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November 28, 2023

 

 

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Our Top Stories

 
Michigan church gives itself away — every week
 

Michigan church gives itself away — every week

 

In the suburbs of Detroit, dozens of souls line up outside the meeting place of a Church of Christ. The congregation collects clothes, dishes, toys and Christmas items and gives everything away within two hours — while offering Bibles and Bible studies to anyone who asks. Then, next week, they do it all again. The “church that does the giveaways,” as it’s known locally, never has to look far. People show up throughout the week to donate items to help the less fortunate in their community.

Erik Tryggestad reports from Brighton, Mich.

 
 

 
Lipscomb says, ‘Hello, Dolly!’
 

Lipscomb says, ‘Hello, Dolly!’

 

Everything at the ribbon-cutting for Dolly Parton’s new exhibit was high fashion — including the ribbon.

The country music legend grasped a large pair of scissors alongside Lipscomb University President Candice McQueen. They struggled just a bit to slice through the pink and gold sash, bedecked with butterflies.

Erik Tryggestad reports from Nashville, Tenn. 

 
Oklahoma Christian University closing its Graduate School of Theology
 

Oklahoma Christian University closing its Graduate School of Theology

 

The Oklahoma City university has become the third higher learning institution associated with Churches of Christ to close or restructure its graduate programs in theology that prepare students for ministry.

Cheryl Mann Bacon reports.

 
Faulkner Bible Lectureship showcases young speakers
 

Faulkner Bible Lectureship showcases young speakers

 

Twenty-six 11th- and 12th-grade students from 13 states participated in the contest, all previous speech contest winners at one of the 10 Lads to Leaders conventions sites across the U.S.

Calvin Cockrell reports from Montgomery, Ala.

 
 

 
Voices only: Nigeria’s own ‘Way Maker’
 

Voices only: Nigeria’s own ‘Way Maker’

 

This hymn, popularized by Michael W. Smith, actually was written by West African artist Sinach. Hear it sung a cappella by Nigerians, Brazilians and Brits.

See Daniela Neves’ latest “Voices only.”

 
How to be excellent: Guidance for young ministers
 

How to be excellent: Guidance for young ministers

 

To assist in mentoring younger ministers, O.J. Shabazz has compiled a book of practical guidance for ministry based on his extensive experience, including 23 years at the Harlem Church of Christ in New York.

Read Steve Cloer’s review.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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