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How Coronavirus Affects Families – Through a 4-Year-Old’s Eyes

By Autumn Lockett | May 22, 2020
Four children posing in field

As we weather the COVID-19 crisis, research about the impact of unprecedented seclusion upon children is bleak. You can’t help but empathize with children and families. This ‘account’ shares the perspective from a kid’s eye view.

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Pandemic of Misinformation Spreads Like Wildfire Across Land

By Colin Harris | May 22, 2020
Woman working at desk with laptop displaying words ‘fake news’

A pandemic is blazing across our society. This one isn’t COVID-19. This virus infects the soul of the populace and blinds it to what in our more peaceful times we embrace as truth. It’s a pandemic of intentional misinformation.

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Hardin-Simmons University Should Remember the Widow’s Mite

By Jonathan Davis | May 22, 2020
Stained-glass display in chapel at Hardin-Simmons University

To honor her late husband’s memory and to recognize outstanding doctor of ministry students, Carol Bratton endowed a scholarship at Logsdon Seminary. With the seminary closing, her refund request was dismissed with laughter.

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Look Back | Do You Know What Happens When You Fry Baloney?

By Miguel De La Torre | May 22, 2020
Homeless person sleeping on city sidewalk

Liberal and progressive politicians and clergy are more dangerous to the cause of justice than their neoconservative counterparts. Their fruits may be pleasing, but they can be just as damaging to the welfare of the oppressed.

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For Class of 2020, Exactly What Are You Graduating Into? A Mess

By Mitch Randall | May 21, 2020
Rows of graduates in caps and gowns

Physical distancing measures to respond to COVID-19 created an alternate universe for graduates in 2020. Our world faces a mess, yet your generation can help us clean it up. You are an inspiration. You will change the world.

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4 Suggestions on How We Can Improve Clergy Mental Health

By Paula Shurden Batts | May 21, 2020
Therapist listening to client

Clergy are more open today to seeking help for mental health issues. And when churches speak openly about mental health, they reduce the mystery and stigma for everyone, including their ministers. Consider these four suggestions.

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Her Fight: How Many Pastors’ Spouses Deal with Depression

By Patrick Broaddus | May 21, 2020
Lonely woman staring out windows

Choosing to be married to a pastor is hard. Many spouses deal with depression. The church needs to come to a fuller understanding of the often unrealistic expectations and pressures placed on ministers and their families.

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Young Adults Face Mental Health Issues in ‘Emerging Adulthood’

By Rebekah Gordon | May 20, 2020
Young man with face in lined shadows

With milestones like marriage and degrees pushed later into life, young adults are plunged into ‘emerging adulthood.’ This new stage brings with it challenges and mental health problems that previous generations never faced.

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3 Trends to Help Your Church Weather COVID-19’s Financial Storm

By Matt Cook | May 20, 2020
Sign outside a church saying the doors are closed but ministry continues.

Most churches have taken a significant financial hit from the COVID-19 health crisis, but some have seen their giving hold up and even increase. How did they do it? Check out these three trends most of these churches have in common.

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Maintaining Clergy Mental Health Proves to be Complex Puzzle

By Elizabeth Denham Thompson | May 20, 2020
Nearly complete puzzle of surprised man’s face

During the coronavirus pandemic, clergy have led their churches from in-person to online ministry and now struggle with what comes next. It’s a frustrating process, like piecing together a complex jigsaw puzzle.

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