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Baptist ethicist Robert Parham dies at 63

Baptist ethicist Robert Parham dies at 63

Baptist ethicist Robert Parham, who survived a bout with leukemia in 2005 and later was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare and serious disease that commonly affects vital organs like the heart and kidneys, died March 5 in Nashville. (BNG)

       

Jack Johnson, last RTVC president, dies at 82

Jack B. Johnson, the last president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Radio and Television Commission, died March 5 in Henderson, Nev. He was 82.

       
Refugees find a safe place to learn at Florida center

Refugees find a safe place to learn at Florida international center

In two decades, the International Learning Center of Jacksonville, Fla., Inc., has taught English and citizenship to more than 6,000 people from 108 countries. More than 1,500 students have made professions of faith in Christ while establishing more than 94 house-group ministries.

       
Rural Canadian churches cross denominational lines to welcome Syrian refugees

Canadian churches cross denominational lines to welcome Syrian refugees

Three small-town Canadian congregations put aside theological differences and came together to sponsor the resettlement of three Syrian refugee families.

       
Glorieta owners cited for environmental and zoning violations

Glorieta owners cited for multiple environmental and zoning violations

Owners of Glorieta 2.0—the New Mexico conference center formerly owned by LifeWay Christian Resources—face fines and potential criminal charges for development, zoning, littering and public nuisance violations.

       
Christian Life Commission gives Lufkin lawmaker justice award

Christian Life Commission gives Lufkin lawmaker justice award

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission presented its Micah 6:8 Justice Award to Rep. Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin, for his dedication to public education.

       
Texas Rangers open preliminary investigation at Baylor

Texas Rangers open preliminary investigation at Baylor

The Texas Rangers have launched a preliminary inquiry into circumstances surrounding sexual assault at Baylor University.

       
Around the State: Car show at Richardson church; Buckner seeks shoes for Guatemala

Around the State: Car show at Richardson church; Buckner seeks shoes for Guatemala

The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson will hold its 10th annual car show April 8, with proceeds to benefit the Network Food Pantry of Richardson. Buckner International’s Shoes for Orphan Souls ministry is seeking to collect 5,000 athletic shoes for Guatemalan boys and girls.

       
BGCT forms chaplaincy partnership with Virginia Baptists

BGCT forms chaplaincy partnership with Virginia Baptists

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board has voted to launch a chaplain endorsement partnership with the Baptist General Association of Virginia.

       

Acknowledge institutional and structural racism, workshop speaker urges

Americans need to “turn the mirror inward” and examine systems that exclude, exploit, oppress or underserve people on the basis of race, a racial equity consultant told participants at a Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission workshop.

       
Foster families and children need advocates

Foster families and children need advocates

Texas faces a foster care crisis, but Christians can make a difference through advocacy and by offering support to caregivers, workshop leaders told participants at the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission Advocacy Day in Austin.

       
 
 
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