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Prayer List: Covid-19 Global Menace

Cases of Covid-19, the Wuhan Coronoavirus, have been reported in more than 200 nations and more than 80,000 people have died. – Stats from Wikipedia

Orders to stay at home are preventing normal funeral services for the victims. Some families and friends of the deceased are experiencing deep depression.

Severe economic problems are also on the horizon for the unemployed.

Prayer List

  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to comfort the families and friends of people that have died from Covid-19.
  • Pray for a rapid recovery for those who are sick.
  • Pray for safety for doctors, nurses and family members caring for the sick.
  • Pray for financial needs to be met for people financially struggling after losing a job or receiving fewer work hours.
  • Pray for the spiritual needs of people to also be met.
  • Pray for opportunities to share God’s love and hope to people that are depressed from these circumstances.

Religious News Websites

Assemblies of God News

Baptist Press

  • WRAP-UP: SBC elects Litton, takes control of EC investigation
    NASHVILLE (BP) – From the moment they were called to order with a different gavel than the one SBC presidents had used for the previous 149 years, messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting June 15-16 in Nashville – the largest since 1995 – were ready to make changes and challenge traditions in the name of advancing the Gospel.
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  • Unanimous court upholds religious liberty of foster-care agency
    WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S Supreme Court unanimously delivered an important victory for religious liberty Thursday (June 17) by upholding a faith-based adoption and foster-care agency’s right to carry out its ministry according to its beliefs.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 7:47pm -
  • For Resolutions Committee member, perceptions changed at a crisis pregnancy center
    NASHVILLE (BP) – Dana Hall McCain’s introduction to Southern Baptists has a direct tie to the ones she has encountered in her years as a volunteer for a pregnancy resource center in Dothan, Ala.
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  • Send Relief reports help and hope amid pandemic
    NASHVILLE (BP) – In an introductory video that played before Send Relief President Bryant Wright’s report, he said: “Together, we can meet needs and change lives for people on the other side of the world and right down the street. Together, as Southern Baptists, we can be an unstoppable force of hope,” as clips of compassion projects rolled.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 5:01pm -
  • SBC messengers treated to screening of new Kendrick brothers film
    NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting attended Lifeway Films screenings of two upcoming faith-based movies, “Show Me the Father” and “Sabina,” on the evenings of June 14 and 15.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 4:57pm -

Bible Gateway

  • 6 Bible Verses on the Responsibilities of Fathers
    According to the Dictionary of Bible Themes on Bible Gateway, fathers have a responsibility to love, instruct, and discipline their children in the ways of the Lord. In return they are to be honored and obeyed by their children. [Browse the Gifts for Fathers section in the Bible Gateway Store] Psalm 103:13 (NIV) As a […]The post 6 Bible Verses on the Responsibilities of Fathers appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 3 days ago 17 Jun 21, 5:29am -
  • How to Live the Bible — Blessings for All
    This is the one-hundred-sixty-first lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. “The LORD had said to […]The post How to Live the Bible — Blessings for All appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 3 days ago 16 Jun 21, 8:09pm -
  • Hope and High-Waisted Jeans
    By Jess Connolly When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory […]The post Hope and High-Waisted Jeans appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 3 days ago 16 Jun 21, 10:00am -
  • The NASB 2020 Bible Translation: An Interview with Pike Lambeth
    Whether you pronounce it distinctly “N-A-S-B” or informally “naz-bee,” since its completion in the 1970s following 18 years of work, the New American Standard Bible (NASB) is widely embraced as the gold standard for the formal equivalence Bible translation philosophy, the method of rendering English text word-for-word from the original biblical languages as much as […]The post The NASB 2020 Bible Translation: An Interview with Pike Lambeth appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 4 days ago 15 Jun 21, 11:51am -
  • Thomas Nelson Releases the Maclaren Series Large Print Reference Bible in KJV and NKJV
    Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, announces the publishing of the Maclaren Series: Large Print Verse-by-Verse Reference Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2021) in the New King James Version (NKJV) and the King James Version (KJV) Bible translations. “The Maclaren Series presents the Bible in a beautiful format using a rich blue tone as a […]The post Thomas Nelson Releases the Maclaren Series Large Print Reference Bible in KJV and NKJV appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 5 days ago 14 Jun 21, 1:12pm -

