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One-on-One with Jamie Aten on the Disaster Ministry Conference

Below I talk with Dr. Jamie Aten about the upcoming Disaster Ministry Conference. Ed: What’s can attendees expect from HDI’s Disaster Ministry Conference? Jamie: The Disaster Ministry Conference will equip church and lay leaders to prepare and care for small localized crises to large national events. When most people hear the word “disaster” they often […]

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Level Ground at the Cross

Billy Graham drew people together his whole life. In a segregated South, he wrestled with what that should mean. Among Billy Graham's greatest contributions to evangelicalism was the way he defused prejudice to bring people together. Perhaps more than any other high-profile American figure in the 20th century, Graham challenged Christians to look beyond worldly […]

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Remembering Bob Buford, the Christian Leader’s Leader

Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, and other Christian leaders share how the innovative Leadership Network founder influenced their ministries. A businessman, philanthropist, management coach, and inspirational author, the late Bob Buford worked behind the scenes to build a legacy that quietly extends to some of the most prominent figures, organizations, and megachurches in American Christianity today. […]

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Remembering Bob Buford, the Christian Leader’s Leader

Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, and other Christian leaders share how the innovative Leadership Network founder influenced their ministries. A businessman, philanthropist, management coach, and inspirational author, the late Bob Buford worked behind the scenes to build a legacy that quietly extends to some of the most prominent figures, organizations, and megachurches in American Christianity today. […]

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‘Little Girls Need Their Daddy’

Billy Graham’s children are thankful for their father; they just wish he’d been around more. When Franklin Graham was five, his famous father was in Australia for six months preaching at a Billy Graham Crusade. Like many youngsters, “I'd wake up in the morning, go down the hall and crawl into bed with Mama,” Franklin […]

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Jack Deere Went Through Hell to Come to Faith

The theologian’s memoir is refreshingly raw about the wounds he’s suffered—and the wounds he’s inflicted. What’s most endearing about Even in Our Darkness, the new memoir from theologian Jack Deere, is also what’s most difficult: its rawness. Before picking it up, be warned: You will hold your breath for pages at a time, even to […]

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For #MLK50, Christian Schools Launch $1.5 Million in Minority Scholarships

Dream Forward initiative by Wheaton, Gordon, SBC seminaries, and others builds on Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations in Memphis. Twenty Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries have raised $1.5 million in scholarships to offer minority students in Memphis as part of a new initiative in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated there 50 […]

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50 Years After MLK, Sunday Segregation Isn’t Theological

According to sociology’s top survey, black and white evangelicals have more in common than politics conveys. One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most enduring statements regarding the church was his observation that “the most segregated hour of the week” was 11 a.m. on Sunday. King’s commentary on how the modern church had failed to racially […]

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Created for Asylum Seekers, Israel Intends to Deport Thousands

40,000 African migrants—many of whom are Christians fleeing Eritrea or Sudan—considered “infiltrators” in need of urgent deportation. The fate of thousands of African Christians living in Israel is uncertain. The government intends to expel them, but questions remain over where the migrants will go and how the Jewish state will make it happen. Amid the […]

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China Bans Bibles from Online Sellers Like Amazon

As atheist government pledges to promote “Chinese-style Christianity and theology,” changes at JD.com, Taobao, and Dang Dang may revive debate over Bible access. Last week, Chinese social media users began noticing that they couldn’t find Bibles listed on some of their nation’s most popular e-commerce platforms. Shoppers who searched the word Bible on retailers such […]