African American Fellowship Conference focuses on strengthening one another

WACO—The annual gathering of the African American Fellowship Conference (AAFC) took place July 8-11 at First Woodway Baptist Church in Waco. The week, which included worship, more than 30 seminars, special…

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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…

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HPU Social Work director teaches students to approach career field with a Christian mindset

By Coby Sauce, Howard Payne University After working in secular social work higher education for eight years, Rachel Derrington knew she was called to something more.  “I always recognized the parallels between social work values and…

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How Go Now Missions Orientation prepared me to serve

Sabrian Staggs, is a Go Now Missions summer missionary serving at the Huntsville Hospitality House and a student at Tarleton State University. My experience at Go Now Missions Orientation was life-changing. I thought I knew how…

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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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