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CBF and SBC leaders unite against payday loans

CBF and SBC leaders unite against payday loans

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission joined other faith groups in announcing a new coalition to combat predatory lending.

       
Funds for church starting dominate BGCT Executive Board discussion

Funds for church starting dominate Executive Board discussion

Discussion about increased funds to start churches dominated discussion at a Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board meeting that featured an otherwise light agenda.

       
Korean Texas Baptist confirms delivery of goods to North Korea

Korean Texas Baptist confirms delivery of goods to North Korea

A Korean Texas Baptist minister returned recently from North Korea, where he verified delivery of 60 tons of corn and 10 tons of wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and a hospital.

       
Texas Tidbits: Baylor receives major gift for film and digital media program

Texas Tidbits: Baylor receives major gift for film and digital media program

Baylor University has received $2 million to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media.

       
Around the State: 4xFour clinic set

Around the State: 4xFour evangelism clinic set

The Baptist General Convention of Texas evangelism division will conduct a Spanish language 4xFour evangelism clinic May 30 at Crosspoint Church Español in Bellaire.

       

Obituaries: Wes Edwards

Wes Edwards, 64, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Ovilla, died April 20 in Ovilla.

       
Legislation intended to protect ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies passed the Texas Senate, but the House of Representatives failed to act on the measure before a midnight May 14 deadline.

Bill to protect pastors passes Senate, but House fails to act

Legislation intended to protect ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies passed the Texas Senate, but the House of Representatives failed to act on the measure before a midnight May 14 deadline.

       
IMB streamlines missionary appointment, drops ban on ‘private prayer language’

IMB streamlines missionary appointment, drops ban on ‘private prayer language’

New guidelines for the International Mission Board’s missionary appointment require adherence to the Baptist Faith and Message.

       
Analysis: Senate bill could deny dream to Hispanic students

Analysis: Senate bill could deny dream to Hispanic students

Texas Baptists’ significant and growing investment in the education of Hispanic youth will be counteracted if a Senate bill passes that would repeal the Texas DREAM Act.

       
Singing Men of Texas praise God, deliver hope to western Ukraine

Singing Men of Texas praise God, deliver hope to western Ukraine

More than 14,000 people heard a message of hope from the Singing Men of Texas during a dozen recent concerts at eight venues in Ukraine, and more than half registered spiritual commitments to Christ.

       
Baptists losing their market share, Pew study shows

Baptists losing their market share, Pew study shows

When Americans switch religions, a new study says, they are twice as likely to leave a Baptist church as to join one. 

       
 
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