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Hospitals are places where faith and crisis mix. (Creative Commons photo)
Hospitals are places where faith and crisis mix. (Creative Commons photo)

Faith forged in crisis helps hospital chaplain ‘model calm’ in emergencies

Author Stacy Sergent said her calling into chaplaincy helps form her faith and spirituality. Now she is able to be the presence of God to those in crisis at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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Rachel Gabucci said the community of help that sprung up around her sustained her through giving a daughter to adoption. (Photos by Chelsea White)
Rachel Gabucci said the community of help that sprung up around her sustained her through giving a daughter to adoption. (Photos by Chelsea White)

It takes a village to assist woman through adoption decision

Alone, handing an infant over for adoption can be a confusing and painful experience. With the help of others, Rachel Gabucci said, her decision became much easier to bear.

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Former congressman heads Feed the Children

J.C. Watts, a Republican who served Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District from 1995 to 2003, begins Feb. 1 as new president of the international relief charity based in Oklahoma City.

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Courtney Greer with her daughter Kyleigh. (Photos by Chelsea White)
Courtney Greer with her daughter Kyleigh. (Photos by Chelsea White)

Youth emerges from foster care to build life, help others

Courtney Greer lived in 27 foster homes between the ages of 11 and 18, and today is grateful for the experience. So she is passing it on to her own daughter and to other children living in foster care.

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Florida pastor named president of Northern Seminary

After nearly 20 years as a pastor in the South, he will take the helm of the suburban Chicago school in March.

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Rose Wasike began working with Buckner in her native Kenya before attending Baylor. Both experiences changed her life. (Buckner photo by Chelsea White)
Rose Wasike began working with Buckner in her native Kenya before attending Baylor. Both experiences changed her life. (Buckner photo by Chelsea White)

Kenyan earns her way to U.S. university to improve her ministry in Africa

After completing a university-level global mission leadership program and hands-on ministry in the Rio Grande Valley, Rose Wasike has returned to Kenya to apply what she learned for the benefit of families there.

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Sina Hayes and her 90-year-old son, Carlyle. (Photo/Norman Jameson)
Sina Hayes and her 90-year-old son, Carlyle. (Photo/Norman Jameson)

Every day counts for 112-year-old Sina Hayes

The longtime Baptist is thought to be the sixth oldest person in the U.S.

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Lawsuit accuses once-admired evangelical family expert of sexual abuse

While more popular with independent Baptists and homeschool parents, Bill Gothard and his Institute in Basic Life Principles won respect of many Southern Baptist leaders in the decade leading up to the “conservative resurgence.”

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Pastor Merianna Neely Harrelson was inspired by President Obama’s State of the Union address to assess the state of the church. (Photo courtesy of Merianna Harrelson)
Pastor Merianna Neely Harrelson was inspired by President Obama’s State of the Union address to assess the state of the church. (Photo courtesy of Merianna Harrelson)

Inspired by Obama, Baptist pastor offers ‘state of the church’

The need to maintain facilities and the fear of upsetting congregations keep many pastors and churches from spiritual growth, Merianna Neely Harrelson said in her ‘State of the Church’ blog post.

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Longtime Baptist leader Bill Self dies at 83

Well known for his pulpit style, Self helped form the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 1990.

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