Christian Headlines

Christian Newswire

  • newWonder Woman Beats Antifa Man -- Public Advocate Names June LMNOP Month, Celebrates Juneteeth Day, Defends All Humanity
    WARNING: PRETEND VIOLENCE DEPICTED IN VIDEONot Real:  Villain, Super hero, Uncle SamPublic Advocate's "Uncle Sam" and "Wonder Woman Majorie Taylor Greene" and "Antifa Man" pose with Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate at U.S. Marine Memorial today.NEWS PROVIDED BYPublic AdvocateJune 18, 2021 ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- Public Advocate President Eugene Delgaudio has taken back the month of June from the LGBTQ Source: Public Advocate
    - 22 hours ago 18 Jun 21, 8:47pm -
  • newAlveda King: Celebrating Juneteenth, Fatherhood, Life and Freedom with Truth About CRT and Systemic Racism
    NEWS PROVIDED BYAlveda King MinistriesJune 18, 2021ATLANTA, June 18, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by evangelist Alveda King, she is available for comment:Tomorrow, for the first time, we will observe Juneteenth as a national holiday. This is a dream come true. For more than a decade Civil Rights for the Unborn, a ministry of Priests for Life, in concert with the National Black Prolife Coalition, has been working to help make Juneteenth a national holida Source: Alveda King Ministries
    - 23 hours ago 18 Jun 21, 7:24pm -
  • Mrs. Naomi King, Civil Rights Leader, Celebrates New Juneteenth Holiday
    MEDIA ALERTWhat: First Annual National Juneteenth Holiday, Remarks by Mrs. Naomi KingWhere: Cobb County NAACP Weekend - June 18-19, 2021, Glover Park - Cobb CountyNEWS PROVIDED BYA. D. King FoundationJune 18, 2021MARIETTA, Ga., June 18, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- First Juneteenth National Holiday Observance, June 19, 2021, remarks by Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber, Cofounder of the A. D. King Foundation:Today marks a most notable occasion. On June 17, 2021, the 46 President of Source: A. D. King Foundaton
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  • Eclectic Group of Christian Leaders Reach Out to Israel's New Premier
    NEWS PROVIDED BYThe Philos ProjectJune 17, 2021NEW YORK, June 17, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Philos Project welcomes Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with a public letter signed by more than eighty high-profile Christian leaders from a wide range of ethnic, denominational, and political backgrounds. The Philos letter recognizes the accomplishments of outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but congratulates newly-appointed Prime Minister Bennett on forming a governme Source: The Philos Project
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 11:26pm -
  • CCO Celebrates Half a Century of Transforming College Students to Transform the World
    NEWS PROVIDED BYCoalition for Christian OutreachJune 17, 2021PITTSBURGH, June 17, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO, celebrates its 50th anniversary of Christian outreach to college students this year by reflecting on the foundational elements that have made it a success throughout the years, giving all glory to God. "By focusing on transforming college students to transform the worldour vision is to see a generation of college s Source: Hamilton Strategies
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 6:38pm -

Christian Post

  • newChristian artist shares journey from the occult to ministry: 'Love invaded the darkness'
    In an interview with The Christian Post, chart-topping Christian artist Jeannie Ortega Law shares her powerful testimony and reveals why she's passionate about helping other believers discern spiritual activity affecting their own lives.
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  • newUK Christian group ‘alarmed’ by demands to add prayer to ‘conversion therapy’ ban
    A Christian group in the U.K. has said it is alarming that the government is being urged to include in its proposed "conversion therapy" ban even “gentle non-coercive prayer” to help individuals overcome unwanted sexual attractions or gender identity confusion.
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jun 21, 2:12pm -
  • newBible withdrawn from UK auction after Ethiopia demands its return
    An auction house in the U.K. has withdrawn a leather-bound Coptic Bible from auction after the Ethiopian embassy in London identified it as one of the artifacts looted by British forces from the Ethiopian empire’s fortress at Magdala during the colonial era and requested its repatriation.
    - 6 hours ago 19 Jun 21, 1:03pm -
  • newTigray women forced to choose between rape or death
    Dozens of African and African-origin women observed the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on Saturday by speaking out against an ongoing campaign of sexual violence that's at “a level of cruelty beyond comprehension” in the war-torn and predominantly Christian region of Tigray in northern Ethiopia.
    - 6 hours ago 19 Jun 21, 12:48pm -
  • newJuneteenth and the freedom it unleashed
    May Juneteenth remind us that Hope is never in vain—even when things seem impossible. Keep holding tenaciously to your faith. Though the reward of Hope is often delayed, truth and freedom will make their way and break through.
    - 6 hours ago 19 Jun 21, 12:39pm -

