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Christmas in the Village benefits Breckenridge residents

About 1,200 friends of Breckenridge Village of Tyler, a faith-based residential community for adults with mild to moderate cognitive or developmental disorders, joined residents for the fourth annual Christmas in the Village celebration.
       

Baptist churches encouraged to invite a woman to preach

Baptist Women in Ministry is seeking pulpits for an annual emphasis to promote and encourage women preachers.
       

Christians need ‘theology of power,’ sociologist insists

Michael LindsayChristians need to develop “a theology of power,” sociologist Michael Lindsay concluded after interviewing 360 evangelicals who hold influential positions in politics, business, entertainment and academia.

       

Supreme Court to deal with rights of religious groups at state schools

The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 7 to hear a case dealing with sticky questions about whether religious groups at state schools can be forced to either comply with non-discrimination policies or forego the access to funding and other benefits that go along with official school recognition.
       

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor winter commencement will be held Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Mayborn Campus Center.
       

On the Move

Barry Donham to College Heights Church in Plainview as minister of youth.
       

Texas Tidbits: Baylor entrepreneurs receive grant

Entrepreneurs from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and School of Engineering and Computer Science won a $200,000 grant that will accelerate their work in bringing electricity to rural villages in the developing world.
       

Baptist Briefs: Virginia Baptists increase budget

Virginia Baptists increase budget. Bucking a national trend, Virginia Baptists in their recent annual meeting adopted a 2010 budget of $14 million—about 1.4 percent larger than 2009’s budget, which is expected to see a shortfall.
       

University offers model for transforming a neighborhood

Hardin-Simmons University's Friendship House in Abilene’s Northpark neighborhood offers a place where children can play safely and where the door almost always is open.
       

Volunteers repair Hope House Houston while the ministry repairs lives

Hope House Houston is transforming 13 dilapidated homes to help people recovering from addictions get back on their feet.
       

Volunteers share gospel with fans of life in the fast lane

Brightly colored cars whiz by at speeds nearing 200 mph in front of 200,000 cheering fans at the Texas Motor Speedway. And since the speedway opened in 1997, more than 100 volunteers with Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries have ministered to those race fans, sharing the love of Christ with them.
       
 
 

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