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Profiles in Goodwill: Carol McEntyre

By Staff | September 18, 2019

Carol McEntyre is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri.

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Emerging Voices | Pastors Lack Training to Advocate for Victims

By Kim Brewer | September 12, 2019
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Many pastors lack the training and skills needed to counsel and advocate for victims. It’s why too many pastors tell wives to stay with abusive husbands, continue in leadership when they abuse others and shame women from the pulpit.

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USDA Projects Significant Decline in Global Food Insecurity

By Staff | September 12, 2019
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Over the next decade, the number of people who are food insecure, which means they don’t have access to 2,100 daily calories of food, is expected to decline globally, a USDA report says.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Carol Ann Vaughn Cross

By Staff | September 11, 2019
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Carol Ann Vaughn Cross is an assistant professor in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Samford University in Alabama, studying social history at the intersection of religion, technology and culture, sex and gender.

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When Did Simplistic Words Replace Simple, Eloquent Ones?

By Jack Moline | September 11, 2019
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Expressing an idea, concept or feeling in uncomplicated language lets something profound rise above the craft of constructing a meaningful phrase. The simplest words – as opposed to simplistic words – are often the most eloquent.

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The Recipe to Finding Your Authentic Preaching Voice

By Rhonda Abbott Blevins | September 11, 2019
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Finding your voice as a preacher takes time. It can be more challenging for women who have fewer role models in the pulpit. How do you find your unique voice? Know yourself, play to your strength and preach the good news.

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