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Loving acts earn a hearing for the gospel, Metaxas tells DBU audience

Loving acts earn a hearing for the gospel, Metaxas tells DBU audience

Christians not only should engage the culture in authentic and engaging ways, but also lead with loving and caring acts that provide an opening for them to present the gospel, author Eric Metaxas said at a leadership lecture at Dallas Baptist University.

       
BGCT messengers to vote on officers and budget

BGCT messengers to vote on officers and budget

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting will elect new officers, consider a $35.4 million budget and explore distinctive Baptist beliefs and polity.

       
Houston voters reject gay rights ordinance

Houston voters reject gay rights ordinance

Voters overwhelmingly rejected Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, designed to expand the rights of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender citizens.

       
TBM volunteers care for fire and flood survivors

TBM volunteers care for fire and flood survivors

With chainsaws and skid-steer loaders, Texas Baptist Men volunteers removed charred trees and debris from burned-out home sites in the Hidden Pines area in Bastrop County and sifted through ashes to help residents reclaim mementos that survived the blaze.

       
Missions emphasis at UMHB changes student’s life

Missions emphasis at UMHB changes student’s life

During the annual missions emphasis week at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, missionaries from around the world travel to the Belton campus to introduce students to the missionary lifestyle. For some—like Kacie Kripner—it plants seeds that ultimately change their lives.

       
DBU alum Ben Zobrist a missionary to teammates

DBU alum Ben Zobrist a missionary to teammates

Ben Zobrist has proven his value on the baseball field to the Kansas City Royals, homering in two key situations during the American League Championship Series. More important to him, however, is his Christian influence on teammates.

       
Athens church wants community to know the point of its steeple

Athens church wants community to know the point of its steeple

Practically speaking, First Baptist Church in Athens recently erected a new steeple to fix a leak the same age as the church’s 54-year-old cupola. But the church also saw it as a teachable moment to re-envision how it presents itself to its neighbors.

       

Obituaries: Van Gladen

Van Gladen, 86, retired pastor and missionary to Mexico, died Oct. 16 in Waco.

       
Developer honors heritage of former church building

Developer honors heritage of former church building

A funny thing happened after real estate developer David Spence bought an abandoned church building, intending to demolish it and create a parking lot to serve nearby storefront property he was renovating. “I fell in love with the building,” he said.

       
BUA ethics speakers spotlight issues related to race

BUA ethics speakers spotlight issues related to race

Power-sharing in churches—particularly across lines of culture, language and race—only occurs within “the realm of God’s grace,” Albert Reyes, president of Buckner International, told a crowd at Baptist University of the Américas.

       
Persecution real & widespread

Persecution real & widespread, Everett tells DBU crowd

An average of 20 Christians a day are martyred for their faith—7,000 a year globally. And Christians in areas of greatest persecution want to know why followers of Jesus in the West remain mostly silent, Randel Everett of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative told students and faculty at Dallas Baptist University.

       
Faith propels graduate beyond grief into service — and running

Faith propels graduate beyond grief into service — and running

Emily Guberman—a member of Highland Baptist Church in Waco, a Baylor University graduate and an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer—is running 1,000 miles over a year for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

       
Republican candidates appeal to religious conservatives

Republican candidates appeal to religious conservatives

A half-dozen Republican presidential candidates hit all the hot buttons while speaking to an influential audience—religious conservatives, the kinds of voters who could decide many GOP primaries next year.

       
Korean orphans receive soccer balls, not food

Korean orphans receive soccer balls, not food

A Korean Texas Baptist minister who has traveled to North Korea more than two-dozen times in the last 19 years delivering tons of corn and wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and hospitals was denied permission to distribute food on his most recent overseas trip.

       
Youth ministers challenged to create bold disciples

Youth ministers challenged to create bold disciples

In the midst of a cultural revolution where technology has cultivated a “me” generation and immorality is prevalent, youth ministers face the challenge of teaching students to become bold Christian disciples, speakers told participants at Texas Baptists’ Youth Ministry Conclave.

       
 
 
 
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