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The Hub: Friday, January 19, 2024

Posted January 19, 2024

by Madison Luc

Welcome to our top story findings of the week, on today’s issue of The Hub.

1. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “Soong Mei-Ling: A Christian First Lady” by Sean Cheng

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This article from Christianity Today, titled “Soong Mei-Ling: A Christian First Lady,” tells the story of Soong Mei-Ling’s determination to remain faithful to Christ and share the Gospel in China and Taiwan. Mei-Ling was the wife of Chiang Kai-Shek, the fifth president of the Republic of China. How she responded to challenges against her family and country shows how she lived out her faith in both personal and political contexts.

2. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “10 Trends Impacting the Church in 2024” by Lifeway Research

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This article from Lifeway Research, titled “10 Trends Impacting the Church in 2024,” gives readers data to both reflect and learn from. Some of the trends include shrinking church attendance, increasing diversity and a rising spirit of fear. The current state of the Church and predictions for the future can help leaders plan their ministry, but ultimately God directs their steps.

3. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “Dear Pastor . . . Don’t Undervalue the Sacraments” by Kevin P. Emmert

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This article from Crossway, titled “Dear Pastor . . . Don’t Undervalue the Sacraments,” reminds readers of the significance of sacraments like communion and baptism. The sacraments are meant to be performed in conjunction with Scripture, not to replace it, Emmert writes. By learning the origins of sacraments in Scripture, readers can recognize the role sacraments play in Christian life.

Although every Hub article is selected to foster discussion about modern church structure, not every idea and opinion expressed in the linked articles may fully align with the views and mission of Koinesúnē Magazine. All the same, we seek to uplift and celebrate the different ministries working around the globe.

Check back next Friday for the next Hub article!