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In Touch: Presiding over prayer in the Texas Senate

I have had the privilege of preaching at two wonderful churches recently: Christian Family Baptist Church in San Antonio and First Baptist Church of Carrollton.

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Kathy Hillman: Dos hermanos en Cristo, living the difference

Dos hermanos en Cristo. Two ordinary men extraordinarily used by God. God called Robert to Christian ministry. He called Archímedes to ministry as a Christian.

Kathy Hillman: Deep roots … living legacy

I am not part of the Baptist family today because of my roots. I choose to be Baptist because I have prayed, studied and determined I am Baptist by belief.

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In Touch: Hosting Texas Baptists Camp managers

It was our pleasure to host the Texas Baptists Camp managers in your Baptist Building.

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Richard Ray: Snapshot visit can evaluate church’s strengths and weaknesses

One of the ways the Bivocational/Small Church Association serves churches is to make a snapshot visit to a church to see and hear the needs within that congregation.

Kathy Hillman: Breaking down defenses during spring break

Kathy Hillman: Breaking down defenses during spring break

During spring break, nearly 1,500 teens and young adults will serve through Texas Baptists’ Collegiate Ministries or Disaster Recovery.

Kathy Hillman: The right tools: A compass, a map & GPS

Kathy Hillman: The right tools: A compass, a map & GPS

A metaphorical compass, map and GPS help me answer my most frequently asked question, “How does the Baptist General Convention of Texas work?”

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Richard Ray: I stand amazed in the presence

Amazement is defined as “a strong feeling of astonishment or wonder.” I have been amazed many times in my life.

Kathy Hillman: Texas Baptist heroes and trailblazing pastors Marvin Griffin & Harold Branch

Kathy Hillman: Trailblazing pastors Marvin Griffin & Harold Branch

African-American pastors Harold Branch and Marvin Griffin blazed trails in Texas Baptist leadership and in life.

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In Touch: [un]Apologetic conference and a new Texas Baptist magazine

Sunday, Feb. 15, was a big day for the Hardage family! My granddaughter, Anne Marie, was dedicated at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.

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Kathy Hillman: Poster board, popcorn and public school

When I was elected president of Texas Baptists, notes from friends evoked special memories. One came as a precious surprise. My thoughts turned back the years to a group I taught in Girls in Action.

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Kathy Hillman: Covered with love

Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas covers our state and beyond with love. Since 1880, members have shared Christ through action. Because of that love, the organization chose February and Valentine’s Day to focus on WMU.

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In Touch: A visit to Chalk Bluff in Waco

I spent a recent Sunday morning at Chalk Bluff Baptist Church in Waco. I was thoroughly blessed by my time in this wonderful, healthy church.

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Kathy Hillman: 175 years and counting—Blest be ties that bind

As I unlock the door to my office, pictures of grandchildren, along with photographs of current and former students, focus my attention on the future.

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Bedilu Yirga: 'Go home to your own people and tell them …'

The Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church of Dallas in cooperation with BGCT has launched a mission work project, funding indigenous missionaries taking the gospel to their own people.

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