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General William and Catherine Booth: The Blood & The Fire

By Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird   Cholera. Everyone’s fear, and it was happening again. William and Catherine Booth were there to help feed, clothe, and care for the sick in the stinky, rancid streets of East London.  It was 1866. The incoming tide from the Thames River dumped sewage into East London’s water […]

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From death to triumph: Bishop Emery Thompson

By Cheryl B. Edwards   When God calls, some respond in fear and hide, but there are some who fling aside their fears and answer the call.  Bishop Emery Thompson answered the call of God when he was just nine years old. I am reminded of the prophet Jeremiah when he was called by God: […]

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The beautiful reality of being God’s pawn

by Frank King   The atheist meme depicts Star Trek’s Mr. Spock playing chess with this message: “Why can’t you checkmate a Christian? Because they’re all pawns.” Dictionary.com has several definitions for “pawn”. The one that seems most relevant to this graphic is “someone who is used or manipulated to further another person’s purposes”. Based […]

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Eugene Peterson: Poetic shepherd

By Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird Who would have imagined that 1.1 million people would watch an interview with Eugene Peterson and the musician Bono, on YouTube? Peterson was the author of over thirty books, including The Message, written over ten years, with 20 million copies in print. Bono, lead singer for U2, commented: “it’s […]

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A voice to be heard

A voice to be heard by Cheryl B. Edwards Greg Musselman is no stranger to broadcasting; he spent 40 years in that field.  God had a plan for Musselman as he transitioned from sportscasting into Christian broadcasting ministry.  He felt a strong call to ministry and desired to work at 100 Huntley Street.  At the […]

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Christians in the Collapse

By Phil Wagler The collapse of the Kingdom of Judah at the brutal hands of Babylon is honestly footnoted: “Surely these things happened to Judah according to the Lord’s command, in order to remove them from his presence because of the sins of Manasseh and all he had done, including the shedding of innocent blood. […]

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Pastor Milca Kakete: A woman on a mission for Christ

by Cheryl Bernice Edwards   Milca Kakete, originally from Tanzania, is on a mission for Christ – and she makes no apologies.  She is a wife, a mother, and a woman of God, who serves Him with her whole heart.  Kakete ministers through Worship Empowerment Ministry, which encompasses her music, music workshops, media, and Pastoral […]

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I needed to see God doing stuff

by Frank King At first, it just seemed like another work trip. But soon it became evident that I needed to see God doing stuff and He came through for me. I traveled to Fort McMurray in May to collect stories and pictures of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association helping victims of […]

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Dr. J.I. Packer & Richard Baxter: God’s Essential Workers

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   We hear a lot about essential workers and essential services in these COVID-19 times.  At 7 pm each night, many of us have been cheering for them, as we bang on our pots and pans.  Dr. J.I. Packer, God’s essential worker, helps us rediscover Richard Baxter’s essential […]

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The Christian calendar year: Ordinary Time, Loving the daily divine

by Steve Bell Remain within the world of which you’re made. Call nothing common in the earth or air, Accept it all and let it be for good. Malcolm Guite   Finally, we come to the last and longest season of the Christian calendar year – Ordinary Time. In many traditions, there are two seasons […]