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Hurricane Laura relief: ‘We see God moving’


“When we talked to the family about this tree and its role in their son’s life, she broke down, I broke down, the whole team broke down...

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Las Iglesias son el Fundamento de Una fe Activa


(Rand Jenkins es el miembro más reciente del personal de la Comisión de Vida Cristiana; tiene un nuevo papel: Especialista de la Comisión. A continuación Rand explica algunas de las cosas en su vida que han sido clave en su llamado a este ministerio.)

El haber crecido en iglesias que se interesaban en alcanzar a sus comunidades fue el fundamento de mi búsqueda de una fe activa. Nací en Fort Worth, crecí en Franklin, Tennessee, y siempre he sido parte de una familia activa y de una iglesia vibrante. En Fort Worth mi padre era parte del personal de la Iglesia Bautista Broadway y en Franklin trabajaba en el Comité Bautista de Escuela...

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Why new ideas are as important as old ideas


I love new, creative ideas. Apparently so does society. But I'm beginning to believe society's love of new ideas comes at the cost of established ideals.

A new idea or a person's new identity is praised for being a bold voice. It does take courage to pioneer a movement. However, in a rapidly changing society it also takes courage to be a bold voice on one's traditional values of God, His Love, His Son and His desire that we come to Him and follow Him.

A respect for people's opinion is not the same as accepting one's opinion as truth. As the percentage of Christians gives way to the rising number of "nones" sharing ideas and opinions...

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Starting a Legacy


INDEPENDENCE - On Sunday morning, June 1, at the oldest continuously running Baptist church in Texas, Robert E. Dixon and Dr. Paul W. Powell were honored for the legacies they started and what they became through the Texas Baptist Legacy Award.

Bryan Finley, a member of First Baptist Church of Kerrville, led the group in Bible study and posed the question, "When does a legacy begin?" Through scripture and biblical personalities like Abraham, Moses, Joshua and others, he summed up the answer with, "Legacy begins by starting something God directed. It continues when others who are directed by God to join the initiator who embraces...

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Reyes Named Director of Christian Life Commission


DALLAS - Agustin "Gus" Lucas Reyes, PhD., was named the new director of BGCT's Christian Life Commission (CLC).

The CLC's role within Texas Baptist life is to speak to ethical issues and how they impact our lives and legislation.

"Dr. Reyes' work with education and immigration reform on a state and federal government level has proven his passion and ability to give a voice to those who have no voice," Dr. David Hardage, Executive Director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas said. "After receiving applications and conducting interviews from a national search, we discovered the person God has placed before us for this position...

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