Clint McBroom preparing flyers for his campaign.
By Carl Stagner
Some say politics and the pulpit don’t mix. Some say Christians should leave politics to the politicians. Others say whatever they want from the pulpit, even alienating individuals who may not share their perspective. But with Christians, posture and practice concerning politics should be guided from above. That’s the perspective of Clint McBroom, pastor of First Church of God in Newton, Kansas. Believing that Christians should be involved in every arena of life, Clint’s running for city commissioner. As a Christian and pastor first, he’s set out to represent Jesus through his campaign and eager to discover even more ways to serve his community. Continue reading
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Tim Stevenson preaching under the fig tree.
By Carl Stagner
With continued expansion in northern Uganda, the influence of the Church of God on South Sudan is also on the rise. Though South Sudan achieved independence in 2011 when Africa’s longest civil war ended, tremendous socioeconomic and political struggles persist. Clashes between clans, tribes, political parties, and religions have left behind widespread destruction and hopelessness. It has been reported that over 1.2 million refugees have fled South Sudan for Uganda, the country where Global Strategy missionaries Tim and Colleen Stevenson have worked for thirty-four years. Their work is having a direct impact on South Sudanese refugees as the Church of God establishes “centers” of hope, each noted for its congregation, school, well, and other programs for physical and spiritual health. Continue reading
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Tagged Africa, Canada, child sponsorship, Children of Promise, Church of God centers, Church of God centres, Colleen Stevenson, fig tree, Germany, Missionaries, missions, northern Uganda, political, refugee, refugee camp, refugee crisis, socioeconomic, South Sudan, South Sudanese, Tim Stevenson, Uganda, war, well, wells