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Many of us still
remember our childhood best friend’s name. We remember their hair color,
freckles and the countless after-school adventures. Fast-forward to high
school, and our friends were crucial during late-night study sessions, pizza
runs and painful breakups. But somewhere through the hustle of graduating,
finding a job and creating a family, many of us run out of time for intimate
friendships that are outside of their family and work life.
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comes to leading a church, character trumps everything. A long standing church
can often survive the calamity of a disgraced leader, but a new church rarely
can. There is much on the shoulders of a church planter.
Date Created: 11/24/2015 6:03:34 PM
In the last few decades a building angst has grown around reaching college students with the gospel. Church leaders have long seen the importance of making disciples among collegians, but many churches are stymied by the time and resources required to engage universities around them.
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It has been 14
years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and many are still searching for
answers. Americans often struggle with how to handle the international
aftermath, move on and accept Muslim neighbors.
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When the chainsaws and mud-out equipment are packed away and
the signs of the disaster dissipate, there are still needs that remain. That’s
where Randy and Ronda Corn come in with the newly-launched Southern Baptist Disaster
Relief (SBDR) survivor care ministry.
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When I gave birth to our youngest biological child in 2011,
the total expenses were comparable to the cost of adoption. Of course, we have
health insurance that is funded by other folks who, just like us, are required
to pay in to offset those major medical expenses.
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For professing Christians, washing the feet of another person has a specific spiritual connotation, reminding believers of Jesus’ example within the Gospels of washing His disciples’ feet the evening before His arrest. But for a homeless man or woman who spends their days and nights on the streets, the meaning is particularly practical.
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The Life On Mission resource suite concept,
first introduced at the Southern Baptist Convention in Baltimore with a 3
Circles: Life Conversation presentation, continues to see expanding resources
and influence. A Spanish version of the entire suite is now available.
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Tennessee native and avid
adventurist Tom Cawood set out on August 24, of this year to ride his bike from
San Diego, Ca., to St. Augustine, Fla. At age 81, when most of his
contemporaries are slowing down, Tom gives the impression of gaining speed. His
life motto is, “Life is like water skiing–if you slow down, you go down.”
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“The Chaplaincy is the ‘mystery ministry’ of
the church.” That’s how a pastor once described chaplaincy. People in general, even
chaplains on occasion, seem to have a difficult time adequately explaining or
understanding the valuable ministry of the chaplain.
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