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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.

Americans sure of religious freedom but unsure Muslims are welcome

Americans sure of religious freedom, not sure Muslims welcome

Americans believe firmly in religious freedom but think atheists are more welcome than Muslims in the United States, Nashville-based LifeWay Research discovered.

Summer feeding programs provide children meals and discipleship

Summer feeding programs provide children meals and discipleship

During summer vacation, 2.8 million students don’t get the free or reduced lunch offered during the school year. To solve the food insecurity in the summer, the Texas Hunger Initiative created Summer Meals Expansion.

TBM volunteers train indigenous missionaries from Venezuela

TBM volunteers train indigenous missionaries from Venezuela

Texas Baptist Men water ministry volunteers taught 11 indigenous missionaries from Venezuela how to drill water wells and maintain a simple drilling rig.

Jobs for Life transforms lives in inner-city Corpus Christi

Jobs for Life transforms lives in inner-city Corpus Christi

A cascade of circumstances landed Nicolle Polanco in jail. But her life was turned around at CrossBridge Fellowship in Corpus Christi through Jobs for Life, a program of South Texas Children’s Home Ministries.

 
 
 
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