World

On the Targeting of Churches and Christians

The Easter bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka remind us that it is dangerous to be a practicing Christian today in many parts of the world. The Wall Street Journal reports, “There were at least eight explosions, most blamed on suicide bombers. Six of the attacks were coordinated and were carried out by seven suicide […]

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L2 Alum Takes Third in Public Speaking World Championship

Anita Fain Taylor brings back to Broward County the third-place trophy of the 2018 Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking held in Chicago on Saturday, August 25.  To make it to the finals, Taylor defeated 30,000 competitors from across the globe including the USA, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Middle East, Africa, India, China, Japan, […]

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Cross International Rebuilding Communities After Volcano

Cross International and its ministry partners in Guatemala are launching a major community building effort to help families displaced by the Fuego Volcano eruption. The effort aims to provide new housing construction for 1,100 families with donor support. Because of the disaster, hundreds of people died and hundreds more remain missing. The thousands who fled […]

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Coach Rick Brings Joy to Children Worldwide Thru Sports

Almost 30 years ago, Coach Rick Andreassen, founder and president of SAINTS International Sports Ministry and SAINTS of Florida Homeschool P.E., knelt at the foot of his bed and prayed. “They were going to have me teach Sunday School [at New Covenant Church] and I was like, ‘Lord, I can’t.’ I was making all the […]

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The Conversion of Jamel Attar

Stories of how people come to faith in Christ can be moving and powerful. In the earliest days of the Church, for example, we read of the amazing conversion of the Apostle Paul (Acts chapters 9 and 22). Paul was a man deeply committed to a religion (first century Judaism) but came to believe in […]

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The Midwest Meets the Middle East

“Can’t wait to see snow,” was my reaction when I learned that I had to travel to Chicago on a business trip at the ripe age of 22. I took a night flight, and although cold, the drive to the hotel was pleasant. A date at the federal courthouse awaited me the next morning, and […]

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