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Around the State: HPU honors student scholars

Around the State: HPU honors student scholars

Howard Payne University honored four students at Currie-Strickland Scholars in Christian Ethics and Theology. Bangalore Baptist Hospital in India benefits from partnership with Texas Baptist institutions.

       
Churches need plans to deal with sex offenders, expert insists

Churches need plans to deal with sex offenders, expert insists

Congregations should develop strategies for when—not if—a registered sex offender arrives at church, a licensed sex offender treatment provider told a group of Denton Baptist Association ministers.

       
Ministers have responsibility to report child porn users

Ministers have responsibility to report child porn users

Ministers who learn church members view child pornography have a responsibility to report what they know to law enforcement, a licensed professional counselor told a Denton Baptist Association seminar.

       

Jeane Law estate gift benefits Texas WMU

A gift from the estate of longtime Texas Baptist missions leader Jeane Law will benefit Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.

       
Texas Racing Commission repeals historical racing rule

Texas Racing Commission repeals historical racing rule

Opponents of gambling expansion in Texas scored a victory Feb. 18 when the Texas Racing Commission voted to repeal a rule change that would have allowed electronic historical racing terminals at horse and greyhound tracks.

       

On the Move: Arteaga, Hatcher, Isbell and Smith

Church staff changes involve congregations in Floresville, Baird, Clyde and Moro.

       
Volunteers needed for home repairs near the Rio Grande

Volunteers needed for home repairs in Weslaco

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program seeks volunteers to repair a dozen flood-damaged homes of low-income residents near the Rio Grande.

       
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Buckner Fanning, a San Antonio institution, dies

Buckner Fanning, who led Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio four decades while ministering to the entire city, died on Valentine's Day.

       
Lubbock contractor uses business to provide water for the needy

Lubbock contractor uses business to provide water for the needy

When Casey Sherwood builds a house in West Texas, he might build a couple of wells in Sudan or Tanzania, too.

       
Baylor bans handguns

Baylor bans handguns

Baylor joins SMU and TCU in banning possession of handguns on campus.

       
Evangelistic Iranian Christians face persecution, Baylor professor reports

Evangelistic Iranian Christians face persecution, Baylor professor reports

Christians in Iran—particularly those who share their faith with Muslims—face persecution less overtly violent than in Iraq and Syria but no less real, a Baylor University religion professor told a recent global gathering in Rome.

       
 
 

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