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Lanny Hall to return to Hardin-Simmons as president

HallHardin-Simmons University trustees elected as their school’s president Lanny Hall, president of Howard Payne University and a past president and chancellor at Hardin-Simmons.

BGCT seeks to advance educational opportunities among Hispanics

reyesThe Baptist General Convention of Texas has named Gus Reyes to lead an initiative encouraging Hispanics across the state to attain higher education—an early step in what the organization hopes will quickly be one of many to tackle a critical issue facing Texas.

Baylor Lariat, Catholic professor spar over indulgences revival

A Baylor Lariat editorial critical of the Catholic Church's newly revived practice of indulgences brought a strong rebuke from a prominent Catholic professor at the world's largest Baptist university.

Breckenridge seeks to raise awareness about disabilities

greenhouseBreckenridge Village is celebrating March as National Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by raising awareness on the issues affecting mentally challenged people.

Truett grad touches poor Miami neighborhood

Angel and Jason Pittman serve as CBF field personnel in Overtown, the poorest neighborhood in Miami.

New Braunfels clinic offers safety net for the working poor

In the last few months of 2008, the New Braunfels Volunteers in Medicine clinic served more than 800 uninsured working poor. The clinic was birthed out of Oakwood Baptist Church.

Miller, Everett featured at Panhandle conference

Author Calvin Miller and Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Randel Everett are among the featured speakers at the 88th annual Panhandle Plains Pastors’ and Laymen’s Conference, March 9-10 at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.

ETBU students serve in Bridge City cleanup

Two student groups from East Texas Baptist University journeyed to the coast to help residents who lives continue to be disrupted by Ike’s wrath. (Um...those are snakes they found).

Executive Board authorizes potential use of emergency reserve funds

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board granted the state convention’s treasurer permission to tap up to $2.5 million in emergency reserve funds this year.

Daughter of former Standard editor dies at age 83

Edith Marie Gardner King, daughter of former Baptist Standard editor David M. Gardner, died Feb. 19 after a lengthy illness. She was 83.

Around the State: Lincoln and the Bible

Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Bible Museum will present a lecture titled “Lincoln and the Bible” by Ronald White Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. White is the author of three books on Lincoln and is a professor of American religious history. The lecture is free.

On the Move

Bobby Catt to First Church in San Angelo as minister with students and recreation.

Texas Tidbits

Baylor University regents approved a new doctoral program in curriculum and teaching in the School of Education.

Students learn to Abide with Christ in prayer

Prayer comes in many forms, as several college students found out during the Abide conference at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Jarrell church grows through community involvement

Sonterra Fellowship in Jarrell has seen success by going out and being involved in the community, according to Pastor Bill Gravell.
 
 
 
 
 
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