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June 21, 2022



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Third Culture Kids find a place to belong

Third Culture Kids find a place to belong


Alex Cash didn’t fit in anywhere.  

Cash, 22, primarily grew up in Uganda, where his parents were missionaries. He traveled back and forth between Africa and the United States. He was not Ugandan, but neither was he American by culture, leaving him to ask the question, “Who am I?”

“Because of that, there’s also a loss of identity,” said Cash, a senior at Oklahoma Christian University.

Like Cash, Americans who grow up in a different culture and return to the U.S. often struggle to find a place to belong. But there is a place for them to meet and discover fellowship: It’s called the Global Reunion.  

Gabriel Grant Huff reports from Oklahoma City.


On a long, uncertain journey, a hotel of hope

On a long, uncertain journey, a hotel of hope


Joyful squeals reached an ear-shattering pitch as Ukrainian children ran across the common room of the Piemont Hotel in Poland. They finally had space to play. Reprimands from adults to quiet down went understandably unheard.

The children who live in this suburban hotel, about 6 miles outside of the city of Łódź, spent hours waiting in lines, in cars and on foot, to cross into Poland from their war-torn homeland.

Many came with mothers, aunts and grandmothers as border guards detained their fathers to help with Ukraine’s war efforts.

Audrey Jackson reports from Pabianice, Poland.

Time to share a little good news

Time to share a little good news


“We sure could use a little good news today,” Anne Murray sang in a No. 1 country hit in 1983.

Nearly four decades later, negative headlines abound: Mass shootings. The war in Ukraine. Church closings.

How about some good news?

At the request of Bobby Ross Jr., fellow Christians shard some inspiring stories.


88-year-old radio program thrives online

88-year-old radio program thrives online


“Are you listening?”

The late V.E. Howard was known for asking that question on the “International Gospel Hour” radio program, an evangelism broadcast associated with Churches of Christ dating back to 1934. 

For 88 years the question has been posed to listeners such as Billy Boyd. 

Gabriel Grant Huff updates readers on the longtime radio ministry.

In Uvalde, writer found purpose

In Uvalde, writer found purpose


“You’re not allowed to cry.”

That’s what I kept telling myself as people fell on their hands and knees, weeping.

Never had I seen so much agony in one place.

The Christian Chronicle sent associate editor Audrey Jackson and me to report on the shooting that killed 19 elementary children and two teachers in South Texas. It was my first in-person tragedy coverage.

Intern Gabriel Huff Grant reflects on his experience in Uvalde.

Related: As Uvalde mourns 21 school shooting victims, church members show ‘the love that Christ put in all of us’


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