallas.

Civil Rights tour eye-opening experience for 17 Baylor students

Seventeen Baylor University students and five faculty/staff facilitators traveled more than 2,700 miles in nine days on the Baylor Civil Rights tour.

Two Texas tribes seek to reopen illegal casinos

American Indian tribes in El Paso and East Texas want a “get out of jail free card” to reopen casinos closed by a Texas attorney general’s action and backed up by a federal court order, Suzii Paynter, director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission maintains.

DBU team joins Habitat for Humanity collegiate challenge

Eighteen Dallas Baptist University students joined groups from 13 other universities to build nine houses as a part of one of the annual collegiate challenge weeks Habitat for Humanity holds in Columbus, Ga.
 
 
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