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Texas Baptists send tons of aid to Mexico border refugees

Texas Baptists have sent more than four tons of aid to more than 400 people forced from their homes in the Mexico border city of Ciudad Mier.
       

Charity warns: beware of holiday debt

A Christian debt-counseling charity in the United Kingdom is calling on people to avoid using credit cards and loans to pay for their Christmas shopping this year.
       

Around the State

An information meeting for families interested in participating in the Angels from Abroad program will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the second floor training room of the Buckner Child and Family Services office in Dallas.
       

On the Move

Jay Beerley has resigned as minister of students at First Church in Wake Village.
       

Apostolic movements, not programs, called key to church’s future

Western Christianity’s future depends on its capacity to recover apostolic movements in the present day, author and church planter Alan Hirsch told San Antonio church leaders.
       

Baylor seeks public input for 10-year strategic plan

Baylor University has begun the public input portion of its strategic planning process by inviting faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Baylor to help shape the direction of the university’s next 10-year plan.
       

Baptist Briefs

A Nov. 12 open letter calling Southern Baptists to observe a day of prayer in January declared Americans “live in desperate times” and need “a heal-the-land kind of blessing” from God.
       

Bible reading shaped life, decisions, Bush writes

Former President George W. Bush in his recently released memoir, Decision Points, says he never would have made it to the White House without a fateful—and faith-filled—decision to quit drinking in 1986.

 

       

Q&A with Dave Ramsey on moral decision-making

Dave Ramsey is founder of the Lampo Group and one of the most widely recognized experts on the intersection of Christian principles and personal finance. He agreed to an e-mail interview about ethical financial decision-making for Christians.
       

Fair Trade movement has Christian roots

Christian groups have taken up selling fair-trade products that offer consumers the choice of purchasing a product from a company whose business practices maximize economic good for the consumer, the seller's bottom line and the originators of the product.

       

God’s provision through church gives hungry a reason to give thanks

The hunger ministry of Clear Lake Baptist Church has one unchanging rule: Rely on God to provide. And God has always held up his end of the bargain.
       
 
 
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