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National Commission on Hunger heard directly from hungry people

National Commission on Hunger heard directly from hungry people

Seeing the faces and hearing the stories of hungry people—from Oakland, Calif., to colonias along the Rio Grande, to Maine—shaped the findings and recommendations the National Commission on Hunger soon will report to Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

       
Waco-based worship band seeks to be relevant in the digital age

Waco-based worship band seeks to be relevant in the digital age

Through their music and message, the Waco-based worship band The Digital Age seeks innovative ways to reach teenagers and college students with the gospel.

       
Problem of child hunger in America can be solved, national leader insists

Problem of child hunger in America can be solved, national leader insists

In spite of some discouraging trends, the problem of hunger in the United States—particularly among children—can be solved, the leader of the national “No Kid Hungry” movement told participants at the Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit at Baylor University.

       
ETBU freshmen rewarded for their work at fall festivals

ETBU freshmen rewarded for their work at fall festivals

East Texas Baptist University freshmen students felt duly compensated for their volunteer work at fall festivals at two Marshall public school campuses, part of the university's Learning and Leading program.

       
Shared prayer overcomes partisanship, creates hunger-fighting partnership

'Prayer over partisanship' creates hunger-fighting team

Two former members of Congress who seemingly had little in common put any partisan differences aside as they spoke out in support of human rights and fighting hunger at the Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit at Baylor University.

       
Texas Baptists explore their roots at BGCT annual meeting

Texas Baptists explore their roots at BGCT annual meeting

Texas Baptists will examine their roots at the Nov. 8-10 Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting, focused on the theme, “Deep Roots: Living Legacy.”

       
‘Be perfect,’ but don’t expect to do it alone, professor tells Truett crowd

‘Be perfect,’ but don’t expect to do it alone, prof tells Truett crowd

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus instructs his disciples to “be perfect,” but he didn’t mean they had to do it alone, philosophy professor Robert Kruschwitz told an audience at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

       
Texas Tidbits: CLC approves hunger offering allocations

Texas Tidbits: CLC approves hunger offering allocations

At its Sept. 28 meeting in Dallas, Texas Baptists’ Christian Life Commission approved about $800,000 in allocations for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering in 2016.

       

Obituary: Lee Walker

Lee Walker, 83, longtime director of missions for San Jacinto Baptist Association, died Sept. 5 in Baytown.

       
Texas Baptist Men provide relief in wake of fire and rain

Texas Baptist Men provide relief in wake of fire and rain

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers have seen the devastating impact of fire and rain in the Pacific Northwest and on a Pacific island, and they provided ministry to people affected by the disasters.

       
Yirga to be nominated for BGCT 1st vice president

Yirga to be nominated for BGCT 1st vice president

Bedilu Yirga, the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ second vice president, will be nominated for first vice president when the BGCT conducts its annual meeting in Frisco Nov. 8-10.

       
Maston Chair of Christian Ethics selected at Logsdon Seminary

Maston Chair of Christian Ethics selected at Logsdon Seminary

Hardin-Simmons University named Myles Werntz—a graduate of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary—as the next T.B. Maston Chair of Christian Ethics at Logsdon Seminary.

       
BGCT board recommends budget

BGCT board recommends $35.4 million budget

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board unanimously approved a slightly increased 2016 budget, which messengers to the BGCT annual meeting will consider Nov. 8-10 in Frisco.

       
TBM could provide pure water for up to 10,000 villagers in Peru

TBM could provide pure water for up to 10,000 villagers in Peru

Texas Baptist Men’s water ministry—working in cooperation with Water4, an Oklahoma-based nonprofit organization—is seeking partner churches and volunteers for a project that could provide pure water for between 7,000 and 10,000 people in remote areas of Peru.

       
Logsdon professor to chair Parliament of World Religions

Logsdon professor to chair Parliament of World Religions

A missions professor at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary will chair an international organization dedicated to cultivating harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities.

       
 
 
 
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