Texas Tidbits

Posted: 12/01/06

Texas Tidbits

Academy receives donated computer system. San Marcos entrepreneur Pat Price donated a new computer system to San Marcos Baptist Academy recently. Price, an academy alumnus, serves on the school’s fund-raising council. The computer and 17-inch, flat-screen monitor will replace an older system and will be used primarily for video editing purposes.

BUA names search committee. Teo Cisneros, pastor of Templo Jerusalem in Victoria, will chair a presidential search committee for Baptist University of the Americas. BUA trustees named a search committee to nominate an interim president and initiate a nationwide search for a successor to Albert Reyes, who has been named president of Buckner Children & Family Service. Search committee members who will serve with Cisneros are Debbie Ferrier of San Antonio, Francis Barrera of Plainview, John Bobo of Hurst and Doug Diehl of San Antonio. The board also named a council of advisers that includes Baldemar Borrego, president of the Hispanic Baptist Convención; Frank Palos, interim director of Hispanic ministries with the Baptist General Convention of Texas; Robert Rodriguez, BGCT second vice president; Alcides Guajardo, immediate past-president of Convención; Robert Cepeda, chairman of the BGCT Executive Board’s missions, evangelism and ministries committee; Alfonso Flores of San Antonio; Keith Bruce, director of BGCT institutional ministries; Irma Alvarado, president of Hispanic Woman’s Missionary Union; Rudy Camacho, a former president of Convención; and Delia Vela, president of the Convención Minister’s Wives Conference.


Storylist for 12/04/06 issue


Book cancellation shows Baylor troubles not over

Updated: 12/15/06

Book cancellation shows
Baylor troubles not over

By Ken Camp

Managing Editor

WACO—Baylor University reversed plans to publish a book about its recent history—a work critics called a defense of the school’s previous administration and defenders called a valuable interpretive analysis of issues facing Christian higher education.

The announcement came one week after former Baylor President Herb Reynolds sent a sharply critical e-mail to the volume’s editors, but university officials insisted their concerns predated that decision by at least five months.

Schmeltekopf Hankins

Love given, received at Cornerstone outreach

Updated: 12/15/06

Love given, received at Cornerstone outreach

By Barbara Bedrick

Texas Baptist Communications

DALLAS—The gift of love is lighting up the lives of two Carrollton volunteers, but their gift of time has blessed dozens of other people.

Deidra Stribling and Carl Wafer, who are engaged to be married, volunteer with community outreach programs at Cornerstone Baptist Church, an inner-city Dallas congregation—programs from which they benefited just one year ago.

Carl Wafer and Deidra Stribling met last Thanksgiving at a community outreach meal for needy people sponsored by Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dallas. This year the couple—who are engaged to be married and attending church regularly —worked as volunteers at the event.

Baylor prof says Schaeffer remained a fundamentalist

Updated: 12/15/06

Baylor prof says evangelical godfather
Schaefer returned to fundamentalism

By Hannah Elliott

Associated Baptist Press

WASHINGTON (ABP)—Many evangelical scholars agree Francis Schaeffer was the single greatest force that propelled evangelicals into political action—ultimately putting George W. Bush in the White House. But some question whether he rightly is described as a fundamentalist.

While some scholars think Schaeffer, the popular author and theologian who helped a generation of evangelicals move toward the public square, left fundamentalism behind during his lifetime, Baylor University professor Barry Hankins is reticent to concede that point.

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