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Around the State: HPU students return from Beach Reach ministry

Around the State: HPU students return from Beach Reach ministry

Nineteen Howard Payne University students offered free breakfasts and the gospel to South Padre Island beachgoers during spring break.

On the Move: Preston Cave

Preston Cave to Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury as student pastor from First Baptist Church in Grandview.

Obituary: Walter Evans

Walter Evans, 81, longtime pastor of Dallas area churches, died March 10 in Rockwall.

Many Americans find meaning in vampire and zombie tales, Baylor prof says

Many find meaning in vampire and zombie tales, Baylor prof says

Baylor University professor Greg Garrett says popular books and films dealing with afterlife issues reveal the spiritual questions of many Americans, including those who are unaffiliated with churches.

DBU graduate shares songs of salvation around the world

DBU graduate shares songs of salvation around the world

With a heart for the nations and willingness to serve anywhere, Texas native Micah Blalock has been given unique opportunities to intertwine music, missions and ministry.

Analysis: 7.5 million Americans lost their religion since 2012

Analysis: 7.5 million Americans lost their religion since 2012

A new survey funded by the National Science Foundation starkly reveals that the “Great Decline” of religion in America continues: Since 2012, about 7.5 million more Americans no longer are active in religion.

More than 80,000 Bibles shipped to Cuba for churches

More than 80,000 Bibles shipped to Cuba for churches

Three 40-foot containers packed with 83,723 Spanish-language Bibles are expected to arrive in Havana March 25.

‘Sanctuary city’ ban could undermine trust, religious leaders assert

‘Sanctuary city’ ban could undermine trust, religious leaders assert

Some Texas lawmakers want to eliminate the possibility that local rules would prohibit police from questioning detained individuals about their immigration status. But religious leaders warned that could lead to racial profiling and break down trust between communities and law enforcement.

Churches urged to embrace timely opportunity for refugee ministry

Churches urged to embrace opportunities for refugee ministry

More than 10 percent of the refugees from Asia, Africa and the Middle East who arrive in the United States each year settle in Texas, offering Texas Baptists an unprecedented ministry opportunity, an intercultural ministry specialist told a Houston-area conference.

Oklahoma bill would abolish state role in granting marriage licenses

Oklahoma bill would abolish state role in marriage licenses

In an effort to block the state’s involvement with same-sex marriage, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill to abolish marriage licenses in the state.

Bounce students bring hope and restoration to South Austin

Bounce students bring hope and restoration to South Austin

Bounce, Texas Baptists’ student disaster recovery program, engaged 162 youth and youth leaders during spring break to help 19 Austin homeowners repair damage from a 2013 flood.

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