Christian Research Network

Christian Sentinel

  • Televangelist Receives at Least $41 Million in Compensation in 12 Years
    As president of Inspirational Network, David Cerullo has become one of America’s wealthier televangelists—a fact that is obscured by net worth tracking websites severely underestimating Cerullo’s wealth.The post Televangelist Receives at Least $41 Million in Compensation in 12 Years appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 8 days ago 12 Jun 21, 3:57am -
  • A “Bad” Christian vs. an “Apostate” Christian by Danny Isom (used with permission)
    By not addressing the issue, we are allowing someone to take up residence among the Body of Christ who will eventually do everything they can to cause our own falling away, even resorting to betrayal. They will still be operating among us as their love transforms into hatred. At the worst possible time, when the whole world has turned against us, they will undermine us in order to multiply our trials.The post A “Bad” Christian vs. an “Apostate” Christian by Danny Isom (used with permission) appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 19 days ago 31 May 21, 6:48pm -
  • Televangelist Finally Goes to Jail for Tax Evasion
    In an April 2019 article about televangelist William Todd Coontz, the Christian Sentinel reported, “For those keeping track, the old cliche is true. ‘The Wheels…The post Televangelist Finally Goes to Jail for Tax Evasion appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 94 days ago 18 Mar 21, 2:55am -
  • TBN: Building an Empire [from unpublished autobiography of Brittany Crouch]
                Growing up, I liked to take advantage of the fact my grandparents invented church on television whenever it was convenient for me. My mom…The post TBN: Building an Empire [from unpublished autobiography of Brittany Crouch] appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 30 Jan 21, 7:06pm -
  • Trump’s New World Religion by Jackie Alnor
    Christians were shocked and appalled when United Methodist pastor, a Missouri congressman, Emanuel Cleaver, gave the opening prayer for the new 2021 Congress, and concluded…The post Trump’s New World Religion by Jackie Alnor appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 6 Jan 21, 8:02pm -

Christian Today

  • It’s Never Too Late to Forgive a Flawed Father—or to Ask How He Got His Scars
    What an attention-starved son learned while reconstructing the life of his distant dad.Our family is a bit raw this week. Packing your whole life into a U-Haul and leaving behind everything called “home” has a way of putting everyone on edge. We moved several times during my childhood, but this was my first time doing it as a father. I remember moving to South Florida in the third grade—the tears, the uncertainty, the upheaval. It’s been hard to watch a familiar sorrow swell in the eyelids of my own kids.As fathers, we dream of passing down wisdom, character, and faith, but so often we end up leaving our children an inheritance of pain, hurt, and unfulfilled longing. In his latest offering, Lament for a Father: The Journey to Understanding and Forgiveness, prolific author and longtime World magazine editor in chief Marvin Olasky reflects on this mixed blessing. “Many people … have unresolved conflicts with dads, living or dead,” he writes. “So do I.”Olasky styles the book as an elegy for his own dad, a father “simultaneously present and absent.” It’s a work so particularly about one father that it ends up being about every father.Who is to blame?Eight brief chapters piece together a mosaic of Eli Olasky, a son of immigrants who grew up in a Jewish ward of Malden, Massachusetts, just outside Boston. Using the present tense, the author narrates the life of a school principal with a Harvard degree who settles into a life of comic books, bridge, frequent job turnover, and disappointing his wife. Aloof and stoic, he shows a mysterious lack of ambition.A sense of melancholy weighs heavily over the entire book. The discoveries the younger Olasky digs out of Harvard archives, newspaper clippings, and family photo albums give his prose the yellowed ...Continue reading...
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  • The Challenge of Being a Faithful Boss When a Pandemic Nearly Kills Your Industry
    A Christian restauranteur relies on God while navigating his first major layoffs, angry customers, closures, and the continued challenges brought on by COVID-19. When COVID-19 started to spread last year, none of us knew how dramatically or how long this virus would affect our lives.As a restaurant owner, I was forced to make critical decisions during the early weeks of lockdown, when people were confused, scared, and trying to make sense of conflicting information about the threat of the virus.I watched sales drop at each of our locations anywhere from 60 percent to 90 percent as we shifted from dine-in services to carry-out and delivery only. As a result, I had to lay off employees, something I had never been forced to do apart from closing a location.As a Christian, I’ve always been open about how my faith drives everything I do and shapes how I run my business. The decision to dismiss employees was agonizing, but I wanted to come up with the most ethical and moral way to care for those who worked for us. My commitment to leading and caring for people biblically didn’t let up just because times got tough—in fact, I had to lean on God for guidance and hope more than ever.What’s the most gracious way to cut employees in the middle of an economic crisis and a pandemic? None of us had been through this before, and there were no easy answers. We made sure to keep on the payroll a few individuals who needed to maintain health insurance to care for serious medical issues. We created a three-tier list of employees, ranked by skill level and attitude. We ended up having to lay off those on the bottom tier; thankfully we never had to move to the second tier.But I wanted to help those I had to let go. I looked for ways to offer support even after they were no longer on my payroll. I emailed them on a regular basis with information about ways to file for unemployment ...Continue reading...
