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Who are Evangelicals?

When Billy Graham, Jim Wallis, Rick Warren,  Al Mohler and Brian McLaren can all be called “evangelical,” some observers wonder if the term has lost its meaning.
       

Reduction in force planned at NAMB

Telling North American Mission Board staff “considerable change” is coming, President Kevin Ezell shared a retirement incentive with employees that will be the beginning of an overall reduction in force in the months ahead.
       

Church administrators to focus on risk management

A jury in Florida ordered a prominent Southern Baptist church to pay $4.75 million to a man injured seven years ago on a ski trip for youth.
       

SBC ethics czar supports Murfreesboro mosque

After opposing the building of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, the Southern Baptist Convention's chief spokesman on public policy has come out in support of Muslims seeking to build a new Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
       

Around the State

Baylor University will be the site of the “Fantastical” church music conference Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 in Waco Hall. Award-winning Christian musician and Baylor graduate David Crowder will lead the conference.
       

On the Move

Brad Borstadt has resigned as pastor of J-Bar-C Cowboy Church.
       

Texas Tidbits

East Texas Baptist University’s board of trustees at their regular fall meeting approved curriculum for two new graduate programs—the Master of Arts in Religion degree and the Master of Education degree.  
       

Clergy sexual abuse 'pervasive,' co-author of study says

While newspapers carried headlines about high-profile sexual-coercion lawsuits filed against Atlanta mega-church pastor Eddie Long, a Baptist researcher said the problem of clergy sexual abuse is much larger than a few charismatic leaders who abuse their power.
       

Stuff Christians Like: An interview with Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff is the author of the satirical blog Stuff Christians Like and a book by the same title published by Zondervan.
       

UMHB students help with flood relief

After Tropical Storm Hermine dumped rain on Central Texas, students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor helped business and home owners in the area clean up in the storm’s aftermath.
       

Baptist Briefs: Maggie Lee legacy lives on

The second annual “Maggie Lee for Good” day is scheduled Oct. 29—an emphasis on enlisting people to do at least one act of kindness on what would have marked Maggie Lee Henson’s 14th birthday.
       
 
 
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