13 May, 2021

News

150 Years of Christian Standard

150 Years of Christian Standard

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Today, on this 155th anniversary of Christian Standard, we share an article from five years ago by Richard Cherok that describes how this journal has both informed and influenced the Stone-Campbell Movement from the time of its first issue in 1866.

Two Churches Open New Buildings Just in Time for Easter

Two Churches Open New Buildings Just in Time for Easter

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Many churches that offered only taped or livestreamed Easter services last year are excited to be planning in-person gatherings this year. But two churches—Discovery Christian Church in Mars, Pa., and Crestview Christian Church in Manhattan, Kan.—will be celebrating Easter in just-opened buildings

News Briefs for Mar. 31

News Briefs for Mar. 31

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More than 600 people attended a celebration of life service Monday at Antioch Christian Church, Marion, Iowa, for correctional officer Robert McFarland, who was killed last week during an attempted escape from the Anamosa State Penitentiary. The governor ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff Monday.

‘An Antidote to Loneliness’ for Pastors

‘An Antidote to Loneliness’ for Pastors

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Loneliness is a perpetual problem among pastors, and it only has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to two experts who specialize in care for pastors—Dr. Wes Beavis and Alan Ahlgrim. “There’s not a pastor out there who does not need authentic friendships,” Beavis said.

Church Planter Reflects on Life, Ministry a Year after Nashville Tornado

Church Planter Reflects on Life, Ministry a Year after Nashville Tornado

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Just six months after the launch of Alive Nashville, a tornado swept through East Nashville and destroyed the building the church had been meeting in. The tornado struck March 3, 2020. “About 24 hours after [that], we were at an impromptu meeting with several area churches,” lead pastor Brandon Jacobs said. “An hour later, my wife and I were standing in the middle of rubble coordinating volunteers and relief workers.”