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Episode 18: A deacon's wife who forever changed politics in a city of 1.3 million. And the story of church that became a hospital.


We remember the life and work of Sister Ruth Wyrick of the Marsalis Avenue Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas. Born in the segregated South of the 1930s, Sister Wyrick used the power of hospitality and kindness to forever change politics and public service in Dallas. Shay Wyrick Cathey and Christian Chronicle board member Taneise Perry reveal how Sister Wyrick's faith, hope, and love inspired her to change the course of her community's history. Then, Edward Bowen and Devon Newburn explain how they helped turn the Longmont (Colorado) Church of Christ into a medical clinic that serves 11,000 of their neighbors every year. Plus, Christian Chronicle CEO Erik Tryggestad does a little "humble bragging."  
Segment One: Christian Chronicle wins awards (Erik Tryggestad)

Link to list of Christian Chronicle editorials, features, and stories that won journalism awards

Segment Two: Remembering Sister Ruth Wyrick (Shay Wyrick Cathey and Taneise Perry)

Link to Taneise Perry’s tribute to Sister Ruth Wyrick in The Christian Chronicle (May 2023)

Link to Sister Ruth Wyrick’s going home service livestream from Marsalis Avenue Church of Christ

Link to Sister Ruth Wyrick obituary

Segment Three: “God’s clinic” cares for thousands (Edward Bowen and Devon Newburn)

Link to Bobby Ross Jr.’s Christian Chronicle story about the Hopelight Clinic at Longmont Church of Christ

Link to Longmont Church of Christ, home to the Hopelight Medical Clinic

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