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Baptist Briefs: Bush and Rubio to participate in Baptist forum

Baptist Briefs: Bush and Rubio to participate in Baptist forum

Two Republican presidential hopefuls—former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio—will be the first two participants in a series of civil forums for 2016 presidential candidates hosted by Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Around the State: BUA students help Wimberley in flood clean-up

Around the State: BUA students help Wimberley in flood clean-up

Thirteen Baptist University of the Américas students joined six staff and faculty members to help clear the Blanco River of debris deposited during the Memorial Day flood in the Wimberley area.

On the Move: Victor Lyons

Victor Lyons has resigned as pastor of Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Waco.

Texas Tidbits: State Supreme Court sidelines Houston ordinance

Texas Tidbits: State Supreme Court sidelines Houston ordinance

The Texas Supreme Court ruled July 24 that Houston must repeal a controversial non-discrimination ordinance or put it on the ballot for voters to decide.

Obituaries: Bill Foster Jr., B. J. Hart

Bill Foster Jr., 87, longtime Texas pastor and missionary, died July 24 in San Antonio. B.J. Hart, 88, a deacon and volunteer church builder and a member of the Texas Baptist Executive Board, died July 22 in Hudson Oaks. 

Young adults challenging traditional church membership concepts

Young adults challenging traditional church membership concepts

Churches are grappling with Millennials who want their church membership defined in terms of mission and ministry, not names on a roll.

Wayland trustees appoint presidential search committee

Wayland trustees appoint presidential search committee

Wayland Baptist University’s board of trustees formed a presidential search committee, charged with recommending a successor to Paul Armes, who has served the school since February 2001.

Student volunteers help communities ‘Bounce’ back after floods

Student volunteers help communities ‘Bounce’ back after floods

Floods devastated parts of South Central Texas in May, but Texas Baptists’ Bounce ministry brought youth from six Texas churches to the area this summer to begin rebuilding communities.

‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, Baylor profs predict

‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, authors say

For all their diversity and predisposition to dissent, Baptists are “well-positioned to thrive” as outsiders on the edge of America’s increasingly pluralistic, secular culture, a pair of Baylor University history professors contend in their new book.

Defending religious minorities benefits majorities, faith leaders agree

Defending religious minorities helps majority, faith leaders agree

When Muslims defend Christians in Pakistan and Christians speak up for Muslims in the United States, they not only follow the highest ideals of their religions, but also act in their own enlightened self-interest.

Blanca Callahan helps girls discover the ‘Real True You’

Blanca Callahan helps girls discover the ‘Real True You’

As Blanca Callahan performs concerts around the country, she hopes to encourage young girls with the message they should settle for nothing less than what God has designed for them.

 
 
 
 
 
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