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Because of Her

January 2012
By: Susan Graves
This fictional vignette describes some of the thoughts and emotions a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy may experience. The course of my life would be changed forever. It wasn't as if a smile spread across my boyfriend's face when I gave him the news. Rather, his once-adoring gaze that could infu...
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Pregnancy Centers and the Local Church: Partners in Life or Adversaries in Ministry? — Part 4 and Final Installment

January 2012
By: Elaine Ham
In the previous three articles, we have looked at ways to approach, meet, and connect with the local churches. In our final installment, we will discuss ways to serve and to thank them. Volunteer to be a "resource center" for the church. Many pastors and staff members are not aware of the free or r...
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An Abortion Doctor Chooses Life

January 2012
By: Grant Clark
How can a Christian doctor take the life of an unborn child? I've been asked that on television interviews and by reporters. It is not an easy question to answer, but let me tell you how I moved from "pro-choice" to "pro-life." In my third year of medical practice, while working at a county hospita...
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Centerboard: Spiritual Discernment in the Decision-Making Process

January 2012
By: Tom Lothamer
The job of the board of directors is to make decisions on behalf of the organization. Some decisions will be simple or routine; others — such as initiating new programs, cutting programs or staff, changing a name, and so forth — will have a lasting impact. How should a board make those d...
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FRONT AND CENTER

January 2012
By: Jerry Thacker
Tired? Depressed? Worried? Burdened? Recently I had the privilege of conducting a brief affinity exercise with Christian ministry workers in a mid-western city. While I was not surprised that they voiced the fact that their ministries had fewer paid staff as the recession grinds on, the most surpris...
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