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Ministry comes full circle for Texas Baptist musician

Ministry comes full circle for Texas Baptist musician

After serving in youth ministry almost a decade, Buna native Micah Tyler saw God provide opportunities and open doors to communicate the gospel creatively through songs.

       
Connecting faith and sports can be challenging, Truett Seminary professor says

Connecting faith, sports can be challenging, Truett professor says

A top athlete himself, John White says it can be difficult getting athletes, coaches and teams to see the value in acknowledging their bodies belong to Christ.

       
ommission backs off plan to allow historical racing terminals

Commission backs off plan to allow historical racing terminals

Opponents of gambling expansion in Texas haven’t entered the winner’s circle yet, but with the finish line in sight, they appear to have scored a major victory in defeating slot-machine-style historical racing terminals at horse and greyhound tracks.

       
San Angelo volunteers serve hungry bus passengers

San Angelo volunteers serve hungry bus passengers

First Baptist Church in San Angelo takes snack sacks to passengers on the afternoon bus that stops there each Sunday for one simple reason—hungry people.

       
Texas Tidbits: Editor receives lifetime achievement honor

Texas Tidbits: Editor receives lifetime achievement honor

Baptist Standard Editor Marv Knox has been named the fourth recipient of the Greg Warner Lifetime Achievement Award in Religious Journalism by directors of Baptist News Global.

       
Texas Baptists continue relief and response in wake of disasters

Texas Baptists continue relief and recovery in wake of disasters

Whether they wield chainsaws to clear debris, cook meals for emergency shelters, wash laundry for displaced families or clear mud from flooded houses, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers are meeting immediate needs around the state.

       
Healthcare changes could impact churches

Healthcare changes could impact churches

Churches with more than one employee that have directly paid or reimbursed ministers or other staff for individual health insurance policy premiums tax-free could face penalties unless they change practices before July 1.

       
No end of service in sight for Duncanville RA leaders

No end of service in sight for Duncanville RA leaders

Two laymen at First Baptist Church in Duncanville collectively have invested more than seven decades in Royal Ambassadors. And they show no signs of slowing down.

       
Families worship and serve together at Katy church

Families worship and serve together at Katy church

More than 3,000 people of widely varied ages worship each week at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy. Bucking a decades-old national trend, children past nursery age sit with their parents during Sunday morning worship.

       
Church apologizes for disciplining wife of confessed pedophile

Church apologizes for disciplining wife of confessed pedophile

A Dallas-area megachurch apologized to a wife subjected to church discipline for leaving her husband without permission after learning he is attracted to children.

       
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous"; and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.

Lawmakers approve pastor protection bill, fail to reform payday lending

In the 84th session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed bills protecting ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriages and giving county law enforcement greater ability to crack down on illegal gaming rooms.

       
Volunteer love connection links West and San Marcos

Volunteer love connection links West and San Marcos

Nancy Smith led volunteers from First Baptist Church in San Marcos two years ago to help residents of West recover from the fertilizer plant explosion that destroyed dozens of homes in their town. When her home was destroyed in recent flooding, disaster relief volunteers from First Baptist Church in West were able to reciprocate.

       
Former BGCT President Lineberger dead at 69

Former BGCT President Lineberger dead at 69

Phil Lineberger, pastor of Sugar Land Baptist Church near Houston and former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died May 31. He was 69.

       
CommonCall: Urban farmer, urban missionary

CommonCall: Urban farmer, urban missionary

Ask Daron Babcock what he knew about agriculture, poultry-raising and animal husbandry before he launched Bonton Farm-Works in South Dallas. The urban farmer has a ready answer: “Zero.”

       

Obituary: Tom Stoker

Tom Stoker, 61, a former minister of music at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, died May 10 in Fort Worth.

       
 
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