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White House expands religious objections to birth control

White House expands religious objections to birth control

The Obama administration released rules July 10 allowing “closely held” for-profit corporations to claim a religious objection to mandated coverage of contraceptives under Obamacare.

Georgetown biker church welcomes all

Georgetown biker church welcomes all

For members of Open Road Biker Church, riding motorcycles isn’t just a hobby. It’s a way to connect to other Christians and reach nonbelievers with the gospel.

SBC leader calls for probe into Planned Parenthood video

SBC leader calls for probe into Planned Parenthood video

After viewing an undercover video that appears to show a Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of fetal organs, the Southern Baptist Convention’s top spokesman for public policy concerns said “it is time for the reborn to stand up for the unborn.”

Obituary: Lillian Hunnicutt

Lillian Hunnicutt, 92, longtime public schoolteacher and pastor’s wife, died June 23 in Victoria.

Fort Worth historian’s book tells story of women in the SBC controversy

Book reveals role of women in the SBC controversy

A new book by a TCU researcher says women played a neglected but important role in the Southern Baptist Convention controversy in the late 20th century. The issue of a woman’s role in the church and home, she says, actually “drove Southern Baptists to embrace certain biblical interpretations over others.”

VBS helps Waco churches bridge racial barrier

Two Waco Baptist churches united for Vacation Bible School to share the gospel with children, breaking down barriers between their culturally and racially separated congregations.

Texas Baptist research for BWA influences U.N. report on Eritrea

Texas Baptist research for BWA influences U.N. report on Eritrea

A recent report from the United Nations that details “systemic, widespread and gross human rights violations” by the Eritrean government cited Baptist World Alliance research initiated by several Texas Baptists.

Texas Tidbits: BUA offers free leadership course

Texas Tidbits: BUA offers free leadership course

Baptist University of the Américas will offer a three-hour tuition-free college course on congregational leadership.

On the Move: Justin Branch

Justin Branch to First Baptist Church in Matador as pastor.

Around the State: Super Summer session at Hardin-Simmons

Around the State: Super Summer session set at Hardin-Simmons

A Super Summer session will take place July 13-17 at Hardin-Simmons University.

Baptist Briefs: Carter believes Jesus OK with gay marriage

Baptist Briefs: Carter believes Jesus OK with gay marriage

In a Huffington Post interview promoting his new memoir, Jimmy Carter said he thinks Jesus would approve of same-sex marriage.

 
 
 
 
 
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