Executive Board emphasizes the importance of safeguards at May meeting

DALLAS — During the Texas Baptists Executive Board meeting May 20-21, outside experts, as well as convention leadership, staff, and officers repeatedly emphasized the importance of safeguards to protect those at church. The focus comes…

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Congreso celebrates 55 years, encourages students to be alive in Christ

WACO—“Being alive means realizing you cannot earn your way to a relationship with God,” Andrea Ramirez shared with a crowd of 3,200 Hispanic youth and leaders during Texas Baptists’ Congreso 2019. Congreso…

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The results are in: Grants give ministers hope for financial future

Texas Baptists received a $1 million grant in 2017 to participate in the Lilly Endowment’s National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders. These grants were awarded to a variety of organizations across the…

faith

BSM Global Blends food truck helps students raise money for missions

EDINBURG—The BSM Global Blends mobile food truck is a new opportunity for students in the Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to raise money for missions and engage the campus with the…

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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…

culture

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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