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First Person: God made a way

First Person: God made a way through foster-to-adopt

I knew what God wanted. It wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted a private adoption with “no strings attached”—a baby we could wrap up right after birth and call ours and only ours and never share with anyone else. Instead, God told me to foster to adopt.

       
Most Americans pray for healing, Baylor study reveals

Most Americans pray for healing, Baylor study reveals

Nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point in their lives, praying for others even more than for themselves, according to a study by a Baylor University epidemiologist.

       
Bobby Hall recommended as next Wayland president

Bobby Hall recommended as next Wayland president

The search committee at Wayland Baptist University will recommend Bobby Hall, a longtime administrator at the university, as the university’s 13th president.

       
Veteran educators train teachers in Dominican Republic

Veteran educators train teachers in Dominican Republic

A retired teacher from First Baptist Church in Kenedy provided 10 days of teacher training at three schools in the Dominican Republic, serving with South Texas Children’s Home Ministries’ international program.

       
Baylor University names diversity adviser and task force

Baylor University names diversity adviser and task force

Baylor University named Elizabeth Palacios, dean for student development, as special assistant to the president on diversity and created a regents task force on diversity.

       
American church must reject cultural accommodation, Roger Olson asserts

Reject accommodation, Olson urges churches

The church should give the world a glimpse of the kingdom of God, but cultural accommodation and nationalism prevent American congregations from fulfilling their calling, theologian Roger Olson said.

       
Disaster relief completed at Caddo Lake, continues in Southeast Texas

Disaster relief completed at Caddo Lake, continues in Southeast Texas

Texas Baptist Men volunteers completed disaster relief in the Caddo Lake area but relief efforts continued and long-term recovery began more than 150 miles to the south in Orange and Newton counties.

       
Teens with Down syndrome help develop special-needs ministry in Germany

Teens with Down syndrome help develop special-needs ministry in Germany

People who know Tyler Tooley and Blake Dorchester see them as extraordinary in countless ways. Both born with Down syndrome, the young men do not let special needs prevent them from serving God.

       
Buckner Family Hope Center builds Men of Honor

Buckner Family Hope Center builds Men of Honor

As a volunteer mentor through the Buckner Family Hope Center at Wynnewood’s Men of Honor program, Lester O’Garro seeks to be a positive influence in the lives of young men in South Dallas.

       
Jen Hatmaker details personal journey for justice

Jen Hatmaker details personal journey for justice

Hatmaker advised advocates to treat justice work as a marathon, not a sprint.

       
Disaster relief and recovery overlap in Newton County

Disaster relief and recovery overlap in Newton County

While Texas Baptist Men continue to provide disaster relief at several sites in East Texas, including Newton County, the Baptist General Convention of Texas has begun enlisting volunteers for long-term disaster recovery to help a church in Deweyville.

       
Around the State: DBU students in D.C.; HPU Fest scheduled; Baylor receives $1 million gift;

Around the State: DBU students in D.C.; Baylor receives $1 million gift

Dallas Baptist University students learn leadership in Washington, D.C. HPU Fest features Josh Wilson and Jason Gray. Gift enables Baylor to create endowed Christian missions fund.

       

Obituaries: Holli Fish Lancaster and Frances Ann Russell

Obituaries for Holli Fish Lancaster and Frances Ann Russell.

       
Church makes its home among the homeless

Church makes its home among the homeless

All the problems Jerry struggled with in his ministry seemed to come from owning a building. Then he realized: “Maybe I could start a church without a building.”

       
Four Texas Baptist schools ban handguns on campus; more likely to follow

Four Texas Baptist schools ban handguns on campus; more likely to follow

Four universities affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas will not allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons on campus, and other Texas Baptist schools appear likely to join them.

       
 
 
 
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