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Baylor AD resigns; acting football coach hired

Baylor AD resigns; acting football coach hired

Baylor University—reeling in the wake of an investigation into the way the school handled reports of sexual violence—begins the summer with an interim president and acting head football coach in place and the athletic director’s resignation in hand.

       
Baylor University demotes president and fires football coach

Baylor University demotes president and fires football coach

Citing a “fundamental failure” to handle sexual violence complaints appropriately, Baylor University’s regents announced plans May 26 to remove Ken Starr from his role as president, fire Head Football Coach Art Briles and sanction Athletic Director Ian McCaw.

       
Go Now marks 70 years of students on mission

Go Now marks 70 years of students on mission

Go Now Missions celebrated 70 years of sending college students on mission by commissioning 223 student missionaries to share the gospel around the world this summer.

       
Dallas minister’s blog on transgender people attracts widespread attention

Dallas minister’s blog on transgender people attracts widespread attention

When Mark Wingfield, associate pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, wrote a blog titled “Seven Things I’m Learning About Transgender Persons,” he never expected it to draw so much attention. (KERA)

       
BGCT leader underscores opposition to gay marriage and transgenderism

BGCT leader underscores opposition to gay marriage, transgenderism

Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director David Hardage reiterated Texas Baptists’ official continued opposition to same-sex marriage and transgenderism.

       
Ken Starr Starr still Baylor University president—for noweportedly fired as Baylor University president

Starr still Baylor president—for now

Ken Starr remains president of Baylor University as of May 24, but the school's board of regents expects to make an announcement by June 3.

       
BGCT executive director urges prayer for Baylor in wake of sexual violence

BGCT executive director urges prayer for Baylor in wake of sexual violence

David Hardage, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, used social media to issue a call to prayer “for healing, restoration, redemption and harmony” in the wake of incidents of sexual violence at Baylor University.

       
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Adam Wright elected president of Dallas Baptist University

Veteran Dallas Baptist University vice president Adam Wright has been elected to succeed the university's longtime president, Gary Cook.

       
Lanny and Carol Hall

Halls leave legacy after 30 years in Baptist education

Lanny and Carol Hall have spent 17 years serving Hardin-Simmons University in two terms as president and first lady. He will begin his second term as chancellor in June, as he moves out of his role as president. He also served as president of Wayland Baptist University and Howard Payne University.

       
CommonCall: Perseverance through struggle

CommonCall: Perseverance through struggle

Inocenio and Paula Briones understand struggles. They have experienced plenty in their lives, marriage and ministry.

       
Baylor regents receive briefing from Pepper Hamilton on sexual violence report

Baylor regents receive briefing from Pepper Hamilton on sexual violence report

The board of regents heard from the law firm hired last September to conduct an independent external investigation into Baylor’s response to reports of sexual violence.

       
Lenamon elected Texas Baptist Men executive director

Lenamon elected Texas Baptist Men executive director

Texas Baptist Men’s board overwhelmingly elected Mickey Lenamon, 58, as the sixth executive director in the missions organization’s 49-year history.

       
Armes thankful for his time at Wayland

Armes thankful for his time at Wayland

Paul Armes will retire as president of Wayland Baptist University effective June 30, leaving behind the university he has served 15 years.

       
Buckner helps Houston flood victims

Buckner helps Houston flood victims

The Buckner Family Hope Center at Aldine has helped about 100 families affected by the floods in Houston, meeting immediate needs such as clothes, food, toiletries, hygiene items, bedding and even school uniforms.

       
New multiracial churches may offer best hope for achieving diversity, researchers say

New multiracial churches best hope for achieving diversity, researchers say

Congregations that attempt to boost their racial and ethnic diversity may end up with fewer people in the seats, depending on how they handle change, a Baylor University study revealed.

       
 
 
 
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