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Texas WMU seeks to ‘fan the flames’

Texas WMU seeks to ‘fan the flames’

Speakers at the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas annual meeting in Waco assured members their prayers and offerings are helping missionaries across the globe share the gospel and persevere through difficult circumstances.

       

Texas Senate approves school voucher plan

The Texas Senate approved a voucher plan that would use taxpayer funds to provide scholarships to private schools—including religious ones.

       
Vietnamese recall miracle journey 40 years ago

Vietnamese recall miracle journey 40 years ago

In 1975, a South Vietnamese pastor led 69 orphans from their Baptist-sponsored orphanage in a daring escape by sea as the country fell to the communists.

       
Baptist leaders support Iran framework

Baptist leaders support Iran framework

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the American Baptist Churches USA and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America are among four-dozen Christian leaders who voiced support for a framework agreement to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.

       

On the Move: Joel Warren

Joel Warren to First Baptist Church in Castroville as senior pastor from McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange.

       
Around the State: ETBU students return from Beach Reach

Around the State: ETBU students return from Beach Reach

Thirty-nine East Texas Baptist University students joined the Beach Reach effort to evangelize college students for Christ during spring break.

       
House bills could provide meaningful payday lending reform

House bills could provide meaningful payday lending reform

Bills pending in the Texas House Investments and Financial Services Committee could crack down on abuses by payday and auto-title lenders and help protect vulnerable Texans from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt, proponents of the bills insist.

       
American views of same-sex marriage divided by faith & friendship

American views of same-sex marriage divided by faith & friendship

Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to agree gay marriage should be legal. Fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful. And evangelicals increasingly are at odds with American culture over same-sex relationships.

       
Hands in Service helps alleviate malnutrition in Mexico

Hands in Service helps alleviate malnutrition in Mexico

Lee Baggett’s Hands in Service ministry is partnering with Amarillo Baptist Association and the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering to fight malnutrition in Mexico with a daily teaspoon of alfalfa concentrate.

       

Obituaries: David Silva, Peggy Fuston, Robert Cargill

David Silva, 70, pastor of First Baptist Church in Pettus, died March 16 in Pettus; Peggy Fuston, 80, a former BGCT employee, died April 3 in Arlington. Robert Cargill, 85, former vice president for financial resources for the SBC Radio and Television Commission, died April 4 in Fort Worth.

       
Diana Garland to step down as dean of the Baylor School of Social Work

Diana Garland to step down as dean of Baylor School of Social Work

Diana Garland, inaugural dean of Baylor University’s School of Social Work, will step down from her administrative post due to health reasons effective June 1.

       
 
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