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The 2015 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is available.

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone releases tax guide for ministers

The 2015 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is available.

Texas Tidbits: Lilly Endowment grants $500,000 to Truett

Texas Tidbits: Lilly Endowment grants $500,000 to Truett

The Lilly Endowment awarded a $500,000 grant to Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary to strengthen the quality of preaching.

Obituaries: Brent Ferren, James Carter

Brent Ferren, 61, died Jan. 25 in Glen Rose and James Carter, 80, died Jan. 26 in Shreveport, La.

On the Move: Bobby Isbell

Bobby Isbell to Oplin Baptist Church in Clyde as pastor.

Around the State: ETBU Shadow Day

Around the State: ETBU Shadow Day

East Texas Baptist University will hold Shadow Day Feb. 13 for high school seniors and college transfer students.

Pastors eager to find preaching’s place in modern church

Pastors eager to find preaching’s place in modern church

A series of Lilly Foundation grants and several large-scale evangelistic events demonstrate the continued importance and effectiveness of preaching. But being relevant without catering to the culture is a challenge.

Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

Instances of “indiscriminate baptism” as well as the practice of admitting unbaptized persons into church membership remain challenges to a Baptist understanding of the ordinance of baptism.

CERI responds to flooding in Sri Lanka, 10 years after deadly tsunami

CERI responds to flooding in Sri Lanka, 10 years after deadly tsunami

Flooding in Sri Lanka in December prompted Children’s Emergency Relief International to help provide food and temporary shelter for displaced victims and coordinate plans to rebuild.

Texas Baptists’ hunger offering supports IMB development ministries

Texas Baptists’ hunger offering supports IMB development ministries

Texas Baptist's are giving  $103,000 in hunger offering funds to equip International Mission Board personnel to teach people how to sustain a fish farm in South America and meet other needs around the globe.

Container filled with ministry supplies arrives in Cuba

Container filled with ministry supplies arrives in Cuba

The world focused on Cuba in recent days, gauging the impact of restored diplomatic relations with the United States after more than 50 years. But for a Waco couple and a Texas Baptist Men volunteer team, a trek to Cuba was business as usual.

Christians’ collaborative passion can change a city, Denison says

Christians’ collaborative passion can change a city, Denison says

Collaborative passion is the only solution if Christians want to impact the city of Dallas, Jim Denison, founder of the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, told participants in the second Movement Day Greater Dallas.

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