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Petition asks administration to declare Baylor a sanctuary campus

Petition seeks sanctuary status for Baylor campus

Several doctoral students in Baylor University’s religion department have initiated a petition asking the school’s administration to declare Baylor a sanctuary campus for refugees, immigrants and international visitors.

       
Around the State: Olson to lecture at Howard Payne

Around the State: Olson to lecture at Howard Payne

Roger Olson will deliver the Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics at Howard Payne University. Rucker Preston was named statewide coordinator and executive director of the Texas Christian Community Development Network. 

       

On the Move: Collier, Miller, Penney, Stowe and Taylor

Church staff changes noted for congregations in Cotton Center, Abilene, Plainview and Houston.

       

Obituary: Patricia Ann Long

Patricia Ann Long, 81, died Sept. 16 in San Antonio after a battle with cancer.

       
Some Baylor regents may need to resign, former regents assert

Some Baylor regents may need to resign, former regents assert

If any Baylor University regents failed in their responsibility to the school, they need to resign, 14 former regents said in a letter to the university’s governing board.

       
BWA criticizes executive order regarding refugees and immigrants

BWA criticizes executive order regarding refugees and immigrants

The Baptist World Alliance criticized the United States for a presidential executive order indefinitely suspending refugee resettlement from Syria and temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.

       
Lee Strobel’s ‘The Case for Christ’ now a movie

Lee Strobel’s ‘The Case for Christ’ now a movie

Lee Strobel's The Case for Christ has been turned into a movie, set for release by the Christian movie studio Pure Flix Entertainment April 7.

       
Texas Baptists challenged to teach children the power of worship

Texas Baptists challenged to teach children the power of worship

Worship involves an intimate relationship with God—and children may find that concept easier to grasp than adults do, Kathleen Chapman told participants at Children’s Worship University.

       

Obituary: Vester T. Hughes

Vester T. Hughes Jr., an attorney and philanthropist deeply involved in Texas Baptist life, died Jan. 29 at age 88 in Dallas. 

       
Trump pledges to ‘destroy’ restriction on political pulpit speech

Trump pledges to ‘destroy’ restriction on political pulpit speech

President Trump promised to repeal a law that bars churches from supporting political candidates without risking their tax-exempt status. Advocates of church-state separation insist the Johnson Amendment has served the nation and its congregations well.

       
CLC urges lawmakers to reject ‘anti-sanctuary city’ legislation

CLC urges lawmakers to reject ‘anti-sanctuary city’ legislation

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission joined a coalition of faith-based groups urging the Texas Legislature to reject one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities—legislation outlawing “sanctuary cities.”

       
 
 
 
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