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Richards announces plans to step down in 2021

AUSTIN, Texas (BP) – Jim Richards, the executive director of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC), has announced his intention to transition from leadership, effective Dec. 31, 2021.

FIRST-PERSON: It’s your life, but there’s more

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – I don’t hear much reference to “mid-life crisis” anymore, but it was a thing in the 1980s. The idea is that a person, usually a man, reaches a point when he realizes he will not be an astronaut or write the great American novel; he’s tubby, struggling to pay the bills and disappointed in himself. This leads to an irrational fling with a red Corvette or a swimsuit model. There were movies about this, but they weren’t great. 

Darkness & light at Sutherland Springs

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- John's prologue in the Gospels is my favorite Christmas passage, showing us in theological outline what happened in Bethlehem's stable. We know that Jesus is "the Word," the light that shines in the darkness. With somber joy we read that "the darkness did not overcome it." I thought of that passage as I've considered the darkness manifested at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs yesterday (Nov. 5).

Southwestern officers may have meeting with McKissic

GRAPEVINE, Texas. (BP)--Responding to an inquiry by the Southern Baptist Texan, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Board Chairman Van McClain confirmed plans for the board’s officers to meet privately with Dwight McKissic of Arlington to address what McClain deemed possible trustee policy violations during McKissic’s first year on the board.