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The Hub: Friday, Oct. 6

Posted October 06, 2023

by Lexie Ludlam

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

EDITORIAL: “How the Faith That Arose From the Cotton Fields Challenges Me”

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This New York Times article, titled "How the Faith That Arose From the Cotton Fields Challenges Me," shares the history of African American Christianity. Esau McCaulley’s faith grows — despite churches in slavery times telling African Americans that “God destined them to be docile and obedient.” McCaulley highlights how faith in God is stronger than the hurt caused by misguided institutions and humans.


SPOTLIGHT: “Amidst polarization, Christian leaders gather to talk baptism and unity” by RNS Press Release Distribution Service

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This Religion News article, titled “Amidst polarization, Christian leaders gather to talk baptism and unity,” celebrates camaraderie and encouragement among the body of Christ. This conference of churches across the world brings together the “five families” of churches for “relationship-building and mutual understanding,” instead of “theological agreement.” For them, the difference in denominations is not a separating factor but a diversity to unify the body.


BEYOND CHURCH: “Discover how you can help Deaf people meet Jesus” by Katey Hearth

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This Mission News Online article, titled “Discover how you can help Deaf people meet Jesus,” encourages the increase of deaf ministry worldwide. DOOR International, a Deaf-led ministry specializing in Bible translation and church planting is working to change the lack of accessibility to “sign language scripture and Deaf Christian communication.” They are encouraged by the increase in Deaf engagement among denominations but continue to strive for more.

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!