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Episode 49: The Christian Chronicle news team talks about the biggest stories of 2023


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On this one-year anniversary of The Christian Chronicle Podcast, we ask The Christian Chronicle news team to share what they think were the biggest stories they reported in 2023…and which stories they wish got more attention and started more conversations among Church of Christ folks. They'll also make their best guesses at what stories are most likely to get the most attention in 2024. Featuring Cheryl Mann Bacon, Calvin Cockrell, Audrey Jackson, Bobby Ross, Jr., and Erik Tryggestad.
Christian Chronicle stories from 2023 that the news team talks about in this episode:

After over a century, Lipscomb’s Austin Center to close (Cheryl Mann Bacon)

Bicultural teens enjoy unity at camp (Cheryl Mann Bacon)

Christian family inspired new movie ‘On a Wing and Prayer’ (Calvin Cockrell)

A diverse church full of conversion stories (Bobby Ross, Jr.)

Dwindling Church of Christ seeks new future at community church campus (Cheryl Mann Bacon)

For Cuba, a time of stress–and salvation (Bobby Ross, Jr.)

For newly arrived refugees, an unexpected Christmas blessing (Bobby Ross, Jr.)

“God is crying with us” (Audrey Jackson)

Harding School of Theology set to leave Memphis (Cheryl Mann Bacon)

How a grassroots ministry to Afghan refugees snowballed into something big (Bobby Ross, Jr.)

How a Russian immigrant came to serve Ukrainian refugees (Bobby Ross, Jr.)

“If they go into full-time ministry, they’ll go back into poverty” (Audrey Jackson)

In Mexican resort city, Christians care for homeless “angels” (Bobby Ross, Jr.)

It’s the same Jesus (Bobby Ross, Jr.)

A “love your enemies” test (Erik Tryggestad)

Making Jesus more accessible (Audrey Jackson)

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