Holidays hurt, but grieving Christians can find solace in God

Loss of a loved one through death creates trauma, but emotions surrounding that loss can be particularly close to the surface during the holidays.


Goal set at Baylor summit: End food insecurity in Texas by 2015

Federal, state and local leaders in the fight against hunger gathered for a hunger summit at Baylor University to begin a discussion they hope will spark actions to end food insecurity in Texas by 2015.

WWI changed Truett’s views on war, peace and government

TruettGeorge W. Truett’s experience preaching to troops in Europe during World War I not only shaped his views about militarism, but also contributed to his growing conviction that only Christ’s church—not any government—offered hope for lasting peace, church historian Kelly Pigott said.


Faculty Senate has ‘deep concern’ about Baylor-alumni group conflict

Baylor University’s Faculty Senate has weighed in on the turbulent relationship between the Baylor Alumni Association and the university’s administration and board of regents.

Baptist Briefs: IMB to cut missionary force by 600

Southern Baptists will be forced to draw down their overseas missions force in 2010 by as many as 600 missionaries, International Mission Board trustees were told Nov. 10.

Around the State

Mission Centers of Houston, which for more than 40 years has sought to help people in poverty, will hold a fundraiser Dec. 10 at the Met Church at 7 p.m.

Christians need to share the full spectrum of salvation, pastor says

Baptists long have demonstrated expertise at telling the story of salvation. “It’s what we do,” said Duane Brooks, pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston. But Baptists often share an incomplete story.

DBU student athletes serve thanksgiving meal to needy

More than 170 members of the DBU Patriots athletic teams filled the Fair Park Centennial Building in Dallas Nov. 10 for the third annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing—a free thanksgiving meal for the homeless and people in need.

Executive director asks: Consider ‘What if?’

Offering a series of “What if?” questions with obviously affirmative answers, Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Director Randel Everett challenged Texas Baptists to make sure the doctrines they believe make a radical impact on their lives—and the lives of their neighbors.

Calvinism’s structure provides for comprehensive worldview

Speakers at the G-5 Conference agreed that examining John Calvin’s theology leads Baptists to embrace a more biblical worldview.

Varied church leadership models examined at G-5 conference

Diverse leadership styles exist in Texas Baptist churches—and each offers its strengths and its challenges, pastors and other church leaders learned from panelists at the G-5 leadership conference, held in conjunction with the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

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