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News Briefs for April 19

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The Common Grounds Unity Podcast will drop an episode Friday that features three Christian Standard writers who shared about their experiences at the Asbury Revival earlier this year. The podcast will explore “what happened, how is God’s Spirit moving, and how can we have eyes to see and ears to hear today?” Guests will include editor Michael C. Mack, Hayley Anderson, and Terrence Turman. Download the app or go to commongroundsunity.org to learn more.

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Two sessions of Johnson University’s “Senior Saints in the Smokies” are taking place this year at the school in Knoxville, Tenn. The gatherings for “golden agers” will be May 22-26 and May 29–June 2. 

The program includes a Bible study with Tommy Smith (president of JU), preaching by Steve White (retired senior minister of Plainfield [Ind.] Christian Church), humorist and magician Jay Banks, and a Grandparenting Matters seminar by David and Cathy Wheeler.

Learn more and register at Johnson.edu.

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Many church leaders are finding the future is far less certain than ever before. To help bring the hope of God back to people, Rick Krug and Jessica Knapp have written Tombstones to Cornerstones: Hope and Help for Churches in Stress and Decline, published by Xulon Press in November 2022.  One review says the authors have “captured the spirit of adventure needed to help churches ‘flourish or finish’ well,” Krug has been a minister, business founder, and college instructor for 20 years. He holds a master’s degree from Pepperdine University. Knapp is a church planter in Tucson, AZ. She holds a PhD in mathematics education from Arizona State University, and a certificate of spiritual leadership from Harding School of Theology. Find more information here.

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Boise Bible College has added a website for friends of the school. BBC’s Facebook page says, “On this site, alumni can request a transcript, churches can post job openings, and friends can donate electronically. In addition, information for all events that are run by our Advancement Department can be found there.” Go to BoiseBibleFriends.org.

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Repairs have begun on the iconic 165-foot masonry tower that is part of First Christian Church in Columbus, Ind., according to an article at world-architects.com. The church building, designed by architect Eliel Saarinen, is one of seven designated National Historic Landmarks in the city. Tower repairs are expected to cost $3.2 million and should be completed in November. Public and private donors and nonprofits helped raise funds for the work.

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The Max Lucado Encouraging Word Podcast is joining K-Love’s AccessMore podcasting network. Lucado’s podcast has had more than 6 million downloads since its launch in 2020.

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