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Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage sparks strong response

Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage sparks strong response

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 the Constitution does not allow the government to deny same-sex couples marital benefits available to married couples of the opposite sex.

DBU students lead worship conference in Canada

DBU students lead worship conference in Canada

Students from Dallas Baptist University journeyed to Canada to lead a conference on congregational worship for about two-dozen churches of varied ethnic backgrounds in the Vancouver area.

ETBU students learn and serve in Africa

ETBU students learn and serve in Africa

Two student groups from East Texas Baptist University who traveled to Africa served 1,800 miles apart, but they shared a common purpose—to learn about cross-cultural missions and servant leadership.

A meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. (UN Photo)

Baptists urge action on behalf of persecuted Christians

Two Baptists with connections to the United Nations and a member of the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Religious Freedom urged Baptists to take action on behalf of victimized Christians globally.

Love stronger than hate, Charleston victim’s son says

Love stronger than hate, Charleston victim’s son says

Less than 24 hours after his mother was shot and killed during a church prayer meeting, Charleston Southern University sophomore Chris Singleton stood before television cameras and declared, “Love is always stronger than hate.”

Rise of young Hispanics calls for Baptist cooperation, Rincones says

Rise of young Hispanics calls for cooperation, Rincones says

Parallel forces both help and hinder Baptist churches that try to reach young Hispanic adults, a Texas Baptist leader told workshop participants at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly.

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Will Southern Baptists support call to remove Confederate flag?

“The cross and the Confederate flag cannot co-exist without one setting the other on fire,” Russell Moore wrote in a widely noted blog post June 19. But some observers wonder if his declaration will have any lasting effect.

Taking Jesus seriously in East Texas

Taking Jesus seriously in East Texas

From both his pulpit and his back porch, Kyle Childress has been asking questions about violence and war, poverty and wealth, and caring for God’s earth.

CBF participants want more than talk about racial reconciliation

CBF participants want more than talk about racial reconciliation

The time for merely praying about racial injustice is past, a roomful of participants at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly agreed. They called for action.

Around the State: Blackburn begins tenure at ETBU

Around the State: Blackburn begins tenure at ETBU

Cabinet members of East Texas Baptist University laid hands on President Blair Blackburn and prayed for him as he began his tenure.

CBF of Texas elects officers, sets budget

CBF of Texas elects officers, sets budget

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas elected a pair of officers and adopted a quarter-million-dollar budget during its gathering, held in conjunction with the national CBF general assembly June 18.

 
 
 
 
 
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