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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.

Most Americans view suicide as epidemic but not unforgivable

Most Americans view suicide as epidemic but not unforgivable

Most Americans believe they are seeing an epidemic in the United States of people taking their own lives. But most don’t view suicide as a selfish choice, and they don’t believe it sends people to hell, LifeWay Research finds.

ETBU students learn introductory lesson in service

ETBU students learn introductory lesson in service

Before they attended their first class, incoming students at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall learned a lesson about service by working on community service projects as part of the school’s Welcome Week activities and its ongoing ETBU Cares initiative.

Baptist Building transferred to Baylor nursing school

Baptist Building transferred to Baylor nursing school

Representatives of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff and Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing joined in a “passing the mantle” ceremony Aug. 26.

Texas Racing Commission retains historical racing

Texas Racing Commission retains historical racing

In a surprising move, the Texas Racing Commission voted Aug. 25 to keep in its rules that govern racetracks references to “historical racing,” putting the agency’s funding at risk.

Injunction extended in contraceptive case

Injunction extended in contraceptive case

Baptist organizations—including the Southern Baptist Convention’s insurance provider—got temporary relief Aug. 21 from an Affordable Care Act requirement that employers include in their employee health care plans drugs and devices they believe cause abortion.

Focus on objectives during market volatility, investment strategist advises

Focus on objectives during market volatility, strategist advises

A dramatic drop in the stock market led to headlines and concerns about stockholder portfolios, but long-term investors should continue to consider their objectives and time horizons, a Southern Baptist investment strategist recommended.

 
 
 
 
 
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