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Baptists testify against school voucher proposals

Baptists testify against school voucher proposals

Two Baptist pastors and the director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission testified before the state’s Senate Committee on Education against bills they maintained would divert public funds to private faith-based schools.

       

Obituary: Vernon Webb

Vernon Webb, 64, a former member of the Texas Baptist Executive Board, died March 20 in Cibolo.

       
More than 1,000 students volunteer at Beach Reach

More than 1,000 students volunteer at Beach Reach

During the three weeks covering spring break for various schools, 1,060 volunteers from 39 Baptist Student Ministries shared the gospel during Beach Reach on South Padre Island.

       
Repentance and reconciliation require reparation, Griffen insists

Repentance and reconciliation require reparation, Griffen insists

Real repentance leading to racial reconciliation demands restitution for victims of oppression and injustice, an African-American Baptist pastor told a Hardin-Simmons University audience.

       
Religious liberty landscape worst in recent history, Baylor panelists agree

Religious liberty climate worst in recent history, Baylor panelists agree

Repressive governments, radical Islamists and reluctance by Western leaders to confront human rights abuses combine to create the worst global climate for religious liberty in recent history, speakers told Baylor's Global Religious Freedom Summit.

       

Obituary: Walter Evans

Walter Evans, 81, longtime pastor of Dallas area churches, died March 10 in Rockwall.

       
DBU graduate shares songs of salvation around the world

DBU graduate shares songs of salvation around the world

With a heart for the nations and willingness to serve anywhere, Texas native Micah Blalock has been given unique opportunities to intertwine music, missions and ministry.

       
‘Sanctuary city’ ban could undermine trust, religious leaders assert

‘Sanctuary city’ ban could undermine trust, religious leaders assert

Some Texas lawmakers want to eliminate the possibility that local rules would prohibit police from questioning detained individuals about their immigration status. But religious leaders warned that could lead to racial profiling and break down trust between communities and law enforcement.

       
Churches urged to embrace timely opportunity for refugee ministry

Churches urged to embrace opportunities for refugee ministry

More than 10 percent of the refugees from Asia, Africa and the Middle East who arrive in the United States each year settle in Texas, offering Texas Baptists an unprecedented ministry opportunity, an intercultural ministry specialist told a Houston-area conference.

       
Bounce students bring hope and restoration to South Austin

Bounce students bring hope and restoration to South Austin

Bounce, Texas Baptists’ student disaster recovery program, engaged 162 youth and youth leaders during spring break to help 19 Austin homeowners repair damage from a 2013 flood.

       
Texas Tidbits: Event raises $1.5 million for Baylor nursing school

Texas Tidbits: Event raises $1.5 million for Baylor nursing school

The “Going for the Gold Gala” raised more than $1.5 million for scholarships, as well as gifts for the new building to support Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.

       
exas lawmaker reconsiders religious liberty amendment

Texas lawmaker reconsiders religious liberty amendment

A state representative is reconsidering his proposed constitutional amendment on religious liberty after business leaders opposed it, citing concerns about workplace discrimination.

       
Parent-education program makes impact on children and school

Parent-education program makes impact on children and school

Educators, administrators and church leaders from around Fort Worth met recently at Manuel Jara Elementary to learn about Parent University, a 13-week curriculum that teaches parents 40 developmental assets to help their children succeed.

       
Texas Tidbits: Wayland recognized nationally as good return on investment.

Texas Tidbits: Wayland ranked as good return on investment

The Wall Street Journal listed Wayland Baptist University as one of the top private universities for return on investment.

       

Obituary: V.R. “Doc” Dooley

V.R. “Doc” Dooley, 94, a songwriter, musician and music minister, died Feb. 28 in Grand Prairie.

       
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