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Baptist brief supports contraceptive mandate accommodation, RFRA

Far-reaching arguments made by some religious nonprofits against an accommodation procedure can endanger religious liberty, according to a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and a religious liberty scholar from the University of Virginia School of Law.

       
Bruntmyer named president of Hardin-Simmons University

Bruntmyer named president of Hardin-Simmons University

Trustees at Hardin-Simmons University elected Eric Bruntmyer, an attorney and university administrator, as the Abilene school’s 16th president.

       

SBC child care, children, youth registration open

Registration is open for preschool child care, as well as programs for children and youth during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis.

       

Registration open for SBC annual meeting

Registration for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 14-15 in St. Louis, has opened.

       
Around the State: ETBU inaugurates president; Ag Department honors Texas Hunger Initiative

Around the State: ETBU inaugurates president; Ag Department honors Texas Hunger Initiative

East Texas Baptist University inaugurated Blair Blackburn as the school’s 13th president. The Texas Department of Agriculture honored the Texas Hunger Initiative with its Fresh Perspectives’ Award.

       
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“God is at work in the Middle East,” Lebanese leader tells DBU

Contrary to Western perceptions, “most Muslims are not terrorists,” Lebanese Baptist leader Nabil Costa stressed. “The majority of Muslims are tired of the extremists.”

       
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Christian solutions can vex political world, Willimon insists

Christians occupy an uncomfortable position at the political table, sometimes “too easily” and “too closely” aligning themselves with politics on the right or on the left,  Duke Divinity School professor William Willimon insists, adding, “I think our faith is more demanding that that.”

       

On the Move: Elvington, Kelley, Pebsworth and Wilson

Jason Elvington, Stephen Kelley, Shawn Pebsworth and Tanner Wilson

       

Obituary: Charlie M. Singleton

Obituary for Charlie M. Singleton, 69, third director of Baptist General Convention of Texas African-American Ministries.

       
IMB announces 1,132 missionaries and staff retired or resigned

IMB announces 1,132 missionaries and staff retired or resigned

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board announced 983 missionaries and 149 stateside staff have left the organization during the past six months as a result of its voluntary retirement and resignation programs.

       
ETBU students organize Bible-reading marathon

ETBU students organize Bible-reading marathon

East Texas Baptist University students organized an on-campus, around-the-clock marathon to read through the entire Bible publicly.

       
 
 

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