14 July, 2024

News

Concluding a Work, Leaving a Legacy

Concluding a Work, Leaving a Legacy

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Silas McCormick, president of Lincoln Christian University, shares about the many considerations that went into the decision to close LCU at the end of this academic year. “Everyone loves a ‘turnaround’ story,” McCormick writes. “Very few go looking for a ‘finishing well’ story.” . . .

The Passing of the Baton

The Passing of the Baton

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Matt Proctor, president of Ozark Christian College, shares his thoughts on Lincoln Christian University’s closing in a few weeks, and LCU’s decision to gift their seminary and endowment to Ozark. . . .

‘Unsung Hero’—Beyond the Movie

‘Unsung Hero’—Beyond the Movie

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The new faith-based movie “Unsung Hero” had a strong showing at the box office on its opening weekend. Christian minister Dale Reeves shares about getting to know the family upon whom the film is based—David and Helen Smallbone and their seven children (including GRAMMY Award-winners For King & Country and Rebecca St. James)—shortly after they came to the U.S. from Australia about 30 years ago. . . .

Historic Canton, Ohio, Church to Open New Campus

Historic Canton, Ohio, Church to Open New Campus

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After two years of strong growth, First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio, is expanding. The historic church—once led by P. H. Welshimer—hopes to open its first campus location this fall. The church in November spent $2.1 million on a 33,000-square-foot building on 5 acres on the southwest side of Canton. . . .

StoneBridge, IDES Helping with Tornado Recovery in Omaha Area

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StoneBridge Christian Church and International Disaster Emergency Service are teaming to help with recovery efforts in the Elkhorn, Neb., area. That Omaha suburb is one of many areas ravaged by tornadoes and severe storms in Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, and other states over the weekend. . . .