Friday, February 24, 2017

Half of Hispanic Christians Worry About Deportation


GLEANINGS
All 240 Family Christian Stores Are Closing
More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of the world's largest Christian retailers.
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
More than two years ago, suppliers forgave Family Christian Stores $127 million in debt so that it could remain open. Today, the chain — which bills itself as "the world's largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise" — announced it is closing all of its stores after 85 years in business. continue reading >>


Gleanings
Half of Hispanic Christians Worry About Deportation Under Trump
Pew: Latino Protestants most likely to rate Trump a 'terrible' president.
 
Women
Give Your Kids the Gift of Absence
Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children.
 
Gleanings
Black Churches Matter: Research Ties Attendance to Positive Outcomes
African Americans who worship regularly are better able to handle racism and discrimination.
 
Entertainment
As a Special Needs Parent, I Thought I'd Hate 'Speechless'
Why I was wrong—and what the ABC comedy reveals about conviction and forgiveness.
 
Gleanings
Courts Split on US Christians Caught Up in Turkey's Crackdown
Deportation of evangelist David Byle blocked, while pastor Andrew Brunson still imprisoned without evidence.
 
Quick to Listen
What Message Is Jack Graham Sending to Russell Moore and Southern Baptists?
Ed Stetzer discusses the tensions of denominational giving, who speaks for the SBC, and the impact of the 2016 election.
 
Christian History
The Forgotten Final Resting Place of William Borden
The most influential missionary of the early 20th century never made it to the mission field.
 
Testimony
My Missionary Great-Grandfather Led Me to Christ
But only after I went to Japan in search of his life story.
 
The Exchange
When Coffee Isn't Enough: Reflecting on Relationships & Gospel Witness
The most valuable resource we can offer is the Gospel.
 
Pivot
10 Essential Ingredients for Running an Effective Small Church Internship
If your church wants to invest in the next generation of ministers, a ministerial internship is a great way to do it.

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