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IMB must mobilize ‘ordinary Christians’ for missions, Platt insists

IMB must mobilize ‘ordinary Christians’ for missions, Platt insists

Southern Baptists’ International Mission Board must mobilize “ordinary Christians”—students, retirees and professionals whose jobs take them overseas—to work alongside full-time vocational missionaries, IMB President David Platt told an Internet audience.

       
Faith, MS motivate inspiring Baylor law grad

Faith, MS motivate inspiring Baylor law grad

Allison Dickson—who has multiple sclerosis—graduated at the top of her class from Baylor Law School. She insists any positive influence she had on others derived not from her but from her relationship with God, generous and loving parents and wonderful friends. BNG

       
Paige Patterson named to Cruz advisory panel

Paige Patterson named to Cruz advisory panel

Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been named to a Religious Liberty Advisory Council created by Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate. BNG

       
Supreme Court hears arguments on Texas abortion clinics case

Supreme Court hears arguments on Texas abortion clinics case

The Supreme Court’s liberal justices seemed united in March 2 arguments that Texas’ abortion regulations are an unconstitutional burden on a woman’s right to an abortion, but Justice Anthony Kennedy, who holds the key vote, questioned whether there was enough evidence to make such a finding. (The Washington Post)

       

Greear to be nominated for SBC president

North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC annual meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis.

       
Franklin Graham insists he cares more about winning hearts than votes

Franklin Graham insists he cares more about winning hearts than votes

At 63, fiery evangelist and social conservative Franklin Graham still is a “black sheep” who doesn’t travel with the speak-nice flock.

       
Russell Moore: Don't call me an 'evangelical'

Russell Moore: Don't call me an 'evangelical'

Call Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, a “gospel Christian.” But don’t call him an evangelical—at least not until the current election cycle ends. RNS

       
Around the State: UNT opens new BSM building; ministry assistants conference slated

Around the State: UNT opens new BSM building; ministry assistants conference slated

The University of Texas has a new Baptist Student Ministry building. The Texas Baptist Ministry Assistants Conference is scheduled in San Antonio. Travis Jones has been named executive director at Gracewood.

       

On the Move: Harlow, Hoffman, Hornaday and Layton

Staff changes at churches in Marlin, Denton, Caldwell and Lubbock noted.

       
Baylor Scott & White CEO Allison plans move to advisory role

Baylor Scott & White CEO Allison plans move to advisory role

After four decades in hospital administration, including more than 15 years as president of Baylor Health Care System, Joel Allison announced plans to step down as president and chief executive officer of Baylor Scott & White Health next year and become senior adviser to the chairman of the board.

       
White House recognizes Baylor student as Champion of Change

White House recognizes Baylor student as Champion of Change

The White House recognized Riya Rahman, a senior at Baylor University, naming her a Champion of Change for her work to ensure summer meals for children.

       
 
 

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