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McKissic questions school district's banning Obama speech

A prominent black Southern Baptist pastor says a Texas school district should explain why it did not allow President Obama's Sept. 8 speech on education to be shown live in classrooms, but is planning later in the month to send selected fifth graders to a similar message by former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura.
       

Around the State: O'Brien is visiting scholar in residence

Bill O’Brien, former vice president of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, is serving as the visiting scholar in residence at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. He will preach in the chapel service Sept. 8.
       

On the Move: DeWayne Bush to First Church in Tuscola as pastor

DeWayne Bush to First Church in Tuscola as pastor.
       

Texas Tidbits: Senior care boards move toward affiliation

The governing boards of two senior living providers related to the Baptist General Convention of Texas have given the green light for the organizations to affiliate in 2010.
       

Churches take increasing ownership of Great Commission

The face of mission involvement is changing as congregations take on greater roles in selecting and developing strategic partnerships around the world.
       

Dallas church reaching world at its doorstep

The more Tim Ahlen and the strategists saw how God was working through the efforts of Baptist missionaries overseas, the more they wanted the same thing to happen back in the United States.
       

Va. jail to stop censoring religious mail

A Virginia jail will stop censoring religious mail after protests from civil rights organizations that clerks had turned Bible-quoting missives from an inmate’s mother into tattered strips of paper signed “Love, Mom.”
       

Faith Digest: Most U.S. Catholics ambivalent about Latin Mass

More than six in 10 American Catholics have no opinion on the return of the traditional liturgy, according to a new survey.
       

Church delivers gospel with a side order of pie

A warm apple pie opens doors and hearts to the gospel, as members at First Baptist Church of Shallowater discovered.
       

Shoes for Orphan Souls collects 2 millionth pair of shoes

Buckner International's Shoes for Orphan Souls ministry has collected its 2 millionth pair of shoes for needy children and families in the United States and around the world.
       

Back-to-school fiesta draws 700; 41 accept Christ

When Templo Bautista in South Houston held a back-to-school fiesta complete with a backpack giveaway, health and nutrition fair, and a music and magic show, volunteers saw 41 of the nearly 700 participants profess faith in Christ.
       
 
 

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