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Around the State: Fletcher, Journeymen honored

Around the State: Fletcher, Journeymen honored

Hardin-Simmons University President Emeritus Jesse Fletcher received a statue of Christ washing Peter’s feet from IMB President David Platt  to commemorate his founding of the Missionary Journeyman program in 1965.

Obituary: David Hall

David Hall, 67, longtime pastor of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Garland, died June 20 in Rowlett.

On the Move: Don Minton

Don Minton to Grand Parkway Baptist Church in Richmond as pastor of spiritual formations from First Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., where he was associate minister for missions and ministries.

Americans like their red-white-and-blue patriotism—mostly

Americans like their red-white-and-blue patriotism—mostly

A new survey finds flag-waving, All-American Fourth of July celebrations are tempered by concerns the nation isn’t the moral leader it once was, Christians face discrimination here at home and some folks aren’t “truly American.”

Baptist Briefs: Baptist colleges lose Obamacare challenge

Baptist Briefs: Baptist colleges lose Obamacare challenge

A federal appeals court ruled June 22 the religious exercise of two Texas Baptist colleges isn’t substantially burdened by a requirement they opt out of contraceptive coverage required under Obamacare.

Texas Tidbits: Baptist Health Foundation assists agencies aiding Texas flood victims

Texas Tidbits: Baptist Health Foundation assists agencies aiding Texas flood victims

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio awarded $25,000 to Texas Baptist Men and $50,000 to the Texas Salvation Army to help rural flood victims.

Texas worship band helps students navigate life’s journey

Texas worship band helps students navigate life’s journey

For 15 years, the Texas-based worship band Burgundy Road has helped teenagers and young adults navigate life’s journey.

Churches urged to consider Millennials’ views on the environment

Churches urged to consider Millennials’ environmental views

Churches wanting to reach Millennials need to pay as much attention to environmental issues as they do to worship styles, according to many observers.

Many Americans believe Islam threatens religious freedom in U.S.

Many Americans believe Islam threatens religious freedom in U.S.

An almost equal number of Americans believe Islam poses as great a threat to their own nation’s religious liberty as consider it a danger to religious freedom internationally, new research shows.

Trailer park congregations central to church planter’s ministry

Trailer park congregations central to church planter’s ministry

Trailer parks exist on the periphery of some people’s lives—transient communities on the edge of town, occupied by residents they may see as living on the edge of society. But they are central to the ministry of one North Texas Baptist church planter.

Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage sparks strong response

Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage sparks strong response

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 the Constitution does not allow the government to deny same-sex couples marital benefits available to married couples of the opposite sex.

 
 
 
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