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  • 20 Truths: How Did I Get Here?
    20 Truths from Christine Caine's latest book on how avoid drifting spiritually.(1.) “God knows the frailty of our humanity. He has been contending with it ever since the fall. He knows how effortless our drifting is.” (p.7)(2.) “Neglecting a weak link can bake all the difference in our staying anchored or not. That’s why God wants us to check our links…so we can stay connected to Jesus. When we find ourselves not where we expected to be, he isn’t the one who moved.” (p.13)(3.) “You know you’ve drifted when…You stop trusting and you start controlling.” (p.15)(4.) “Trusting God takes intentionality and perpetual, repeated choosing. It isn’t passive, but active—and our trust is tested with time and trials.” (p.19)(5.) “When we experience the gap between what is and what will be, that’s when trust is most needed.” (p.38)(6.) “When we take our eyes off Jesus, all we can see is the wound that’s hurting or the people who inflicted that wound. Then we start seeping— and drifting. But when we look up and look to Jesus, keeping our eyes on him, we begin to heal.” (p.57)(7.) “You know you’ve drifted when…You stop wondering and you start wandering.” (p.61)(8.) “God wants us having the right conversations with the right people, so we land in the right place. Especially when our questions cause us to question God.” (p.71)(9.) “There will always be things we can’t figure out, can’t understand, and may never know the answer to, but our worst day with Jesus will always be better than our best day without him.” (p.83)(10.) “You know you’ve drifted when…You stop praying and you start talking.” (p.85)(11.) ...Continue reading...
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  • Juneteenth and the Great Commission
    Acknowledging the example of African American Christians to steward liberation for the church’s mission.Holidays and missions are two things Christians and churches celebrate. We stand proudly on Memorial Day as we remember the sacrifice of soldiers. We listen to sermons on gratitude and praise God for His blessings on Thanksgiving. We watch videos about the legacy and impact of Lottie Moon and praise God for the fruitfulness of those on the mission field.By now, many of us have heard of the holiday Juneteenth, though many Christians still don’t celebrate the day or recognize the fruitful mission work birthed out of the freedom of African American slaves. Though the liberation of the enslaved people is the only reason we need to celebrate Juneteenth, there is much to commemorate. I propose that we should also commemorate this day to recognize the missional fervor displayed by freed African Americans and the way they stewarded their freedom to continue a Christian legacy of fulfilling the Church’s mission.What is Juneteenth?In the midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln enacted the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which declared enslaved people in the Confederate states as free. Tragically, cities like Galveston, Texas utilized legal barriers to withhold the news of freedom from enslaved people. However, on June 19, 1865, the day is known today as Juneteenth, two months after the ending of the Civil War on April 9th, General Gordon Grainger brought the news of freedom to the enslaved people in Galveston. For years, freed black men and women and black enslaved people fought vigorously for the liberation of black people, and finally, they were free. To be clear, many social, economic, and legal barriers would come during Reconstruction and eventually Jim Crow that suppressed the full freedom of African ...Continue reading...
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  • Bringing Birth Fathers Back into Adoption Narratives
    When Darrick Rizzo was 18, his girlfriend of three years told him she was pregnant. With the couple on the cusp of their college careers and unprepared to parent, his girlfriend chose to pursue adoption. Despite opposing the decision, Rizzo ultimately acquiesced, hoping to offer the best life possible for his son.“I was willing to do anything for my boy, even if that meant listening to his mom and choosing an open adoption,” wrote Rizzo in his book, The Open Adoption: A Birth Father’s Journey.Rizzo was committed to his role as a birth father and sent letters and gifts to his son. Years later, he learned his child had never received his correspondence. Despite a desire to be an involved birth father, his efforts were thwarted.Whether or not they make the effort, the reality is that many birth fathers end up absent from the lives of their adopted children. And until recently, the relationship between adoptees and their birth fathers had not been given too much consideration in the context of the adoption conversation.But as social media and family genealogy tracing allow more children to find and connect with their biological dads, Christians involved in adoption are thinking about the significance of such relationships.“We’re starting to see a little more discussion around birth fathers, where historically they’ve been left out of the picture,” said Cam Lee, an adoptee and a Christian who now works as a therapist with adoptive families.Most adoptions feature communication exclusively with birth mothers. Lee has noticed that adoptees on social media are speaking out more about their interest in their other parent too.For Christians, these new conversations around birth fathers represent ...Continue reading...
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Faith on Film (Video Podcast)

