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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.

Around the State: Beach Reach spring break outreach launches

Around the State: Beach Reach spring break outreach launches

About 350 Baptist Student Ministry volunteers from Texas college campuses are spending their spring break at Beach Reach, providing free rides, free breakfasts and sharing the gospel on South Padre Island, March 7-13 and March 14-20.

On the Move: Wesley Tew

Wesley Tew to First Baptist Church in Mathis as pastor from Cedar Springs Baptist Church in Rosebud.

Texas Tidbits: Event raises $1.5 million for Baylor nursing school

Texas Tidbits: Event raises $1.5 million for Baylor nursing school

The “Going for the Gold Gala” raised more than $1.5 million for scholarships, as well as gifts for the new building to support Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas.

Baptist Briefs: Louisiana College elects president

Baptist Briefs: Louisiana College elects president

Trustees of the Louisiana Baptist Convention-related college unanimously elected Rick Brewer, vice president of student affairs and athletics at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C., as Louisiana College’s 11th president.

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