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May 2, 2024

 

 
More than 50 of Bailey McBride's friends and family gather outside Tealridge Assisted Living in Oklahoma City to wish him well as he begins his move to an assisted living facility in Middle Tennessee — where he'll be close to one of his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren he previously was rarely able to see.

More than 50 of Bailey McBride’s friends and family gather outside Tealridge Assisted Living in Oklahoma City to wish him well as he begins his move to an assisted living facility in Middle Tennessee — where he’ll be close to one of his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren he previously was rarely able to see.


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The Christian Chronicle recently said farewell to our good friend Bailey McBride as he began his journey to his new home in Tennessee. A big thanks to Lindy Adams, a former Chronicle editor, for organizing the sendoff.

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Our Top Stories

 
‘All I could see was destruction’
 

‘All I could see was destruction’

 

After a monster tornado hit southern Oklahoma town of Sulphur, the Vinita Avenue Church of Christ swung into action.

With power out Sunday morning, the congregation — which counted 38 worshipers on a recent Lord’s Day — canceled the regular assembly and focused on helping storm victims.

“All I could say was, ‘God is good,’ because everyone helped everyone,” said church secretary Linda Mitchell, whose home sustained broken windows and tree damage.

Bobby Ross Jr. and Audrey Jackson report from Sulphur, Okla.

 
 

 
Surfing for souls in Madagascar
 

Surfing for souls in Madagascar

 

‘My plan was just to learn English,’ says a surfing instructor on this African island. That’s why he signed up for a free Bible course. Now he’s planted four churches.

Erik Tryggestad reports.

 
Chapel speakers bring ‘Extra’ special message
 
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Chapel speakers bring ‘Extra’ special message

 

“God sees my perfection,” Hope Martin told the audience, then stepped to the side of the podium and took a deep, sweeping stage bow to cheers and applause.

Bigger stars have had fewer fans show up when they spoke in chapel at Abilene Christian University. Hope and her best friend, Ethan Etter, always draw a crowd.

Many speakers are invited back when they connect with students the way Hope and Ethan do. But these two bring something extra  — extra laughter, extra love and extra chromosomes.

Cheryl Mann Bacon reports from Abilene, Texas.

 
‘What a fellowship, what a joy divine’
 

‘What a fellowship, what a joy divine’

 

The main sanctuary and two overflow rooms of the East Baltimore Church of Christ were packed during the monthly song service that recently brought together 22 congregations from the Mid-Atlantic area.

After three years of preaching and having church over Zoom, being in the service with my daughter, her grandmother and many old friends was sweeter than the cupcakes the host church prepared to go with the fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans minister Kevin Bethea and others served to guests.

Hamil Harris shares his perspective from Baltimore.

 
 

 
Voices only: ‘Step by Step’
 

Voices only: ‘Step by Step’

 

A video for this modern-day psalm celebrates the life of ‘vagabond, ragamuffin‘ singer/songwriter Rich Mullins.

Hear our latest ‘Voices only.’

 
Women’s role more than casseroles
 
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Women’s role more than casseroles

 

Not long ago, there was a Facebook post by a young lady bemoaning the role of women in the church. She believed women could only provide casseroles in service to the church.

With sadness, I thought about how uninformed we can be of the many opportunities women are given to use our talents for the Lord in the body of Christ.

Read Anne Freeman Gray’s Views.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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