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Top ten stories of the week include the Falcons, Trump, and Clarkston church

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The top ten stories according to Index readers this week were:

  1. Redeemer Church’s worship ‘off the hook’ in new home. February 5 marked the first day for Pastor John Darsey and Redeemer Church in the congregation's new facilities. Redeemer began less than four years ago with nine people meeting in the driveway of Darsey and his wife, Jodie.
  2. Perry Noble returns to the pulpit. Since being removed from leadership at Newspring Church in Anderson, SC last summer due to struggles with alcohol, Noble hadn’t appeared on stage to deliver a sermon until last weekend when he took the stage at friend Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC.
  3. An older pastor’s view about drinking alcohol. Pastor Tom Rush’s commentary on alcohol’s proliferation into society and the church is still drawing attention a week after being posted.
  4. Tabernacle honors Hattaway for 15 years of ministry. Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville recently noted their senior pastor’s time of service.
  5. The church is not Six Flags over Jesus. Douglasville pastor Josh Buice comments on wrong expectations for churches.
  6. Robert White exhorts Georgia Baptist evangelists. Members of Georgia Baptist Evangelists gathered together for the annual meeting, held this year at Mary Mac’s Tea Room in Atlanta.
  7. Clarkston International, NAMB consider groundbreaking partnership. An agreement between the SBC missions agency and one of the most diverse congregations in the country will make the church a ministry hub.
  8. Trump fulfills promise to evangelicals. Brad Reynolds, vice president at Truett McConnell University, writes on how the new president has kept his word with evangelicals.
  9. Refugees and Christians: There is a stranger at my door. Another commentary by Reynolds points to why Americans should be cautious when it comes to the current debate over refugees.
  10. Looking for a red, black, and silver lining: lessons from the Falcons’ Super Bowl loss. Expect pastors to find a few warnings/bits of wisdom from the worst loss in Atlanta sports history.

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