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Don't be distracted this Easter Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Easter reminds us that one of the most effective ways to influence others for Christ is simply to tell the story of redemption and what the Son of God means to us, what he has done for us and especially the relationship with Christ that awaits anyone willing to trust him.
 
Be creative when making history Print E-mail
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By Ken Satterfield, Word&Way   
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
During the Civil War, the church I attend was occupied by Union soldiers who used the pews for firewood, and the building as a horse stable. Later, the church burned. While different, every church has a history. It can be seen in its architecture, wall portraits, and even in its minutes and bylaws. At some point, the congregation will need to share that history in an anniversary, a church directory or a community celebration. Share that history in ways that are both significant and fun.
 
The unholy legacy of Fred Phelps Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Monday, March 24, 2014
The news that Fred Phelps, the 84-year-old founder of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., has died drew predictable reactions from just about everyone, from anger, to glee to relief. Phelps and the congregation, which includes most of his many children and their children, have become best known for protests arising out of their disgust of homosexual behavior and their hatred for every gay.
 
Those difficult conversations Print E-mail
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By Doyle Sager   
Monday, March 24, 2014
We have all had, or need to have, difficult conversations. An email that offended or troubled us, a blow-up at a family dinner, a situation at work that is unbearable, a church feud that is spilling out into the community or friction within a house between spouses or siblings — the examples are endless.
 
Make every day a Good Samaritan Day Print E-mail
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By Ken Satterfield   
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Every month, every week and every day is a celebration of some sort — an awareness week or a monthly observance for foods, health issues, anniversaries or holidays.

March 13 happens to be Good Samaritan Involvement Day, which commemorates the 1964 murder on this date of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese in Queens, N.Y.

 
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Mission efforts can help bruing believers togather to make a difference. Word&Way highlights three national ministries: Together for Hope, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship effort to minister in the 20 poorest U.S. counties; Woman's Missionary Union, through MissionsFEST, Family FEST and Christian Women's and Men's Job Corps ; and refugee ministry that American Baptist Churches USA  are involved in through
Mission efforts can help bruing believers togather to make a difference. Word&Way highlights three national ministries: Together for Hope, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship effort to minister in the 20 poorest U.S. counties; Woman's Missionary Union, through MissionsFEST, Family FEST and Christian Women's and Men's Job Corps; and refugee ministry that American Baptist Churches USA are involved in through Church World Services. This video from CWS Greensboro explains some of the many facets of their Immigration and Refugee Program." target="_blank">Church World Service. This video from CWS Greensboro explains some of the many facets of their Immigration and Refugee Program.

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