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On the Move

Kerry Horn to First Church in Eagle Lake as pastor.
       

Texas Tidbits

The East Texas Baptist University centennial council held its first meeting to develop a vision of how ETBU best may fulfill its mission over the next 25 years.
       

Forgiveness for black church arsons theme of new drama

Marcus Gardley's latest production, Every Tongue Confess, seeks answers to the questions that swirled around the spate of arsons that hit black churches in the South in the 1990s.
       

Christmas on Fifth Street lights up Baylor campus

Christmas on Fifth Street brought more than 8,000 people to the Baylor University campus Dec. 2 for a live nativity scene, musical performances, carriage rides, a petting zoo, pictures with Santa and a tree lighting.
       

Christmas loss: How to help

Chaplain Mark Grace vice president of mission and ministry at Baylor Health Care System, offers suggestions to churches as they seek to minister to people who have sustained loss.
       

Joy and happiness not the same thing, pastors insist

Christians can experience joy even in loss—provided they don’t confuse joy with happiness but accept it as a gift from God, several pastors noted.
       

Christmas Loss: Suggested Reading

Pastors recommended the following books as particularly helpful to people who have experienced loss and to Christians who are seeking to minister to them.
       

Faith Digest: Clergy have middling reputation

What do nurses, soldiers, pharmacists, elementary school teachers, doctors and police officers have in common? Americans say they all are more ethical and honest than members of the clergy, according to a new Gallup survey.
       

Hardin-Simmons University provides toys for children

Students at Hardin-Simmons University filled bins in university dorms with donated toys, and some gave money so toys could be purchased for five families with children enrolled at Johnston Elementary School in Abilene.
       

Pasadena church keeps baptistery waters stirred

Pasadena baptismsMost churches would be happy to say they baptized 100 people during a year. But First Baptist Church in Pasadena expects to baptize 100 more than last year.Video Included

       

Journey of loss, grief, faith for Selah singer's family

Angie Smith and her husband, Todd, who sings with the Dove Award-winning group Selah, have experienced tragic loss and grief, but they insist their faith sustained them through life’s hardest moments.
       
 
 
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