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Will Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ disappoint Christians?

Will Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ disappoint Christians?

Critics say the film Unbroken, which opens in theaters Christmas Day, waters down the Christianity that was central to Louis Zamperini’s life.

Texas cities counter national trend in requests for food assistance

Texas cities counter national trend in food assistance requests

Mayors in seven out of 10 cities in the United States reported increased requests for food assistance in the past year. But three Texas cities whose mayors participated in the survey bucked the national trend.

Obituary: Julio Aldape

Retired pastor Julio Aldape, 86, died Oct. 25 in Corpus Christi.

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TBM Military Fellowship serves Christmas dinner to soldiers and families

For a second consecutive year, members of Texas Baptist Men’s Military Fellowship donated time to melt butter, roast turkeys and serve a Christmas dinner to soldiers and their families.

Worship’s revival could be key to revitalized churches

Worship’s revival could be key to revitalized churches

Those turned off by Christianity may be attracted to congregations that are more intentional about worship.

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Children At Heart Ministries families get early Christmas present

One hundred and seventy-five clients and staff from Children at Heart Ministries experienced an early Texas-style Christmas extravaganza at the Santa’s Wonderland holiday park.

Liberian Baptist leader returns home after lengthy delay due to Ebola

Liberian Baptist leader returns home after delay due to Ebola

Liberian Baptist leader Emile Sam-Peal is finally going home after being stranded five months in America because of Ebola-related flight cancellations

Larry Yarborough, pastor of First Baptist Church of Gallatin, Tenn.

A stress-free December for pastors? No, but here are some tips

Besides preparing for some of the most anticipated worship services of the year and counseling an increased number of people facing specific holiday issues, pastors typically must juggle family commitments and last-minute invitations to Christmas parties.

Texas Tidbits: Wayland designated an All-Steinway School

Texas Tidbits: Wayland designated an All-Steinway School

Wayland Baptist University joined the ranks of 170 institutions around the world designated an All-Steinway School by Steinway & Sons.

Around the State: Miss Wayland came a long way in a year

Around the State: Miss Wayland came a long way in a year

When Kelsi Crawford of Ranger was crowned Miss Wayland 2015 on Nov. 15, she couldn’t help but feel lucky and blessed, knowing she had come a long way from where she was exactly a year before – on an operating table.

On the Move: Ron Flores

Ron Flores has become pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Runge.

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