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Texas Baptists gear up for long-term disaster ministry

Texas Baptists gear up for long-term disaster ministry

With 37 counties declared disaster areas and rain continuing to fall across much of the state, Texas Baptists prepare for a widespread long-term disaster relief and recovery effort.

Cyclists weather storms to fight hunger

Cyclists weather storms to fight hunger

Braving hard rains, 29 cyclists joined a 500-mile bicycle ride from Boerne to Dallas to raise money for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering and awareness about hunger and poverty in Texas and around the world.

Wayland awards first master of divinity degree

Wayland awards first master of divinity degree

Damon Pearce, worship pastor at Central Baptist Church in Clovis, N.M., has become the first graduate from Wayland Baptist University's School of Religion and Philosophy.

Texas Tidbits: HBU receives record-breaking donation

Texas Tidbits: HBU receives record-breaking donation

Houston Baptist University received $15 million from Archie W. and Linda Dunham—the largest single gift in the university’s history.

Pastor Protection Bill advances

Pastor Protection Bill advances

A bill intended to protect ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies or being sued for denying gay couples the use of church sanctuaries for their weddings cleared another hurdle.

Tornado damages Mineral Wells church; storms prompt Texas Baptist response

Texas Baptists respond as tornado damages FBC Mineral Wells

A tornado that ripped through downtown Mineral Wells damaged the family life center, welcome center and youth room at First Baptist Church, but it caused no injuries.

HPU student leads discipleship ministry to athletes

HPU student leads discipleship ministry to athletes

During his freshman year at Howard Payne University, Xavier McFalls stood before his football teammates and spoke some uncomfortable words.

Jesus’ death convicts capital punishment, former Baylor law prof says

Former Baylor law prof: Jesus’ death convicts capital punishment

Baptists remain divided over the use of the death penalty as the ultimate punishment for crime. 

Funds for church starting dominate BGCT Executive Board discussion

Funds for church starting dominate Executive Board discussion

Discussion about increased funds to start churches dominated discussion at a Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board meeting that featured an otherwise light agenda.

Korean Texas Baptist confirms delivery of goods to North Korea

Korean Texas Baptist confirms delivery of goods to North Korea

A Korean Texas Baptist minister returned recently from North Korea, where he verified delivery of 60 tons of corn and 10 tons of wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and a hospital.

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.

 
 
 
 
 
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