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Study: 22% of families have turned to church food pantries for help

During the holiday season, many church-affiliated food pantries across the country will collect donations to help people in need. Chances are, some food donors also know what it’s like to go to bed hungry.

Widespread support for immigration reform among pastors, survey shows

Survey: Widespread support for immigration reform among pastors

Protestant senior pastors in the United States want the federal government to mix justice with mercy when it comes to immigration reform.

Obituary: Philip Tilden

Philip Tilden Sr., 93, longtime pastor, chaplain and counselor, died Nov. 24 in Kerrville.

'Third-culture' kids adjust to life at ETBU

'Third-culture kids' adjust to life at ETBU

Nine out of 10 students at East Texas Baptist University hail from somewhere in Texas. But a small group of ETBU students—sometimes called “third-culture kids”—find a common bond in a dramatically different life experience.

Oak Cliff church responds to ‘the context God has placed us in’

Oak Cliff church responds to ‘the context God has placed us in’

Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas is reaching Latinos in its surrounding neighborhoods through its Hispanic co-pastor and multicultural mission trips.

Sexual revolution destroying families, Baptists tell Vatican conference

Baptists warn Vatican conference of dangers to marriage, family

Two prominent Southern Baptists, Russell Moore and Rick Warren, blasted the sexual revolution at a Vatican conference, saying it is destroying the institution of marriage.

A collaborative effort involving faith-based nonprofit organizations, urban and suburban churches, business, government and public schools improves student academic performance, reduces crime and improves the quality of life in a low-income area, according to a study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Collaborative efforts transform communities, Baylor study shows

A collaborative community effort  reduces crime and improves the quality of life in a low-income area, according to a study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Baptist Briefs: Virginia Baptists approve governance change

Baptist Briefs: Virginia Baptists approve governance change

A far-reaching shift in governance of the 191-year-old Baptist General Association of Virginia went into effect Nov. 12 when messengers at the group’s annual meeting adopted a set of constitutional and bylaw changes implementing a proposal adopted last year.

Obituary: Mary McCall

Mary McCall, the former first lady of Baylor University, died Nov. 13 in Dallas at the age of 95.

On the Move: Daniel Dotson

Daniel Dotson has resigned as pastor of First Baptist Church in Blackwell.

Around the State: Brown urges creation care at Wayland

Around the State: Brown urges creation care at Wayland

Ed Brown, director of Care of Creation, was the featured speaker during Wayland’s Baptist University’s weeklong focus on creation care.

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