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Baylor AD resigns; acting football coach hired

Baylor AD resigns; acting football coach hired

Baylor University—reeling in the wake of an investigation into the way the school handled reports of sexual violence—begins the summer with an interim president and acting head football coach in place and the athletic director’s resignation in hand.

       
Baylor University demotes president and fires football coach

Baylor University demotes president and fires football coach

Citing a “fundamental failure” to handle sexual violence complaints appropriately, Baylor University’s regents announced plans May 26 to remove Ken Starr from his role as president, fire Head Football Coach Art Briles and sanction Athletic Director Ian McCaw.

       
Nominees for SBC president respond to questions

Nominees for SBC president respond to questions

The three pastors who will be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June responded to questions.

       
SBC president among evangelicals to meet with Trump

SBC president among evangelicals to meet with Trump

Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd plans to meet with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about his faith and values at a June 21 gathering in New York.

       
Do No Harm Act seeks to rein in RFRA claims

Do No Harm Act seeks to rein in RFRA claims

Some of the original supporters of the national Religious Freedom Restoration Act believe it needs to be amended to prevent discrimination. (BNG)

       

On the Move: Hall, Holder and Pesch

Staff changes reported involving churches in Red Oak, Tulia and Priddy.

       
Go Now marks 70 years of students on mission

Go Now marks 70 years of students on mission

Go Now Missions celebrated 70 years of sending college students on mission by commissioning 223 student missionaries to share the gospel around the world this summer.

       
Around the State: HPU names Sumners Scholars, DBU and ETBU  present honorary doctorates

Around the State: HPU names Sumners Scholars, DBU and ETBU present honorary doctorates

Howard Payne University named four students as Sumners Scholars. Dallas Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University conferred honorary doctorates. Wayland Baptist University named three new deans.

       
Jimmy Carter sees resurgence of racism, plans Baptist conference for unity

Jimmy Carter sees resurgence of racism, plans Baptist conference for unity

Defending President Obama and criticizing Donald Trump, former President Jimmy Carter said the presidential race showed how much work needed to be done to heal racial divisions. (New York Times)

       

Lloyd Elder retires—again—after six decades of ministry

At age 83, Lloyd Elder—former Texas Baptist pastor and denominational executive—plans to retire for the fourth and what he termed the “final” time May 31 after more than six decades of ministry.

       
Dallas minister’s blog on transgender people attracts widespread attention

Dallas minister’s blog on transgender people attracts widespread attention

When Mark Wingfield, associate pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, wrote a blog titled “Seven Things I’m Learning About Transgender Persons,” he never expected it to draw so much attention. (KERA)

       
 
 

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