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Texas Tidbits: HBU receives record-breaking donation

Texas Tidbits: HBU receives record-breaking donation

Houston Baptist University received $15 million from Archie W. and Linda Dunham—the largest single gift in the university’s history.

       
Memorial Day remembrances in their own words

Memorial Day remembrances in their own words

For Memorial Day, here are three stories of ordinary Christians—in their own words—who faced extraordinary situations and still celebrate the hope found in Christ in times of crisis and loss.

       
Pastor Protection Bill advances

Pastor Protection Bill advances

A bill intended to protect ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies or being sued for denying gay couples the use of church sanctuaries for their weddings cleared another hurdle.

       
Tornado damages Mineral Wells church; storms prompt Texas Baptist response

Texas Baptists respond as tornado damages FBC Mineral Wells

A tornado that ripped through downtown Mineral Wells damaged the family life center, welcome center and youth room at First Baptist Church, but it caused no injuries.

       
HPU student leads discipleship ministry to athletes

HPU student leads discipleship ministry to athletes

During his freshman year at Howard Payne University, Xavier McFalls stood before his football teammates and spoke some uncomfortable words.

       
Jesus’ death convicts capital punishment, former Baylor law prof says

Former Baylor law prof: Jesus’ death convicts capital punishment

Baptists remain divided over the use of the death penalty as the ultimate punishment for crime. 

       
CBF and SBC leaders unite against payday loans

CBF and SBC leaders unite against payday loans

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission joined other faith groups in announcing a new coalition to combat predatory lending.

       
Funds for church starting dominate BGCT Executive Board discussion

Funds for church starting dominate Executive Board discussion

Discussion about increased funds to start churches dominated discussion at a Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board meeting that featured an otherwise light agenda.

       
Korean Texas Baptist confirms delivery of goods to North Korea

Korean Texas Baptist confirms delivery of goods to North Korea

A Korean Texas Baptist minister returned recently from North Korea, where he verified delivery of 60 tons of corn and 10 tons of wheat noodles to schools, orphanages and a hospital.

       
Texas Tidbits: Baylor receives major gift for film and digital media program

Texas Tidbits: Baylor receives major gift for film and digital media program

Baylor University has received $2 million to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media.

       
Around the State: 4xFour clinic set

Around the State: 4xFour evangelism clinic set

The Baptist General Convention of Texas evangelism division will conduct a Spanish language 4xFour evangelism clinic May 30 at Crosspoint Church Español in Bellaire.

       
 
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