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ETBU students spend spring break on mission

ETBU students spend spring break on mission

East Texas Baptist University students spent spring break demonstrating the love of Christ by serving people in the jungles of Belize, in a storm-damaged area of South Louisiana and on the beaches of South Padre Island.

       
Inmate field ministers see wide-ranging impact inside prison

Inmate field ministers see wide-ranging impact inside prison

Michael Rios understands good intentions do not necessarily keep anybody out of prison. Life change demands a strong spiritual foundation, he knows now.

       
Religious leaders urge Congress to protect foreign aid

Religious leaders urge Congress to protect foreign aid

Religious leaders, including some who spoke at President Trump’s inauguration, are calling on Congress to protect foreign aid that helps the needy across the globe.

       
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship launches network for mission leaders

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship launches network for mission leaders

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has launched a network for missions leaders to share best practices and encourage greater collaboration around mission engagement.

       

Obituary: Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith, retired pastor and denominational leader, died March 11 in Austin at age 85.

       
Risenhoover to coordinate BGCT Native American initiative

Risenhoover to coordinate BGCT Native American initiative

The Baptist General Convention of Texas chaplaincy office named Georgia Risenhoover coordinator of the Native American Missions Initiative for chaplaincy.

       
Around the State: Nursing school gala raises $1 million; HPU alum named athletics chaplain at Texas Tech

Around the State: Nursing school raises $1 million; HPU alum named chaplain at Texas Tech

Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing raised more than $1 million at its sixth annual Going for the Gold Gala. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes appointed Corbin Young, a Howard Payne University graduate, as men’s athletic chaplain at Texas Tech University.

       
Moore for RNS

African-American Southern Baptists: ‘We are pulling for Dr. Moore’

African-American leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are stepping up to defend the SBC's top ethicist, Russell Moore, from Donald Trump backers who have decried Moore for calling out Trump's moral failures.

       
Russell Moore

SBC’s Moore, Page unite in wake of Baptist controversy over Trump

Although a Washington Post story indicated Southern Baptist Convention leader Frank Page might call for the resignation of Russell Moore, the convention’s top ethicist, they patched things up in a two-hour meeting March 13. (USA Today/RNS)

       
CommonCall: Outside the box

CommonCall: Ministry outside the box

What does a job-training ministry do when most of the employment opportunities in the region evaporate? An East Texas Christian Women’s Job Corps site created an artisans’ group who make and sell their own jewelry and other crafts.

       
Church plant emerges from walking the streets of Brooklyn

Church plant emerges from walking the streets of Brooklyn

When James Roberson arrived in Brooklyn to plant a church, he began walking the streets. Much like a door-to-door salesman, he was looking for prospects with no leads.

       
 
 
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