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DBU inaugurates Adam Wright as president

DBU inaugurates Adam Wright as president

Dallas Baptist University installed Adam Wright as its sixth president Sept. 9 at an inaugural convocation in the Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel on the DBU campus.

       

Giving Day to benefit Baptist Standard Publishing Sept. 22

The Baptist Standard is participating in North Texas Giving Day. On Sept. 22, every donation of $25 and above will be multiplied when donors contribute to the Standard through the North Texas Giving Day website.

       
Around the State: Disaster relief in Louisiana; disaster recovery in Houston

Around the State: Disaster relief in Louisiana; disaster recovery in Houston

Texas Baptist Men continue disaster relief in Louisiana. Disaster recovery volunteers needed in the Houston area.

       
Church staff salaries increase; health insurance coverage declines

Church staff salaries increase; insurance coverage declines

Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist church staff members exceeded the cost-of-living increase over the past two years. However, health insurance coverage continues to decline, according to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention Church Compensation Study.

       
Funeral industry overlooks Hispanic culture, Baylor study finds

Funeral industry overlooks Hispanic culture, Baylor study finds

Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, a Baylor University researcher believes. 

       
Lay leader and philanthropist Howard E. Butt dead at age 89

Lay leader and philanthropist Howard E. Butt dead at age 89

Howard E. Butt Jr., who devoted much of his life to helping Christian business leaders recognize their daily work as a high calling, died Sept. 11 in San Antonio due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 89.

       
Clinton talks faith with African-American Baptists

Clinton talks faith with National Baptists

Talking about one’s faith doesn’t come naturally to a “Midwestern Methodist,” Hillary Clinton admitted. But she spent about a half-hour doing just that, addressing the National Baptist Convention, USA, one of the nation’s oldest and largest African-American religious organizations.

       
West ignoring genocide of Middle East religious minorities, activists say

West ignoring genocide of Middle East religious minorities, activists say

Nearly six months after Secretary of State John Kerry declared the murder of Christians in the Middle East “genocide,” Westerners are doing little to stop the killings, activists for the victims’ plight said.

       
State agency asks faith communities to help recruit foster parents

State agency asks faith communities to help recruit foster parents

Pointing to a growing number of children in foster care and an urgent need for foster families, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is calling on churches and communities of faith to respond. 

       

Skip political endorsements in church, most Americans say

Eight in 10 U.S. adults say it is inappropriate for pastors to endorse a candidate in church, and three-quarters say churches should steer clear of endorsements, according to a report by LifeWay Research.

       
Laredo lawmaker wants to legalize paid daily fantasy sports sites

Laredo lawmaker wants to legalize paid daily fantasy sports sites

A South Texas lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to legalize paid daily fantasy sports websites, in defiance of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion stating the paid sites violate Texas’ prohibition on games of chance.

       
 
 

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