Forum 18 News Service

  • AZERBAIJAN: Religion Law amendments "more controlling mechanisms"
    On 16 June, President Ilham Aliyev signed into law Religion Law and Administrative Code changes introducing new restrictions on freedom of religion and belief. These include requiring the State Committee for Work with Religious Organisations to approve the appointment of all non-Islamic religious leaders and to take part in the re-attestation of all clerics of the state-controlled Caucasian Muslim Board every five years. "Most provisions of the amendments are quite restrictive and raise the question as to whether they are the right policy," human rights defender Rasul Jafarov commented. "Our opinion is that they are not, as they violate all international standards."
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  • AZERBAIJAN: 8 new Strasbourg judgments, 9 judgments awaited - list
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg issued judgments in May and June in eight freedom of religion or belief cases, finding that Azerbaijan had violated human rights and ordering compensation. One of the lawyers in seven of the cases, Asabali Mustafayev, said that all involved were "a little dissatisfied" with the ECtHR judgments, as the Court had not looked at all aspects of the violations included in the cases. Nine other freedom of religion and belief cases from Azerbaijan are awaiting judgments.
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  • AZERBAIJAN: A Strasbourg Court judgment alone "is not enough for justice"
    After the latest European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgments that Azerbaijan violated freedom of religion and belief, the regime is imposing more restrictions in Religion Law changes. "The judgment of the Court alone is not enough for justice," a lawyer who wished to remain anonymous for fear of state reprisals told Forum 18. "The government's failure to fulfil its ECtHR obligations is a serious issue," says another lawyer, Asabali Mustafayev. "The Council of Europe and other international organisations are not insistent enough, so the government gets away with flouting [its obligations]."
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  • RUSSIA: More jailed after "extremist organisation" trials - list
    As of 9 June, 20 Jehovah's Witnesses and 1 Muslim convicted on extremism-related criminal charges are in jail or in detention awaiting appeals. Another Jehovah's Witness is under house arrest and will be jailed if her appeal fails. Another Muslim who met with others to study Nursi's works is in detention awaiting deportation after serving his jail term. Twice as many prisoners of conscience are serving sentences or are in detention awaiting appeals for exercising freedom of religion or belief as in November 2020.
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  • RUSSIA: Oldest Jehovah's Witness – and first woman - jailed
    In July 2020, Valentina Baranovskaya suffered a stroke. In February 2021, Abakan City Court jailed the 70-year-old for two years to punish her for meeting fellow Jehovah's Witnesses for worship, a verdict her lawyer described as "devoid of all sympathy and compassion". Her son was jailed for six years. Baranovskaya is the oldest - and first female - Jehovah's Witness to be jailed since Russia banned all their activity. Two in their sixties - Yury Savelyov and Aleksandr Ivshin – are serving long jail terms.
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Get Religion

