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At the Table

Posted: 3/18/2019 at 3:30pm. Article by Greg LeMaster.We have started a Dinner Church (called At the Table) at Graceland Baptist Church over the past several months. It is going very well, and we just served a bountiful Thanksgiving meal to many people from our Food Pantry ministry who were here that day. They were blessed and we were so very …

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What Does Prayer Change?

There have been many books written that allude to prayer changing things. That being the case, questions immediately arise regarding what things does prayer change, and what things does prayer not change?

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Why Pray?

Recently I have been exploring the theme of prayer. It is a vast subject with many ways to approach it.

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BGAV College Scholarship Recipient: Abbie Kramer

Through Cooperative Missions offerings, the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) provides scholarships and ministerial education funds for eligible Virginia Baptist students who need aid in financing their education. BGAV Scholarships and Ministerial Education Funds can help students earn an undergraduate degree, pursue undergraduate or graduate education in preparation for vocational ministry, or access training and continuing education opportunities.

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Inspect with Prayer

Turn on the TV, listen to the news, hear the radio, and look around: the truth is inescapable. People are getting meaner, crueler, and more apt to show it.

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Whole-sum Living

As one gets older there is a tendency to evaluate one’s life, beliefs, values, and indeed, the merit of all these things. Some of us spend a lot of time evaluating these things, and a few of us have the audacity to share some of our insights and ideas with others who might be wondering about the same things we are. This column is an expression of one such thought.  

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via Source of Light Center: The Crisis in Haiti

The last year has been filled with high tension in Haiti. What began as hope in a new presidency in 2016 has turned into a despondency of the people in the last seven months. We have seen large scale protests that have shut down the movement of people, commerce and transportation throughout the country and particularly in Port au Prince.

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Addressing Difficult Issues: Sex Abuse in Church

I believe God is currently driving us out into a wilderness of church life that we have wanted to avoid, but we can’t. In recent weeks different newspapers across the country have forced the church—particularly the Baptist church—to face the truth that many people have been sexually abused and assaulted within our churches by clergy, deacons, Sunday School teachers, youth ministers, and others.

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KLI: Retreat Kicks Off Seventh Year of Developing Young Leaders

Before the buzz of the spring semester began, nine young adults gathered in the mountains for a time of personal reflection and community building. The 2019 class of the Kairos Leadership Initiative (KLI) kicked off the program year with their first retreat over the third weekend of January. This was the first in-person gathering for the student and staff team since the interview and selection process in October.

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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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