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Platt to step down from IMB; Meador named as interim

After receiving the resignation of David Platt as president of the International Mission Board, to be effective at the Sept. 27 trustee meeting, the trustees' executive committee voted in a special meeting to name Clyde Meador as interim president, subject to full board approval. Read More...

Voters downplay candidates' faith but shy from 'nones'

Relatively few Americans say a political candidate's religious beliefs are an important factor when deciding how to vote, according to a poll released Sept. 11 by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Read More...

Today's Devotion

From the Book of Daniel:

Vision of the glory of God; prophecy of kingdoms from David to Antichrist; the Great Tribulation.

I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled (Dan. 10:3).

Cyrus' proclamation to encourage the Jews to return to Jerusalem was made in the first year of his reign (Ezra 1:1-4). Only about 50,000 Israelites responded and went with Zerubbabel to help rebuild the Temple.

During the third year of the reign of Cyrus, or two years after he issued the proclamation, opposition became so intense they were ordered to stop the reconstruction (Ezra 4:4-22). - Continue...

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