Texas, La., Miss. marriage law cases presented to Court of Appeals

January 12th, 2015 By: Bonnie Pritchett

NEW ORLEANS—The U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit heard challenges to marriage laws in Texas, Louisi [...]

Court of Appeals hears arguments on Texas abortion regulations bill

January 9th, 2015 By: Bonnie Pritchett

NEW ORLEANS -- In what could be a precedent-setting case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circui [...]

Churches reunite after 30-year split

January 8th, 2015 By: Jane Rodgers

CEDAR HILL—Church splits are all too common; reconciliations too rare. Yet reconciliation has co [...]

Resources help churches plan a January ‘Sanctity of Life’ emphasis

January 6th, 2015 By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

Texas is peppered with churches filled with people who say they’re 100 percent pro-life. Texas i [...]


Adoption resources focus on gospel, provide guidance for families

January 27th, 2015 / By: Kelly Ledbetter

Perhaps the most influential book written by a Southern Baptist on the subject of adoption is Adopted for Life by Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). In the book, Moore offers a thorough scriptural discussion for prospective adoptive families and for their extended families, friends and churches.Families considering adoption will appreciate [...]

5 Questions to Ask Before Adopting

January 27th, 2015 / By: Rick Morton

Adoption is a significant step for any family and can surface a number of important issues worthy of thinking through. When we consider the Father’s gracious adoption of us in Christ, however, I think many of the common questions and concerns—like “Can I love a child that I did not birth like ‘my own’?” or “Isn’t adoption just too costly?”&mdas [...]

How can you and your church support and encourage adoptive families?

January 27th, 2015 / By: John Mark Yeats

Editor’s Note: The TEXAN asked John Mark Yeats, dean of Midwestern College in Kansas City and adoptive father of four, to list ways you and your church can support adoptive families before, during and after the adoption process.How Christians Can Help Throw a shower/party when the adoption is finalized. Adoptive families never know quite the age nor the needs a child will have when they b [...]

SBTC DR Director Jim Richardson retires

December 5th, 2014 / By: Jane Rodgers

Jim Richardson, who arrived in Texas in May 2006 in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita to become the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention director of disaster relief (DR), announced his retirement from the position effective Dec. 31, 2014. [...]