Church lets students open window on computers

Twice a week, people pack into Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama in Fort Worth for computer classes. For many in the class, it is the first time they have ever turned on a computer, clicked a mouse or used a program.

Love your enemies, civility advocates say

Mark DeMoss, veteran conservative Christian public relations executive, has joined forces with Democratic consultant Lanny Davis to launch The Civility Project, an online forum that aims to help people who disagree be less disagreeable.

BGCT accesses $1 million from reserve funds

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has accessed $1 million of Executive Board-approved reserve funds to help support the organization’s ministry as the economy slowly begins to pull out of the recession, officials announced.

Baylor study focuses on clergy sexual misconduct

In any given congregation with 400 adult members, seven women on average have been victims of clergy sexual misconduct since they turned 18, a new study reveals.


Judge sets court date in 'birther' case filed by Wiley Drake

The so-called "birthers" claimed a small victory Sept. 8 when a federal judge set a tentative trial date of Jan. 26, 2010, for a lawsuit claiming that President Obama is constitutionally ineligible for his office.

McKissic questions school district's banning Obama speech

A prominent black Southern Baptist pastor says a Texas school district should explain why it did not allow President Obama's Sept. 8 speech on education to be shown live in classrooms, but is planning later in the month to send selected fifth graders to a similar message by former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura.

Around the State: O'Brien is visiting scholar in residence

Bill O’Brien, former vice president of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, is serving as the visiting scholar in residence at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. He will preach in the chapel service Sept. 8.

On the Move: DeWayne Bush to First Church in Tuscola as pastor

DeWayne Bush to First Church in Tuscola as pastor.

Texas Tidbits: Senior care boards move toward affiliation

The governing boards of two senior living providers related to the Baptist General Convention of Texas have given the green light for the organizations to affiliate in 2010.

Churches take increasing ownership of Great Commission

The face of mission involvement is changing as congregations take on greater roles in selecting and developing strategic partnerships around the world.

Dallas church reaching world at its doorstep

The more Tim Ahlen and the strategists saw how God was working through the efforts of Baptist missionaries overseas, the more they wanted the same thing to happen back in the United States.
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