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CommonCall: Wrapped in a labor of love, enveloped in beauty

CommonCall: Wrapped in a labor of love, enveloped in beauty

Participants in a women’s ministry at First Baptist Church in Crowley believe every newborn baby deserves a warm welcome into the world, and every critically ill patient or infirm elderly person should face dark days enveloped by beauty.

       
Baptist Briefs: Boko Haram affects Baptists in Nigeria

Baptist Briefs: Boko Haram affects Baptists in Nigeria

Baptist Briefs: The Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has affected about 2,000 Baptists and more than 30 churches. Alliance of Baptists joined Bread for the World, Children’s Defense Fund, Faith in Public Life, the National Council of Churches and others to ask Congress to make budget choices that protect low-income and vulnerable people.

       
Around the State: HPU renovates Mabee University Center

Around the State: NOW conference focuses on South Asia

Around the State: Includes news briefs about the IMB, Howard Payne, Texas Baptist Missions Foundation, DBU, San Marcos Baptist Academy, Hardin-Simmons, UMHB, Baylor, ETBU and more.

       

On the Move: Charles Kuthe

Charles Kuthe to Park Springs Bible Church in Arlington as pastor from Georgia Plain Baptist Church in Milton, Vt.

       
Texas Tidbits: UMHB counseling program receives accreditation

Texas Tidbits: UMHB counseling program receives accreditation

The marriage, family and child counseling degree program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Graduate School of Counseling has received accreditation.

       
Some Baptists embrace effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Some Baptists embrace effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Author and blogger Jarrid Wilson says posers are those who claim Jesus but don’t put him at the center of their lives. Some ministers couldn’t agree more.

       
'90 Minutes in Heaven' headed to big screen

'90 Minutes in Heaven' headed to big screen

The best-selling story of a Texas Baptist minister declared dead in a car wreck who woke up 90 minutes later claiming he had been to heaven is headed to the big screen this fall.

       
Champs Camp reaches community and empowers students

Champs Camp reaches community and empowers students

At Champs Camp, First Baptist Church in Harlingen provided 215 children in grades one through five a week filled with fun, games, crafts, meals and the gospel.

       
Baptists testify against school voucher proposals

Baptists testify against school voucher proposals

Two Baptist pastors and the director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission testified before the state’s Senate Committee on Education against bills they maintained would divert public funds to private faith-based schools.

       

Obituary: Vernon Webb

Vernon Webb, 64, a former member of the Texas Baptist Executive Board, died March 20 in Cibolo.

       
More than 1,000 students volunteer at Beach Reach

More than 1,000 students volunteer at Beach Reach

During the three weeks covering spring break for various schools, 1,060 volunteers from 39 Baptist Student Ministries shared the gospel during Beach Reach on South Padre Island.

       
 
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