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Churches with PPP loans should benefit from law fix

It increases the loan forgiveness period from eight to 24 weeks, reduces the payroll requirement from 75 percent to 60 percent, raises the loan repayment period from two to five years and extends the June 30th rehiring deadline.

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FIRST-PERSON: Who's Your One is not just a slogan

I join many in the call for awakening in our churches and in our land, but I am honestly afraid that often our call for awakening can become a smoke screen for inaction. The Son of Man came to do one thing: Seek and save the lost.

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Iorg to graduates: Learn from 'pandemic experiences' by imitating Christ

ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) – Unable to conduct an in-person commencement exercise because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gateway Theological Seminary instead celebrated its Spring graduation ceremonies online May 22. In an address to graduates, Gateway President Jeff Iorg identified three ministry challenges created or revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic: increased isolation, unabashed selfishness and improper ministry priorities. He said although the severity of these difficulties may change as the pandemic ends, the lessons learned by overcoming them will be relevant through a lifetime of ministry service.

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FIRST-PERSON: Stewards and donors

Pressure turns fissures and flaws into chasms and canyons. Right now, some churches are discovering their past strategy of depending on donors instead of building stewards is producing devastating results.

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ERLC urges support for nonprofits, vulnerable

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on Congress to support nonprofit organizations and particular categories of vulnerable Americans in the next coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package.

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FIRST-PERSON: Make a difference

Sometimes we think we'll become useful "someday" because we are challenged by the events in our world today. But the secret to making a difference is to do something now.

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