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Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham’s song leader for six decades, dies at 93

Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham’s song leader for six decades, dies at 93

Cliff Barrows, who led songs for evangelist Billy Graham six decades, died under hospice care in Charlotte, N.C. He was 93 years old.

       
International Mission Board celebrates balanced budget

International Mission Board celebrates balanced budget

International Mission Board trustees celebrated a balanced budget, unanimously approving the 2017 budget during their Nov. 10-11 meeting near Richmond, Va. 

       
Foundation salutes excellence in missions

Foundation salutes excellence in missions

The Texas Baptist Missions Foundation presented its annual Adventurer, Innovator and Pioneer Awards during a luncheon at Texas Baptists’ annual meeting.

       
Texas Baptist Hunger Offering marks 20 years of meeting needs

Texas Baptist Hunger Offering marks 20 years of meeting needs

The Texas Baptist Hunger Offering celebrated its 20th year connecting churches to ministries that meet nutritional needs of people living in poverty and develop long-term solutions.

       
Strobel encourages Texas Baptists to ‘make people thirst for God’

Strobel encourages Texas Baptists to ‘make people thirst for God’

Lee Strobel invited Texas Baptists to “live on the evangelistic edge,” where ordinary days can take extraordinary twists as Christians allow God to ambush them with opportunities to share their faith.

       
Around the State: Deneen lectures at DBU; Skaggs new VP at UMHB

Around the State: Deneen lectures at DBU; Skaggs new VP at UMHB

Henry Deneen delivered the T.B. Maston Lectures at Dallas Baptist University. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor named Brandon Skaggs vice president for student life. Howard Payne University will hold its 33rd annual Community Thanksgiving Feast.

       
Denison urges churches to prepare before receiving same-sex wedding request

Denison urges churches to prepare before receiving same-sex wedding request

Ministers and the churches they serve need to be prepared for the time when they will be asked to perform same-sex marriages, theologian and social analyst Jim Denison told Texas Baptists.

       
LaRue urges Texas Baptists to proclaim the gospel to everybody

LaRue urges Texas Baptists to proclaim the gospel to everybody

When the world recognizes the golden arches of McDonald’s more readily than the Christian cross, the church has work to do, Cleophus LaRue told the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Waco.

       
Maciel urges Texas Baptists to give themselves to God

Maciel urges Texas Baptists to give themselves to God

Baptist General Convention of Texas President René Maciel urged Texas Baptists to ask themselves a penetrating question: “Can you honestly say you’ve given yourself to God this year?”

       
Executive director highlights new ministries and expanding work

Executive director highlights new ministries and expanding work

Texas Baptists are engaging in new outreach opportunities with people groups in Texas and beyond, Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director David Hardage reported to the convention’s annual meeting.

       
Service essential in following Jesus, Todd Still says

Service essential in following Jesus, Todd Still says

The last will be first and the first will be last in Jesus’ topsy-turvy kingdom, Todd Still, dean of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, told a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

       
 
 
 
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