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2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Nadine Compton preaching
STORIES, XPLOR

Do You See Them?

Nadine Compton   |   November 21, 2017

In this sermon delivered at her host congregation, 2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Nadine Compton responds to the recent wave of sexual abuse allegations in the news and preaches that we, as Disciples, are compelled by our faith to address them.

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ANTI-RACISM/PRO-RECONCILIATION, XPLOR, STORIES

Creative and Artistic Resistance

Nadine Compton   |   October 10, 2017

I recently completed Anti-Racism / Pro-Reconciliation training as part of my marketing and development internship with the NBA. I believed that I knew what to expect, but this time there was an aspect of the training that was new for me.

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Nadine Compton, 2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident
XPLOR, STORIES

NBA at GA: “I Feel Right at Home”

Nadine Compton   |   August 08, 2017

Until I attended the 2017 General Assembly, I hadn’t met another Disciple beyond my home congregation. General Assembly was a way for me to gain perspective on who was a part of my new community.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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Lesley Durham

Director of Operations Accounting
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HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY, HOMELESSNESS, COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE

Safe Haven is a drop-in program serving the homeless and low-income families in the Baileys Crossroads Community of Falls Church, VA.