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Executive director announces new organizational structure

Executive director announces new organizational structure

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff is preparing for “a reset” to serve an ever-changing state and Texas Baptist churches, Executive Director David Hardage told the BGCT Executive Board.

Baptist Briefs: Churches burned in Niger

Baptist Briefs: Churches burned in Niger

At least 68 churches, two of them Baptist, have been burned in the West African country of Niger after attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

On the Move: Patrick Adair

Patrick Adair to Central Baptist Church in Marshall as pastor, where he had served as youth minister.

Around the State: Wayland opens new site in Clovis, N.M.

Around the State: Wayland opens new site in Clovis, N.M.

Wayland Baptist University held a ribbon cutting on a new centrally located Clovis, N.M., site.

Obituaries: Matt Dawson, Bob Freeman

Matt Dawson, 98, son of Baptist pastor, editor and social activist J.M. Dawson and a former Baylor University Law School professor, died Feb. 17 in Waco. Bob Freeman, 76, former European Baptist Convention president, died Feb. 3 in Mandeville, La.

Race and faith entangled in American story, professor insists

Race and faith entangled in American story, professor insists

American Christians risk embracing racial faith without even being aware of it, noted Willie James Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke University Divinity School.

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Watchman on the wall: Brent Walker reflects on 25 years in D.C.

For 25 years, Brent Walker has observed the religious-liberty landscape from a perch at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court. Baptist News Global asked him to look back over his quarter-century on the “serpentine wall” of church-state separation.

Retiree’s HPU involvement spans six decades

Retiree’s HPU involvement spans six decades

Recent retiree Bobbie Jo Stewart spent 11 years as circulation and music library supervisor at Howard Payne University’s Walker Memorial Library, but her involvement with the university spans six decades.

College freshmen distance themselves from religion

Survey: College freshmen distance themselves from religion

This year’s college freshmen are less concerned with their religious identity and more concerned about their job prospects, a recent survey reveals.

DBU trustees elect Gary Cook as chancellor

DBU trustees elect Gary Cook as chancellor

Dallas Baptist University’s board of trustees elected Gary Cook as chancellor and announced plans to appoint a search committee to seek a new president.

Gay rights and civil rights not comparable, theologian insists

Gay rights and civil rights not comparable, theologian insists

Popular culture equates gay rights to civil rights, but it’s an unfair comparison, theologian Jim Denison told participants at a seminar on the church and homosexuality sponsored by Denton Baptist Association.

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