  • New podcast: Is SBC President Ed Litton 'woke'? What is a 'conservative' stance on CRT?
    It certainly was an interesting way to start a podcast (click here to tune that in) about press coverage of the 2021 national meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.Here’s the gist of what “Crossroads” host Todd Wilken wanted to know: If journalists were going to write that the Rev. Mike Stone — who lost his bid to become SBC president — was “right-wing” and “ultraconservative,” then why didn’t they pin “left-wing” and “ultraliberal” labels on Bishop-elect Megan Rohrer, the first trans/queer/gender fluid bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America?Think about it this way: Stone and the new Conservative Baptist Network — many flew pirate flags — set out to attack the already conservative (theologically speaking) leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention, saying that it was not conservative ENOUGH on several issues. In other words, the goal was to move the SBC further right and away from recent pronouncements by the convention.Meanwhile, Bishop-elect Rohrer is an open advocate of the CURRENT teachings of the ELCA. In the context of this denomination and its doctrines, Rohrer is part of the ruling class.Now, is Rohrer “ultraliberal” in the context of American culture? How about liberal mainline Protestantism? How about other Lutheran bodies? Was Stone “ultraconservative” in the context of today’s SBC?You can see the struggle here. Are journalists supposed to label religious leaders in the context of the wider culture or of their own flocks? I have argued that this depends: I go with the “flock” framing when discussing news events that are taking place inside a given “flock.”As I argued the other day (#SBC21: Press wrestles with Twitter-niche labels as Southern Baptists choose a new leader), most of the religion-beat pros who gathered in Nashville tried to be very cautious when describing the various groups under the conservative SBC umbrella. The exception was the New York Times, which offered a kind of acid-flashback return to the SBC civil wars of the early 1980s.The key was the labeling in this early headline — “Southern Baptists Narrowly Head Off Conservative Takeover” — and then this overture:
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  • Chicago Tribune's take on Moody Bible student lacks some tough, logical questions
    One of the rules of journalism is to make clear why a reader should care what you’re writing about.One way to make that happen is to choose a sympathetic figure. Personal stories are always easier to grasp than abstract concepts such as teachings, doctrines and beliefs. This principle has been used brilliantly by movements seeking to push modernist ideas, such as gay marriage. It’s one thing to oppose the idea; it’s another to oppose two human beings right in front of you.Those of us who covered the Episcopal Church’s slide from an influential denomination of 3.6 million members into a fast-declining church of 1.8 million saw this principle used repeatedly in the 1990s and 2000s. Whenever the denomination wanted to push some novel sexual idea, it put forth stories of the courageous individuals who indulged in such practices. Such folks were easier to like than the seemingly stodgy types who were bent on keeping to the old ways.All of which is why the Chicago Tribune chose a 24-year-old lesbian who was hounded by Moody Bible Institute administrators to be the face of a new lawsuit. An engaging dissident with a compelling story was far more interesting than the traditional institution she was fighting. The story begins: Megan Steffen had completed all her college coursework at Moody Bible Institute and was at home with her parents in Michigan, waiting to graduate, when she got an email from the school, telling her an administrator needed to talk with her. She agreed to a meeting via Zoom, where she learned that faculty members at the conservative Christian college had raised objections to her graduation.Which was in 2020, by the way. Then the two administrators on the Zoom call began asking questions, among them: Had Steffen ever had romantic or sexual relations with a woman? Had she ever dated men? Did she envision dating women in the future?
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 3:55pm -
  • #SBC21: Press wrestles with Twitter-niche labels as Southern Baptists choose a new leader
    If you have followed mainstream coverage of religion (and politics) in recent decades, you know that many journalists tend to make liberal use of the vague term “moderate.”This has certainly been true of coverage of warfare inside the Southern Baptist Convention.Since “liberal” is kind of scary, journalists have long divided the SBC into “moderate” and “conservative” camps. With very few exceptions, your typical “moderate” Southern Baptist would be a “fundamentalist” in the world of mainline Protestantism.Thus, in the great SBC civil war of 1979 and the years thereafter, the term “moderate” came to mean Southern Baptists that mainstream journalists thought were acceptable. These were the folks in the white hats who backed abortion rights, women’s ordination and, at first, were silent or vague on LGBTQ issues. Most of all, they were the enemies of those Southern Baptists who fit under the Religious Right umbrella.With that in mind, consider the tweaked double-decker headline on The New York Times report after the fireworks at the SBC national meetings in Nashville: Southern Baptists Narrowly Head Off Ultraconservative Takeover Ed Litton, a moderate pastor from Alabama, won a high-stakes presidential election with the potential to reshape the future of the country’s largest Protestant denomination.The original headline stuck with the old-school “moderate” vs. “conservative” language.The leadership of the Conservative Baptist Network may have been sad about their candidate, the Rev. Mike Stone of Georgia, losing the election. But they had to be elated at how the Times described this event in terms that meshed with their views on SBC life. Here is the top of that report: NASHVILLE — In a dramatic showdown on Tuesday, Southern Baptists elected a moderate pastor from Alabama as their next president, narrowly heading off an attempted takeover by the denomination’s insurgent right wing.
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  • UFO buzz raises (once again) big religion question: Will aliens erase belief in Christianity?
    THE QUESTION:Would proof that intelligent life exists on distant planets overturn the Christian religion?THE RELIGION GUY'S ANSWER:Religious skeptics say very likely yes.Why? They argue that given the unimaginably vast number of planets throughout space, there seem to be heavy odds that life would have evolved on some or many of them. If so, we earthlings no longer stand at the center of God's plan for the cosmos, and that overturns the biblical viewpoint.The answer is “no,” according to the consistent view of Christian thinkers who've pondered this since ancient times. The Bible naturally focuses on homo sapiens, not theoretical species elsewhere.Space is red hot just now. It's Roswell 1947 all over again. The latest fuzzy videos and reports from the Pentagon suggest something may be going on up there that's not merely the stuff of science fiction novels. Are we no longer alone in the universe? Are aliens from another galaxy spying on us from those UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects)? Is SETI (the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) poised for its devoutly desired breakthrough?Even strict Bible literalist Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis sees a chance because "the Bible does not state whether life exists elsewhere in the universe," though he "strongly" suspects it does not.University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank pooh-poohs the current UFO buzz because the real story is that super telescopes may well bring us proof of life by other means, for instance spotting light gleaming on the dark sides of distant planets. He also poses a common-sense objection. If we're really being visited by aliens "why don't they just land on the White House lawn and announce themselves?"That "I" in SETI is all-important.
    - 3 days ago 16 Jun 21, 1:00pm -
  • What to read, and why, as Catholic bishops mull plan to deny Biden Holy Communion
    This is a week that could change Catholic life in this country. That is not an exaggeration when you consider what the bishops will be debating.Barring an intervention from Pope Francis himself, the U.S. bishops will consider, and vote on Thursday, a plan for a document about Holy Communion that includes denying the sacrament to politicians who repeatedly support policies advocating abortion rights. That includes President Joe Biden, only the country’s second Catholic commander in chief ever.The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will gather virtually for their three-day Spring General Assembly starting tomorrow. The public sessions are available on the USCCB website for all to watch. While the bishops will have a busy agenda ahead of them, the biggest issue — in terms of news coverage — is this question of whether the sacrament of Communion can be denied to Catholic politicians with a history of backing abortion rights.What can we expect from the news coverage?This has been an issue that was pushed to the forefront by many bishops following Biden’s election last November. This is an issue that has been covered by both the mainstream press as well as Catholic media. The arguments and decisions made this week will have a lasting impact on Catholicism and those who practice it. The opinions many will form this week will come directly from the coverage they read.Here is the debate in a nutshell: Some bishops want politicians who identify as Catholic to hold public policy positions that are not at odds with church teaching on abortion, marriage, LGBTQ rights and other issues in moral theology. Others argue that these politicians can hold political positions that clash with the church — while expressing private support for church teachings — and continue to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion.That this division also happen to match with how these Catholics vote will dominate the coverage. it also comes at a time when the Supreme Court will take up a major abortion rights challenge.
    - 4 days ago 15 Jun 21, 3:55pm -

