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The Athens Daily Review published a story Sept. 5 about a local business, Red Dot Buildings, that sees its mission as more than making money. It seeks to make a profit, but it also invests financial and human resources in Christ-centered work around the world. Red Dot is owned by a family with deep roots in First Baptist Church of Athens and in Texas Baptist institutions. Full Story »


A news release came out Wednesday from the Center for Public Policy Priorities. It highlights the Texas figures from a federal report published the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Following is part of the release, the full release is available on the CPPP web site:

AUSTIN (CPPP) ─ The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual report that illustrates the struggle low-income Texans face in affording a consistent and nutritious diet. Full Story »

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Too many children in Texas are going to bed hungry. In San Angelo many of the children who participate in the free and reduced lunch program at school go without meals on weekends and during the summer. Nearly one of every four San Angelo families with children have times when there is not enough money to buy food. Full Story »

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Singing Hills 3rd Annual Job Fair
“Job well done” is the sentiment of the job fair planners and participants of the 3rd Annual Job Fair at the “Exciting Singing Hills” Baptist Church in the South Oak Cliff, a community in south Dallas. Full Story »

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I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to host a cohort from the Community Seeds Ministry in Lone Oak and visit the Growing Power Workshop in Milwaukee, Wis., recently. More than 100 participants from around the country and the globe met there to witness and experience the food revolution. Full Story »

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Timothy Keller, in his book, Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, connects the grace of God with the divine concern for justice. And he does so in a way that connects with Baptists – he builds his case from Scripture. Full Story »

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We are in a food fight, a fight between two narratives about food, says Walter Brueggemann. Who gets it and how much and who decides? Full Story »