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Obituary: Bill Wheeless

Bill Wheeless Sr., 95, a longtime minister of education and music in Texas and the church page coordinator for the Baptist Standard 15 years, died April 15 in Hamilton.

       
Prayer and community antidotes to fear, Baptist leaders say

Prayer and community antidotes to fear, Baptist leaders say

Experts with a variety of experience dealing with fear and its many forms—anxiety, angst, worry, stress—insist world, Christian and Baptist history prove faith trumps terror.

       
Disaster Recovery schedules Galveston family mission trip

Disaster Recovery schedules Galveston family mission trip

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery ministry will sponsor a family-oriented mission trip to Galveston July 26-31.

       
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CLC: Denial of benefits hampers ex-offenders’ re-entry into society

Texas needs to remove barriers that make it difficult for ex-offenders to re-enter the “free world” and become productive members of society, a public policy expert with the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission insists.

       
When it comes to reaching young adults with the gospel, things are not as bleak as some suggest, a young minister told Dallas Baptist Association pastors.

Millennials want to be the church, not go to church

When it comes to reaching young adults with the gospel, things are not as bleak as some suggest, a young minister told Dallas Baptist Association pastors.

       
Texas ranks No. 2 nationally in food-insecure population

Texas ranks No. 2 nationally in food-insecure population

More than 4.65 million Texans last year—including nearly 1.9 million children—had limited or uncertain access to enough food for a healthy lifestyle, a study by Feeding America revealed.

       
ame-sex marriage and clergy rights dominate discussion of House bill

Same-sex marriage and clergy rights dominate discussion of House bill

The Texas House State Affairs Committee heard several hours of testimony on a bill to protect clergy from being compelled to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies.

       
Texas WMU seeks to ‘fan the flames’

Texas WMU seeks to ‘fan the flames’

Speakers at the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas annual meeting in Waco assured members their prayers and offerings are helping missionaries across the globe share the gospel and persevere through difficult circumstances.

       

Texas Senate approves school voucher plan

The Texas Senate approved a voucher plan that would use taxpayer funds to provide scholarships to private schools—including religious ones.

       
Vietnamese recall miracle journey 40 years ago

Vietnamese recall miracle journey 40 years ago

In 1975, a South Vietnamese pastor led 69 orphans from their Baptist-sponsored orphanage in a daring escape by sea as the country fell to the communists.

       
Baptist leaders support Iran framework

Baptist leaders support Iran framework

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the American Baptist Churches USA and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America are among four-dozen Christian leaders who voiced support for a framework agreement to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.

       

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