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Church apologizes for disciplining wife of confessed pedophile

Church apologizes for disciplining wife of confessed pedophile

A Dallas-area megachurch apologized to a wife subjected to church discipline for leaving her husband without permission after learning he is attracted to children.

       
If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous"; and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the whole world.

Lawmakers approve pastor protection bill, fail to reform payday lending

In the 84th session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed bills protecting ministers from being forced to participate in same-sex marriages and giving county law enforcement greater ability to crack down on illegal gaming rooms.

       
Volunteer love connection links West and San Marcos

Volunteer love connection links West and San Marcos

Nancy Smith led volunteers from First Baptist Church in San Marcos two years ago to help residents of West recover from the fertilizer plant explosion that destroyed dozens of homes in their town. When her home was destroyed in recent flooding, disaster relief volunteers from First Baptist Church in West were able to reciprocate.

       
Former BGCT President Lineberger dead at 69

Former BGCT President Lineberger dead at 69

Phil Lineberger, pastor of Sugar Land Baptist Church near Houston and former president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died May 31. He was 69.

       
East Texas Baptist University will conduct a spiritual renewal conference for senior adults June 3-5 with the theme “The Hilltop Experience: For the Living of These Days.”

Around the State: ETBU plans 'Hilltop Experience' for senior adults

East Texas Baptist University will conduct a spiritual renewal conference for senior adults June 3-5 with the theme “The Hilltop Experience: For the Living of These Days.”

       
Baptist Briefs: Campaign launched to provide Bibles for China

Baptist Briefs: Campaign launched to provide Bibles for China

A new partnership involving LifeWay Christian Stores and Tyndale House Publishers allows individuals and churches to purchase Bibles for people in China.

       

On the Move: Dale Suel

Dale Suel to Union Grove Baptist Church in Navasota as pastor.

       
CommonCall: Urban farmer, urban missionary

CommonCall: Urban farmer, urban missionary

Ask Daron Babcock what he knew about agriculture, poultry-raising and animal husbandry before he launched Bonton Farm-Works in South Dallas. The urban farmer has a ready answer: “Zero.”

       

Obituary: Tom Stoker

Tom Stoker, 61, a former minister of music at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, died May 10 in Fort Worth.

       
BUA students help repair and renovate San Antonio church

BUA students help repair and renovate San Antonio church

Before the end of the spring semester, 20 Baptist University of the Américas students took a Saturday break from their studies—and they spent it stripping paint and cleaning toilets at Ven A El Baptist Church in San Antonio.

       
Cleanup begins at the Gracewood campus in Houston. The residential ministry for single mothers and their children was flooded by heavy rains over Memorial Day weekend. (PHOTO/Debbie MacKellar)

Flood displaces residents of Gracewood campus in southwest Houston

Floodwaters forced clients at Gracewood—a Texas Baptist residential ministry for single mothers and their children—to evacuate their homes on the southwest Houston campus.

       
 
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