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BGCT approves decreased budget

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting approved a decreased 2017 budget.

       
Faith is vital to Christian higher education, BGCT university presidents insist

Faith is vital to Christian higher education, BGCT university leaders say

Faith is a crucial factor in Christian higher education, both for students and for the leaders who guide them, presidents of Texas Baptist universities insisted.

       
BGCT sets view of marriage as criteria for cooperation

BGCT sets view of marriage as criteria for cooperation

Texas Baptists established affirmation of same-sex marriage as grounds for declaring a church outside the bounds of cooperation with the BGCT.

       
Texas Baptists consider when and how to exclude congregations

Texas Baptists consider when and how to exclude congregations

Texas Baptists will consider whether a church’s affirmation of same-sex marriage is grounds to declare the congregation outside the bounds of cooperation with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

       
Texas Baptists elect officers

Texas Baptists elect officers

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting elected Danny Reeves, pastor of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, as president.

       
African-American Fellowship rally emphasizes foundations of faith

African-American Fellowship emphasizes foundations of faith

Churches that forget the importance of discipleship have committed “the great omission,” Delvin Atchison, director of Texas Baptists’ Great Commission Team, told an African-American Fellowship rally.

       
Presence of Christ sustained WWII POW from East Texas

Presence of Christ sustained WWII POW from East Texas

Seated in the rear of a B-24 aircraft, 19-year-old Puett Willcox should have been afraid of what was ahead, but the assurance of Christ’s presence brought him peace in the midst of war.

       
Texas Baptists endorse first chaplain to Native Americans

Texas Baptists endorse first chaplain to Native Americans

Texas Baptists have endorsed Joe Donnell as the first Baptist General Convention of Texas tribal chaplain, with responsibility to serve the indigenous people of North America.

       
Baylor creates governance reform task force; alumni urge leadership change

Baylor creates governance reform task force; alumni urge leadership change

Baylor University’s board of regents formed a governance review task force to review board practices, procedures and selection processes—an announcement an organizer of Bears for Leadership Reform attributed to his group’s formation.

       
Two churches removed from BGCT due to gay issue

Two churches face removal from BGCT due to gay issue

Officials with the Baptist General Convention of Texas notified two churches an affirming stance toward LGBT members places them outside the bounds of “harmonious cooperation” with the state convention.

       
Old Testament offers relevant critique of economic injustice, Brueggemann says

Old Testament offers relevant critique of economic injustice, Brueggemann says

Ancient Hebrew Scriptures offer American Christians a critique of the prevailing economic system, Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann told a chapel assembly at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology.

       
Rio Grande Valley family sees bright future constructed just outside its doorstep

Rio Grande Valley family sees bright future constructed just outside its doorstep

Nearly 20 volunteers with Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas worked from sunrise past sunset building a home from scratch for the Morales family of Peñitas.

       
Christians in Nigeria face crisis beyond the attention of the West

Christians in Nigeria face crisis beyond the attention of the West

Christians in Nigeria face a humanitarian crisis, but few in the West recognize the severity of the persecution Nigerians endure, Benjamin Kwashi, an Anglican archbishop from northern Nigeria, said during his recent visit to Dallas.

       
Group calls for reform of Baylor board of regents

Group calls for reform of Baylor board of regents

A group of prominent Baylor University alumni and donors have launched a nonprofit organization that will seek what its organizers call “wholesale reform” of the university’s board of regents in the wake of revelations about Baylor’s response to sexual violence.

       
America risks squandering religious liberty, Os Guinness says

America risks squandering religious liberty, Os Guinness says

An unprecedented “sea change” in how America views religious freedom places the nation’s greatest gift to the world at risk, social critic and author Os Guinness told a gathering at Dallas Baptist University.

       
 
 
 
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