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Texas Baptists challenged to teach children the power of worship

Texas Baptists challenged to teach children the power of worship

Worship involves an intimate relationship with God—and children may find that concept easier to grasp than adults do, Kathleen Chapman told participants at Children’s Worship University.

       

Obituary: Vester T. Hughes

Vester T. Hughes Jr., an attorney and philanthropist deeply involved in Texas Baptist life, died Jan. 29 at age 88 in Dallas. 

       
Trump pledges to ‘destroy’ restriction on political pulpit speech

Trump pledges to ‘destroy’ restriction on political pulpit speech

President Trump promised to repeal a law that bars churches from supporting political candidates without risking their tax-exempt status. Advocates of church-state separation insist the Johnson Amendment has served the nation and its congregations well.

       
CLC urges lawmakers to reject ‘anti-sanctuary city’ legislation

CLC urges lawmakers to reject ‘anti-sanctuary city’ legislation

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined a coalition of faith-based groups urging the Texas Legislature to reject one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities—legislation outlawing “sanctuary cities.”

       

Obituary: Richard Allen Spencer

Richard Allen Spencer, longtime Baptist Student Union director at the University of Texas in Austin, died Jan. 29 at age 72. 

       
Homeless find rest in faith-based shelters more than others

Homeless find rest in faith-based shelters more than others

Religious organizations provide more than half of the emergency shelter beds for homeless people in major cities across the country, a new Baylor University study shows.

       
Few see Christianity as very important to be ‘truly American’

Few see Christianity as very important to be ‘truly American’

Americans may pledge allegiance to “one nation under God,” but they are divided on whether religion is essential to national identity.

       

Obituary: Alma Ruth Lyon

Alma Ruth Lyon, longtime Baptist missionary, died Jan. 24 in Waco at age 93.

       
Around the State: Wayland installs president; legislators honor UMHB football team

Around the State: Wayland installs president; legislators honor UMHB football team

Wayland Baptist University installed Bobby Hall as the school’s 13th president Jan. 25. Wayland students and employees volunteered for community service projects during a weeklong celebration of service marking the inauguration.

       
TBM volunteers demonstrate Super Week of Caring

TBM volunteers demonstrate Super Week of Caring

Houston expected hundreds of thousands of visitors for festivities surrounding the Super Bowl, but about 60 Texas Baptist Men volunteers arrived in the city to help homeowners rather than focus on football.

       
Baylor expert offers four tips to help battle human trafficking

Four ways to battle human trafficking

The crowds who pour into Houston for the Super Bowl and pregame festivities will include people involved in human trafficking, a Baylor University social work professor predicted.

       
 
 
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