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Economic impact tops list of 2009 Texas Baptist news stories

Ministries impacted by recession. Texas Hope 2010. A shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Those were just some of the key news events involving Texas Baptists in 2009.
       

Baptist deaths in 2009

A number of widely known Baptists passed away in 2009. Here are some of the most newsworthy.
       

Breckenridge Village residents teach nursing students

For the third consecutive year, residents from Breckenridge Village of Tyler have served as subject matter experts for nearly 100 nursing students each semester at the University of Texas at Tyler.
       

Texas Baptists engage in partnerships at global meetings in Colombia

A handful of Texas Baptists traveled to Colombia to participate in Ethnê, a tri-annual meeting that brings together Christian mission organizations and churches from across the world to testify about God’s activity, discuss methods of spreading the gospel among unreached people groups and rally continued global advancement of the gospel.
       

David Crowder and his band stay true to their first love in Waco

The David Crowder Band released their fifth album, Church Music, and made the album available on a vinyl record, which includes a code to provide owners the ability to download a digital version of the record.
       

Mesquite church blesses community

Mimosa Lane Baptist Church in Mesquite spent 40 days intentionally blessing its community this fall.
       

Use the Quran to share Christ with Muslim, veteran missionary suggests

Winning Muslim converts to Christianity is difficult, but veteran missionary Kevin Greeson knows a way—start with the Quran.
       

Midland holiday outreach touches 400 families

First Baptist Church in Midland handed out hope and cared for more than 400 families through the church’s annual Christmas store.
       

Blessed are the Persecuted: Where persecution is real, it’s intense

In places around the world where Christians face beatings, economic reprisal, imprisonment or even death because of their faith, claims of religious persecution in the United States ring hollow.
       

In world of religion, 2009 a year of unintended consequences

In the year of religion in 2009, well-intended gestures of goodwill and reconciliation sometimes erupted into firestorms of controversy. Even the best-laid plans, 2009 reminded us, often carry unforeseen consequences.
       

Jimmy Carter apologizes to Jews for past statements

Criticized in the past for remarks that upset many in America's Jewish community, former President Jimmy Carter apologized Dec. 21 for any of his words or actions that might have served to stigmatize Israel.
       
 
 

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