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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.”
       

Ike creates need for church-to-church partnerships

The BGCT is attempting to help churches suffering after Hurricane Ike find resources by partnering congregations that were not affected with many of more than 300 BGCT-affiliated congregations in the storm zone.

       

On the Move

Nathan Bechtold to First Church in New Braunfels as associate director of middle school and recreation.
       

Retired ministers gather for 10th annual retreat

Retired ministers, denominational workers and spouses gathered to celebrate the recent 10th annual Retired Ministers Retreat at Glorieta Conference Center, near Santa Fe, N.M.
       

Texas Tidbits: Enlisting people to pray

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is trying to recruit at least 100,000 people to pray daily at noon for non-Christians and people who are hungry.
       

DBU student keeps divine appointments in East Asia

Hannah Groth, a junior at Dallas Baptist University, viewed her summer studies at a university in East Asia as an opportunity to keep “divine appointments” God made for her.
       

Baptist agency helps Moldovan teens make transition

Children’s Emergency Relief International, the international division of Baptist Child & Family Services, is seeking to make the transition smoother for 16-year old children aging out of orphanages in Moldova through its transitional living program.
       

Baylor students serve through international & local missions

This summer Baylor University students visited AIDS clinics, installed hydroelectric generators, tutored children and established relationships to make an impact on lives for Christ’s sake.
       

Houston’s Baptist mission centers meet post-Ike needs

The Baptist Mission Centers’ truck became an instant hit in downtown Houston neighborhoods after Hurricane Ike because folks knew it meant local Baptists were there to help.
       

BGCT recruiting people to pray for lost, hungry

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is trying to recruit at least 100,000 people to pray daily at noon for non-Christians and people who are hungry.
       

Hurricane Ike draws together Children at Heart Ministries family

Volunteers, staff and residents of Children at Heart Ministries facilities testified they learned important lessons from Hurricane Ike: Disasters can draw families closer together and bring them closer to God.
       
 
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