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Veteran recalls ‘divine appointments’ in waning days of WWII

BarkerMoody Barker of Mesquite was transferred to the Pacific in the final days of World War II, where he experienced what he considers two “divine appointments.”

Shoe ministry enables Buckner to put its best foot forward for a decade

In January, Buckner International begins a yearlong celebration of 10 years since it took over the “Shoes for Russian Souls,” campaign.

Baylor reports racially related incidents on Election Day

Baylor University police reported three apparently racially related on-campus incidents on Election Day.

Future Focus Committee recommends name change for convention

The Future Focus Committee will bring only one recommendation to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting, but it potentially could reshape the organization’s identity. Co-chairs Stephen Hatfield and Andy Pittman will present the committee’s unanimous recommendation that the 123-year-old BGCT change its name to the Texas Baptist Convention.

Coffee to be nominated for BGCT first vice president

Ken Coffee, retired associate director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas State Missions Commission, will be nominated for first vice president of the state convention at the BGCT annual meeting in Fort Worth.

Baptist pastor’s trial begins; Azerbaijanis claim intimidation

A Baptist pastor in Azerbaijan, arrested in June on what his defenders say was a trumped-up charge, was scheduled to stand trial beginning Oct. 31.

Survey: Protestant pastors favor McCain, but many still undecided

A majority of Protestant pastors say they plan to vote for Republican presidential nominee John McCain, but nearly one in four is undecided, according to a LifeWay poll.

Congo: New fighting creates latest humanitarian crisis

Escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is creating a "humanitarian crisis of catastrophic dimensions," the head of the United Nations said Oct. 29.

Around the State

Dallas Baptist University will hold a “Patriot Preview” day for prospective students Nov. 8.

Next president should focus on human rights, Carter says

President Jimmy Carter called on the next president to focus on restoring human rights as a primary objective in American foreign policy.

Newly deployed soldiers benefit from chaplain’s experience in Iraq

From 2006 to 2007, Baptist Chaplain Jim Kirkendall was in Balad, Iraq, where he counseled soldiers and visited the wounded and workers at the Air Force Theater Hospital and the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility.

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