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Anne Graham Lotz battling cancer, requests prayers

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/06/18, 11:42 am

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, announced this week she was diagnosed with breast cancer in August. She said she is having surgery Sept. 18 and asked for prayer. Lotz described in a blog post both the initial discouragement and the ways she has seen God speak to her since the diagnosis. “Pray for God to heal me in whichever way He deems would bring Him the most glory,” she wrote.

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Linking arms and walking forward

Churches | An interview with Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 7/12/18, 09:49 am

J.D. Greear, 45, is the pastor of the Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.—one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the country. He’s also an author and the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Below are edited excerpts of Warren Cole Smith’s recent interview with Greear on Listening In.

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Beloved dust

Religion | Man has a long history of hating the human body, but God called it ‘good’
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 6/12/18, 02:03 am

Once upon a sunlit spot of ground, God bent down and shaped a mound of dust. The elemental particles that made up the ground were already in place, and so were the elements of a home: blue sky holding in a band of oxygen, springs of water welling up below, a sun making its stately march across the sphere. “Dust” seems an odd medium for shaping, as it doesn’t stick together. But by divine will it did; its Maker considered it beautiful, like everything else. It was a new shape, never seen before—like everything else.

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