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Goal set at Baylor summit: End food insecurity in Texas by 2015

Federal, state and local leaders in the fight against hunger gathered for a hunger summit at Baylor University to begin a discussion they hope will spark actions to end food insecurity in Texas by 2015.
       

WWI changed Truett’s views on war, peace and government

TruettGeorge W. Truett’s experience preaching to troops in Europe during World War I not only shaped his views about militarism, but also contributed to his growing conviction that only Christ’s church—not any government—offered hope for lasting peace, church historian Kelly Pigott said.

       

Faculty Senate has ‘deep concern’ about Baylor-alumni group conflict

Baylor University’s Faculty Senate has weighed in on the turbulent relationship between the Baylor Alumni Association and the university’s administration and board of regents.
       

Around the State

Mission Centers of Houston, which for more than 40 years has sought to help people in poverty, will hold a fundraiser Dec. 10 at the Met Church at 7 p.m.
       

Christians need to share the full spectrum of salvation, pastor says

Baptists long have demonstrated expertise at telling the story of salvation. “It’s what we do,” said Duane Brooks, pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston. But Baptists often share an incomplete story.
       

DBU student athletes serve thanksgiving meal to needy

More than 170 members of the DBU Patriots athletic teams filled the Fair Park Centennial Building in Dallas Nov. 10 for the third annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing—a free thanksgiving meal for the homeless and people in need.
       

Executive director asks: Consider ‘What if?’

Offering a series of “What if?” questions with obviously affirmative answers, Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Randel Everett challenged Texas Baptists to make sure the doctrines they believe make a radical impact on their lives—and the lives of their neighbors.
       

Calvinism’s structure provides for comprehensive worldview

Speakers at the G-5 Conference agreed that examining John Calvin’s theology leads Baptists to embrace a more biblical worldview.
       

Varied church leadership models examined at G-5 conference

Diverse leadership styles exist in Texas Baptist churches—and each offers its strengths and its challenges, pastors and other church leaders learned from panelists at the G-5 leadership conference, held in conjunction with the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
       

Texas Baptists challenged to serve the ‘incognito Christ’

If 1 million Texas Baptists did one act of kindness a day, other Texans likely would take notice, and great things would occur, said Joel Gregory, who led a workshop on the Texas Hope “care” emphasis during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
       

Hispanic Fellowship embraces Texas Hope 2010

More than 300 Hispanic Texas Baptists prayed, worshipped and enjoyed fellowship in their heart language of Spanish, celebrating what God has done in and through them during the past year.
       

Churches share Christ by celebrating cultures

More than 500 people participated in an international festival at Houston’s Lansdale Park sponsored by 19 Baptist churches representing the Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian and Vietnamese population in the area.
       

Lowrie: Texas Baptists should share Jesus’ compassion for the lost

Texas is home to 24 million people—and some troubling statistics about them. But despite the challenges the state faces, Texas Baptists hold the key to meeting many of the dramatic needs, David Lowrie said in his presidential address to the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
       

Love for kindergartners lasts 60 years for former pastor’s wife

Martha HowardSome things have changed a bit since 1949 at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. Then, the church met in a house. Today, its 9,000 members fill a mammoth sancutary in multiple worship services. One thing hasn’t changed. Martha Howard still can be found teaching her room full of kindergartners—just as she has for 60 years.

       

‘Taking sides’ prevalent in Baptist life, Dallas pastor observes

Since the time of Christ, his followers have been “taking sides,” Dallas pastor George Mason told Texas Baptists. But Christians can ill afford to exclude people Christ has included, he noted.
       
 
 
 
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