29 November, 2022

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Jack Cottrell and My ‘Macedonian Turning Point’

Jack Cottrell and My ‘Macedonian Turning Point’

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A Christian editor shares how his life changed forever when he attended a once-a-week class on the Holy Spirit that Jack Cottrell offered at his church during a six-week span in the early 1980s. (Dr. Cottrell died Sept. 16 after a long battle with cancer.)

Life in Ukraine Today: A Torturous Reminder of Old Horrors

Life in Ukraine Today: A Torturous Reminder of Old Horrors

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Andrey told me stories of the Nazi occupation of their region during World War II, and how the German army used the building as a prison, and that many prisoners were hanged there. . . . We all assumed it could never happen again . . . and yet Russian occupiers have turned life in the city into a torturous reminder of those old horrors.  

Jack Cottrell and God’s Plan A+

Jack Cottrell and God’s Plan A+

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On Friday evening, after a long battle with cancer, Jack Cottrell, 84, passed from earth to heaven. Dr. Cottrell was professor of theology at Cincinnati Christian University for 48 years. Throughout his life, Dr. Cottrell enjoyed helping others come to a clearer and more specific understanding of biblical and doctrinal issues . . .

Reading Scripture and the Transformation of the Soul

Reading Scripture and the Transformation of the Soul

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Our educational system and culture train us in a way of reading literature that works against the way the Scriptures were designed to be read and experienced. Our information culture resists embracing a text written primarily for transformation rather than information.

Ministry to Combat Vets in Indiana Plans Major Retreat Center

Ministry to Combat Vets in Indiana Plans Major Retreat Center

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Point Man of Newburgh—an Indiana ministry that helps combat veterans returning from war—is moving toward purchasing and developing a $4.5 million retreat center. The project is a monumental one for the 13-year-old nonprofit organization that got its start with the help of Crossroads Christian Church in Newburgh, Ind. 

From Brokenness to Breakthrough: Afghanistan, One Year Later

From Brokenness to Breakthrough: Afghanistan, One Year Later

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Doug Lucas of Team Expansion writes: “We have been surprised and amazed that in the 12 months since our troops’ rushed departure from Afghanistan in August 2021, God has raised up more than 100 families in a Christian network that defies anything previously known in that nation.”

News Briefs for September 7

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Briefs about a “Fresh Hope” Mental Health Care Summit for Pastors in Iowa, expansion by Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis, and more.

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