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DBU students serve and learn over spring break

DBU students serve and learn over spring break

More than 200 Dallas Baptist University students spent spring break traveling the country and the world to teach sports clinics, build houses, provide safe rides, sing in cathedrals, study leadership and explore international business.

       
BWA leader emphasizes ‘essential oneness’ of Christian world communion

BWA leader emphasizes ‘essential oneness’ of Christian world communion

The Baptist World Alliance represents a Christian world communion, not just an affinity group or organization, the international fellowship’s general secretary told an assembly at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

       
Country Church thrives in East Texas

Country Church thrives in East Texas

When Pastor Jordan Wilson reflects on all God has done in the three-and-a-half years since Tyler County Country Church began, he is in awe.

       
International BUA team serves in Arkansas

International BUA team serves in Arkansas

An international student team from Baptist University of the Américas spent spring break working in community ministries with a church in Arkansas.

       
Conroe company provides computers for Buckner Family Pathways moms

Conroe company provides computers for Buckner Family Pathways moms

Bruce Freeman often helps people put their computers back together. He uses those same skills to help vulnerable single mothers build new lives for themselves and their children.

       
Boxing champ points to victory in Jesus

Boxing champ points to victory in Jesus

As an Olympic gold medalist and two-time heavyweight boxing champion, George Foreman understands what victory means. But a near-death experience led to his greatest triumph, when he found faith in Christ, he told an audience at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

       
Hearing on voucher-style education bill draws a crowd

Hearing on voucher-style bill draws a crowd

Dozens of Texans testified before the Senate Education Committee on a bill proponents hailed as school choice but which critics called a voucher scheme that would violate religious liberty and undermine public education.

       
Spring break a ‘week of transformation’ in South Texas community

Spring break a ‘week of transformation’ in South Texas community

In seven days, volunteers from around Texas changed the lives of seven families in one Rio Grande Valley community.

       
ETBU students spend spring break on mission

ETBU students spend spring break on mission

East Texas Baptist University students spent spring break demonstrating the love of Christ by serving people in the jungles of Belize, in a storm-damaged area of South Louisiana and on the beaches of South Padre Island.

       
Inmate field ministers see wide-ranging impact inside prison

Inmate field ministers see wide-ranging impact inside prison

Michael Rios understands good intentions do not necessarily keep anybody out of prison. Life change demands a strong spiritual foundation, he knows now.

       
Risenhoover to coordinate BGCT Native American initiative

Risenhoover to coordinate BGCT Native American initiative

The Baptist General Convention of Texas chaplaincy office named Georgia Risenhoover coordinator of the Native American Missions Initiative for chaplaincy.

       
CommonCall: Outside the box

CommonCall: Ministry outside the box

What does a job-training ministry do when most of the employment opportunities in the region evaporate? An East Texas Christian Women’s Job Corps site created an artisans’ group who make and sell their own jewelry and other crafts.

       
CommonCall: Ministry of hospitality

CommonCall: Offer the ministry of hospitality

Martha Parrish bakes brownies and sets out snacks on the kitchen counter. Her husband, James, sweeps the floor and turns on the front porch light. It's Friday afternoon, and the Parrishes always expect weekend guests at the Central Texas Hospitality House.

       
Seeds of faith planted at Buckner bear fruit across generations

Seeds of faith planted at Buckner bear fruit across generations

Rhonda Horton and her sister, Rachel, grew up listening to their mother, Nancy Horton, tell them about their great-grandmother, Rebecca Barker Trent, who grew up at Buckner Orphans Home. 

       
Starr reflects on Baylor years and tumultuous end to presidency in new book

Starr reflects on Baylor years and tumultuous end to presidency in book

Former Baylor University President Ken Starr told the Waco Tribune-Herald he expected a more comprehensive report from the law firm that investigated Baylor’s institutional response to sexual violence, and he voiced concerns about federal interpretations of Title IX during President Barack Obama’s tenure.  (Waco Tribune-Herald)

       
 
 
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