Legacy Award recipients honored for focus, faith and bearing fruit

INDEPENDENCE – Long-time coach and Christian speaker Grant Teaff and pastor and evangelist Isaac Torres were recipients of the Texas Baptists Legacy Award during a morning worship service on Sunday, June 2, at the historic Independence…

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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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Two hundred thirty-two Go Now student missionaries commissioned for summer missions

DALLAS—Go Now Missions student missionaries and their families gathered together on Sunday, May 19, at Dallas Baptist University for the Go Now Missions Commissioning Service. This service provided families and friends an opportunity…

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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…

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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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