Obamacare causes Longview church to close day care

February 18th, 2015 By: Erin Roach

A Longview church in, Texas, is closing the day care center it has operated for more than 30 years in [...]

Houston jury delivers verdict on equal rights ordinance lawsuit; judge’s ruling forthcoming

February 16th, 2015 By: Bonnie Pritchett

HOUSTON—In a verdict Feb. 13, a Houston jury ruled 10-2 in the lawsuit against the city and administ [...]

Houston pastors press their case in court

February 2nd, 2015 By: Bonnie Pritchett

HOUSTON (BP)—Houston pastors finally began to get their day in court in their lawsuit against the ci [...]

‘Burdened’ Empower Conference Feb. 23-25

February 2nd, 2015 By: Sharayah Colter | Staff Writer

SBTC Director of Evangelism Nathan Lorick sees 2015 as a pivotal moment for the spread of the gospel 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. [...]