BGAV Blog

Ed Jordan: A Tale of Two Lives

A Tale of Two Cities, written by Charles Dickens in 1859, is a historical novel depicting the era of the French Revolution. In its opening lines we find one of the greatest quotes in English literature.

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via Missio Alliance: Sexual Abuse: 12 Resources for Church Leaders Committed to Preventing It

No matter how many times sexual abuse is uncovered, whether it’s one person’s story or a report detailing hundreds of cases like the recent report on the SBC, we are stunned. Grieved. Discouraged. Angry. How are the very people entrusted with shepherding God’s flock wreaking havoc on the lives of so many through abuse, lies, and cover up? I have no simple answers. The future must hold a reimagining of leadership, power, and accountability in our churches.

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Open Table, Open Hearts

On January 30, 2019, our congregation celebrated the two-year anniversary of Open Table—a breakfast ministry on Wednesday mornings from 6:00-8:00 am. Two churches in our community preceded us serving breakfasts on Mondays and Thursdays, respectively.

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