Hospital administrators discuss major challenges facing health care
by Sheila Boggess on November 16, 2016 in annual meeting
Three nonprofit hospital administrators emphasized the need for everyone to learn about advanced directives when it comes to health care during a workshop Tuesday at the Texas Baptists Annual Meeting.
The panel included Joel Allison, president and chief operating officer (COO) at Baylor Scott & White Health; Tim Lancaster, president and COO of Hendrick Health System in Abilene, and Glenn Robinson, president and COO of Baylor Scott & White-Hillcrest in Waco.
“The Challenges of Health Care Today and Tomorrow” workshop was moderated by Steve Vernon, associate executive director of Texas Baptists, who started the one-hour...
The end of Religion? An Essential Corrective to the Secularization Myth
by Sheila Boggess on November 15, 2016 in annual meeting
Three scholars from Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) debunked the myth that the end of religion is near during an afternoon workshop on Monday at the Texas Baptists Annual Meeting in Waco.
The workshop drew close to 100 attendees as the three men gave their view of religion in today’s world.
Philip Jenkins, distinguished professor of history at Baylor and co-director for historical studies of religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, said many look at Europe as a “godless Europe,” but nothing could be further from the truth.
“Europe is currently going through the greatest pilgrimage...
God’s faithfulness evident through growth in Cowboy Churches
by Sheila Boggess on November 14, 2016 in annual meeting
Sixteen miles northwest of Waco, the Top Hand Cowboy Church rises up with a rodeo arena in front of it. The church hosted the first Western Heritage Roundup Rally on Sun., Nov. 13, the start of the Texas Baptists Annual Meeting in Waco.
The Top Hand Church, pastored by Greg Moore, is one of more than 200 Texas Baptists Cowboy Churches. Started in 2005 with just four families, Moore said the rural church draws 400 through its doors each Sunday. This past Easter, 1,280 gathered to worship. The Neason family started attending Top Hand on Easter 2014.
At that time, there were only 10 “cow kids,” ages 4-12, in the Sunday school...