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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Art and the Musick Alumni Center and Museum have joined to present “People and Places in UMHB History,” an exhibition featuring historical paintings and photographs on display in Arla Ray Tyson Art Gallery in the Townsend Memorial Library through Aug. 13.

Texas Tidbits

Jessica Acklen, a senior at Baylor University, and Lauren Hollon, a Baylor University graduate student, are serving as Texas Baptist communications interns 10 weeks this summer in a cooperative venture involving the Baptist Standard and the Baptist General Convention of Texas communications office.

Faith Digest

The president of a Christian anti-hunger lobbying group won the premier award for fighting world hunger. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton awarded the World Food Prize to Bread for the World President David Beckmann at the State Department.

Teens seek to change the world by improving homes of poor families

Manual labor in the Texas heat isn’t the typical summer activity many teen-agers would choose. However, 254 Christian students volunteered to minister to low-income North Texas residents by renovating their homes free of charge.

When church-state separation bumps up against doing justice

Challenges to maintaining religious liberty come from all directions—including the dilemma of whether Baptist social-service agencies should accept government funds to perform their ministries.

What should churches and ministries know about employment law?

When it comes to employment law, maintaining church-state separation becomes a delicate balance between preventing the state from interfering in church polity and governance while still protecting workers.

Liberty & justice for all

As the United States enters the second decade of the 21st century, some experts in religious freedom predict challenges coming to the fore likely will cluster around a handful of new issues.

Supreme Court ruling on gun ownership could affect churches

A landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling June 28 that possessing a handgun is a constitutional right is expected to unleash a wave of new lawsuits, including challenges to state laws that forbid carrying of concealed weapons in church.


Convencion president to be nominated for BGCT presidency

Minutes after Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas President Victor Rodriguez adjourned the Convencion’s centennial meeting, Ellis Orozco announced his intention to nominate Rodriguez for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas at the Nov. 8-9 annual meeting in McAllen.

Convencion celebrates God's faithfulness

Participants remembered how God has been faithful in working through Convencion for a century, celebrated how he continues to use it today and anticipated how he will use it in the future.

TBM activated in preparation for arrival of gulf storm

Texas Baptist Men’s state disaster relief feeding unit will leave the organization’s headquarters June 29 and head toward South Texas where it will be ready to provide as many as 20,000 meals a day to 22 shelters in the wake of Tropical Storm Alex.
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