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Prayer, evangelism and stewardship stressed at SBC annual meeting

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines insists fellow Southern Baptists should anticipate emphases on prayer, evangelism and financial stewardship at the June 13-14 SBC gathering in Phoenix.

       
WMU explores defining moments at missions celebration

WMU explores defining moments at missions celebration

“Defining Moments” along the missional journey will be the theme of the Woman’s Missionary Union missions celebration and annual meeting, June 11–12 in Phoenix.

       
Defense Department expands its list of recognized religions

Defense Department expands its list of recognized religions

The U.S. Department of Defense announced a near doubling of its list of recognized religions. Now it formally will recognize humanism and other minority faiths among members of the armed forces.

       
Most Texas voters support criminal justice reform

Most Texas voters support criminal justice reform

More than three-fourths of Texas voters believe 17-year-old offenders should be treated as juveniles rather than adults, and an even greater number support alternatives to incarceration for some nonviolent low-level drug-related crimes, a newly released survey revealed.

       
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CBF of Texas supports ministry students who will lose scholarships

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas has established a fund to support ministry students who will lose their scholarships because their congregations have been removed from the Baptist General Convention of Texas for affirming same-sex relationships.

       

On the Move: Sandlin and Webb

Pastoral transitions noted at churches in Sugar Land and Houston.

       
Around the State: Howard Payne theater students honored; UMHB streams Easter pageant online

Around the State: Howard Payne theater students honored; UMHB streams Easter pageant online

Howard Payne University theater students brought home several awards from the Christian University Theatre Festival. For the first time, the student-led University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Easter pageant was streamed live online, drawing 3,700 viewers from as far away as the Czech Republic.

       
BJC urges court to uphold ban on state funds for church school playground

BJC urges court to uphold ban on state funds for church school playground

Missouri acted properly in denying public funds to a Lutheran church that wanted the state to pay for improvements to its playground, an attorney with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty insisted.

       
Howell and Stripling to receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Howell and Stripling to receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Elmin Howell, founding director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas River Ministry, and Paul Stripling, executive director emeritus of Waco Baptist Association, will receive the 2017 Texas Baptist Legacy Awards.

       
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Baylor University elects Linda Livingstone to return as 15th president

Baylor University has elected Linda Livingtone, dean of George Washington University's School of Business and a former Baylor faculty member and administrator, as its 15th president.

       
Texas CLC backs package of pro-life legislation in House

Texas CLC backs package of pro-life legislation

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined the Texas Alliance for Life, the Texans for Life Coalition and the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops in supporting what proponents call “a thoughtful package of pro-life legislation” in the Texas House of Representatives.

       
 
 
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