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by Jim Killam | 7-minute read
Jim Rosene is president of Kids Around the World, a Rockford-based ministry that has impacted millions of children’s lives globally. We spoke with him in advance of First Free’s Million Reasons2Serv event on Sept. 12. Our church plans to pack 50,000 meals to help address the global food crisis. Read More
by Jim Killam | 3-minute read
A full year before the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, national and district leaders of the Evangelical Free Church of America spent three days together in Montgomery, Alabama. Their central destinations were The Legacy Museum (sometimes called the Lynching Museum) and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
The leaders’ purpose: To confront racial terror, injustice, oppression and marginalization. Not just in our nation’s history, but in our present. In our churches. Read More
by Jim Killam | 5-minute read
Shane Heckler had a hard day Tuesday.
At his job at an East State Street grocery store, he was collecting carts from the parking lot when a man pulled up in his car, rolled down the window and unleashed a stream of obscenities.
“Are you one of those f***ing n*****s who are looting?”
Before Shane could say anything, the man drove away. Read More