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Bible Studies for Life Series for December 30: Bowing before the Savior

Posted: 12/18/07

Bible Studies for Life Series for December 30

Bowing before the Savior

• Matthew 2:1-12

By Steve Dominy

Board to vote on interim executive director

Posted: 12/18/07

Board to vote on interim executive director

By John Hall

Texas Baptist Communications

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board will vote later this week on a nominee for interim executive director.

BGCT Executive Board directors learned Dec. 17 they would receive background information on a candidate for interim executive director, as well as information about how the e-mail balloting would take place. Voting begins Dec. 20 and will continue until a decision is made.

TBM seeks coats for children in North Korea

Posted: 12/14/07

TBM seeks coats for children in North Korea

By Ken Camp

Managing Editor

Global Resource Services will send 10 containers filled with medical supplies to 10 rural hospitals in North Korea soon, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its humanitarian work there. And Texas Baptist Men wants to include 10,000 winter coats for children with the shipments.

John LaNoue of Lindale, whose initial work in North Korea gave birth to Texas Baptist Men’s partnership with Global Resource Services there 10 years ago, recently returned from another trip to North Korea with TBM volunteer Jim Pinkston of Edgewood.

Fair-trade items offer Christmas gifts with a conscience

Posted: 12/14/07

Fair-trade items offer
Christmas gifts with a conscience

By Hannah Elliott

Associated Baptist Press

NEW YORK (ABP)—What’s the perfect revenge for the flannel-lined hot-water bottle Aunt Sharon gave you last year? Or the Michael Bolton CD from your brother-in-law?

Maybe a toilet. Or an ox. A bag of seeds would work, for that matter.

Happy New Year? For Christians it began with Advent

Posted: 12/14/07
For some Christians, following a calendar common to Christ’s followers through the centuries rather than one dictated by greeting-card companies constitutes an act of radical, counter-cultural discipleship.

Happy New Year?
For Christians it began with Advent

By Jennifer Harris

Missouri Word & Way

When does the New Year begin? For Christians observing the church calendar, the new year began Dec. 2, with the start of the Advent season.

The liturgical church year is an “or-derly way to look at the full scope of Christ-ian themes in a year-long fashion,” said John Baker, pastor of First Baptist Church in Columbia, Mo.

 
 
 
 
 
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