Archive for February, 2010

Bosque Association distributing New Testaments as part of Texas Hope 2010

February 25, 2010

CLIFTON – The churches of Bosque Baptist Association are distributing 2,500 New Testaments as part of Texas Hope 2010, an initiative of Texas Baptists to share the gospel with every Texan by Easter 2010.

Area congregations have distributed about 1,000 New Testaments since Jan. 1 and will continue sharing them through Easter, said Director of Missions Bill Roe.

First Baptist Church in Clifton ordered 500 New Testaments in English and another 180 in Spanish. Its youth are mapping how the congregation will distribute the New Testaments.

Roe said Bosque Association churches hope people will come to Christ through their efforts. They are excited to see how God moves through their ministry.

“They really caught a hold of it,” he said.

Jane Wilson, Texas Baptists’ youth ministry specialist, praised the work of Bosque Association.

“I became aware of the commitment of Bosque Association this past week as I visited their monthly associational meeting where 93 people were present to support the associational ministries,” Wilson said. “Bill provided an update to the group about the New Testaments, and I knew this was another great example of taking the gospel to our communities.”

For more information about Texas Hope 2010, visit

Married to 5 women in one lifetime

February 25, 2010

Yes, this kinda grabbed my attention when it came to my inbox through an Ethics Daily subscription.

Here’s the beginning of the article by Sam Davidson:

“Once I realized I would be married to at least five different women in my lifetime, it was a lot easier to get married.

You may think my wife would cringe when reading this statement, but by my count, I’ve already been married to two different women since Lynnette and I tied the knot in 2004. And she’s been married to a handful, too.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’ll always be married to Lynnette. But who Lynnette is will change – and should change – over the course of our life together. This is why, when thinking hard about whether or not she was the one for me, I felt confident knowing she’d be someone who would grow and change as I grew and changed.”

Read the entire article.

Hope under a bridge

February 23, 2010

Many people know about Church Under the Bridge in Waco. It is an amazing ministry where college students, visitors and homeless people worship and serve side-by-side in a beautiful picture of what the body of Christ looks like. Meeting beneath Interstate 35, people truly are finding the hope of Christ under an overpass.

Recently, the Dallas ABC affiliate did a couple stories on Church Under the Bridge. To view it, click here.

Favorite hymn

February 23, 2010

Moments ago we sang “To God Be the Glory.” There’s something about that song that makes me want to sing. It seems I sing it a little louder than other hymns. I simply love it.

It made me wonder. What’s your favorite hymn? There are so many great ones throughout the years, but which one do you love to sing?

Executive Board live at 8:30 a.m.

February 23, 2010

We will begin streaming the Executive Board shortly. Today’s agenda has board members dealing with business matters. To watch the stream, click here.

Cowboy churches: Sharing the gospel

February 22, 2010

Motorcycles: Tools for God

February 22, 2010

Celebrating how God is moving through Texas Baptists

February 22, 2010

Tonight, the Texas Baptist Executive Board is celebrating how God is moving through Texas Baptists. I’ll post some of the videos the board saw tonight.

Notable Baptists pass away

February 22, 2010

Two Baptist leaders passed away recently. Bill Wright, pastor of First Baptist Church in Plains, died Feb. 19. Bill truly was one of the take-charge leaders in our state. His heart for God was as big as this state. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m. at FBC Plains.

Evangelist, author and pastor BO Baker died Feb. 18. The Baptist Standard has an obituary already posted on Baker. To read it, click here.

Executive Board to be streamed starting tonight

February 22, 2010

The Executive Board of Texas Baptists is meeting today and Tuesday. As usual, we’ll stream the general board meeting starting tonight at 6 p.m. That’s when the board will hold a celebration of Texas Baptist ministries. The event will feature ways Texas Baptists are expanding God’s kingdom across the state and around the world.

To check it out, click here. Many thanks to Rex, Dennis and Brian for making the stream happen each board meeting.