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East Texas Baptist University will be a host site for the Global Leadership Summit 2010 Aug. 5-6.

On the Move

Javier Alamanza to Flatonia Church in Flatonia as student minister.

Texas Tidbits

A best-selling college guide for college-bound students and their parents has named Baylor University a “Best Buy” for the fifth consecutive year.

Baptist Briefs: Crumpler honored

Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler, former executive director of Woman’s Missionary Union and a past moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, received the annual Courage Award from the William H. Whitsitt Baptist Heritage Society during the CBF general assembly in Charlotte, N.C.

Buckner seeks adoptive family for special-needs baby

Buckner International is hoping to find a family to adopt a seven-month-old special-needs boy born with spina bifida.

Churches start their own humanitarian aid agencies

As American Christians grow more skeptical and less dependent on traditional institutions, individual churches are starting their own humanitarian aid organizations, doing their own projects on their own terms.

Lines of church-state separation may get blurry in disaster zones

Relief workers acknowledge the close working relationship between government and religious agencies may blur the lines of church-state separation, especially when the desperation of victims pushes such concerns to the back burner.

Faith Digest: Church attendance up

A new Gallup Poll found Americans’ self-reported church attendance has increased slightly since 2008.

Abilene couple cooks for missions, ministries

Bill and Janis Altom of Abilene have baked more than 10,000 cookies for Hardin-Simmons University students over the years and helped to raise money for missions at the same time.

Musician teaches young girls that modest is hottest

Musician Jaime Jamgochian designed a popular "Modest is Hottest" T-shirt and started a conference that focuses on teaching young girls how to dress in the latest styles while maintaining modesty.

Homeowners weigh morality of walking out on mortgages

Up to 25 million homeowners—about one in four—are “underwater”  on the home mortgage. Those who walk away in a "strategic default" face an array of financial consequences, as well as a moral question-- is it the right thing to do?
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