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A year ago during the summer, Jim Furgerson, pastor of Tilden Baptist Church, walked the streets of his tiny town in South Texas. He counted just 65 residences.

Then something happened. Oilrigs started popping up on ranches in the area. Many fracking tank trucks and 18-wheelers began to fill the roads. Small RV parks appeared on any patch of land available in town. And more and more people moved to the area. Full Story »

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What a week it was!  Many North Texas Baptist churches participated in the Full On Faith Week at the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas July 9-14.  A total of 872 people volunteered for one of the three-hour shifts, and the results are amazing!   The total number of pounds of food prepared for distribution was 148,632!  The number of meals provided to the hungry was 182,431!  Full Story »

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Not too long ago I ran into Dr. Kyle Henderson (FBC Athens) in a downtown Dallas hamburger place when he was in town on an airport run. We had a lot of things to talk about, but I remember his energy and focus when he said about people of faith: “We need to be about bodacious things in the way of Christ.” Full Story »

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Understanding Deferred Action

As many readers already know, this past June 15 the Obama administration issued a directive that allows certain young people who were brought to the United States through no fault of their own as young children to be considered for relief from deportation. These young people, who would have benefited from the DREAM Act had it been approved by Congress, may additionally be eligible for a work permit that is renewable every two years. This relief is called “deferred action.” Full Story »

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Former Baptist General Convention of Texas State Missions Commission Director James Semple died July 22 at the age of 80 after a battle with esophageal cancer. Full Story »

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LEWISVILLE – The African American Fellowship celebrated its 20th annual conference by being inspired to be a transformational agent for Christ. Full Story »