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Around the State: BCFS serves homeless vets; Tyler church collects for flood victims

Around the State: BCFS serves homeless vets; Tyler church collects for flood victims

Health care professionals used a mobile medical unit operated by BCFS Health and Human Services to serve homeless veterans. Southern Oaks Baptist Church in Tyler is collecting items to help families affected by flooding in Louisiana.

       
Texas Baptist Mission Foundation awards ministry grants

Texas Baptist Mission Foundation awards ministry grants

The Texas Baptist Mission Foundation has awarded $242,000 in grants for ministry projects involving the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Texas Baptist Men and Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.

       
BGCT board recommends $34 million budget

BGCT board recommends $34 million budget

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board approved a decreased 2017 budget proposal at its fall meeting Sept. 27 in Dallas.

       
Christian Life Commission OKs hunger offering goal, policy priorities

Christian Life Commission OKs hunger offering goal, policy priorities

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission approved a $650,000 goal for the 2017 Texas Baptist Hunger Offering and ratified its priorities for next year’s state legislative session during its fall meeting in Dallas Sept. 26.

       
Church is the place to discuss race, Christian Life Commission panel says

Christian Life Commission panel: Church is the place to discuss race

Christians must be true to the gospel—and honest with each other—if they hope to secure racial justice in America, a multi-racial panel convened by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission insisted.

       
Buckner Family Pathways empowers single mom to dream again

Buckner Family Pathways empowers single mom to dream again

Sitting in a shelter for abused women was never in Michaella Saucedo’s plans. But that’s exactly where she found herself, her young daughter and her soon-to-be-born son. But when she "hit rock bottom," she found help at Buckner Family Pathways in Midland.

       
Why most people leave religion? They just ‘stop believing’

Why most people leave religion? They just ‘stop believing’

A majority of the religiously unaffiliated—the so-called “Nones”—say they fell away from faith not because of any negative experience, but because they “stopped believing,” usually before the age of 30.

       
Texan Amanda Tyler named BJC executive director-elect

Texan Amanda Tyler named BJC executive director-elect

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty board of directors named Amanda Tyler—an Austin native who has served on the staff of a Texas Congressman—as the next executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based religious liberty organization.

       
More Nones than you think, but many won’t show up on Election Day

More Nones than you think, but many won’t show up on Election Day

A quarter of U.S. adults do not affiliate with any religion, a new study shows. But these so-called “Nones” are not voting as a bloc and may have little collective influence on the upcoming presidential election.

       
School vouchers a civil rights issue? Not according to Pastors for Texas Children

School vouchers a civil rights issue? 'No,' says Pastors for Texas Children

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has framed the school voucher debate in terms of enabling parents choose their child’s school, calling it a crucial civil rights issue. And a Baptist minister who leads a pro-public education advocacy group calls that “blasphemous.”

       
Texas threatens to withdraw from refugee resettlement program

Texas threatens to withdraw from refugee resettlement program

Texas intends to withdraw from the national refugee resettlement program unless the federal government unconditionally accepts an alternative plan the state submitted. The executive director of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission is disappointed ministry to refugees could be disrupted.

       
 
 
 
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