15 April, 2024

News

Four People Arrested in Connection with Women’s Disappearance

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Four people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of two missing Kansas women—including a Christian church pastor’s wife. All four of those arrested have been booked into an Oklahoma jail on two counts each of first-degree murder and kidnapping, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. . . .

The Power of an Emphatic Yes

The Power of an Emphatic Yes

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In 1996, Joe Putting and his elders at Tomoka Christian Church (Ormond Beach, Fla.) asked a simple question: “What would saying an emphatic yes to the Great Commission look like?” They came out of that season of prayer and reflection with an almost obsessive desire to profoundly impact all the nations of the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. . . .

Ukraine: Wounded but Not Broken

Ukraine: Wounded but Not Broken

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“The overwhelming majority of volunteers at the beginning of the war were provided to Ukrainian society by churches,” Ukrainian minister Valentin Siniy writes. “It is difficult to find an evangelical church that did not play a role” . . .

Search Continues for Missing Women

Search Continues for Missing Women

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The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is not certain two missing Kansas women—including a Christian church pastor’s wife—are still alive. The women—Jilian Kelley, 39, and Veronica Butler, 27—have been missing since March 30. Kelley is the wife of Heath Kelley, pastor of Hugoton First Christian Church.  . . .

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Prayers at the Table’ (1984)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Prayers at the Table’ (1984)

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“Is there a church that has no story to tell about prayers at the Lord’s table?” William S. Boice asked in 1984. “We of the New Testament order often find our­selves criticized by our denominational brethren of a more liturgical custom who find our somewhat casual approach to Communion to be nearly offensive. It bears thinking about.” . . .

Ministry Help Wanted

Ministry Help Wanted

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Recent postings: Michigan City (Ind.) Christian Church is seeking a senior minister. Impact Christian Church (Moon Township, Pa.) looks to hire an executive pastor. The Christian Campus Foundation (CCF) at the University of Illinois is seeking a full-time director of campus ministry. New Brighton (Minn.) Christian Church needs a new senior minister. And more . . .