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The Hub: Friday, May 31, 2024

Posted May 31, 2024

by Abigail Choe

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


1. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “Deaf Missions Releases First-Ever Film About Jesus’ Life Entirely in ASL: ‘Shake Awake the Church’” by Leah MarieAnn Flett

Still photo from “JESUS: a Deaf Missions film”


This article from The Christian Post titled “Deaf Missions Releases First-Ever Film About Jesus’ Life Entirely in ASL: ‘Shake Awake the Church,’” highlights the first-ever feature film presenting the life and ministry of Jesus entirely in American Sign Language (ASL). Director Joseph D. Josselyn grew up watching many Christian films, but being deaf himself, he wondered, “What if these movies were in sign language?” After joining Deaf Missions, a ministry dedicated to sharing the Gospel with Deaf people, Josselyn’s dreams now reside on the big screen.



2. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “CeCe Winans Takes ‘American Idol’ to Church with Viral Goodness of God’ Performance” by Michael Foust

Photo by Matthias Wagner for Unsplash


This article from Crosswalk Headlines titled “CeCe Winans Takes ‘American Idol’ to Church with Viral Goodness of God’ Performance,” shares of Christian artist CeCe Winans’ viral performance in the recent airing of ABC’s “American Idol”. Alongside other contestants, like Roman Collins, Winans sang “Goodness of God,” moving many people in the room to tears. Later, Winans said of the song, “This is my testimony.”



3. RESHAPING THE CHURCH: “‘God Was With Us’: Pastor Touts Miracle After Terrifying Moment F1 Tornado Rips Off Church’s Roof During Worship Service” by Billy Hallowell

Photo by Nikolas Noonan for Unsplash


This article from the Christian Broadcasting Network titled “‘God Was With Us’: Pastor Touts Miracle After Terrifying Moment F1 Tornado Rips Off Church’s Roof During Worship Service,” spotlights the bolstering faith of a church congregation in Pennsylvania, after they endured a serious tornado that tore off a part of the church’s roof. During the ordeal, around 100 people were worshiping inside the four walls. Though glass shattered and windows broke, no one experienced significant injuries. Reverend Ken Barner shared, “God was with us. He did not leave us alone.”



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!