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SpireConference Adapted to Hurricane Ian’s Schedule

This week, more than 1,000 leaders from our Restoration Movement tribe gathered in Orlando, Fla., for the fourth-annual SpireConference. Of course, this was not the only thing occurring in Florida this week. Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, on Day Two of Spire’s scheduled three-day gathering. . . .

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Jack Cottrell’s Thoughts on Biblical Inerrancy (1982)

Dr. Jack Cottrell, professor of theology at Cincinnati Christian University for 48 years, died Sept. 16, 2022. He was 84. In addition to writing 43 books, Dr. Cottrell also wrote numerous articles for Christian Standard. This one, titled “Inerrancy—Does It Really Matter?” was published nearly 40 years ago.

1990 NACC President Richard D. Hogan Dies

Dr. Richard D. Hogan, 88, died Tuesday in Bella Vista, Ark. He was a longtime minister with First Christian Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and then with NewLife Christian Church in Bella Vista, Ark. He served as president of the 1990 North American Christian Convention and was a longtime member of the Publishing Committee at Standard Publishing.

Help Wanted

Wildwood (Mo.) Christian Church is seeking a senior pastor. Lycoming Christian Church (Linden, PA) is seeking a full-time minister of children, youth, and young adults. Beechwold Christian Church in Columbus, OH, is searching for a student minister. Rising Sun (IN) Church of Christ is seeking a new lead minister.

10 Common Reasons Students Don’t Attend Christian College . . . and How We Can Respond

David Fincher describes five common reasons students give for not attending college and five reasons students give for not attending a Christian college. Each reason is followed by a thoughtful response that can be used to start a discussion with potential students.

TCI Marks 25th Anniversary Amid War, Campus Occupation, and Continuing Faithful Ministry

The Russian invasion of Ukraine forced Tavriski Christian Institute to move from Kherson to western Ukraine. But as it marks its 25th anniversary, TCI has continued the work of training students for ministry, while also performing incredible humanitarian work.

‘Beard Off’ Aims to Raise $50,000 for GLCC Scholarships

More than a dozen men are effectively auctioning away their whiskers to raise scholarship monies for Great Lakes Christian College. “Beard Off” participants include president Frank Weller, GLCC trustee Duke Gray; VP Greg Stauffer; Richard Westerlund, athletic director and men’s basketball coach; and alum/preacher CJ Powell, among others. Contribute funds for participants to either “Shave” or “Keep” their beards.

Two Congregations Join Voices in Spokane

When Henry Holub moved to Spokane, Wash., in early 2020 to minister with Northside Church of Christ, a noninstrumental church, one of his first orders of business was to meet with Troy Burns, pastor of Sunrise Church of Christ, an independent Christian church. That meeting has led to a growing partnership between their churches that transcends their differences.  

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October 2 | Rooted in Righteousness

Psalm 1, in typical Wisdom Literature fashion, contrasts the way of the wicked with the way of the righteous. . . . Three contrasts exist in this psalm for those who are rooted in righteousness.  

September 25 | God’s Glory Returns

In the Aug. 28 lesson, God’s glory departed from the people (left the temple) due to their sin. With the temple cleansed and restored (chapters 41-42), God’s glory can return, and the people can enjoy the new Promised Land (chapters 43-48).

September 18 | Dry Bones

The vision of the valley of dry bones that Ezekiel was given pictured this new life and restoration of Israel to their homeland.

September 11 | New Heart

Ezekiel continued to prepare the exiles in Babylon for the new days ahead. Now it was time to paint a brighter picture for their future beyond Babylon.

September 4 | The Watchman

Ezekiel’s ministry of judgment on fallen Israel (chapters 1–24) and judgment on Ammon, Tyre, and Egypt (chapters 25–32) has turned to a ministry of being a watchman to the people of Israel (chapter 33) and specifically to the leaders of Israel (chapter 34).

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