Four Distinct Cultures Every Hispanic Church Should Reach

In 1979, my father was an electrical engineer in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, when he heard the call from the Lord to leave and become a pastor. He and my mother moved to San Antonio and he studied at the Instituto Biblico Bautista, now the…

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Rooted: HPU community provides a place for spiritual and personal growth

By Rebekah Sterling, Howard Payne University  For most incoming students at Howard Payne University (HPU), the frequently asked question “Where are you from?” is a simple one to answer. They respond with the place they were…

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Texas Baptists partnership with the National Mission Board of Brazil continues to grow

A small group of Texas Baptists stood in one of the various Baptist rehabilitation centers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, listening as a young man passionately recounted his salvation from a life of drug addiction through his newfound…

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Why one Leadership Texas Baptists member invites others to be a part

By Tedrick Woods, pastor of Living Word Fellowship Church and a member of Leadership Texas Baptists Cohort 4 A Christian’s most noble enterprise is to know their rich faith in Jesus Christ and the history of Christianity. The future of…

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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…

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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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