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Resting in Deeper Roots of Hope in Our Troubled Times

By Colin Harris | August 20, 2019

Daily reminders of the breakdown of community and its many causes leave little encouragement for a reconciliation of opposing commitments and a refocusing on a common good. There is hope, but it may be different than what we think.

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Starlette Thomas, interim pastor of Village Baptist Church in Bowie, Maryland, and minister to empower congregations at the D.C. Baptist Convention, is interviewed by executive director Mitch Randall about what it really means to be "woke."

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Web Site Offers Muslims a Guide to Missionary Tactics

By Cliff Vaughn | February 8, 2002

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By Alex Smirnov | February 8, 2002

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By Jodi Mathews | February 8, 2002

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What are the Real Issues in America’s Rural Churches?

By Gary Farley | February 8, 2002

The rural sociology department of the University of Missouri asked pastors and lay leaders of about 400 rural churches across that state to list the advantages and disadvantages of rural church life and ministry. Responses seemed to cluster around 10 advantages and 10 disadvantages: <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> Advantages 1. A relational, […]

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