ID the Future (Podcast)

  • Michael Denton Discusses The Miracle of the Cell
    New research keeps unveiling ever more ways in which this fine tuning exists, from the cosmos to the atoms of the periodic table, even to the subatomic level of quantum tunneling.
    - 12 Oct 20, 9:31pm -
  • Michael Denton: Remarkable Coincidences in Photosynthesis
    On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, we listen in on a few minutes from a lecture given by Australian biochemist Michael Denton, author of the brand new book The Miracle of the Cell. In this segment, Denton explains the “remarkable set of coincidences” that makes the creation of oxygen through photosynthesis possible. From the specific energy of visible light to the unique properties of water, this degree of fine tuning for life shouts intelligent design. For more on how the cosmos is designed for life, watch Discovery Institute’s documentary Priviledged Species, featuring Michael Denton.
    - 9 Oct 20, 7:16pm -
  • Dr. Michael Denton on Evidence of Fine-Tuning in the Universe
    On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Casey Luskin sits down with Dr. Michael Denton, a Senior Fellow of the CSC who holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Denton is the author of Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, which has been credited with influencing both Phillip Johnson and Michael Behe, as well as Nature's Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe, which elaborates on the evidence of design in nature.
    - 7 Oct 20, 11:29pm -
  • The Demise of the Artifact Hypothesis
    Paleoentomologist Günter Bechly makes the case that recent findings have put the nails in the coffin of this “artifact hypothesis.” He goes on to argue that these findings are “not just a tiny problem but a fatal problem” for modern Darwinism.
    - 5 Oct 20, 7:28pm -
  • Scott Turner on Purpose in Nature, Part 2
    On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Rob Crowther continues his conversation with J. Scott Turner, biologist at the State University of New York (SUNY), visiting scholar at Cambridge University, and author of the new book Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It. Turner critiques evolutionary biology’s bias toward mechanistic and gene-centric thinking, and contemporary biology’s failure to come to grips with the evidence of purpose and intentionality at many levels of biology. Viewing the brain as a computer, for example, obscures many things about the brain and the mind that exceed computers, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
    - 2 Oct 20, 8:55pm -

International Missions Board

  • Pastor on house arrest faces new trial for sharing faith
    Editor’s note: This story is part of a series on global persecution, leading churches to pray for the persecuted church. Raymond*, a church planter and pastor, went to jail for sharing his faith in 2008, and now faces the possibility of more time in jail. In Raymond’s country it is not illegal to be a Christian, but it is illegal to make a person question the main religion of the country and to own more than one Bible. Believers who preach the gospel in Raymond’s country must show discernment as they share because someone could report them if they feel...The post Pastor on house arrest faces new trial for sharing faith appeared first on IMB.
    - 11 days ago 8 Jun 21, 12:00pm -
  • IMB joins Japanese Christians for Olympics outreach, despite reduced crowds
    Every four years, athletes and spectators descend on the cities hosting the Olympic games. Historically, volunteer teams from U.S. churches have also journeyed to the Olympics and played active roles in both the Summer and Winter Olympics ministry strategies of IMB missionaries and national partners.   IMB missionaries in Tokyo, Japan, developed evangelism and outreach plans utilizing both volunteers and Japanese churches and believers. These plans required adapting, first with the postponement of the 2020 Olympics and second with the news that international spectators would not be permitted to attend the games in 2021.   IMB missionary Scott Bradford said they remain...The post IMB joins Japanese Christians for Olympics outreach, despite reduced crowds appeared first on IMB.
    - 12 days ago 7 Jun 21, 12:28pm -
  • Texas-based ministry partners with IMB to virtually mobilize workers for Japan
    In June and July, International Mission Board missionaries in Japan are partnering with Mobilize Japan in a virtual mission trip involving participants from across the U.S. Mobilize Japan was founded by four graduates of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – Brit Redfield, Ariel Lee, Ines Chien and Vanessa Lim. The alumni planned a virtual mission trip to allow Christians to serve among the Japanese despite the COVID-19 travel restrictions surrounding the summer Olympics. The virtual mission trip began on June 1 and continues through the end of July. It includes three events each week – Training Tuesday, Mission Prayer Friday and...The post Texas-based ministry partners with IMB to virtually mobilize workers for Japan appeared first on IMB.
    - 12 days ago 7 Jun 21, 12:00pm -
  • Church Connections initiative forges relationships in Alabama
    Editor’s note: The International Mission Board recently initiated Church Connections to facilitate connections between IMB missionaries and churches who do not have direct contact with a missionary. Church Connections efforts began in 2020 with a pilot involving 10% of IMB’s missionaries. April 5 was the official launch of Church Connections, and 900 missionaries have since been assigned 22,000 churches to contact. It’s estimated that by the middle of 2022, every Southern Baptist church will receive a personal contact from a missionary.  My family’s involvement in Church Connections has provided opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships to be formed between our family...The post Church Connections initiative forges relationships in Alabama appeared first on IMB.
    - 16 days ago 3 Jun 21, 1:13pm -
  • Missionary parents teach ‘active Christianity’ and sacrifice to kids
    Wesley and Emily Smyth* are raising their four children to understand that the Christian life is supposed to be active, self-giving and about glorifying God and serving others. “The children have an idea of purpose,” Emily explained. “We’re not saved to just absorb, be fed and have programs that cater to our needs. Being a Christian means serving the body of Christ and those without Him.” The Smyths have taught their kids this truth by example. Now associate area directors for Send Relief in West Africa, the couple has spent their entire ministry pouring into people in various parts of...The post Missionary parents teach ‘active Christianity’ and sacrifice to kids appeared first on IMB.
    - 17 days ago 2 Jun 21, 12:00pm -

