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Texas Tidbits: Judge strikes down 'historical racing'

Texas Tidbits: Judge strikes down 'historical racing'

A state district judge barred a state agency’s efforts to allow so-called “historical racing” at Texas horseracing tracks. State District Judge Lora Livingston ruled the Texas Racing Commission lacked authority to allow historical racing terminals to be installed at Texas tracks.

Obituary: Philip Tilden

Philip Tilden Sr., 93, longtime pastor, chaplain and counselor, died Nov. 24 in Kerrville.

'Third-culture' kids adjust to life at ETBU

'Third-culture kids' adjust to life at ETBU

Nine out of 10 students at East Texas Baptist University hail from somewhere in Texas. But a small group of ETBU students—sometimes called “third-culture kids”—find a common bond in a dramatically different life experience.

Oak Cliff church responds to ‘the context God has placed us in’

Oak Cliff church responds to ‘the context God has placed us in’

Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas is reaching Latinos in its surrounding neighborhoods through its Hispanic co-pastor and multicultural mission trips.

A collaborative effort involving faith-based nonprofit organizations, urban and suburban churches, business, government and public schools improves student academic performance, reduces crime and improves the quality of life in a low-income area, according to a study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Collaborative efforts transform communities, Baylor study shows

A collaborative community effort  reduces crime and improves the quality of life in a low-income area, according to a study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Obituary: Mary McCall

Mary McCall, the former first lady of Baylor University, died Nov. 13 in Dallas at the age of 95.

BWA chief thanks Texas Baptists for looking ‘beyond horizons’ in hunger ministry

BWA chief thanks Texas Baptists for hunger ministry vision

Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, Neville Callam, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, told Texas Baptists.

Texas Baptists a Great Commandment and Commission people, Hardage says

Texas Baptists a Great Commandment and Commission people, Hardage says

Texas is experiencing dramatic change that will continue for many years, David Hardage, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, told messengers and visitors to the 2014 BGCT annual meeting.

Churches can be a 'bridge' for people with mental illness

Churches can be a support bridge for people with mental illness

Churches need to prepare better to recognize signs of mental illness and minister to individuals with mental health issues and their families, the co-founders of a Waco-based organization told a Texas Baptist group.

Texas Baptists urged to join the' Jesus Agenda' by ministering to children, families

Join 'Jesus Agenda' by ministering to children, families, speakers urge

Three leaders from Texas nonprofits serving vulnerable children and families told a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting about their missions to carry out the "Jesus Agenda" among the most vulnerable in society.

City Reach Waco shares gospel and inspires local churches in evangelism

City Reach Waco shares gospel and inspires local churches in evangelism

Waco-area Baptists used a soccer tournament, prison outreach and neighborhood block parties to share the gospel with their neighbors during City Reach Waco.

Advocacy may begin with missions, lobbyist tells Texas Baptists

Advocacy may begin with missions, lobbyist tells Texas Baptists

Advocacy means more than seeking change in public policy. Advocacy can look like membership in the local PTA or mission work, a Christian attorney and lobbyist told a Texas Baptist workshop.

Ministry to trafficking victims near the heart of God, workshop leaders insist

Ministry to trafficking victims near the heart of God, speakers insist

God’s light shines brightest in the darkest corners, and it’s hard to imagine anything darker than human trafficking, workshop leaders told a Texas Baptist group.

Hispanic Baptist rally inspires participants to ‘Live the Difference’

Hispanic Baptist rally inspires participants to ‘Live the Difference’

Hispanic Texas Baptists braved a bitter Arctic front to enjoy warm fellowship at their annual rally, held at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

Trust justice to a just God, African American Fellowship admonished

Trust justice to a just God, African American Fellowship admonished

Even though revenge seems sweet and payback fair, God commands his followers to let him take control of unjust situations, John Ogletree told the African American Fellowship of Texas worship rally.

 
 
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