TEXAS TIDBITS: ETBU sets date for inauguration

East Texas Baptist University will hold the inauguration ceremony for Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver as the school’s 12th president at 2 p.m., Oct. 2.

Sabinal churches celebrate life, share hope with community

Churches in Sabinal are joining together to reach, touch their community.

Baylor ministerial students awarded scholarships

Eighteen Baylor University ministerial students have been named the initial recipients of endowed scholarships made possible through a $4 million gift from the estate of Allene Hubler, who designated the money for Baylor’s ministry guidance program.

Acton Baptist Church takes action to reach community

Through Texas Hope 2010, Texas Baptists are seeking to pray for, care for and share their faith with the community around them. Acton Baptist Church is doing all three.

WMU asked to intercede for every Texas Hope 2010 county captain

County captains are organizing Scripture distribution throughout the state as part of Texas Hope 2010, and Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas has agreed to head an effort to pray for every leader by name.

GoNow missionaries reap summer harvest

During 2009, Go Now Missions commissioned 330 student missionaries, with 242 of them serving this summer. These students served in 18 Texas towns, as well as 14 states and 33 countries.

Obama seeks religious help in debunking ‘lies’ about health care reform

hospital signFacing incendiary charges that health care reform would finance abortion and euthanasia, President Obama on Aug. 19 appealed to religious groups to help sell the plan and debunk critics’ “false witness.”

Professor chooses church over seminary job


A music professor has taken early retirement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary rather than resigning a part-time position and moving his membership from a church that the Southern Baptist Convention declared out of fellowship in June.

Youth minister dies in hiking accident

New Home Baptist Church in Lubbock mourned the loss of a new youth minister killed in a hiking accident at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

Former HMB president says NAMB merger was a mistake

Combining three Southern Baptist agencies into the North American Mission Board in 1995 was a bad idea, says the last president of one of the agencies.

Sunday school class shares gospel with entire ZIP code

Thanks to a Sunday school class at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, more than 18,700 homes will hear about the hope of Christ in the coming months.
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