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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.

East Texas church develops leaders from among young members

East Texas church develops leaders from among young members

Pastor Richard Rogers sees young members as vital to the church’s health and survival. So, University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville launched a program to employ young members in leadership roles.

Networking two continents means bridge-building

Networking two continents means bridge-building

Ruben Ortiz experiences deep fulfillment from his calling as a bridge builder between the church in Latin America and the United States. But it comes at a price.

Talk about religion seldom encouraged in counseling sessions, research shows

Religion seldom discussed in counseling sessions, research shows

Baylor University researchers helped perform a study that shows licensed clinical social workers fail to integrate discussion about their clients’ religion and spirituality into their counseling sessions.

Black churches debate the best ways to protect themselves

Black churches debate the best ways to protect themselves

Officials of predominantly black denominations are taking different—and sometimes contradictory—approaches in the wake of the shootings in Charleston, S.C., and the burning of more than a half-dozen black churches.

 
 
 
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