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Bounce students bring hope and restoration to South Austin

Bounce students bring hope and restoration to South Austin

Bounce, Texas Baptists’ student disaster recovery program, engaged 162 youth and youth leaders during spring break to help 19 Austin homeowners repair damage from a 2013 flood.

       
Texas Tidbits: Event raises $1.5 million for Baylor nursing school

Texas Tidbits: Event raises $1.5 million for Baylor nursing school

The “Going for the Gold Gala” raised more than $1.5 million for scholarships, as well as gifts for the new building to support Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.

       
exas lawmaker reconsiders religious liberty amendment

Texas lawmaker reconsiders religious liberty amendment

A state representative is reconsidering his proposed constitutional amendment on religious liberty after business leaders opposed it, citing concerns about workplace discrimination.

       
Parent-education program makes impact on children and school

Parent-education program makes impact on children and school

Educators, administrators and church leaders from around Fort Worth met recently at Manuel Jara Elementary to learn about Parent University, a 13-week curriculum that teaches parents 40 developmental assets to help their children succeed.

       
Texas Tidbits: Wayland recognized nationally as good return on investment.

Texas Tidbits: Wayland ranked as good return on investment

The Wall Street Journal listed Wayland Baptist University as one of the top private universities for return on investment.

       

Obituary: V.R. “Doc” Dooley

V.R. “Doc” Dooley, 94, a songwriter, musician and music minister, died Feb. 28 in Grand Prairie.

       
Kent McKeever, back row second from the right, and colleagues and friends at Mission Waco, pose with the orange T-shirt designed to inspire fair hiring polices for ex-cons. (Photo provided by Kent McKeever)

Minister trades prison garb for orange T-shirt to help ex-cons find work

A Baptist minister in Waco is leading a new campaign to convince government and businesses to change their hiring policies for people with criminal records.

       
Lawyer urges churches to consider marriage bylaw statements

Lawyer urges churches to consider marriage bylaw statements

If same-sex marriages become legal in Texas, churches that object to performing the ceremonies should consider amending their bylaws, a Waxahachie attorney told ministers.

       
Texas Baptist Women in Ministry group organized

Texas Baptist Women in Ministry group organized

With the formation of Texas Baptist Women in Ministry, Texas joins nine other states in creating an organization to encourage women who serve in Baptist churches and advocate for expanded ministry opportunities for women.

       
Water ministry provides showers of blessings globally, TBM board learns

Water ministry provides showers of blessings globally, TBM board learns

Providing sources of pure drinking water represents a rapidly growing avenue for ministry in developing countries, the Texas Baptist Men executive board learned at their Feb. 20-21 meeting.

       
Todd Still named Truett Seminary dean

Todd Still named Truett Seminary dean

New Testament scholar Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, effective June 1.

       
Truett professor asks liberals in CBF to drop ‘moderate’ label

Truett professor asks liberals in CBF to drop ‘moderate’ label

A quarter century after forming to resist fundamentalism in the Southern Baptist Convention, theology professor Roger Olson says the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is increasingly polarizing over liberal views gaining ground in the originally moderate group.

       

BGCT board declares gender assignment ‘immutable’

Biology, not psychology, determines gender identity, according to the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.

       
Executive director announces new organizational structure

Executive director announces new organizational structure

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff is preparing for “a reset” to serve an ever-changing state and Texas Baptist churches, Executive Director David Hardage told the BGCT Executive Board.

       

Obituaries: Matt Dawson, Bob Freeman

Matt Dawson, 98, son of Baptist pastor, editor and social activist J.M. Dawson and a former Baylor University Law School professor, died Feb. 17 in Waco. Bob Freeman, 76, former European Baptist Convention president, died Feb. 3 in Mandeville, La.

       
 
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