Love, Encouragement, and Meaningful Mission Statements

By Andy Butcher Considering that they are in the business of crafting snappy headlines, many newspapers and magazines seem to have a hard time coming up with mission-statement taglines that work. They often seem to fall somewhere between smug and awkward. Take The Washington Post’s portentous recent update: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Probably penned by […]

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Merchant Processing Now Available through New Benefit Partner

A merchant processing company has joined the ranks as a Benefit Partner with EPA. Now EPA members can utilize the services of a credit card processor and save on processing costs compared to other companies while, at the same time, supporting the work of EPA. Cornerstone Payment Systems is a Christian-owned credit card processing company […]

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Former Executive Director Ron Wilson Remembered

Ron Wilson, executive director of EPA from 1992 to 2002, died June 8, 2018, after an extended illness. Ron’s decade as director was sandwiched between Gary Warner and Doug Trouten. He was born on January 21, 1932, grew up outside of Boston, served in the U.S. Army, and received his bachelor’s degree from Gordon College. […]

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EPA-ACP to Host Regional Seminars on Content Strategy and Writing

The Evangelical Press Association and the Associated Church Press are co-sponsoring three one-day regional intensive seminars in select cities this fall. In Washington, D.C., magazine consultant Lou Ann Sabatier will teach a class on content strategy on Friday, October 26. Lou Ann is a highly sought-after publishing consultant, renowned for her high energy and infectious […]

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Online Professional Development: The Editor as Leader

EPA’s immediate past president Mark Winz will teach an online course for editors to help them gain a spiritual foundation as a leader of those who work on the publication and for leading readers. Writers need to be led to stronger communication skills. Everyone who helps plan, produce, and market a publication needs be led […]

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Oklahoma City is Destination for EPA 2019

Oklahoma City has been chosen as the site for the 2019 EPA convention. The announcement was made during the annual business meeting at the EPA convention in Orlando on April 6. The host hotel, Sheraton Oklahoma City, is conveniently situated in the middle of downtown Oklahoma City, within walking distance of Bricktown, OKC’s eclectic dining […]

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2018 Awards of Excellence

Presented during EPA’s 2018 convention, the 2018 Awards of Excellence honor the best work done in EPA publications during the 2017 calendar year. Click here to view or download 2018 Liaison Awards Edition. Campus Award of Excellence: The Hilltop | Corban University — Ashlyn Rollins, Charlotte Vanwerven. Awards of Merit: Pursuit | Cal Baptist University […]

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NAE Partners with EPA to Provide Free Webinars

EPA has added another benefit partner with the recent offer by the National Association of Evangelicals to extend NAE membership to EPA and, with it, free access to NAE’s quarterly webinars for all EPA members. While the NAE’s magazine, Evangelicals, has already been a publication member of EPA, the NAE as an organization is now […]

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Equipping Publishers in an Era of Crises

By Carla Foote After a brutal killing of a Christian couple in the Punjab province of Pakistan, a purported picture of the couple became part of most news reports and quickly spread across social media. However, Asif Aqeel, reporting for World Watch Monitor in Pakistan, determined that the picture was not accurate. Aqeel shared his […]

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