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CLC: Denial of benefits hampers ex-offenders’ re-entry into society

Texas needs to remove barriers that make it difficult for ex-offenders to re-enter the “free world” and become productive members of society, a public policy expert with the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission insists.

       
When it comes to reaching young adults with the gospel, things are not as bleak as some suggest, a young minister told Dallas Baptist Association pastors.

Millennials want to be the church, not go to church

When it comes to reaching young adults with the gospel, things are not as bleak as some suggest, a young minister told Dallas Baptist Association pastors.

       
Texas ranks No. 2 nationally in food-insecure population

Texas ranks No. 2 nationally in food-insecure population

More than 4.65 million Texans last year—including nearly 1.9 million children—had limited or uncertain access to enough food for a healthy lifestyle, a study by Feeding America revealed.

       
ame-sex marriage and clergy rights dominate discussion of House bill

Same-sex marriage and clergy rights dominate discussion of House bill

The Texas House State Affairs Committee heard several hours of testimony on a bill to protect clergy from being compelled to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies.

       
Texas WMU seeks to ‘fan the flames’

Texas WMU seeks to ‘fan the flames’

Speakers at the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas annual meeting in Waco assured members their prayers and offerings are helping missionaries across the globe share the gospel and persevere through difficult circumstances.

       
Vietnamese recall miracle journey 40 years ago

Vietnamese recall miracle journey 40 years ago

In 1975, a South Vietnamese pastor led 69 orphans from their Baptist-sponsored orphanage in a daring escape by sea as the country fell to the communists.

       
House bills could provide meaningful payday lending reform

House bills could provide meaningful payday lending reform

Bills pending in the Texas House Investments and Financial Services Committee could crack down on abuses by payday and auto-title lenders and help protect vulnerable Texans from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt, proponents of the bills insist.

       
Hands in Service helps alleviate malnutrition in Mexico

Hands in Service helps alleviate malnutrition in Mexico

Lee Baggett’s Hands in Service ministry is partnering with Amarillo Baptist Association and the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering to fight malnutrition in Mexico with a daily teaspoon of alfalfa concentrate.

       

Obituaries: David Silva, Peggy Fuston, Robert Cargill

David Silva, 70, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pettus, died March 16 in Pettus; Peggy Fuston, 80, a former BGCT employee, died April 3 in Arlington. Robert Cargill, 85, former vice president for financial resources for the SBC Radio and Television Commission, died April 4 in Fort Worth.

       
Diana Garland to step down as dean of the Baylor School of Social Work

Diana Garland to step down as dean of Baylor School of Social Work

Diana Garland, inaugural dean of Baylor University’s School of Social Work, will step down from her administrative post due to health reasons effective June 1.

       
TBM begins work on 8,000-square-foot facility for builders

TBM begins work on 8,000-square-foot facility for builders

Fourteen months after the ceremonial groundbreaking, Texas Baptist Men began preparing the ground in earnest for an 8,000-square-foot builders’ ministry headquarters, next to the Dixon Mission Equipping Center in East Dallas.

       
Racial injustice abounds in America, and it won’t be resolved until the nation’s clergy demonstrate “relationships of equality,” a trio of African-American pastors told a multiracial crowd gathered by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.

CLC Advocacy Day: Racial reconciliation requires ‘relationships of equality'

Racial injustice abounds in America, and it won’t be resolved until the nation’s clergy demonstrate “relationships of equality,” a trio of African-American pastors told a multiracial crowd gathered by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.

       
5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Houston

Baptist schools raise RFRA defense in federal appeals court

Two Texas Baptist universities argued religious objections to mandated coverage of contraceptives in the Affordable Care Act in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

       

Obituary: Jon Randles

Jon Randles, 58, former director of evangelism for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died April 1 in Lubbock.

       
Student volunteers demonstrate ETBU cares about its community

Student volunteers demonstrate ETBU cares about its community

East Texas Baptist University students sacrificed personal time on a Saturday morning to show Marshall “ETBU cares.”

       
 
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