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Obama immigration action may split evangelical coalition

Obama immigration action may split evangelical coalition

President Obama’s decision to bypass Congress and act on his own threatens to fracture a broad—and rare—coalition of religious groups who came together to push for a solution to improve the nation’s immigration system.

Devine couple want to see more than diapers changed

Devine couple want to see more than diapers changed

Johnny and Bonny Davis want to change more than diapers. They hope their diaper-changing station becomes a life-changing encounter for people who need Christ to clean up their lives.

TBM team seeks to provide compassion care for children in path of lava flow

TBM team offers compassion care to children in lava's path

A Texas Baptist Men crisis response team journeyed to Hawaii’s Big Island to provide what they call “compassion care”—what some others term “psychological first aid”—to children and families in the expected path of a lava flow from the Kilauea volcano.

Crowley church expects to rise from ashes

Crowley church expects to rise from ashes

After First Baptist Church in Crowley’s youth building burned Nov. 16, Pastor Joel McCoy offered a message of hope from Isaiah 61:3. He told the church God will raise a thing of beauty from the ashes.

God connects donated ambulance to ministry that needed it

God connects donated ambulance to ministry that needed it

Ask John LaNoue if he wants donated equipment—or nearly anything else—for ministry, and he almost always says “yes.”

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Americans divided on role of church and state in marriage

About half of Americans are ready for separation of church and state when it comes to weddings, according to two new studies from LifeWay Research.

Arund the State: HPU students learn from poverty simulation

Around the State: HPU students learn from poverty simulation

Seven Howard Payne University students participated in Mission Waco’s poverty simulation, an experience designed to provide a firsthand look at poverty.

On the Move: Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson to First Baptist Church in Stephenville as interim pastor.

Baptist Briefs: CBF chief urges Congress to act on immigration reform

Baptist Briefs: CBF chief urges Congress to act on immigration reform

While opinions differ on President Obama’s use of executive power, Congress still needs to act on long-term immigration reform, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leader Suzii Paynter insisted.

Texas Tidbits: Judge strikes down 'historical racing'

Texas Tidbits: Judge strikes down 'historical racing'

A state district judge barred a state agency’s efforts to allow so-called “historical racing” at Texas horseracing tracks. State District Judge Lora Livingston ruled the Texas Racing Commission lacked authority to allow historical racing terminals to be installed at Texas tracks.

If ‘nones’ have no interest in religion, ‘dones’ are tired of it

If ‘nones’ have no interest in religion, ‘dones’ are tired of it

Though the number of people claiming no religious affilation is growing, churches still have some skin in the game.

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