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Institutions shape character and instill virtue, theologian asserts

Institutions shape character and instill virtue, theologian asserts

Christians should recognize the importance of institutions such as churches and universities in shaping character and instilling virtue, theologian Gregory Jones told a crowd at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

       
Persecution and genocide demand response from U.S. Christians

Persecution and genocide demand response from U.S. Christians

Genocide of religious minorities and assaults on religious freedom that have fueled an international refugee crisis demand a response from Christians and other people of good will, panelists at a Baylor University forum agreed.

       
Gregory Jones of Duke named Baylor provost and executive VP

Gregory Jones of Duke named Baylor provost and executive VP

Baylor University named Gregory Jones of Duke Divinity School its executive vice president and provost.

       
Around the State: TBM offering disaster relief; student missions marks 70th anniversary; HSU names dean

Around the State: TBM offers disaster relief; student missions marks 70 years

Texas Baptist Men assess the situation in Houston and continue disaster relief in Southeast Texas. Texas Baptists' student missions program marks 70 years. Stephen Cook named dean at Hardin-Simmons University.

       
East Texas family onboard the 'foster love train'

East Texas family onboard the 'foster love train'

Robin and Barry Wright of Lufkin saw their family grow after they contacted Buckner Children and Family Services about becoming foster parents.

       
Acute need for Christian foster parents, advocates assert

Christian foster parents needed acutely, advocates assert

A federal judge declared the foster-care system in Texas broken, but Christians should be accustomed to redemptive work in a damaged and sin-filled world, some advocates for foster parenting insist.

       
First Person: God made a way

First Person: God made a way through foster-to-adopt

I knew what God wanted. It wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted a private adoption with “no strings attached”—a baby we could wrap up right after birth and call ours and only ours and never share with anyone else. Instead, God told me to foster to adopt.

       

Texas pastor seeks higher standard for reporting sexual abuse in SBC

A Southern Baptist pastor/blogger in North Texas has submitted a resolution for consideration at the upcoming meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention calling on leaders to get tough on churches that tolerate or conceal sexual abuse. BNG

       
Most Americans pray for healing, Baylor study reveals

Most Americans pray for healing, Baylor study reveals

Nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point in their lives, praying for others even more than for themselves, according to a study by a Baylor University epidemiologist.

       
Bobby Hall recommended as next Wayland president

Bobby Hall recommended as next Wayland president

The search committee at Wayland Baptist University will recommend Bobby Hall, a longtime administrator at the university, as the university’s 13th president.

       
Religious leaders urge political parties to reject Islamophobia

Religious leaders urge political parties to reject Islamophobia

Christian, Jewish and Islamic leaders joined to urge the Democratic and Republican national committees to protect religious minorities on the campaign trail.

       
 
 

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