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To honor her late husband’s memory and to recognize outstanding doctor of ministry students, Carol Bratton endowed a scholarship at Logsdon Seminary. With the seminary closing, her refund request was dismissed with laughter. […] Read More

As the COVID-19 pandemic has required many churches to close their doors, church members can still open their hearts by reaching out to support their local school districts as they make sure hungry kids are fed. […] Read More

Citing five specific areas of concern, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni raised concerns about recent decisions at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, to close its seminary and other programs. […] Read More

As a Texas politician proposed elders sacrifice themselves to stave off an economic collapse, his words expose a pervasive idolatry of our world: elevating money over the lives of people. Instead, let’s heed the words of Oscar Romero. […] Read More

While the tireless work of Texas Baptists to fend off conservative fundamentalists paid off for decades, it seems the Texas winds have changed. Conservative Baptists are inching closer to acting like the fundamentalists of old. […] Read More

Texas Baptist life has shifted widely. The institutions built by the generation before us, intended to keep a spirit of inclusion in our state Baptist convention, have shown considerable decline. What happened? […] Read More

Rodney Reed was scheduled to be executed on Nov. 20, but protests from celebrities, civil rights activists, lawmakers and the public halted his execution. Churches, meanwhile, were mostly silent. What’s wrong with this picture? […] Read More

Teachers, administrators and public school advocates gathered at the Texas Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass legislation increasing education funding, currently 20 percent lower than 2008 levels when adjusted for inflation. […] Read More

Standardized tests assess whether students have achieved grade-level knowledge and skills, thus determining how well teachers are educating children at grade-level. Or do they? […] Read More

Every few years, headlines proclaim that U.S. students don’t stack up well compared to international students, reinforcing a charge that our public educational system is broken. A closer look reveals that claim doesn’t hold water. […] Read More