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Two churches removed from BGCT due to gay issue

Two churches face removal from BGCT due to gay issue

Officials with the Baptist General Convention of Texas notified two churches an affirming stance toward LGBT members places them outside the bounds of “harmonious cooperation” with the state convention.

       

On the Move: Balmer, Gusukuma and Hayden

Church staff changes noted for congregations in Waco and Aledo.

       
Around the State: HBU receives $5 million gift; ETBU cheer team visits kindergarten class

Around the State: HBU receives $5 million gift; ETBU cheer team visits kindergarten class

Houston Baptist University received a $5 million gift from Pinky Pampell of Houston to expand its online academic programs. East Texas Baptist University’s Tiger Pom and Tiger Cheer teams visited Cain Elementary School in Whitehouse to participate in the school’s “No Excuses Program” celebration.

       
Old Testament offers relevant critique of economic injustice, Brueggemann says

Old Testament offers relevant critique of economic injustice, Brueggemann says

Ancient Hebrew Scriptures offer American Christians a critique of the prevailing economic system, Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann told a chapel assembly at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology.

       
Rio Grande Valley family sees bright future constructed just outside its doorstep

Rio Grande Valley family sees bright future constructed just outside its doorstep

Nearly 20 volunteers with Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas worked from sunrise past sunset building a home from scratch for the Morales family of Peñitas.

       
Christians in Nigeria face crisis beyond the attention of the West

Christians in Nigeria face crisis beyond the attention of the West

Christians in Nigeria face a humanitarian crisis, but few in the West recognize the severity of the persecution Nigerians endure, Benjamin Kwashi, an Anglican archbishop from northern Nigeria, said during his recent visit to Dallas.

       
Group calls for reform of Baylor board of regents

Group calls for reform of Baylor board of regents

A group of prominent Baylor University alumni and donors have launched a nonprofit organization that will seek what its organizers call “wholesale reform” of the university’s board of regents in the wake of revelations about Baylor’s response to sexual violence.

       
America risks squandering religious liberty, Os Guinness says

America risks squandering religious liberty, Os Guinness says

An unprecedented “sea change” in how America views religious freedom places the nation’s greatest gift to the world at risk, social critic and author Os Guinness told a gathering at Dallas Baptist University.

       
Written Pepper Hamilton report could have delayed action, Baylor regents say

Written Pepper Hamilton report could have delayed action, Baylor regents say

The Pepper Hamilton law firm that investigated Baylor University’s response to sexual assault complaints presented an oral rather than written report to the board of regents in part because producing a document could have delayed the process about nine months, two Baptist ministers who serve as regents said.

       
Struggling student found life-changing help at Bucker Family Hope Center

Struggling student found life-changing help at Buckner center

New to town with few friends, Abigail Garcia didn’t know what she was getting herself into when she followed a classmate’s recommendation to go to the local Buckner Family Hope Center. The moment she crossed the threshold, her life changed more than she possibly could realize.

       
Around the State: Worship Leadership Summit at DBU; Guatemala's first lady tours Buckner campuses

Around the State: Worship Leadership Summit at DBU; Guatemala's first lady tours Buckner campuses

Contemporary hymn writers and worship leaders Keith and Kristyn Getty participated in a Worship Leadership Summit at Dallas Baptist University. Patricia Morales, first lady of Guatemala, toured Buckner International facilities in Texas. Howard Payne University honored 10 individuals during homecoming.

       
 
 
 
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