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Texas Tidbits: Baylor receives major gift for film and digital media program

Texas Tidbits: Baylor receives major gift for film and digital media program

Baylor University has received $2 million to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media.

Obituaries: Wes Edwards

Wes Edwards, 64, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Ovilla, died April 20 in Ovilla.

Legislation intended to protect ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies passed the Texas Senate, but the House of Representatives failed to act on the measure before a midnight May 14 deadline.

Bill to protect pastors passes Senate, but House fails to act

Legislation intended to protect ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies passed the Texas Senate, but the House of Representatives failed to act on the measure before a midnight May 14 deadline.

Analysis: Senate bill could deny dream to Hispanic students

Analysis: Senate bill could deny dream to Hispanic students

Texas Baptists’ significant and growing investment in the education of Hispanic youth will be counteracted if a Senate bill passes that would repeal the Texas DREAM Act.

Singing Men of Texas praise God, deliver hope to western Ukraine

Singing Men of Texas praise God, deliver hope to western Ukraine

More than 14,000 people heard a message of hope from the Singing Men of Texas during a dozen recent concerts at eight venues in Ukraine, and more than half registered spiritual commitments to Christ.

Trees broken by a tornado that ripped through Van, Texas. (Photo: Gerald Davis/Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery)

Texas Baptists respond in wake of damaging and deadly spring storms

From Cisco in West Texas to Van in East Texas, Texas Baptist Men disaster relief crews sprung into action after a series of severe thunderstorms blew through the state.

Imagine Texas without the Cooperative Program, Liebrum urges

Imagine Texas without the Cooperative Program, Liebrum urges

Chris Liebrum, new director of the BGCT Cooperative Program office, is trying to get Texas churches to consider the question: “If the Cooperative Program went away today, what would Texas look like?”

Students at the Hato Juli School in Panama wait on the building’s porch after classes. The school has been without water after a shallow well it was using ran dry. (LifeQuest Photo)

TBM to provide wells for school and clinic in Panama

Texas Baptist Men plans to supply a drilling rig to a Christian humanitarian organization in Panama that will provide water wells for a school and a clinic.

Brother and sister of two Marlin ministers experience Nepal quake

Brother and sister of two Marlin ministers experience Nepal quake

The siblings of two staff members at First Baptist Church in Marlin experienced the catastrophic April 25 earthquake in Nepal that killed at least 7,000 people and injured twice that number according to news reports.

Texas Tidbits: Carroll Institute board elects Jackson as chair

Texas Tidbits: Carroll Institute board elects Jackson as chair

The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute’s board of governors elected as chairman Richard Jackson, longtime Baptist minister and president of the Jackson Center in Brownwood.

Obituaries: Winfred Moore, Robert Field, Gladys Tennyson

Winfred Moore, 95, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, died May 8 in Amarillo. Robert Field, 85, also a longtime Texas pastor, died Feb. 18 in Amarillo. Gladys Tennyson, 92, a minister’s wife for more than seven decades, died May 2 in San Angelo.

Religion alive and well, Baylor scholars insist

Religion alive and well, Baylor scholars insist

Reports about the imminent death of religion, rise of secularization and growth of atheism largely ignore facts or base conclusions on faulty research, scholars from Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion told a recent conference.

University of Houston: How the Beatitudes changed my attitude

Baptist Standard wins national awards

Baptist Standard Publishing earned national awards from two professional communications associations, including eight “Best of the Christian Press” awards from the Associated Church Press.

Modern feeding of the 5,000 by TBM benefits correctional officers

Modern feeding of the 5,000 by TBM benefits correctional officers

When Texas Baptist Men set out to cook meals for correctional officers at Huntsville-area prisons, feeding the 5,000 required considerably more than the biblical five loaves and two fishes—closer to 1,500 pounds of chicken and 10,000 tortillas.

Religion promotes well-being, epidemiologist insists

Religion promotes well-being, epidemiologist says

Religion enhances physical and mental health and contributes significantly to overall well-being over the long haul, an epidemiologist told participants at a conference sponsored by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

 
 
 
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