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‘Pink out’ campaign at San Marcos Academy benefits cancer patients

The San Marcos Academy Bears football team traded in their traditional forest green and purple uniforms for pink jerseys during one game this season to heighten community awareness about breast cancer services and raise money for Central Texas Medical Center.
       

Author says marriage not obsolete but needs restoration

Marriage isn't obsolete, but it is getting rarer, says an evangelical social scientist who sparked controversy a year ago with articles in major publications making a case for early marriage.
       

Grant will help answer: ‘How can I be a minister?’

An international student ministry and historical partner of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has received a $750,000 Lilly Endowment grant to help theologically moderate churches discover God's calling for both clergy and laity.
       

SBC Executive Committee merging functions, including Baptist Press

The Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee will eliminate two vice presidents and merge its news and public-relations functions, Baptist Press reported Nov. 30.
       

'Vilification of religions' resolution passes U.N. committee

A United Nations committee has adopted a resolution combating the "vilification of religions," but religious freedom advocates who oppose the measure say support for it continues to diminish.
       

Texas Baptists send tons of aid to Mexico border refugees

Texas Baptists have sent more than four tons of aid to more than 400 people forced from their homes in the Mexico border city of Ciudad Mier.
       

Charity warns: beware of holiday debt

A Christian debt-counseling charity in the United Kingdom is calling on people to avoid using credit cards and loans to pay for their Christmas shopping this year.
       

Around the State

An information meeting for families interested in participating in the Angels from Abroad program will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the second floor training room of the Buckner Child and Family Services office in Dallas.
       

On the Move

Jay Beerley has resigned as minister of students at First Church in Wake Village.
       

Apostolic movements, not programs, called key to church’s future

Western Christianity’s future depends on its capacity to recover apostolic movements in the present day, author and church planter Alan Hirsch told San Antonio church leaders.
       

Baylor seeks public input for 10-year strategic plan

Baylor University has begun the public input portion of its strategic planning process by inviting faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Baylor to help shape the direction of the university’s next 10-year plan.
       
 
 
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