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“God is at work in the Middle East,” Lebanese leader tells DBU

Contrary to Western perceptions, “most Muslims are not terrorists,” Lebanese Baptist leader Nabil Costa stressed. “The majority of Muslims are tired of the extremists.”

       
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Christian solutions can vex political world, Willimon insists

Christians occupy an uncomfortable position at the political table, sometimes “too easily” and “too closely” aligning themselves with politics on the right or on the left,  Duke Divinity School professor William Willimon insists, adding, “I think our faith is more demanding that that.”

       

On the Move: Elvington, Kelley, Pebsworth and Wilson

Jason Elvington, Stephen Kelley, Shawn Pebsworth and Tanner Wilson

       

Obituary: Charlie M. Singleton

Obituary for Charlie M. Singleton, 69, third director of Baptist General Convention of Texas African-American Ministries.

       
IMB announces 1,132 missionaries and staff retired or resigned

IMB announces 1,132 missionaries and staff retired or resigned

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board announced 983 missionaries and 149 stateside staff have left the organization during the past six months as a result of its voluntary retirement and resignation programs.

       
ETBU students organize Bible-reading marathon

ETBU students organize Bible-reading marathon

East Texas Baptist University students organized an on-campus, around-the-clock marathon to read through the entire Bible publicly.

       
Hardin-Simmons marks 125th anniversary

Hardin-Simmons marks 125th anniversary

Hardin-Simmons University honored its past and looked toward its next 125 years at a convocation Feb. 18.

       
TBM board hears reports on far-flung ministries

TBM board hears reports on far-flung ministries

The Texas Baptist Men board of directors honored two longtime employees and heard reports on TBM volunteer ministries around the world during their Feb. 20 meeting.

       
Most in U.S. oppose religious exemptions to LGBT nondiscrimination laws

Most in U.S. oppose religious exemptions to LGBT nondiscrimination laws

Most Americans oppose religious exemptions to homosexual nondiscrimination laws, according to a new survey.

       
The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board voted Feb. 23 to change the convention’s focus on clergy sexual misconduct. It will implement a sexual abuse prevention program and will eliminate its confidential file of clergy charged with misdeeds.

BGCT sexual misconduct policy replaces file with prevention

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board voted to change the convention’s focus on clergy sexual misconduct. It will implement a sexual abuse prevention program and will eliminate its confidential file of clergy charged with misdeeds.

       
Truett Seminary explores merger with Leland Center

Truett Seminary explores merger with Leland Center

Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco and the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Va., have initiated steps toward a merger.

       
 
 

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