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Texas WMU leader elected new national WMU executive director

BIRMINGHAM (Julie Walters, WMU) — Sandra “Sandy” Wisdom-Martin, executive director of WMU of Texas, was unanimously elected executive director/treasurer of national Woman’s Missionary Union by the WMU executive board during a special called meeting, July 29-30, in Birmingham. Wisdom-Martin succeeds … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to rule on Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to rule on a Texas law that stands to sound the death knell for many abortion clinics. The justices announced they would weigh a decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of … Continue reading

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Historic floods draw Baptist relief efforts

HOUSTON (BP) — Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief leaders had “boots on the ground” in Houston on May 28 following a month of historic rains and tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma that led to deadly flooding over Memorial … Continue reading

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Texas Senate OKs clergy freedom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (BNG, TAB) — The Texas Senate gave final approval yesterday to legislation protecting clergy from being forced to participate in same-sex “marriage” ceremonies that violate their religious beliefs. The bill, supported by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, now goes … Continue reading

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Texas attorney general calls for drop of subpoenas

HOUSTON, Texas (TAB, BP) — Religious liberty is again at stake as five pastors in Texas, who are part of a petition standing against Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), have been subpoenaed to submit their sermons. But Attorney General Greg Abbott … Continue reading

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Former Muscle Shoals youth minister arrested for rape, sodomy

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (TAB) — A former youth minister at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals, was arrested Aug. 20 in Texas on charges of 22 counts of rape and nine counts of sodomy, according to various media reports. Charles Kyle Adcock, … Continue reading

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Drug cartels in Latin America drive migrant children to US

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ABP, TAB) — Why would children risk their lives to try to cross over the United States border? To save their lives, Russell Moore explained. After a tour of two Texas facilities for migrant children, Moore, president … Continue reading

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Southwestern Seminary enrolls Muslim student

FORT WORTH, Texas (TAB) — It’s a first for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a rarity for any Baptist seminary — allowing a Muslim to enroll in the seminary’s Ph.D. program. The Fort Worth, Texas, school’s norm for admittance requires a record … Continue reading

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Baylor student gives life to stranger

POPLAR BLUFF, Missouri (ABP) — Retired maintenance worker Bill Allison of Puxico, Mo., was diagnosed with stage-four leukemia just over two years ago and, being in his 60s, was told his chances of finding a bone marrow donor were slim … Continue reading

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Texas Baptists support abortion law

DALLAS (ABP) — The Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) lobbied for a newly passed law restricting abortion that was delayed by a filibuster by a state senator honored last year by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission for her work against … Continue reading

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