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Faculty, students and alumni want voice in selecting next Baylor president

Baylor University’s faculty, alumni and students want a vote in choosing the school’s next president, according to statements approved by representative bodies of each group.

Pastor’s daughter killed in crash en route to Howard Payne

Candace Beggs, 18, a Howard Payne University freshman and pastor’s daughter, was killed Oct. 26 outside Mexia in a two-car crash.

Around the State

Jeff Reeter, managing partner of Northwestern Mutual Texas Financial Group, will speak on Christian business ethics Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. at Houston Baptist University’s Belin Chapel.

BGCT annual meeting set to celebrate ‘Texas Our Texas’

Texas Baptists are set to celebrate missions, elect officers and approve a 2009 budget during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Fort Worth, Nov. 10-11.

Hometown summer internship leads to ministry abroad

Stephen Jones of La Grange worked at a baseball camp in Germany this summer. After spending time there as an intern, Jones now feels called to serve there.

‘Living kits’ can show ‘living God’ to people affected by Hurricane Ike

Texas Baptists are being asked to provide “living kits” victims of Hurricane Ike. Kits include basic household cleaning supplies, plates, silverware and other household items.

Trustees & directors nominated for BGCT consideration

Nominations to be considered by messengers to the BGCT annual meeting, Nov. 10-11 in Fort Worth, are presented by the Committee on Committees, Committee to Nominate Executive Board Directors and the Committee for Nominations for Boards of Affiliated Ministries.

On the Move

Keith Beck has resigned as minister of youth at First Church in Blanco.

Texas Tidbits: New president at Valley Baptist hospital

The Valley Baptist Health System’s board of trustees has named James Eastham as the organization’s president and chief executive officer.

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits on Wayland Degree of Difference Day

Rain put a damper on a few planned service projects, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Wayland Baptist University students and staff who turned out for the third annual Degree of Difference Day.

Christian ‘brand’ turning off younger generation, author insists

Research shows non-Christians think of Christian believers as judgmental, hypocritical and sheltered.

Everett sermon at Southwestern may be sign of thaw in relations

In a sign that once-frosty relations between the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary may be thawing, the BGCT's new executive director, Randel Everett, spoke there Oct. 15.

Pastor says he’s ‘poli-ticked’ about election

At a time when polls indicate growing distaste for politics in the pulpit, Ed Young Jr., pastor of Fellowship Church in Grapevine,  is launching a high-profile sermon series aimed at getting Christians off the bench and into political action.

ETBU names Oliver president-elect

Dub OliverEast Texas Baptist University’s board of trustees elected Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver of Waco as the school’s 12th president.

Around the State: Redeeming conflict in ministry

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Bell Association will co-host an Oct. 18 seminar titled “Redeeming Conflict in Ministry.”
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