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Internationally trained doctors will save America's rural health care
The lack of access to care in rural America has devastating consequences. International medical graduates can help fix this problem — and make America a healthier place.
5 reasons rural and small town churches are making a comeback
The obituaries of rural and small-town churches are premature.
Reviving the Churches of Rural America
Overall, the country's "non-metro" areas have lost an average of 43,000 residents every year since 2010. So it's hardly surprising that urban and suburban ministry is a focus for so many. But what about the lost sheep scattered in the countryside? Their churches are shrinking and their pastors are disappearing.
2 keys to the recent growth of the rural church
As a pastor, this both excites me and raises some anxieties. It seems as though God has given those of us in rural contexts a wide-open door to reach more people for Christ. And yet, are we prepared for the ways this may change our communities?
Pastor, sister and mother killed by COVID-19 in 1 week as virus sweeps rural America
An Indiana pastor, his sister and elderly mother all recently died from the new coronavirus over the course of a week as new data shows the brunt of the devastation from the virus shifting toward rural and less densely populated parts of the United States.
Once Typical of Rural Churches, This South Dakota Church Is the Last of Its Kind
Rural America is full of old churches. Many are little more than a small wooden structure erected by a long-forgotten congregation dating to when towns and villages formed around lumber camps, railroads and mining developments in the 19th century.
Bring Back America's Rural Churches!
A lot of us want to do great things for the Lord. But great doesn't necessarily mean big.
Threatening the Housing Allowance for Pastors Threatens Rural Churches
Churches have been allowed to assist their pastors and ministers with housing costs by providing a tax-exempt housing allowance. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is challenging this benefit.
Philippines freezes bank accounts of Christian organization critical of Duterte
The Philippine government has frozen the bank accounts of a church organization for “probable cause,” alleging they are “related to terrorism financing.”
COVID-19 in the rural country
Our rural county in Northwest Washington state went from moderate risk for COVID-19 to high risk in a matter of days. This is not good news for any of us living here.
Choices: The Teen Sex Cycle
A cycle of teen sex, low motivation, pregnancy, drug use, and poverty is crushing many rural areas.
6 Critical questions for the rural church in an age of social distancing
Recently, in a phone conference, someone used the analogy that becoming a virtual church is like playing chess without ...
\'Pokémon Go\' Spawn Rates in Rural Areas Going Up?
It may be easier to encounter Pokémon even in rural areas inside \"Pokémon Go.\"
7 principles for rural church reopening strategy
The Covid-19 crisis continues to bring challenges to the leadership of the rural church as we try to navigate through these unchartered waters.
'Pokémon Go' News: Devs Hint at Future Plans Designed to Improve the Gaming Experience for Rural Players
"Pokémon Go's" developers are still working on ways to make the game more accessible and enjoyable to players in rural areas.
In rural Ohio, a wax museum dedicated to all things Bible
You could call it the biblical version of Madame Tussauds, the famous museum known for its wax figures of celebrities and other famous personalities.
\'Pokémon GO\' Rural Area Boost Added in Latest Update? Promo Code Feature in the Works
Niantic Labs may have just rectified one of the biggest sources of complaints of players in its augmented reality game \"Pokemon GO,\" all without making a peep.
Over 60 cases of COVID-19, 4 deaths linked to rural Arkansas church: CDC
As churches nationwide consider plans to reopen, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report showing how the coronavirus spread through a single Arkansas congregation earlier this year resulting in dozens of infections and as many as four deaths.
'Pokémon GO' May 2017: Spawn Rates Increase in Rural Areas; Mobile Game Celebrates Golden Week in Japan
Niantic has introduced several changes to "Pokémon GO." The newest update to the popular augmented reality mobile game now allows players to catch more pocket monsters in a shorter amount of time.