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Texas Baptist statesman Paul Powell dies at age 83

Texas Baptist statesman Paul Powell dies at age 83

Retired pastor, former denominational executive, seminary dean and Texas Baptist statesman Paul Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler after complications from a stroke two weeks earlier. He was 83.

       
Trump’s surprise election tops religion news stories of 2016

Trump’s surprise election tops religion news stories of 2016

The election of Donald Trump, a man who suggested banning Muslim immigration to the United States and attracted overwhelming evangelical support, was the top religion story of the year, according to members of the Religion News Association.

       
Pineapple plantation in Costa Rica becomes missions base

Pineapple plantation in Costa Rica becomes missions base

The world’s largest organic pineapple farm became a Texas Baptist church’s missions base in Costa Rica, thanks to a Corsicana layman.

       
Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit regarding Glorieta sale

Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit regarding Glorieta sale

A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit an Arkansas Baptist couple brought against LifeWay Christian Resources that challenged the sale of Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe, N.M.

       
Buckner in East Texas rings in Christmas for vulnerable children

Buckner in East Texas rings in Christmas for vulnerable children

Christmas came early this year for vulnerable families and children served through Buckner in East Texas.

       
Matt Redman wants audiences to connect with the mystery of Christmas

Matt Redman wants audiences to connect with the mystery of Christmas

Singer-songwriter Matt Redman hopes his debut Christmas album draws people into the mystery of the incarnation.

       
Russell Moore responds to Southern Baptist detractors

Russell Moore responds to Southern Baptist detractors

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, who has drawn praise and pans for his critiques of President-elect Donald Trump, apologized to Southern Baptists who think he was critical of anyone who voted for the Republican candidate.

       
UMHB claims first NCAA Division III national title

UMHB claims first NCAA Division III national title

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor fought off Wisconsin-Oshkosh for a 10-7 victory in the Stagg Bowl to claim the NCAA Division III championship in Salem, Va. (Temple Daily Telegram)

       

Obituary: Edith Jan Tillinghast Spann

Edith Jan Tillinghast Spann, 76, of Duncanville died Dec. 15.

       
ETBU softball team shows Christ’s love in Costa Rica

ETBU softball team shows Christ’s love in Costa Rica

Several never had participated in a mission trip or traveled outside the United States. A few never had flown on an airplane. But members of the East Texas Baptist University softball team overcame fear of the unknown to show Christ’s love in Costa Rica.

       
Obama signs bipartisan International Religious Freedom Act

Obama signs bipartisan International Religious Freedom Act

President Obama signed into law the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2016—an action that drew praise from groups ranging from Baptist agencies to the American Humanist Association.

       
 
 
 
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