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News Briefs for November 8

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A re-release of The Fool of God, a novel that tells the story of Alexander Campbell, will be available at the International Conference On Missions Nov. 16-18 in Oklahoma City, Okla. The book, which dates to 1958, is a factual retelling of Campbell’s life. RENEW.org and College Press Publishing are teaming for the re-release. 

In a new Foreword to the book, RENEW.org point-leader Bobby Harrington described the major impact the book had on him and his wife early in their married life and joint faith journey, and also the important role the book has played in instilling a theological vision among prospective leaders at the church he planted a decade ago.

The book also can be pre-ordered at Amazon.

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CMF International has prepared a five-part video series for people who are considering becoming missionaries. Learn more at cmfi.org.

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Midwest Christian College graduates and former students are planning a reunion for Friday evening, Nov. 17, at the International Conference On Missions in Oklahoma City, Okla. The event, which will take place after the main session, will be hosted by Ozark Christian College, which merged with MCC in 1985. Follow the signs to the “Ozark reception” at the New Convention Center.

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Harding University in Searcy, Ark., is celebrating its 100th anniversary through September 2024. The school, affiliated with noninstrumental Churches of Christ, recently was featured on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas, with Harding alum (and GMA host) Ansley Watson interviewing President Mike Williams. Check out some of the events Harding has scheduled to commemorate its special anniversary.

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Great Lakes Christian College men’s soccer head coach Marcus Charlick, 27, died Nov. 2, the school reported. It was Charlick’s first year as head coach after serving two years as assistant head coach of GLCC’s women’s team.  

“Marcus was a beloved member of the GLCC family,” said President Frank Weller. “Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are deeply saddened by his death. Our prayers are with his wife, parents, and extended family, and with all those he coached.” Funeral services are pending.

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The Jesus Film—the most translated film of all time—is set to be translated into Waorani, its 2,100th language. Waorani is spoken by approximately 3,000 indigenous people in Amazonian Ecuador. Many will remember that Waorani warriors martyred five American Christian missionaries, including Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, in 1956 for sharing the gospel. The Waorani are participating in this translation. The 1979 film is based on the book of Luke. The Jesus Film Project is an initiative of Cru.

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