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Market volatility: GuideStone offers tips, new fund

As the U.S. stock market continues to eclipse all-time highs -- the S&P 500 Index has recorded 43 new all-time highs between November 8 and August 11 -- analysts with GuideStone Financial Resources caution that the markets may be set for a period of extended volatility.

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Transgender debate focus of new book

The transgender debate isn't really about a debate but about people, a Southern Baptist ethicist says in his new book on the controversial issue. The debate is about "precious people made in the image of God who are hurting, who are confused, who are angry, who are scared, who may have been told by their family that they are unwelcome," Andrew Walker writes in "God and the Transgender Debate."

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Missions in the digital age: the good, bad, ugly

There was a time when the thought of international missions conjured up images of a complete and irrevocable break with the familiar world: a hut on the savannah, a shack in a Chinese village, a boat on the open ocean. But as the twenty-first century dawned, we found ourselves at sea on stranger tides.

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iPad apps used to 'round out' worship team

For churches with worship bands, finding and keeping enough trained musicians to play all the instruments can be a struggle, said Darryl Ferrington, a music professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he's found the use of iPads and apps to be a way to fill in the gaps.

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'Raise Your Game' camp reaches youth for Christ

Lucy Hamilton and her son Purcell entered John C. Kimball High School looking for the photographer who was taking senior pictures. They walked through the wrong door and into the gym, where a basketball camp organized by Kevin James, pastor of New Creation Bible Fellowship in Tracy, Calif., was taking place. Purcell wanted to stick around and participate.

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