The Awards Edition

e Edition October 20

With New Awards, Music Artists Head To West Michigan

By Terry DeBoer

Daigle l w 3 doves235The Gospel Music Association crowned its flock of annual Dove Award winners Tuesday in Nashville. And West Michigan will be seeing several of the honored artists swoop in for concerts over the coming months.

There were 41 categories of all styles of Christian/gospel music recognized at the ceremonies, co-hosted by Erica Campbell and Sadie Robertson.

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Embracing Differences...Again



By Dan Seaborn

A few years ago a man jumped into the air from 24 miles above the earth in a death-defying plunge from a hot air balloon. He's the first person to reach supersonic speed without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft. He ascended 128,000 feet in a capsule which was attached to an ultra-thin hot air balloon. His descent lasted over nine minutes and his top speed was 833 miles per hour. And he lived to talk about it!

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A Visit Along Tenth Avenue North


by Terry DeBoer

Tenth Avenue NOrth Mike Donehey235Lead singer Mike Donehey, 34, of the inspirational pop-rock band Tenth Avenue North had a recent chat with West Michigan Christian News writer Terry DeBoer. Subjects included a bit of theology, some music and a surprising West Michigan connection. Here's part of their conversation:

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He Is


he isHow does God make Himself known? Sometimes it's through our occupation!

The first in our series with the working title of: 'Godmercials'

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

My husband and I live on a budget and are getting out of debt. Our daughter is in high school, and we've been teaching her about your plan. Is it realistic to expect a 16-year-old with a part-time job and a hand-me-down car to make and live on a budget?


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A New Identity:


As of October 1, 2015. Worldwide Christian Schools is becoming Tent Schools International with the mission of demonstrating the love of Jesus to displaced and refugee children.

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Etcetera: Prayer for the City


A dream we have had here in West Michigan is for 500 people to show up at one of the city wide prayer gatherings.  Regardless of numbers, we intend to keep praying until God moves in power. Come and invite others too!

What: West Michigan Gathering for Worship and Prayer for Revival and Spiritual Awakening
When: Tuesday, October 20 from 7 to 8:30 PM
Where: The 3 Mile Project, 3050 Walkent Drive NW, Grand Rapids.

Final Words:


"Have you ever noticed how much of Christ's life was spent doing kind things? Not saying kind things, not preaching kindness, but doing kindness."

Henry Drummond

"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart."

Psalm 37:4





The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Credo Communications marks 10-year anniversary with eye to the future

Tommee Profitt's new season

Talk the talk

Relevant Docs: "Coffee"

Relevant Docs




Kregel's best selling list for October

Thrifty Thursday – World Mission thrift

For the children: Church has dedication for 'Denny's Playground'

Detroit pastor fatally shoots intruder who entered church with brick and hammer



Farther Away:

Derick and Jill Dillard offer refunds to fans who donated to mission work

Earliest draft of the King James Bible discovered by New Jersey professor

First 'Greater Church of Lucifer' to open doors in Texas




Secret shame - Dan Seaborn

Choosing the leaders of your church by "casting lots" - Clare De Graaf

Have you heard of the Gospel of Judas? - Jeff Carlson





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