Weekly Baptist Roundup from Bill Jones
News, opinion, & analysis from the past week in Baptist life
Issue 35 | January 19, 2019
(Issue 358 since the original TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup was launched in May 2011)
Editor & Publisher, Weekly Baptist Roundup
(Executive Director, retired, Texas Baptists Committed)
C ongratulations to PAUL BAXLEY, pastor of First Baptist Church, Athens, GA, on his election as executive coordinator of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. You'll find five articles linked in this issue of Weekly Baptist Roundup, reporting on this important decision on the future direction of CBF (see Featured Articles) .
T his week, I want to draw your attention especially to the article, Where the colors of the world worship together . JEFF HAMPTON's article in Baptist News Global relates the remarkable story of the Gaston Christian Center in Dallas, founded by Gaston Oaks Baptist Church. I've followed the story of this ministry through the years, as my home church, Wilshire Baptist Church, has been strongly connected with it from the beginning. It's led by my dear friends BILL O'BRIEN, executive director, and GARY COOK, pastor of Gaston Oaks Baptist Church.

Jeff tells the story of how God used an immigrant from Myanmar as the spark for a ministry that now touches the lives of so many from so many different places and ethnicities. It is truly the Gospel in action.

I hope you'll read Jeff's article. Then, if you're interested in getting personally involved in supporting this ministry, you can find more information at Gaston Christian Center's Web site .
L ast week, many of us lost a good friend when JIMMY ALLEN, longtime Baptist pastor, denominational leader, and ethicist, passed away. I encourage you to read my blog post, Jimmy Allen: ". . . thanking God for the touch of T. B. Maston in my life," in which I focus on Dr. Maston's influence in Jimmy's life, as well as a few of my own personal memories of Jimmy Allen.
HPU to host 12th annual Currie-Strickland Lectures in Christian Ethics

Howard Payne University's 12th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics will feature guest speaker DR. MATTHEW KAEMINGK, assistant professor of Christian ethics and associate dean for Fuller Texas at Fuller Seminary.

Dr. Kaemingk's theme for the lecture series is "Muslim Immigration: Following Christ Through the Debate."

Lecture schedule is as follows:
  • Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., "Muslim Immigration and Christ's Crown"
  • Friday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m., "Muslim Immigration and Christ's Cross"

Admission is free, but reservations are requested: email HPU's School of Christian Studies at currie-strickland@hputx.edu or call at 325-649-8403.
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1/14 | DON BYRD |  Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

1/15 | CHRISTIAN INDEX & BP STAFF | SBC Baptist Press

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1/15 | CAROLYN TOMLIN | Baptist Standard

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1/18 | KEN CAMP |  Baptist Standard
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1/12 | GABRIEL GARCIA | Baptist Standard
BAPTIST SEMINARY OF KENTUCKY (KY)

1/17 | STAFF | Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (TX)

1/15 | JESSIE JILOVEC | Baylor University
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (TX)

1/17 | ALINA WONG | Baylor Lariat
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (TX)

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GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (NC)

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HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (TX)

1/14 | LUCILA DECIA | Hardin-Simmons University
HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (TX)

1/16 | STAFF | Houston Baptist University
UNION UNIVERSITY (TN)

1/16 | TIM ELLSWORTH | Union University
WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (TX)

1/15 | STAFF | Wayland Baptist University

1/15 | JOSH M. SHEPHERD | Religion & Politics

ERIC GREEN
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JEFFREY SALKIN
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BETH ALLISON-GLENNY
1/15 | Ethics Daily

BAYLOR LARIAT EDITORIAL BOARD
1/17 | Baylor Lariat

ALAN BEAN
1/19 | Friends of Justice blog

BARRY HOWARD
1/15 | Barry's Notes About Faith and Life blog

MIKE KUHN
1/17 | Arab Baptist Theological Seminary blog

BRENT MCDOUGAL
1/15 | Cliff Temple Baptist Church (Dallas, TX) blog

JOHN D. PIERCE
1/17 | Nurturing Faith blog

STEPHEN PRICE
1/14 | Uncommon Baptist Pastor blog

LEROY SEAT
1/15 | The View from This Seat blog

COLIN SEDGWICK
1/12 | Colin Sedgwick's blog

MARK SILK
1/16 | RNS Spiritual Politics blog

STARLETTE THOMAS
1/13 |  Raceless Gospel blog

JOHN TURNER
1/17 |  The Anxious Bench blog