Generosity prompts recovery for congregations along Texas Gulf Coast
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Generosity prompts recovery for congregations along Texas Gulf Coast

By Marv Knox  Five congregations ravaged by Hurricane Harvey are taking new steps toward wholeness, thanks to the compassion and generosity of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship members. CBF representatives recently delivered checks totaling $165,000 to help the churches continue their rebuilding efforts in Harvey’s wake. The congregations—First Baptist Church of Holiday Beach in Rockport, Iglesia Casa … Continue reading

Missouri church forms ministry model for predatory loan victims
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Missouri church forms ministry model for predatory loan victims

By Blake Tommey  Missouri is a lush oasis for predatory loans, with more payday lenders there than Starbucks, McDonald’s and Walmart stores combined. In 2017, Missouri lenders issued more than 1.6 million payday loans—averaging about one in four residents—each carrying an average annual interest rate of 462 percent. Add tens of millions of dollars in fines, … Continue reading

Courageous Humility: God’s Call to the Church in Response to the #metoo #churchtoo Movements
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Courageous Humility: God’s Call to the Church in Response to the #metoo #churchtoo Movements

A Sermon by Micah Pritchett Opening Welcome to Worship We are taking on a difficult subject this morning. The #metoo movement has shown a bright, bright light on our culture’s acceptance of demeaning and sometimes violent treatment of women. Institutions have been rocked. Careers ended. Horrific truths revealed. As the #metoo movement has captured the … Continue reading