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Ozark Christian College Shares Update on Discussions with Lincoln

Ozark Christian College shared an update Friday about its ongoing discussions with Lincoln Christian University officials in the months since LCU’s October 2023 announcement that it intends to cease academic operations after this spring’s semester. . . .

With Closure Near, LCU Announces Plans for Library Collections

Officials with Lincoln Christian University have shared their plans for dissemination of the resources and collections in the Jessie C. Eury Library, now that the institution in Lincoln, Ill., is in the final few months of its existence. . . .

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Ask and It Shall Be Given’ (1954)

“When we pray we do not always get precisely what we ask for,” Max Ward Randall wrote in 1954. “What are some of the reasons?” . . .

Scholar Ranks Best Christian Colleges (Plus News Briefs)

In a new book, Christian scholar Dr. Perry Glanzer contrasts “Christian” colleges from “church-related” colleges. He also offers offers “a ranking of the nation’s best Christian colleges and universities” (with some familiar names) . . . Plus briefs from Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, Florida, Colorado, and more. . . .

Missions: For God or With God?

“My first real attempt at contributing to the advancement of God’s kingdom in the wider world failed,” James Thompson writes. But eventually, through the influence of campus ministries in Georgia, Thompson now serves with CMF’s Globalscope campus ministry in Thailand. “Different environments present different challenges” . . .

HIU Grad Shares Jesus Through Spoken Word Poetry

Hosanna Wong was raised in an urban ministry but never intended to go to a Christian college. She ended up at Hope International University, however, and after graduating in 2011, she has become an international speaker, author, and spoken word artist who is helping everyday people know Jesus for real. . . .

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘The Apostle Paul’s Top 21 Leadership Character Traits’ (2014)

For his “Best Practices” feature in 2014, former editor Mike Mack introduced a listicle by writing: “Acts 20 contains 21 character traits of the apostle Paul. Look over this list, and then take time to assess yourself as a leader.” . . .

Hundreds of Guests Blessed at Ohio Church’s ‘Night to Shine’

Christ’s Church in Mason, Ohio, hosted “Night to Shine” for the 10th consecutive year on Feb. 9. Story pastor Dale Reeves writes, “After Christmas Eve, this is my second favorite night of the year!” Among the special guests this year were Tim Tebow and his wife, Demi. . . .

In This Issue

The Restoration Movement: A History of Separation

Exploring the pivotal issues that gave rise to two major divisions (and a number of smaller ones) . . .

The ‘Only God’ Story of Mountain Christian Church

A 200-year-old church in the Northeast bursting with life, vibrancy, growth, and impact!

Traders Point Christian Church: 190 Years of Kingdom-Centered Service

Many people assume TPCC is younger than it really is . . .

Understanding the Disciples’ Decline

Why the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have declined since opting to become a denomination . . .

Disciple Heritage Fellowship

Some churches have rejected a turn toward more progressive theology . . .

‘The Fool of God’ Introduction

A historical novel about Alexander Campbell has been unexpectedly helpful to us . . .

The Solomon Foundation’s Impact

A bottom line measured in outreach, church attendance, and baptisms . . .

Living Hope and Unquenchable Joy: Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus

Why does it matter that some guy died on a cross and rose again many years ago? . . .

+ The Lookout

March 3 Lesson | Unity

To say that the church in Roman Corinth had trouble with unity would be a gross understatement. They were divided over leaders, the nature of the gospel, the use of Christian freedom . . .

Feb. 25 Lesson | Seeing and Believing

People in Jesus’ day saw the miracles, heard him teach, and watched him interact with people high and low. Still, many of them refused to believe. But for the Jesus followers of John 20, seeing was believing. . . .

Feb. 18 Lesson | The Unbelief of the Pharisees

The secular proverb, “There are none so blind as those who will not see,” is certainly true. That proverb would describe many of the Pharisees of Jesus’ day. . . .

Feb. 11 Lesson | Signs and Wonders

The Bible has a love/hate relationship with signs or miracles. On the one hand they can engender faith (John 10:25). On the other hand they can derail faith in the miracle worker (John 6:26). . . .

Feb. 4 Lesson | The Disciples Believe

After Jesus’ baptism, he stayed near where John the Baptist was preaching and baptizing. At this point he gave a “preliminary” call to Andrew, Peter, Philip, and Nathanael. . . .

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