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Baptist notes improved health among North Korean orphans

Baptist notes improved health among North Korean orphans

A Korean Texas Baptist will travel to North Korea next month to ensure the delivery of 60 tons of corn and 10 tons of wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and a hospital, and he expects to deliver an equally large shipment later in the year.

       
Religion can help collegiate victims of sexual victimization, Baylor study shows

Religion can help victimized college women trust again, study shows

College women who have been victimized sexually often have trouble trusting anyone after being assaulted, but religion can help them cope and overcome emotional damage, Baylor University research shows.

       
Ebola waning, but food crisis continues in West Africa

Ebola waning, but food crisis continues in West Africa

Although the spread of Ebola in West Africa has slowed, the food crisis caused by the epidemic continues, a Liberian Baptist leader told the director of Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program.

       
Debates on definition of marriage nothing new, church historian asserts

Debates on definition of marriage nothing new, church historian asserts

Legislators and judges in the United States who struggle to define marriage find themselves in the unlikely company of 16th century reformers and their Pietist Protestant heirs, church historian A.G. Roeber believes.

       
Gospel truth reasonable, but it demands faith commitment, conference speaker asserts

Lee Strobel: Gospel truth reasonable, but demands faith commitment

Proofs pointing to the reality of Jesus’ resurrection open the door for many skeptics to embrace faith in him, Lee Strobel told a crowd of more than 500 at the [un]Apologetic Conference at Hunters Glen Baptist Church in Plano.

       
ETBU alum donates kidney to longtime friend

ETBU alum donates kidney to longtime friend

Shane Moore and Joey Sutton were boyhood friends and fraternity brothers at East Texas Baptist University. Now they share an even closer bond. Sutton donated a kidney to Moore.

       
Texas Tidbits: Lilly Endowment grants $500,000 to Truett

Texas Tidbits: Lilly Endowment grants $500,000 to Truett

The Lilly Endowment awarded a $500,000 grant to Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary to strengthen the quality of preaching.

       

Obituaries: Brent Ferren, James Carter

Brent Ferren, 61, died Jan. 25 in Glen Rose and James Carter, 80, died Jan. 26 in Shreveport, La.

       
CERI responds to flooding in Sri Lanka, 10 years after deadly tsunami

CERI responds to flooding in Sri Lanka, 10 years after deadly tsunami

Flooding in Sri Lanka in December prompted Children’s Emergency Relief International to help provide food and temporary shelter for displaced victims and coordinate plans to rebuild.

       
Texas Baptists’ hunger offering supports IMB development ministries

Texas Baptists’ hunger offering supports IMB development ministries

Texas Baptist's are giving  $103,000 in hunger offering funds to equip International Mission Board personnel to teach people how to sustain a fish farm in South America and meet other needs around the globe.

       
Container filled with ministry supplies arrives in Cuba

Container filled with ministry supplies arrives in Cuba

The world focused on Cuba in recent days, gauging the impact of restored diplomatic relations with the United States after more than 50 years. But for a Waco couple and a Texas Baptist Men volunteer team, a trek to Cuba was business as usual.

       
Christians’ collaborative passion can change a city, Denison says

Christians’ collaborative passion can change a city, Denison says

Collaborative passion is the only solution if Christians want to impact the city of Dallas, Jim Denison, founder of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, told participants in the second Movement Day Greater Dallas.

       
Texas Tidbits: DBU music program reaccredited

Texas Tidbits: DBU music program reaccredited

The National Association of Schools of Music granted reaccreditation to Dallas Baptist University’s music department.

       
Racial reconciliation must start with churches, pastors say

Racial reconciliation must start with churches, pastors say

More than 2,500 people attended the second Movement Day Greater Dallas event in Dallas, representing a diverse Christian leadership from business, education, health care, nonprofit organizations, government and churches hoping to transform the city through the cooperative efforts of God’s people.

       
Texas Baptists sign lease for new Dallas office space

Texas Baptists sign lease for new Dallas office space

Baptist General Convention of Texas executives signed a lease agreement Dec. 29, 2014, for office space in Dallas about eight miles north of the current Baptist Building near downtown. They finalized the sale of the Baptist Building to Baylor University Jan. 22.

       
 
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