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Evangelical archer Mackenzie Brown takes aim at first Olympics

Evangelical archer Mackenzie Brown takes aim at first Olympics

East Texan Mackenzie Brown may be the only woman on Team USA’s archery squad, but she is just one of the guys in another way. Like her coach and many of her fellow bowmen, Brown, 21, is an evangelical Christian.

       
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Q&A with Baylor Title IX Coordinator Patty Crawford

“Ultimately, I do this job because I want people to heal, and I don’t want my job to have to exist,” Patty Crawford, Title IX coordinator at Baylor University, told the Waco Tribune-Herald.

       
Wisdom-Martin sees new national role as ‘an act of obedience’

Wisdom-Martin sees new national role as ‘an act of obedience’

When friends approached Sandy Wisdom-Martin about being considered as the next executive director of national Woman’s Missionary Union, she recalled having  “a long list of valid reasons” why she should not.

       
Baptist ministers join call to halt execution

Baptist ministers join call to halt execution

Several Texas Baptist ministers and professors joined evangelical leaders from around the country in urging Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to stop the scheduled Aug. 24 execution of Jeff Wood.

       
Olympic gold medalist finds source of happiness in God’s gifts

Olympic gold medalist finds source of happiness in God’s gifts

Caeleb Dressel made a big splash in his Olympic debut Aug. 7, winning a gold medal as part of the U.S. men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay team. Take a close look at him during some of his competitions, and you may notice a Scripture reference written across his face.

       
Gymnast Jake Dalton focuses on faith over fear

Gymnast Jake Dalton focuses on faith over fear

Olympic gymnast Jake Dalton bears a tatoo that reminds him of his source of strength. It quotes Philippians 4:13—"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

       
Buckner program teaches boys ‘what a father looks like’

Buckner teaches boys ‘what a father looks like’

Dan Molinksi volunteers with the Boy’s Club that meets at the Dallas Buckner Family Hope Center to provide boys a positive male role model.

       
Voter registration on faith groups’ to-do lists

Voter registration on faith groups’ to-do lists

Religious groups ranging from black Protestants to Latino evangelicals to Reform Jews are gearing up for massive voter-registration activities to boost turnout on Election Day.

       

On the Move: Bailey, Billups, Burns, Garcia, Moore and Whittington

Staff changes reported at churches in Sherman, Midland, Abilene, Brownwood, Taft and College Station.

       
Around the State: Food bank recognizes San Antonio church

Around the State: San Antonio church fights hunger; children enjoy 'brain games' at HPU

San Antonio church recognized for hunger-fighting ministry. Children enjoy "brain games" at camps on the Howard Payne University campus. 

       
Journey to El Paso, Paisano and Alpine: Pioneer Baptists in westernmost Texas

Journey to El Paso, Paisano and Alpine: Pioneer Baptists in westernmost Texas

This week's road trip takes us to the westernmost parts of Texas, where Baptist pioneers established churches in El Paso, a bustling railroad stop on the Mexican border, and Alpine, between the towering Davis Mountains and the Chihuahuan Desert, and where circuit-riding cowboy preacher L.R. Millican founded Paisano Encampment. 

       
 
 

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