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Jimmy Carter sees resurgence of racism, plans Baptist conference for unity

Jimmy Carter sees resurgence of racism, plans Baptist conference for unity

Defending President Obama and criticizing Donald Trump, former President Jimmy Carter said the presidential race showed how much work needed to be done to heal racial divisions. (New York Times)

       

Lloyd Elder retires—again—after six decades of ministry

At age 83, Lloyd Elder—former Texas Baptist pastor and denominational executive—plans to retire for the fourth and what he termed the “final” time May 31 after more than six decades of ministry.

       
Dallas minister’s blog on transgender people attracts widespread attention

Dallas minister’s blog on transgender people attracts widespread attention

When Mark Wingfield, associate pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, wrote a blog titled “Seven Things I’m Learning About Transgender Persons,” he never expected it to draw so much attention. (KERA)

       
BGCT leader underscores opposition to gay marriage and transgenderism

BGCT leader underscores opposition to gay marriage, transgenderism

Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director David Hardage reiterated Texas Baptists’ official continued opposition to same-sex marriage and transgenderism.

       
Ken Starr Starr still Baylor University president—for noweportedly fired as Baylor University president

Starr still Baylor president—for now

Ken Starr remains president of Baylor University as of May 24, but the school's board of regents expects to make an announcement by June 3.

       
BGCT executive director urges prayer for Baylor in wake of sexual violence

BGCT executive director urges prayer for Baylor in wake of sexual violence

David Hardage, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, used social media to issue a call to prayer “for healing, restoration, redemption and harmony” in the wake of incidents of sexual violence at Baylor University.

       
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Adam Wright elected president of Dallas Baptist University

Veteran Dallas Baptist University vice president Adam Wright has been elected to succeed the university's longtime president, Gary Cook.

       
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Around the State: TBM completes Houston flood relief; Global Women honors Babs Baugh

Around the State, May 19 edition.

       

Obituary: Estelle Slater

Obituary for the May 18 issue: Estelle Slater

       
Lanny and Carol Hall

Halls leave legacy after 30 years in Baptist education

Lanny and Carol Hall have spent 17 years serving Hardin-Simmons University in two terms as president and first lady. He will begin his second term as chancellor in June, as he moves out of his role as president. He also served as president of Wayland Baptist University and Howard Payne University.

       
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Heartache permeates commencement services for Clementa Pinckney

Civil rights martyrs pursued the path of resistance despite the possibility of injury or death. However, their children did not.

       
 
 

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