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Some Texas pastors want tax dollars for church schools

Some pastors want tax dollars for church schools, others advocate public education

Updated: One way to fix the troubled public-school system in Texas is making education funds available to church-based private schools, a group of pastors including Ed Young of Second Baptist Church in Houston and Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas claimed in a brief to the Supreme Court of Texas.

Maciel nominee for BGCT president

Maciel nominee for BGCT president

René Maciel, president of Baptist University of the Américas, will be nominated for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board will offer incentives for voluntary early retirement in an attempt to cut between 600 and 800 jobs from the agency’s missionary force and staff.

Texas Tidbits: Barnett named VP for Buckner Children and Family Services.

Texas Tidbits: Barnett named VP for Buckner Children and Family Services.

Brad Barnett has been named senior vice president of Buckner Children and Family Services, effective Sept. 1.

Around the State: FBC Richardson groundbreaking set

Around the State: FBC Richardson sets groundbreaking

First Baptist Church in Richardson will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. to mark the beginning of the first phase of a building plan.

External counsel to investigate sexual violence at Baylor

External counsel to investigate sexual violence at Baylor

Baylor University will hire “outside counsel to investigate thoroughly” sexual violence on the Waco campus and create a staff position to provide “oversight of all student-athlete behavior,” Baylor President Ken Starr announced Aug. 28.

Obituaries: Bridges, Bailey, Coulter

Cotton Bridges, 84, a longtime leader in Texas Baptist Men, died Aug. 11 in Frisco. Bill Bailey Jr., 86, a former trustee and regent at Baylor University, died Aug. 19 in Waco. Brett Coulter, 61, director of the engineering science program at HPU, died Aug. 23 in Brownwood.

Buckner makes going back to school easier for vulnerable children

Buckner makes going back to school easier for vulnerable children

Vulnerable children found going back to school easier this fall, thanks to Buckner International efforts across Texas.

Critics petition Obama to abolish faith-based hiring bias

Critics petition Obama to abolish faith-based hiring bias

Concerned that faith-based groups can discriminate in hiring while receiving federal funds, a coalition of 130 organizations told President Obama the policy will tarnish his legacy of fair and equal treatment for all Americans.

Gracewood to sell southwest Houston campus after floods

Gracewood to sell southwest Houston campus after floods

Gracewood, a Children at Heart Ministries residential program for single mothers and children, will sell its southwest Houston campus that flooded Memorial Day weekend.

Some church leaders seek end to ‘mission tourism’

Some church leaders seek end to ‘mission tourism’

Parachute missions. Poverty tourism. Vacationary. Critics use these descriptors to characterize an approach to missions they believe encourages unhealthy dependency and paternalism.

 
 
 
 
 
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