12 April, 2024

News

Christian Ham Radio: More Than Just a Hobby

Christian Ham Radio: More Than Just a Hobby

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The Christian Amateur Radio Fellowship (CARF) formed at the North American Christian Convention during the summer of 1966 as a way to promote fellowship among Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, our Christian colleges, and as a service to missionaries. CARF has a website but no headquarters. The fellowship has hundreds of members in North America and around the world. . . .

Lessons Learned on a Cruise Ship

Lessons Learned on a Cruise Ship

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Building community is essential to our spiritual journey in the church. We are called to be “family to each other.” On a recent cruise, I found hundreds of crew members from more than 75 nationalities building community and becoming family to one another. . . .

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘The Future of Johnson Bible College—Will It Survive Its Founders?’ (1924)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘The Future of Johnson Bible College—Will It Survive Its Founders?’ (1924)

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In 1924, Ashley Johnson, the founder of what is now Johnson University, wrote: “Nine years ago I broke down completely and was under the care of a physician. While I waited in bed for two months, Mrs. Johnson kept the work going and came nearer freeing it from debt than ever before. During these nine years I have fought for my life and the work which God gave me to do with all my heart.” . . .

Louisville Bible College Eliminates Its Debt

Louisville Bible College Eliminates Its Debt

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Louisville (Ky.) Bible College hosted a Celebration Service on Feb. 3 at Life Bridge Christian Church adjacent to the LBC campus, wrapping up the college’s 75th anniversary observance. The gathering also served to celebrate elimination of the school’s debt, which LBC has been working toward for several years. . . .

Church Tower Repairs Completed (Plus News Briefs)

Church Tower Repairs Completed (Plus News Briefs)

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Work on First Christian Church’s $3.2 million tower repair project in Columbus, Ind., has been completed.  The 166-foot-tall masonry tower is a key visual element of the church, of Modernist design, completed in 1942. . . . Also briefs from Georgia, Tennessee, Oregon, and Texas . . . and about Dr. Jerry Taylor being featured on a podcast.

Done With Stuck: Helping Christians Return to Spiritual Growth

Done With Stuck: Helping Christians Return to Spiritual Growth

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People can sometimes get stuck in their spiritual growth. They start out well. They attend church, read their Bibles, and join a small group. And then they stall out. . . . Done With Stuck is a company that aims to give people tools to deal with the deep-seated issues that block their growth. . . .

IDES Helped Close to 700,000 People During 2023, Its 50th Year

IDES Helped Close to 700,000 People During 2023, Its 50th Year

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Christian Standard asked IDES to share a rundown of the organization’s disaster relief efforts during 2023, its 50th year. There were three major U.S. disasters and three major international disasters during the year to which IDES dedicated its resources, expertise, and manpower. But it is continuing to help with some pre-2023 disasters. All totaled, IDES helped close to 700,000 people . . .

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Integrity in the Pulpit’ (2005)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: ‘Integrity in the Pulpit’ (2005)

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“Over the past several years, cheating and plagiarism have surfaced as hot topics in academia, the news media, and more recently, the church,” Dean M. Christensen wrote in 2005. “Several high-profile cases involve pastors of large churches who resigned, or were fired or suspended for repeated instances of ‘borrowing’ sermons from various sources without attribution” . . .