Jerry Carlisle named President of Texas Baptist Missions Foundation

DALLAS—Jerry Carlisle has been named the new president of the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation (TBMF), following the retirement of founding president Bill Arnold. Carlisle has served as Vice President of TBMF since April 2015 and brings…

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BOUNCE encourages student ministries to find the mission field in their own backyard

“It’s amazing how many people are willing to come out and do something like this. Sometimes we think people don’t do things like this anymore, but they do. This bunch did,” Pam Shaw said as she watched a group of students from…

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The day I called Warren Wiersbe

Several years ago, I was leading my team through a book study for our monthly staff meetings where we’d read and discuss, in chapter-by-chapter format. I chose Warren Wiersbe’s, “50 People Every Christian Should Know.” And, yes, I…

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BOUNCE Back Home Day gives students an opportunity to serve locally during COVID-19

On Sat., June 27, Texas Baptists’ BOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery will offer BOUNCE Back Home Day of Service, a one-day, at-home opportunity for churches to engage their students in service projects around their community. BOUNCE is…

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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…

culture

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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