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Commentary: Holding Hope

There have been so many vigils lately. Vigils where we mourn the hundreds and thousands whose lives are senselessly cut short by gun violence. Vigils to stand in support of brave persons who are speaking the truth about sexual assault. Vigils to welcome the sojourner and stand alongside migrants, asylum seekers, …

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Hope remains as Syria crumbles

Syria (MNN) — Eight years ago today, the so-called “Day of Rage” protests garnered a harsh reaction from Syria’s government. Next came months of unrest, and then Syria’s civil war. More than 560,000 people have died since then. Roughly half of Syria’s population can’t survive today without emergency aid. Some …

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From Mars Hill to Harvest: Hope for a Wounded Church

Last weekend was the first time Harvest Bible Chapel gathered for worship without James MacDonald as its senior pastor. Days after firing the church’s founder, the elders of the Chicago-area multisite congregation announced more changes. The executive committee—the top leaders on the elder board—would also be resigning within months. A …

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From Mars Hill to Harvest: Hope for a Wounded Church

Last weekend was the first time Harvest Bible Chapel gathered for worship without James MacDonald as its senior pastor. Days after firing the church’s founder, the elders of the Chicago-area multisite congregation announced more changes. The executive committee—the top leaders on the elder board—would also be resigning within months. A …

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TWR broadcasts hope as Venezuela erupts

Venezuela (MNN) — Venezuela is in turmoil. Tensions have been building for months, and seemingly reached a “boiling point” this week. On Wednesday, 35-year old opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself acting president. The only problem? President Nicolás Maduro is still in office. His supporters aren’t happy, and they’re clashing …

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Exemplar of Hope

“Martin Luther King Jr. is dead.” These solemn words were uttered by King’s distant friend and spiritual mentor, Howard Thurman, as he eulogized over a San Francisco radio station on the evening of King’s assassination. The world was shaken. Riots were taking place across 110 cities. King’s murder was declared …

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