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Five lessons I learned from a COVID-19 spike at our church

Derek Allen, First Baptist Tillman's Corner
July 02 2020

In March, April and May, our church staff braced for a wave of COVID-19 cases to sweep through our church family. It never happened. In fact, for the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our church family of about 1,500 only experienced a handful of cases... read more

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Living a compassionate life

David Jeremiah, Turning Point
July 01 2020

When a man I know was a young pastor, he was given a trip to the Holy Land. When his tour group was in Jerusalem, he ventured into the Old City. As he walked, he was shocked by a figure coming toward him... read more

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When all is stripped away

David Johnson, Arizona Baptist State Convention
June 29 2020

In the late 1990s, Matt Redman wrote a song called "The Heart of Worship." It was written on the heels of a painful chapter in the life of Soul Survivor Church in Watford, England. The pastor, Mike Pilavachi, felt that the church was too focused on the musical outpouring that was prevalent in the worship revival of that era and made a radical decision... read more

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Is 2020 America's Babel?

Ryan Smith, Eagle Heights Baptist Church
June 26 2020

2020 was the year. Because 2020 was a natural aim for renewed vision (20/20 ... get it?), many organizations and leaders placed great expectations on the dawn of the decade. As the time drew near, goals from personal success to organizational overhaul looked to the broadening 2020 horizon as the arrival of achievement, satisfaction and a charge toward new beginnings in a modern future... read more

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How US protests affect European missions

Lucas Wilburn*, IMB
June 24 2020

“I don’t understand; I don’t think most Americans understand. Why are people in Germany and all over Europe protesting what is going on in the USA?” This was my question to my German friend as he and I talked over coffee one day not long ago... read more