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When Crisis Comes To Town

When Crisis Comes To Town - National Association of Evangelicals

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS In this podcast, a longtime pastor and respected leader reflects on the recent Pulse nightclub shooting in his hometown and shares: What kind of leadership pastors can bring to communities in crisis; How churches can prepare for such events; How his conversion story impacts his ministry ...

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Setting the Global Table

Food and faith go way back: The pretzel is supposed to remind one of a child kneeling in prayer, invented by French monks around 610 A.D. The extreme length of the average rice noodle represents longevity, particularly important to those of the Taoist tradition.

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How some abortion opponents get ‘pro-life’ radically right

(RNS) In this time of social and political polarization, we should remind ourselves of something that unites us: abortion. Abortion is divisive when the focus is on legislative battles and court cases, like Monday's Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law regulating abortion clinics.

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Joel Hunter on nightclub shooting: 'I've got to go back and examine my own heart'

(RNS) In the aftermath of the shooting at an Orlando, Fla., gay club, diverse leaders in the city have reached out to the LGBT community. One surprising photo emerged: evangelical megachurch pastor Joel Hunter shaking hands with Equality Florida's Carlos Smith. It was a simple gesture, captured by a local newspaper reporter, but one with deep symbolic meaning.

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Statement on the Mass Killings at Orlando Nightclub

I, along with so many others, am deeply saddened by the mass killings this morning at an Orlando nightclub. There is no place for hate and violence among us. Whether we are speaking as Christians or citizens of the United States, our founding documents are clear:

“You shall not murder” is the sixth Commandment.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” are the words in The Declaration of Independence.

We stand in profound sympathy with the family and friends of the victims. We also pray for those who knew and are horrified by the actions of the perpetrator.

May God give comfort to the hurting and change the hearts of those who would harm others.

Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor
Northland, A Church Distributed

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Central Florida Leaders Attend Anti-Trafficking Film Screening

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ACCESSWIRE] ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / April 1, 2016 / On Monday, March 14, 2016 the film "Don't Look Away" made its theatrical debut at the Enzian Theater in Maitland, FL. The film which focuses on the growing epidemic of human trafficking brought together community and business leaders of Central Florida for a private "invitation only" event to support a worthy cause.

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