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Beneath the Sun
You might cry, but this is definitely worth the read.
Most Influential Living Preachers
“In telephone interviews conducted in November 2009, Protestant pastors were asked to ‘name the top three living Christian preachers that most influence you.’ Twenty-one percent of pastors surveyed said Graham - that’s nearly three times the number who named Charles R. Swindoll, prominent pastor, author and host of the radio Bible-teaching ministry Insight for Living.”
Street Preachers Murdered
This story in the Palm Beach Post tells of three men who were murdered while street preaching. (HT:Phil Johnson)
Becoming an Adoption-Friendly Church
An article at WORLD encourages churches to become adoption-friendly. ” While Christians commonly praise adoption, most American churches do not have a single family that adopted a child during the past year. Churches can and should play a crucial role in encouraging members to “look after orphans in their distress” (James 1:27). Here are some specific ideas on how to become an adoption-friendly church: ”
The Gospel Coalition in Ontario
D.A. Carson and Mike Bullmore will be speaking in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday April 24 as part of a Gospel Coalition regional conference.
Church Works Media
Church Works Media seems to be doing some good work. They say, “Our ‘bread and butter’ is providing doctrinally-rich, Christ-centered hymns and psalms for corporate worship—all free and reproducible.”