Texas Tidbits: Buckner honors volunteers, donors

Buckner International honored a radio station, a Baptist fellowship of churches and a Christian foundation at its annual R.C. Buckner Founder’s Day dinner in Dallas.

Churches offer networking, training programs for unemployed

A growing number of Texas Baptist churches have decided in the current recession, the New Testament admonition to “bear one another’s burdens” means helping unemployed people find jobs.

UMHB students ‘soled out’ for Third World orphans

barefootUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor students gained a little better understanding of how much of the world lives when they recently went barefoot for one day to identify with children in developing countries who have no shoes.

ABP directors give posthumous award to Herb Reynolds

The late Herbert H. Reynolds, longtime president of Baylor University, was praised recently by one of Congress' most ardent defenders of church-state separation as a mentor who "ignited my passion for religious liberty and separation of church and state."

BGCT postpones Bible Drill finals due to concerns about swine flu

The Baptist General Convention of Texas postponed its state Bible Drill finals, which had been scheduled the first weekend in May, due to concerns about swine flu, and missions leaders continue to monitor the developing situation in Mexico.

Response to hunger shows gospel’s relevance to unbelieving culture

DenisonWhen Christians help hungry people, they earn the right to share the gospel—not only with people in need, but also with a skeptical society, Jim Denison told a conference on ethics and evangelism.


Young evangelicals call for end to nuclear weapons

Jonathan Merritt
A group of under-40 evangelicals attending a leadership meeting in Austin announced a new initiative to mobilize American Christians to eliminate nuclear weapons. Jonathan Merritt, national spokesperson for the Southern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative, spoke in support of the initiative. "Nuclear weapons are not only unacceptable, they are un-Christian," Merritt said. "As followers of Jesus we serve a God that abhors the shedding of innocent blood."

TWU students dispense love and care to needy in Brooklyn

Students from the Baptist Student Ministries at Texas Woman’s University spent their recent spring break serving a church in Brooklyn, N.Y., participating in ministries ranging from organizing a clothing closet to feeding the homeless to ministering at a women’s shelter.

CERI volunteers meet medical, dental needs in rural Nigeria

Volunteer health care professionals treated about 1,200 orphaned children and needy families in Nigeria during a trip with Children’s Emergency Relief International.

Anglo church responds to ‘mission field across the street’

For 10 years, Buckner International has partnered with Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas to serve the Spanish-speaking children and families in a community near the church through the Amigos de Dios mission.

Gregory inducted into MLK International College of Preachers

Morehouse College President Robert Franklin recently inducted Joel Gregory, professor at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, into the Martin Luther King Jr. International College of Preachers.

Small-town students make big impact on children’s home campus

Volunteers from the East Texas town of Garrison traveled to Round Rock to deliver much-needed food items and provide some hard labor at Texas Baptist Children's Home.

Student ministries intern touches the world—from Plainview

A year-long outreach effort with international students at Wayland Baptist University culminated recently in a trip to Austin and San Antonio.

Texas WMU elects new president, challenged to ‘walk victoriously’ through rubble

Joy Fenner
For the first time in Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas history, the organization elected a president who was nominated from the floor. Continuing the change that has characterized the organization in recent months, Texas WMU at it annual meeting in Dallas elected as president Texas WMU Executive Director Emeritus Joy Fenner of Gaston Oaks Baptist Church in Dallas.

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Scott Arant has resigned as pastor of First Church in Bloomington.
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