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Around the State: Bike Out Hunger

Around the State: Bike Out Hunger

The 6th annual Bike Out Hunger-Texas will be May 11-16, 2015.

       

On the Move: Brian Hill

Brian Hill to First Baptist Church in Corpus Christi as pastor from First Baptist Church in Littlefield.

       
Texas Tidbits: Carroll Institute board elects Jackson as chair

Texas Tidbits: Carroll Institute board elects Jackson as chair

The B.H. Carroll Theological Institute’s board of governors elected as chairman Richard Jackson, longtime Baptist minister and president of the Jackson Center in Brownwood.

       

Obituaries: Winfred Moore, Robert Field, Gladys Tennyson

Winfred Moore, 95, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, died May 8 in Amarillo. Robert Field, 85, also a longtime Texas pastor, died Feb. 18 in Amarillo. Gladys Tennyson, 92, a minister’s wife for more than seven decades, died May 2 in San Angelo.

       
Religion alive and well, Baylor scholars insist

Religion alive and well, Baylor scholars insist

Reports about the imminent death of religion, rise of secularization and growth of atheism largely ignore facts or base conclusions on faulty research, scholars from Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion told a recent conference.

       
University of Houston: How the Beatitudes changed my attitude

Baptist Standard wins national awards

Baptist Standard Publishing earned national awards from two professional communications associations, including eight “Best of the Christian Press” awards from the Associated Church Press.

       
Modern feeding of the 5,000 by TBM benefits correctional officers

Modern feeding of the 5,000 by TBM benefits correctional officers

When Texas Baptist Men set out to cook meals for correctional officers at Huntsville-area prisons, feeding the 5,000 required considerably more than the biblical five loaves and two fishes—closer to 1,500 pounds of chicken and 10,000 tortillas.

       
Religion promotes well-being, epidemiologist insists

Religion promotes well-being, epidemiologist says

Religion enhances physical and mental health and contributes significantly to overall well-being over the long haul, an epidemiologist told participants at a conference sponsored by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

       
Book tells story of love in the time of Ebola

Book tells story of love in the time of Ebola

A new book tells the story of America’s first Ebola victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, as well as his fiancé, Louise Troh, and how hope sustained their family as fear spread faster and further than the deadly virus.

       
Americans don’t want student religious groups defunded for restrictive leadership policies

Americans don’t want student religious groups defunded for restrictive leadership policies

A dispute over who can lead student religious groups has left Americans uneasy, but few want to see groups punished for requiring their leaders to hold specific beliefs or practices.

       
Senate committee urged to protect pastors from lawsuits and harassment

Senate committee urged to protect pastors from lawsuits and harassment

Ministers from throughout Texas urged a Senate committee to support a bill to protect clergy from being compelled to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies, but representatives of some religious groups questioned whether the proposed legislation could prompt lawsuits within hierarchal denominations.

       
 
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