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Texas capitol speakers urge pro-life bills

AUSTIN, Texas (BP) — The eyes of America were on Texas on July 8 as an estimated 2,000 pro-lifers rallied in support of bills moving through the legislature to stop most abortions beyond 20 weeks’ gestation as well as increase … Continue reading

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Baylor receives record gift

EL PASO, Texas (ABP) — An El Paso businessman has donated $35 million to Baylor University, reportedly the largest gift by a living alumnus in the history of the Baptist-affiliated school in Waco, Texas. –30– To read more, visit http://www.thealabamabaptist.org.

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BREAKING NEWS — Boy Scouts of America national council vote to allow gay members

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — About 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of America national council voted today to allow openly gay members to join the 103-year-old organization. The vote reverses a decades-long ban on gay members and was approved by 61 … Continue reading

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Baptists respond to Texas tornadoes

FORT WORTH (ABP) — Disaster-relief volunteers from Texas Baptist Men offered comfort to injured people, helped clear debris and provided meals to rescue workers after tornadoes ripped through North Central Texas on May 15. –30– To read more, visit http://www.thealabamabaptist.org.

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SBC Executive Committee, boards, commission, seminaries, committee nominees announced

NASHVILLE (BP) — Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, the four denominational boards — International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and GuideStone Financial Resources — the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, … Continue reading

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Church rallies to aid blast survivors

GHOLSON, Texas (BP) — As news broke of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, pastor James Stevens in nearby Gholson contacted local media to offer the use of church facilities to survivors of the catastrophe. First Baptist Church, Gholson, also … Continue reading

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Texas church sponsors handgun class

DUMAS, Texas (ABP) — A Southern Baptist church in Texas is offering a concealed handgun license class March 2 as a community service. “This is an opportunity to meet a real need in our county,” Brad Foster, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, … Continue reading

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Texas church loses second minister

WACO, Texas (ABP) — Jim Gray, 68, associate senior adult minister at First Baptist Church of Woodway, Texas, near Waco, was killed Jan. 30 in a head-on crash as he drove to the church for Wednesday night services. The accident happened a … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Zig Ziglar, renowned layman & speaker, dies

PLANO, Texas (BP) — Zig Ziglar, known worldwide for his folksy and often anecdotal motivational talks on success through serving others, died Nov. 28 at a Plano, Texas, hospital of complications from pneumonia. He was 86. –30– To read the … Continue reading

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Job Corps sites honored in Mississippi, Texas

BIRMINGHAM (BP) — Christian Women’s Job Corps sites in Philadelphia, Miss., and San Marcos, Texas, have received this year’s top honors from the Woman’s Missionary Union Foundation. To read more, visit http://www.thealabamabaptist.org.

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