TBM volunteers dispatched to Georgia Republic

A seven-member Texas Baptist Men disaster relief team is bound for the Republic of Georgia to feed people affected by the fighting there.

Former church planter in Valley files libel suit

A former church planter alleged in 2006 to be involved in Baptist General Convention of Texas financial improprieties has filed a defamation lawsuit against the BGCT, the Baptist Standard and several other Texas Baptist entities and individuals.

Texas may offer best hope for preserving distinctive Baptist ‘recipe’

Texas Baptists represent the nation’s best hope for maintaining the distinctive blend of beliefs and practices that have characterized Baptists historically, a pastor from the Rio Grande Valley told the Texas Baptists Committed annual convocation.

Wayland prepares to celebrate centennial

After years of planning and preparation, Wayland Baptist University has kicked off its celebration of the century.

Missions leader Ophelia Humphrey dies at age 85

Ophelia Humphrey, president of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas from 1964 until 1968, died Aug. 16 at age 85.

CERI gives relief from Moldovan flood with the help of Kerrville volunteers

Volunteers from Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville worked with Children’s Emergency Relief International to provide relief for families displaced by flooding in Moldova.

BUA names provost, vice president

Javier Elizondo has been named executive vice president and provost of Baptist University of the Americas, and Craig Bird has been named vice president for university relations.

Garland named interim president at Baylor

David Garland, dean of Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, has been appointed interim president of the university.

Baptist layman provides gift of life to music minister

Hal Rowe, an Alzheimer's patient, decided to donate a kidney to his friend Randy Parsons, a former music minister at Trinity Baptist Church in Lubbock and instructor at Wayland's University's Lubbock campus. Soon, Parsons will be singing again.

Dallas church forms partnership with Baptist associations in New England

Members of Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church recently signed a partnership agreement with the Greater Boston Baptist Association and the Southeastern New England Baptist Association, committing to provide financial and ministerial assistance to the churches in these two associations.

Super Summer super for all involved, participants insist

More than 4,000 young people who attended Super Summer camps learned how share their faith naturally through relationships with other people.

Mimicking trends could turn musician into worship ‘barista,’ leader warns

Trying to adapt to every trend in worship can become disruptive and distracting to a church, said Tim Studstill, director of music and worship for the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Around the State: Banquet will honor Dilday

The John Newport Foundation banquet, to be held Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Broadway Church in Fort Worth, will honor Russell Dilday. Dilday, chancellor of the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.

Texas Tidbits: Cortes named BGCT Hispanic ministries associate

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has named Gabriel Cortes as Hispanic ministries strategist. Cortes, who will assume his new role Aug. 25, has been Baptist University of the Americas’ director of church and alumni relations.

C.W. Brister, longtime Southwestern pastoral-care professor, dies at 82

C.W. Brister Jr., who taught pastoral counseling and theology to generations of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students, died Aug. 9, reportedly of complications from Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 82. 
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