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Around the State: Volunteers needed in Houston area

Around the State: Volunteers needed in Houston area

Texas Baptists’ Disaster Recovery program and Texas Baptist Men are mobilizing volunteers to repair flood-damaged homes in the greater Houston area Aug. 25-27, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 27-29.

       

Obituary: Helen McNeely

Obituary for former missionary Helen McNeely.

       
Most churchgoers are hearing politics from the pulpit

Most churchgoers hear politics from the pulpit

Most American churchgoers are hearing politics from the pulpits of their churches during this presidential election season, a new survey reveals.

       
Olympian Michael Phelps’ rehab ‘Purpose-Driven’

Olympian Michael Phelps’ rehab ‘Purpose-Driven’

Baptist mega-church pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life significantly influenced Olympian Michael Phelps during rehab after his second arrest on a drunken driving charge.

       
Customers praise GuideStone as ‘trustworthy’

Customers praise GuideStone as ‘trustworthy’

Vision, integrity and purpose characterize people and organizations of influence, O.S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources, told the agency’s board of trustees.

       
Steele Johnson and David Boudia have faith in their diving

Steele Johnson and David Boudia have faith in their diving

Steele Johnson and David Boudia earned a silver medal in Rio. But the synchronized divers insist they find their identity in Christ, not on an Olympic podium.

       
Evangelical archer Mackenzie Brown takes aim at first Olympics

Evangelical archer Mackenzie Brown takes aim at first Olympics

East Texan Mackenzie Brown may be the only woman on Team USA’s archery squad, but she is just one of the guys in another way. Like her coach and many of her fellow bowmen, Brown, 21, is an evangelical Christian.

       
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Q&A with Baylor Title IX Coordinator Patty Crawford

“Ultimately, I do this job because I want people to heal, and I don’t want my job to have to exist,” Patty Crawford, Title IX coordinator at Baylor University, told the Waco Tribune-Herald.

       
Wisdom-Martin sees new national role as ‘an act of obedience’

Wisdom-Martin sees new national role as ‘an act of obedience’

When friends approached Sandy Wisdom-Martin about being considered as the next executive director of national Woman’s Missionary Union, she recalled having  “a long list of valid reasons” why she should not.

       
Baptist ministers join call to halt execution

Baptist ministers join call to halt execution

Several Texas Baptist ministers and professors joined evangelical leaders from around the country in urging Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop the scheduled Aug. 24 execution of Jeff Wood.

       
Olympic gold medalist finds source of happiness in God’s gifts

Olympic gold medalist finds source of happiness in God’s gifts

Caeleb Dressel made a big splash in his Olympic debut Aug. 7, winning a gold medal as part of the U.S. men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay team. Take a close look at him during some of his competitions, and you may notice a Scripture reference written across his face.

       
 
 

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