Baptist Community Services to deliver 1,400 Texas Hope 2010 CDs

Baptist Community Services in Amarillo is sharing the hope of Christ with its residents and employees one compact disc at a time.

Wilshire team ministers to incarcerated girls in North Africa

A team from Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas traveled to a predominantly Muslim country in North Africa to investigate future ministry possibilities—and show Christ’s love to a group of incarcerated young girls whose primary crime was a desire to eat.

Who are Texas Baptists?

A statistical profile developed offers a revealing look at how the composition of the BGCT has changed.

Texas textbook battles have national impact

Battles in the Texas State Board of Education over social studies textbooks really amount to a conflict over what kind of nation the United States was founded to be—and what it may become in the future, a nationally recognized authority on religious liberty issues told an interfaith gathering in Dallas.

Eight missing after Hurricane Ida destroys Baptist church in El Salvador

Seven children and one adult were reported missing after a Baptist church in El Salvador collapsed amid heavy rains and flooding caused by Hurricane Ida Nov. 8.

Hurricane relief leads to Church2Church Partnerships network

Whenever a disaster strikes a church or individual, restoring order is an enormous task when done alone. That’s why Texas Baptists are establishing Church2Church Partnerships to bring hope and help to people and congregations caught in a disaster by connecting them to churches able to offer restoration.

Texas Baptist chaplains offer solace in the wake of Fort Hood tragedy

In the wake of tragedy at  a mammoth Central Texas military post, Texas Baptists are helping people find comfort in Christ. Four chaplains endorsed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas are ministering directly to victims of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and 29 wounded.

Chaplains at Fort Hood mobilize after tragic shooting

About a dozen Southern Baptist chaplains stationed at Fort Hood in central Texas began ministering in the aftermath of a shooting on post Nov. 5 that left 13 people dead and 30 wounded.

Sharing hope behind walls of Huntsville prison

Chaplain Larry Hart prays for a man during an altar call at a Huntsville Unit chapel service. THe event was part of CityReach.

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Humanities will host former Baptist Standard cartoonist Doug Dillard as he presents a lecture on “The World of Cartoon Publishing” Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Brindley Auditorium of the York Science Center.

Baptist Briefs

A judge in Uzbekistan has found three Baptist leaders guilty of tax evasion and involving children in religious activities without their parents’ permission, ending a high-profile trial in the Uzbek capital city of Tashkent.
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