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Disability Issues and The Church: Sesame Street, Speechless, or Sunday School Does the church change society or does society change the church?

Thanks to PBS’s Sesame Street for introducing Julia, a Muppet with Autism to promote a better understanding of individuals on the Autism Spectrum. The 2016-17 ABC Entertainment lineup rolled out ‘Speechless’ a sitcom with a central character with CP by the name of JJ played by an actor with Cerebral Palsy. 638 more words

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Platt to students: 'Risk your life in faith'

Originally published at Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/48113/platt-to-students–risk-your-life-in-faith

INDIANAPOLIS (BP) — As 2016 came to close, more than 2,000 college students and campus leaders were challenged by Southern Baptists and other Christian speakers to give their lives to the cause of missions during the Cross 2016 missions event. 766 more words

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“Restoring the Black Family, Reviving the Black Church” conference speakers included, from left, African Americans for Biblical Authority founder and conference convener Joel Bowman, pastor of Temple of Faith Baptist Church; New Breed Church Inc. 59 more words

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A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Sermon...

After the 9/11 attacks on New York, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani spoke at a live taping of Saturday Night Live. The show has always been distinctly New York and he spoke very frankly with the cast, audience and show creator Lorne Michaels. 308 more words


FIRST-PERSON: A Father to the fatherless

This was originally posted on my blog. Baptist Press reprinted and slightly edited. This version can be found on Baptist Press’ website here: http://bpnews.net/47177/firstperson—a-father-to-the-fatherless

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