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Our Top Stories

 
‘Peace for my city’
 

‘Peace for my city’

 

For a family of Venezuelan refugees, only one aspect of life in their new home, Uruguay, didn’t exceed their expectations — the church.

Erik Tryggestad reports from the South American capital of Montevideo about a once-dying Church of Christ — and the wave of immigrants that gave it new life.

“Thanks to the disgrace of another country,” one Uruguayan Christian said, the Venezuelans “came here with this urge to work for the church and to help it grow.”

Read the story and see a video from the congregation.

 
 

 
The first step forward: Letting go of the past
 

The first step forward: Letting go of the past

 

The church in Montevideo, Uruguay, shows us how a painful decision — selling a historic building that missionaries once dreamed of turning into a Christian university — was necessary to facilitate future growth. Many of our U.S. congregations must learn the same excruciating lesson.

Read our editorial.

 
Ministering with excellence
 

Ministering with excellence

 

“For many years here in Harlem, we were baptizing 100 people a year. And I mean every year,” said New York minister O.J. Shabazz. In an interview with The Christian Chronicle Podcast, Shabazz discusses the need for an evangelistic movement — not a program — in Churches of Christ.

Read the interview and find links our latest podcasts.

 
Oklahoma Christian commemorates twin tragedies — and the trees that survived them
 

Oklahoma Christian commemorates twin tragedies — and the trees that survived them

 

Every tree has a story, Ron Vega said.

But two trees that stand side by side on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University carry in their branches stories of hope after unimaginable twin tragedies. The Oklahoma City university is the only site outside of New York City to have survivor trees from the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 and the 9/11 attacks of 2001, university officials said.

“When terrorism came visiting us, we needed you,” said Vega, a relief worker in New York, during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new memorial on Oklahoma Christian’s campus. “How do we go on after this? You were our strength.”

Read Erik Tryggestad’s story from the groundbreaking.

 
 

 
Evangelical Press Association again recognizes Christian Chronicle as top newspaper
 

Evangelical Press Association again recognizes Christian Chronicle as top newspaper

 

For the fifth time in six years, the Evangelical Press Association recognized The Christian Chronicle with its first-place Award of Excellence for print newspapers.

The professional organization also honored the Chronicle’s website with its top prize for newspaper-online news.

Find links to the award-winning stories and photos.

 
Religion News Association honors Bobby Ross Jr. with Supple Award for Feature Writing
 

Religion News Association honors Bobby Ross Jr. with Supple Award for Feature Writing

 

Bobby Ross Jr., editor-in-chief of The Christian Chronicle, received the nation’s top award for religion feature writing.

Jodi Rudoren, editor-in-chief of The Forward, a leading publication for American Jews, won second place. Ruth Graham, the Dallas-based religion reporter for the New York Times, earned third place.

Find links to Ross’ award-winning stories.

 
Mount Dora Christian Academy names York University’s Samuel Smith as next president
 

Mount Dora Christian Academy names York University’s Samuel Smith as next president

 

Samuel Smith, president of York University in Nebraska, will become the eighth president of Mount Dora Christian Academy and Children’s Home in Florida, the academy announced.

“I desire to see our entire campus committed to imitating God,” Smith said, “in the classroom, on the field, in the arts, in our relationships, and throughout our community to give our neighbors a glimpse of the Kingdom through our actions.”

Read Calvin Cockrell’s report.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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