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Richard Ray: Remain faithful to calling, wherever God calls

I recently had the honor of assisting Fairy Baptist Church in celebrating its 50th anniversary of service by Pastor Bob Ray and his wife, Rosalind. As you may have guessed, Bob and Rosalind are also my parents.

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Kathy Hillman: Texas Baptists: Move out, move on, move up, move forward

Texas Baptist university campuses swarm with students moving in for a new semester. Meanwhile, Texas Baptist employees moved out of the Baptist Building in Dallas and into new facilities at Rambler Park in Dallas.

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Kathy Hillman: School days

On the first day of school, girls and boys feel excited butterflies, and parents say goodbye with misty eyes. Most importantly, educators still make a difference.

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In Touch: The rhythms of life

We serve a God who appreciates rhythm. He has placed an obvious rhythm to our lives, and with it come many blessings.

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Kathy Hillman: Music, the universal heart language of worship

Once upon a time, church size and location determined music presentation that consisted primarily of choirs, solos and ensembles accompanied by piano and/or organ. Not so now.

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Richard Ray: Let the Lord manage your time for you

One of the most-asked questions I receive from people who desire to serve or are currently serving as a bivocational/small-church pastor is, “How do you manage your time?”

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Richard Ray: Learning from an innovative, creative congregation

I had the privilege to attend Cove Korean Baptist Church in Copperas Cove, helping them celebrate 34 years of service to our Lord. This church offers worship in both Korean and English languages, all under the same roof.

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Kathy Hillman: Camp: Refreshed, refocused & ready

Every summer, my car heads west for the eight-hour drive to Paisano Baptist Encampment.

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In Touch: Back from BWA World Congress

I enjoyed celebrating the risen Lord with Baptists from around the world at the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Durban, South Africa, but it’s good to be back in Texas.

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Bedilu Yirga: Different languages, same declaration

It was the day of Pentecost. God-fearing Jews and others converted to Judaism from afar came to stay in Jerusalem for the holiday. The disciples were together in one place for prayers, waiting for the fulfilment of the promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit on them.

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In Touch: Ken Starr clarifies Baylor policy

Recently, the Baylor University board of regents changed the language of the university’s student conduct policy. Baylor President Ken Starr sent us the following memo to help us understand the actions of Baylor and to clarify the misunderstandings that have accompanied this action.

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Richard Ray: Tell your mountains about your God

As a pastor serving on the small-church mission field, you encounter many obstacles in your life. At times, those obstacles seem like mountains.

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Kathy Hillman: Vacation Bible School: Letting children know Jesus loves them

One summer, my grandparents chose Vacation Bible School week for my annual visit. With an August birthday, I was too young, but First Baptist Church in Marfa’s pastor, Cliff Johnston, welcomed me anyway. Besides, my grandmother Barton provided all the refreshments.

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Kathy Hillman: Leadership Texas Baptists: Game on

Today, we frequently hear the question, “Where have all the leaders gone?” Perhaps a more crucial issue is where are tomorrow’s leaders.

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Richard Ray: Bivocational/Small Church Association provides encouragement, assistance

The 29th annual Texas Baptist Bivocational/Small Church Conference provided a wonderful time of fellowship, encouragement and education.

 
 
 
 
 
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