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Of an estimated 18,360 pregnancies among Detroit residents in 2012, 5,693 ended in abortion, or 31 percent. The Detroit abortion rate gives “a picture that looks more like some Third-World country than someplace in the United States,” said Dr. Susan Schooley, chairwoman of the Department of Family Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital.Source: Detroit News
Ethnic Violence Kills 10,000—and It Gets Even Worse in South Sudan
“‘We are now in a race against time to prevent the deaths of 50,000 children under the age of five who are already suffering high levels of malnutrition,’ said Perry Mansfield, South Sudan National Director, World Vision.”Source: Christianity Today
6 Mistakes Irrelevant Churches Made
“So how does a once-thriving, prevailing church suddenly become irrelevant? When you inspect it closely, it was not a sudden transition at all. There were warning signs.”Source: Brian Dodd
New Church Growth Strategy: Intentional Ethnic Diversity
What emerged from the crucible of self-examination for FCC and its leaders was the realization that although its neighborhood had remained blue-collar socioeconomically, the racial and ethnic composition of the East Side had diversified far from its Swedish origins.Source: OnFaith
“Doing” is not what makes a leader. “Empowering others to do” makes a leader.
— J.D. Greear (@jdgreear) May 23, 2014