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On the Move: Birdwhistell and Richardson

Staff changes noted for congregations in Waco and Carthage.

       
Around the State: Balloon release at Leander anniversary; UMHB honors African-American grad

Around the State: Balloon release at Leander anniversary; UMHB honors African-American grad

Round Mountain Baptist Church in Leander celebrated its 25th anniversary Easter Sunday with a balloon release. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor inducted Ruth Tomlin, the university’s first African-American graduate, into its Heritage Club.

       
Americans fond of the Bible but don’t read it much

Americans fond of the Bible but don’t read it

Americans have a positive view of the Bible, and many say the Christian Scriptures are filled with moral lessons for today. However, more than half of Americans have read little or none of the Bible.

       

Obituary: Richard “Dick” Wayne Senter

Dick Senter, retired pastor, died April 5 in San Antonio. He was 81.

       
Ex-offender finds freedom in Christ

Ex-offender finds freedom in Christ

Prison isn’t a place where people expect to find freedom, but that’s where it happened for Lovinah Igbani.

       
U.S. entry to WWI remembered as chaplaincy catalyst

U.S. entry to WWI remembered as chaplaincy catalyst

The 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry to World War I also marks also marks the centennial of when military chaplaincy “came into its own,” said Douglas Carver, former U.S. Army chief of chaplains.

       
Emphasis on prayer, evangelism and stewardship at SBC annual meeting

Prayer, evangelism and stewardship stressed at SBC annual meeting

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines insists fellow Southern Baptists should anticipate emphases on prayer, evangelism and financial stewardship at the June 13-14 SBC gathering in Phoenix.

       
WMU explores defining moments at missions celebration

WMU explores defining moments at missions celebration

“Defining Moments” along the missional journey will be the theme of the Woman’s Missionary Union missions celebration and annual meeting, June 11–12 in Phoenix.

       
Defense Department expands its list of recognized religions

Defense Department expands its list of recognized religions

The U.S. Department of Defense announced a near doubling of its list of recognized religions. Now it formally will recognize humanism and other minority faiths among members of the armed forces.

       
Most Texas voters support criminal justice reform

Most Texas voters support criminal justice reform

More than three-fourths of Texas voters believe 17-year-old offenders should be treated as juveniles rather than adults, and an even greater number support alternatives to incarceration for some nonviolent low-level drug-related crimes, a newly released survey revealed.

       
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CBF of Texas supports ministry students who will lose scholarships

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas has established a fund to support ministry students who will lose their scholarships because their congregations have been removed from the Baptist General Convention of Texas for affirming same-sex relationships.

       
 
 
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