A few recent quick-hit stories by me:

• One church’s ‘compassionate and Christ-like’ approach to the opioid crisis: Amid national drug epidemic, Connecticut’s largest congregation joins its community’s fight.

• ‘Join in with us to save Southwestern,’ prays new president of historically black Christian college: Terrell, Texas, institution works to overcome declining enrollment and beleaguered finances.

• Georgia ministry featured in Charles Barkley’s ‘American Race’ documentary series: The NBA analyst and Hall of Fame player visits the Corners Outreach homework club to discuss illegal immigration.

• Video: Love Lights the Way plants gospel seeds in Liberia: Ministry started by refugees in Rhode Island launches the Lighthouse Village Church of Christ.