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From: "Forthright Magazine" <forthrightmag@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:45:05 -0300
Forthright Magazine
Straight to the Cross


Here and There
  by J. Randal Matheny

Tomorrow night I'll catch a plane to the U.S., and for
nearly two months I'll be on the road until my return
home to Brazil in mid-November. Intermittent Internet
access will prevent my usual activity, but I'll make
the best effort to keep my articles coming on Mondays.

Forthright will continue its normal course with
managing editor Richard Mansel's deft guidance. Richard
has really kept the magazine progressing smoothly from
his perch in Ludowici, Ga. We're grateful to the Lord
for his efforts.

Michael Riley of El Paso, Texas, has joined United
Prayer as an editor, so be sure to catch our Twitter
postings (called tweets), which include both short
prayers and prayer requests. Check it out and follow


Because of his evolving responsibilities in
Hattiesburg, Miss., Mike Benson will no longer be
writing for Forthright regularly, so we'll miss his
contributions, but we nuture hopes of an occasional
piece from him.

Don't forget Forthright's sister publication,
BrotherhoodNews.com, when it comes to newsworthy items
of interest in your congregation. Check the site for
tips on how to write up a story or report it to the

From my personal site: An American Protestant pastor
announced recently that he prays for the U.S.
president's death and encouraged his congregation to
follow his lead. I don't think we read the same Bible.
A godly woman mouthed a far different prayer: "The Lord
kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and
raises up" (1 Samuel 2:6 ESV). The New Testament
teaches Christians to pray for those who govern.

It's always a pleasure to meet Forthright readers. If
you live somewhere near the editor's path as he
traverses Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee,
Mississippi and Alabama, why not catch him as he
whizzes past? He's keeping his itinerary updated at
this link:


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