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Churches need plans to deal with sex offenders, expert insists

Churches need plans to deal with sex offenders, expert insists

Congregations should develop strategies for when—not if—a registered sex offender arrives at church, a licensed sex offender treatment provider told a group of Denton Baptist Association ministers.

       
Ministers have responsibility to report child porn users

Ministers have responsibility to report child porn users

Ministers who learn church members view child pornography have a responsibility to report what they know to law enforcement, a licensed professional counselor told a Denton Baptist Association seminar.

       

Jeane Law estate gift benefits Texas WMU

A gift from the estate of longtime Texas Baptist missions leader Jeane Law will benefit Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.

       
Texas Racing Commission repeals historical racing rule

Texas Racing Commission repeals historical racing rule

Opponents of gambling expansion in Texas scored a victory Feb. 18 when the Texas Racing Commission voted to repeal a rule change that would have allowed electronic historical racing terminals at horse and greyhound tracks.

       
Volunteers needed for home repairs near the Rio Grande

Volunteers needed for home repairs in Weslaco

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program seeks volunteers to repair a dozen flood-damaged homes of low-income residents near the Rio Grande.

       
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Buckner Fanning, a San Antonio institution, dies

Buckner Fanning, who led Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio four decades while ministering to the entire city, died on Valentine's Day.

       
Lubbock contractor uses business to provide water for the needy

Lubbock contractor uses business to provide water for the needy

When Casey Sherwood builds a house in West Texas, he might build a couple of wells in Sudan or Tanzania, too.

       
Baylor bans handguns

Baylor bans handguns

Baylor joins SMU and TCU in banning possession of handguns on campus.

       
Evangelistic Iranian Christians face persecution, Baylor professor reports

Evangelistic Iranian Christians face persecution, Baylor professor reports

Christians in Iran—particularly those who share their faith with Muslims—face persecution less overtly violent than in Iraq and Syria but no less real, a Baylor University religion professor told a recent global gathering in Rome.

       
Love for neighbor includes people who are different, Sellers tells HPU crowd

Love for neighbor includes people who are different, Sellers insists

The second Great Commandment of Jesus—“love your neighbor as yourself”—requires Christians to show inclusive love to people of different faiths and cultures, a theologian and missions expert told students and guests at Howard Payne University. In 21st century Texas, that means Muslims and Mexican immigrants, he noted.

       

Iconic San Antonio pastor Buckner Fanning dies

Buckner Fanning, longtime pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio, died at age 89. He suffered a major stroke in August. BNG

       
Obituary: Billie Sue Henna-Cariker

Obituary: Billie Sue Henna-Cariker

Obituary for Billie Sue Henna-Cariker, co-founder of Texas Baptist Children's Home.

       
Baptist Standard changes email delivery date to Thursday in March

Baptist Standard changes email delivery date to Thursday in March

Subscribers to the weekly Baptist Standard will receive the news four days earlier, beginning the first week in March.

       
Family Pathways Houston opens doors for single mother

Family Pathways Houston opens doors for single mother

Sitting in a Houston jail cell, Lindsay Larson realized things had reached an all-time low.

       
Baylor regents approve plan to address sexual violence

Baylor regents approve plan to address sexual violence

Baylor University's board of regents approved an administrative action plan to prevent acts of sexual violence on campus and to improve treatment and services for all those affected by interpersonal violence.

       
 
 
 
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