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Around the State: Super Summer session at Hardin-Simmons

Around the State: Super Summer session set at Hardin-Simmons

A Super Summer session will take place July 13-17 at Hardin-Simmons University.

Baptist Briefs: Carter believes Jesus OK with gay marriage

Baptist Briefs: Carter believes Jesus OK with gay marriage

In a Huffington Post interview promoting his new memoir, Jimmy Carter said he thinks Jesus would approve of same-sex marriage.

East Texas church develops leaders from among young members

East Texas church develops leaders from among young members

Pastor Richard Rogers sees young members as vital to the church’s health and survival. So, University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville launched a program to employ young members in leadership roles.

Networking two continents means bridge-building

Networking two continents means bridge-building

Ruben Ortiz experiences deep fulfillment from his calling as a bridge builder between the church in Latin America and the United States. But it comes at a price.

Talk about religion seldom encouraged in counseling sessions, research shows

Religion seldom discussed in counseling sessions, research shows

Baylor University researchers helped perform a study that shows licensed clinical social workers fail to integrate discussion about their clients’ religion and spirituality into their counseling sessions.

Black churches debate the best ways to protect themselves

Black churches debate the best ways to protect themselves

Officials of predominantly black denominations are taking different—and sometimes contradictory—approaches in the wake of the shootings in Charleston, S.C., and the burning of more than a half-dozen black churches.

West Texas woman celebrates century of faithfulness

West Texas woman celebrates century of faithfulness

On May 10, Mother’s Day, Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Snyder honored all the mothers in the congregation, but singled out one for special recognition - Jessie Etheredge, age 103.

Houston Baptist University students stand with Becket Fund attorneys in April after oral argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Photo: The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty)

ETBU and HBU appeal to Supreme Court for protection from mandate

Two Baptist General Convention of Texas-affiliated universities and a seminary in Pennsylvania are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a religious liberty case regarding the Health and Human Services mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Texas Tidbits: McLendon named dean at Baylor School of Education

Texas Tidbits: McLendon named dean at Baylor School of Education

Michael McLendon joined Baylor University’s faculty as dean of the School of Education and professor of higher education policy and leadership, effective July 1.

Around the State: Urban Bounce sets Waco projects

Around the State: Urban Bounce plans Waco projects

Volunteers with Urban Bounce, a disaster recovery opportunity for students, will tackle projects in Waco, July 6-11.

On the Move: Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith to Church at the Crossing in Aledo as executive pastor.

 
 
 
 
 
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