Texas Baptists celebrate and look ahead during first-ever online Annual Meeting

Texas Baptists gathered Nov. 16-17 for the first-ever online Annual Meeting. During the two-day gathering, Executive Director David Hardage outlined a new vision and structure for the BGCT…

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New church in McAllen focuses on discipleship and missions during the pandemic

By Victor Castillo, pastor of Rio Grande Bible Church There is no doubt that the year 2020 has been a great challenge for everyone–for businesses, families, educational and government institutions, and communities of faith, but…

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Ready or Not, Here We Go: Praying over our kids, parents and teachers this new school year

Joanna Jespersen serves as Minister to Children and Families at Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church in Dallas.  “I want to pray that COVID won’t last forever and that we can go back to normal one day,” said our 10-year-old daughter…

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A guide to praying for college students this fall

Gary Gramling serves as dean of the College of Christian Studies at Howard Payne University. When students leave for college, we are sometimes at a loss as to how to pray for them. Below are some ways that you may want to consider…

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A Parking Tax on churches? No, it’s not a new Monopoly rule.

If the only certain things in life are death and taxes, then changes to the tax laws should be considered almost as certain. In 1913, Congress was granted the power to collect income taxes. Later that year, the Revenue Act of 1913…

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A Surprise Call

By Lee Strobel, professor of Christian Thought, Houston Baptist University I was surprised when I got a call out of the blue from movie producers at Pure Flix asking if they could make a feature film based on my book, “The Case for…

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Q&A on Cowboy Church culture in Texas

We sat down with Jason Bryant, Western Heritage Consultant and Church Starter, to talk about Cowboy Church culture in Texas. Enjoy reading what we found out! Q: What is a Cowboy Church? A: Cowboy Church is taking the Gospel of Jesus…

profiles

The problem with women friendships

Recently while preparing to advise middle school girls, I found myself stumped when it came to writing about making friends. I knew to tell them that making and keeping good friendships could be difficult, but beyond stating the problem…

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Ears to see

Good Brunches are a series of conversations developed by an organization called Matryoshka Haus. Their purpose is to draw a diverse group of people around a common table to talk about meaningful things in healthy ways. The blog post below…

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