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Laura Story on the legacy of parenting

Q&A | The singer-songwriter talks about her strengths and weaknesses as a mother
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 5/17/17, 11:53 am

Laura Story is a worship leader at Perimeter Church, one of the largest churches in Atlanta. She received national attention as a songwriter when Chris Tomlin's version of her song “Indescribable” went to No. 2 on the Christian music charts in 2004. Laura’s 2011 album Blessings went to No. 1, and the title track from that album won a Grammy Award. Her new album is Open Hands.

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Anne Paulk hasn’t given up on ex-gay ministry

Q&A | A former leader with Exodus International turns a new page
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 5/03/17, 01:42 pm

Anne Paulk is the executive director of Restored Hope Network, an ex-gay ministry made up primarily of former members of Exodus International, which dissolved in 2013. For many years, Anne and her ex-husband, John Paulk, were perhaps the most visible faces of the ex-gay movement. They wrote a book together called Love Won Out: How God’s Love Helped Two People Leave Homosexuality and Find Each Other. Though John Paulk renounced his ministry, abandoned his marriage, and came out again as gay, Anne Paulk continues her work in ex-gay ministry.

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Training for godly manhood

Q&A | Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock talks about the scouting alternative’s success so far
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 4/11/17, 01:01 pm

When the Boy Scouts of America decided to accept gay scouts, many Christian families, some with rich histories in Scouting, became concerned. Those concerns turned to alarm as the Boy Scouts allowed gay adult leaders, and, most recently, transgender youth. Those families worked to form Trail Life USA in 2014 as a Christian alternative to Boy Scouts. I spoke with Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock at the group’s headquarters, Camp Aiken, in South Carolina.

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