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Obituary: Edith Jan Tillinghast Spann

Edith Jan Tillinghast Spann, 76, of Duncanville died Dec. 15.

       
ETBU softball team shows Christ’s love in Costa Rica

ETBU softball team shows Christ’s love in Costa Rica

Several never had participated in a mission trip or traveled outside the United States. A few never had flown on an airplane. But members of the East Texas Baptist University softball team overcame fear of the unknown to show Christ’s love in Costa Rica.

       
Obama signs bipartisan International Religious Freedom Act

Obama signs bipartisan International Religious Freedom Act

President Obama signed into law the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act of 2016—an action that drew praise from groups ranging from Baptist agencies to the American Humanist Association.

       
BWA extends nomination deadline for human rights award

BWA extends nomination deadline for human rights award

The Baptist World Alliance has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2017 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award from Dec. 16 to Jan. 20.

       
Amy Grant encourages holiday audiences to find comfort in Christ

Amy Grant encourages holiday audiences to find comfort in Christ

The desire to bring hope and healing to people hurting during the holidays inspired six-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Amy Grant to compile a collection of inspirational songs for her first Christmas album in nearly 20 years.

       
Most churches open for business on Christmas and New Year’s Day

Most churches open for business on Christmas and New Year’s Day

More than half of Americans plan to go to church at Christmastime, and most Protestant pastors will keep the doors open for them.

       
TBM collects Bibles and Christian books for prisons

TBM collects Bibles and Christian books for delivery to prisons

Texas Baptist Men—working with a North Texas radio station, LifeWay Christian Stores and First Baptist Church in Dallas—provided more than 90 cases of Bibles and Christian books to Texas prisons this year, and organizers of the effort hope to do more in 2017.

       
Frisco teacher makes impact on children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls

Frisco teacher makes impact on children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls

Lisa Schaefer isn’t much of a shopper. It just doesn’t excite her—unless it helps vulnerable children through Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls.

       
Smart-on-Crime Coalition calls for criminal justice reform

Smart-on-Crime Coalition calls for criminal justice reform

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission and other members of the Smart-on-Crime Coalition have urged state legislators to enact criminal justice reform, including programs to help ex-offenders re-enter the free world.

       
Fired Baylor athletics employee sues Pepper Hamilton firm

Fired Baylor athletics employee sues Pepper Hamilton firm

Tom Hill, a former Baylor University athletics employee who was fired amid the school’s sexual assault scandal, has sued the law firm that investigated the university’s response to sexual assault allegations.

       
Baylor philanthropy expert suggests five factors to consider in choosing charities

Baylor philanthropy expert suggests five factors to consider in choosing charities

Andy Hogue, director of the philanthropy and public service program at Baylor University, said givers should consider five key areas as they assess who they are, what they have been given and the needs and opportunities around them.

       
 
 
 
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