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Obituaries: Verl Capps, Mike Gresham

Verl Capps, 89, longtime music minister and educator, died Jan. 18 in Waxahachie. Mike Gresham, 61, died Jan. 19 in Port Lavaca, where he was pastor of First Baptist Church.

Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said the court’s ruling “could potentially transform the cultural landscape of America.”

Supreme Court will decide fate of state bans on gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all.

Around the State: Five Kent daughters ETBU graduates

Around the State: Five Kent daughters ETBU graduates

All five daughters of Jill and Kevin Kent of Mount Pleasant now are graduates of East Texas Baptist University.

On the Move: David Reaves

David Reaves to First Baptist Church in Salado as student pastor.

Christian writer Margaret Feinberg shares breast cancer struggles

Christian writer Margaret Feinberg shares breast cancer struggles

When popular Christian author Margaret Feinberg received a diagnosis of breast cancer, she found that deep joy almost always is accessible, even if it looks different than we expect.

Sunday mornings still segregated; that's OK with worshippers

Sunday mornings still segregated; that's OK with worshippers

Sunday morning remains one of the most segregated hours in American life, with more than eight in 10 congregations made up of one predominant racial group, a new LifeWay survey reveals.

‘Holy irritant’ can move Baptists beyond comfort zones, Warnock says

‘Holy irritant’ can move Baptists beyond comfort zones, Warnock says

The pastor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s spiritual home challenged the New Baptist Covenant to move beyond comfort zones of race and theology toward a “covenant community” characterized by “creative and redemptive agitation” necessary for substantive change.

Obituaries: Storm, Lyles, Hopper, Scott

Deaths: Ralph Storm, 86, Jan. 7 in Corpus Christi; Carter Lyles, 87, Jan. 9 in Carrollton; John David Hopper, 80, Jan. 10 in Houston; and Orville Scott, 80, Jan. 12 in Grand Saline.

Buckner’s 3 millionth pair of shoes given to Guatemalan child

Buckner’s 3 millionth pair of shoes given to Guatemalan child

Dulce Alquijay Raymundo was the recipient of the 3 millionth pair of shoes distributed through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls.

Sabbath rest can help portly pastors fight fat, Baylor study shows

Sabbath rest can help portly pastors fight fat, Baylor study shows

More than one-third of American ministers are obese, with stress, long hours, poor pay and lack of self-care among the reasons, a Baylor University study revealed.

Former seminary head John David Hopper dies

Former seminary head John David Hopper dies

John David Hopper, former president of the European-based International Baptist Theological Seminary, died Jan. 10 at age 80.

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