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Baptists join call for national strategy on global religious persecution

Baptists join call for national strategy on religious persecution

More than 30 religious leaders, scholars and public policy analysts signed a letter to leaders of the Senate and House urging Congress to give greater authority to the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom to counter religious persecution.

Obituaries: Everett C. Hullum Jr.

Everett C. Hullum Jr., 73, former editor of Home Missions magazine, died July 12 in Princeville, Hawaii.

African-American Fellowship given a charge to keep

African-American Fellowship given a charge to keep

Passionate preaching, jubilant worship and a spirit of joy characterized the annual African-American Fellowship and Evangelism Conference, as participants responded to the challenge of “a charge to keep,” the theme of the July 14-16 event at The Fort Bend Church in Sugar Land.

exas Tidbits: TBM volunteers offer relief after floods

Texas Tidbits: TBM volunteers offer relief after floods

About a dozen Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers from North Texas worked on a mud-out crew to assist flood-damaged First Baptist Church in Lavon.

Georgetown biker church welcomes all

Georgetown biker church welcomes all

For members of Open Road Biker Church, riding motorcycles isn’t just a hobby. It’s a way to connect to other Christians and reach nonbelievers with the gospel.

Obituary: Lillian Hunnicutt

Lillian Hunnicutt, 92, longtime public schoolteacher and pastor’s wife, died June 23 in Victoria.

Fort Worth historian’s book tells story of women in the SBC controversy

Book reveals role of women in the SBC controversy

A new book by a TCU researcher says women played a neglected but important role in the Southern Baptist Convention controversy in the late 20th century. The issue of a woman’s role in the church and home, she says, actually “drove Southern Baptists to embrace certain biblical interpretations over others.”

VBS helps Waco churches bridge racial barrier

Two Waco Baptist churches united for Vacation Bible School to share the gospel with children, breaking down barriers between their culturally and racially separated congregations.

Texas Baptist research for BWA influences U.N. report on Eritrea

Texas Baptist research for BWA influences U.N. report on Eritrea

A recent report from the United Nations that details “systemic, widespread and gross human rights violations” by the Eritrean government cited Baptist World Alliance research initiated by several Texas Baptists.

Texas Tidbits: BUA offers free leadership course

Texas Tidbits: BUA offers free leadership course

Baptist University of the Américas will offer a three-hour tuition-free college course on congregational leadership.

East Texas church develops leaders from among young members

East Texas church develops leaders from among young members

Pastor Richard Rogers sees young members as vital to the church’s health and survival. So, University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville launched a program to employ young members in leadership roles.

Talk about religion seldom encouraged in counseling sessions, research shows

Religion seldom discussed in counseling sessions, research shows

Baylor University researchers helped perform a study that shows licensed clinical social workers fail to integrate discussion about their clients’ religion and spirituality into their counseling sessions.

West Texas woman celebrates century of faithfulness

West Texas woman celebrates century of faithfulness

On May 10, Mother’s Day, Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Snyder honored all the mothers in the congregation, but singled out one for special recognition - Jessie Etheredge, age 103.

Houston Baptist University students stand with Becket Fund attorneys in April after oral argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Photo: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty)

ETBU and HBU appeal to Supreme Court for protection from mandate

Two Baptist General Convention of Texas-affiliated universities and a seminary in Pennsylvania are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a religious liberty case regarding the Health and Human Services mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Texas Tidbits: McLendon named dean at Baylor School of Education

Texas Tidbits: McLendon named dean at Baylor School of Education

Michael McLendon joined Baylor University’s faculty as dean of the School of Education and professor of higher education policy and leadership, effective July 1.

 
 
 
 
 
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