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Many women today still think being a pastor in a Baptist church is impossible. If we are to encourage both current and future women in ministry, we must affirm them out loud and in public. […] Read More

The Immigration Service and Aid Center (ISAAC) opened its doors on the Baptist University of the Américas (BUA) campus Aug. 30 to directly help people with their citizenship issues. ISAAC is Texas Baptists’ first effort to directly help immigrants work within the law and navigate the complicated path toward citizenship. In addition to helping people […] Read More

La Convención Bautista Hispana de Texas (The Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas or HBCT) is a fellowship of about 1,200 churches affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT).   The BGCT – a fellowship of 5,500 churches that cooperate to focus on missions and evangelism, education and discipleship, and human welfare and advocacy […] Read More

The Baptist General Convention of Texas and Buckner International have launched a new partnership working with local churches in Texas and beyond to help undocumented immigrants file papers to become U.S. citizens. Announced Tuesday at the BGCT-affiliated Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas–the largest gathering of Hispanic Baptists in the United States–the Immigration Service and Aid […] Read More

“When Religion Becomes Evil” author Charles Kimball says he is surprised as anyone that recent remarks have set off an “Allah” controversy between dueling Baptist bodies in Texas. Speaking at a Baptist General Convention of Texas Christian Life Commission conference in February about a “clash of civilizations” between Christians and Muslims, Kimball reportedly had this […] Read More

The coordinator of a New Baptist Covenant celebration views the meeting scheduled in early 2008 as “a golden moment” to move Baptists in North America forward together, overcoming racial and doctrinal differences in a “Luke 4 agenda.” Jimmy Allen, a Baptist statesman who turns 80 this year, said in a Thursday interview with EthicsDaily.com that […] Read More

A Baptist pastor in Texas will apparently remain in the pulpit after reportedly settling a lawsuit claiming sexual abuse of a minor. Sources familiar with the case told EthicsDaily.com settlement in principle was reached in a lawsuit filed June 8 against Larry Reynolds, pastor of Southmont Baptist Church in Denton, Texas, alleging years ago he […] Read More

A group known for challenging the Roman Catholic hierarchy over sexual abuse by priests called this week on the Baptist General Convention of Texas to disclose names held in a confidential file of ministers suspected of child sex abuse. Members of Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests and other Clergy, SNAPnetwork.org, planned to hand […] Read More

Three church planters received $1.3 million between 1999 and 2005 from the Baptist General Convention of Texas to start 258 churches in the Rio Grande Valley, only five of which appear to remain active, according to a five-month investigation into use of church funds unveiled Tuesday. A report by an independent investigator found evidence of […] Read More

The chief executive of the Baptist General Convention of Texas promised to hold accountable any parties accused of wrongdoing in an internal probe of possible misuse of church-starting funds scheduled to be unveiled to convention leaders Tuesday. “I pledge to you that the Executive Board and I will work together to repair what is broken, […] Read More