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Edward Smither

Edward Smither
Edward Smither is a professor and dean of intercultural studies at Columbia International University. He spent fourteen years in intercultural ministry in North Africa, France, and the US. His previous books include Missionary Monks, Mission in the Early Church, and Augustine as Mentor. His latest book is Christian Mission: A Concise, Global History.

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This Pastor Saved a Woman’s Life by Donating His Liver

When a pastor in Illinois heard that the mom of a girl connected with his church had been diagnosed with cancer and needed a liver transplant, he made a remarkable decision. After talking with his wife, he decided to be tested to see if he could make a liver donation. 

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Craig Gross Has High Praise for the Spiritual Use of Cannabis

“I think Christians sit on the sidelines of a lot of conversations," says Craig Gross. Craig's latest venture is a Christian cannabis website, and this week on our podcast, he talks about his personal journey with using marijuana and why it's important for Christians not to be afraid of this topic.