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I Am the Dream

By Mitch Randall | Oct 18, 2019
Clifton Conley at Arkansas Baptist College

While Arkansas Baptist College empowers the next generation of young black leaders, the reality persists that the world they enter will not welcome them as equals nor treat them as peers. That reality should make Christians cringe.

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US Religious Affiliation Continues Downward Trend

By Staff | Oct 18, 2019
Aerial shot of church congregation

Over the past decade, the percentage of U.S. adults who identify as Christian has declined almost every year, moving from 77% affiliation in 2009 to 65% in 2018-19. However, the news for religion in the U.S. isn’t all bad.

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Look Back | When A Turtle Illustrates How Power Corrupts

By Jeffrey D. Vickery | Oct 18, 2019
Book cover of Dr. Seuss’ Yertle the Turtle

Those who rule over others – or assume they do – face a great temptation to build themselves up. If you’re in a position of authority and power, you’re responsible for others. Take a lesson from a cartoon turtle.

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US Christians: Your Perceived Inconvenience Isn’t Persecution

By Danny Chisholm | Oct 17, 2019
Hand holding one of two Starbucks cups

Many US Christians believe they’re under persecution, but nothing is further from the truth. Not hearing a barista wish you a ‘Merry Christmas’ isn’t persecution. In the first century, being a Christian could end your life.

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How Christians Should Respond When Rulers Abuse Their Power

By Wissam al-Saliby | Oct 17, 2019
Line of police in protective gear

When national rulers oppress their own people and abuse their power for personal wealth and prestige, how should Christians respond to the corruption and injustice? These 5 responses help answer that question.

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Over 150 Million Children Worldwide Involved in Child Labor

By Staff | Oct 17, 2019
Boy carrying large bag on head

An estimated 152 million children from 5 to 17 years old were involved in child labor during 2018, and around half of them were working in conditions classified as hazardous work, a report says.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Brian W. Ford

By Staff | Oct 16, 2019
Brian Ford

Brian W. Ford is executive director of Churchnet, a ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri.

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No Matter What Others Think, Remember Love’s Voice

By Guy Sayles | Oct 16, 2019
Dejected man with back to camera

Many of us feel we’re unworthy of love. Our painful knowledge of our fears, failures, sins and regrets are amplified by voices telling us we aren’t worthy. No matter what others think or say, true love is a gift from God.

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Children of Color More Likely to Live in Concentrated Poverty

By Staff | Oct 16, 2019
Young minority boy in striped shirt outside

Only 4% of white children lived in areas of concentrated poverty, a striking disparity compared to 19% of Latino children and 28% of both African American and American Indian children, a new report revealed.

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Going Solar: How One Church Took Creation Justice Action

By Christian McIvor | Oct 15, 2019
Solar panels

A team at College Park Baptist Church in North Carolina has worked to raise awareness about creation justice. One of its most significant initiatives was committing to install solar panels for sustainable energy production.

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