Julie Roys

  • newMichael W. Smith: ‘Six Principles I Learned From My Dad’s Life’
    My dad was an incredible baseball pitcher, taking his career all the way up to the minor leagues. Growing up, we spent many late afternoons out in the yard throwing a ball back and forth. Catching my dad’s pitches from his left-handed throws became second nature for me. But as the years went by, there’s a different kind of catch I began to field from my dad.There’s an old saying that goes, “More is caught than taught.” I had a front-row seat to see how to live a life of integrity and honor by watching my dad’s life. 
    - 5 hours ago 19 Jun 21, 2:00pm -
  • newNC Governor Again Vetoes Gun-rights Bill for More Churches
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed gun-rights legislation on Friday that would allow parishioners at more churches to be armed, marking the second year in a row that he’s blocked the idea.The legislation affirms that people going to religious services at a location where private schools or some charter schools also meet can carry handguns in full view or under clothing if they have a concealed weapons permit. There would be other limits. 
    - 6 hours ago 19 Jun 21, 1:00pm -
  • newSCOTUS Rules Unanimously for Religious Rights of Foster Agency
    A city-funded foster and adoption agency that opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds can be exempted from serving such couples, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.In a unanimous ruling, the justices once again showed they were receptive to claims by religious groups — in this case Catholic Social Services, which refuses to work with same-sex couples. The agency had contracted with the city of Philadelphia to screen potential foster parents.Beginning in 2018, the city of Philadelphia ended its contract with CSS, claiming that the organization violated a city ordinance banning discrimination. 
    - 23 hours ago 18 Jun 21, 8:05pm -
  • Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Reflect Passion on Issues of Race, Abortion
    One of the hot-button items expected to be on the agenda when Southern Baptists met for their annual meeting this week was critical race theory.About a quarter of the 40 resolutions submitted to express the views of the more than 15,000 gathered in Nashville were related to CRT, race or racial reconciliation.But, in the end, the resolution the committee chose to bring to the floor for a vote did not mention CRT, a controversial, academic movement seeking to explain issues of race and justice. 
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 9:22pm -
  • Red Flags Surface About Firm Hired to Investigate SBC’s Handling of Abuse
    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is taking bold new steps to address its alleged mishandling of abuse, and yesterday voted to set up a task force to deal with the issue. At the same time, a leading abuse advocate is raising serious concerns about the firm the SBC Executive Committee has hired to investigate abuse issues—Guidepost Solutions.In a series of recent tweets, author and seminary professor, Wade Mullen revealed several instances where Guidepost Solutions has not represented the best interests of victims, but instead has protected powerful clients. 
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 3:31pm -

Life News

  • newRadical Rabbi Endorses Killing Babies in Abortions in His Father’s Day Message
    Now that Father’s Day is approaching, an opinion piece by a radical rabbi and lawyer caught my attention.   In Rabbi Barry Silver’s article, “A tribute to fatherhood on this Father’s Day” the author reflects upon how his father inspired him.  However, the piece quickly turns to an attack on peaceful pro-life activism, specifically against the […]
    - 19 hours ago 18 Jun 21, 11:28pm -
  • newBritish Government Will Not Recommend Legalizing Killing People in Assisted Suicide
    Matt Hancock has confirmed that the Government is “not recommending” the introduction of assisted suicide to the United Kingdom. Hancock made the statement at a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dying Well yesterday evening. During the meeting, he also endorsed setting up a “What Works” centre to gather evidence on the quality […]
    - 20 hours ago 18 Jun 21, 10:58pm -
  • newPopulation Control Has Decimated China So Badly It’s Considering Removing All Birth Limits
    The Wall Street Journal published an article today that, according to anonymous sources “familiar with the matter,” the Chinese Communist Party is considering the possibility of ending all birth restrictions in 2025. Reggie Littlejohn, Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, has been battling forced abortion in China for more than a decade.  She issued the following STATEMENT: […]
    - 20 hours ago 18 Jun 21, 10:32pm -
  • newPro-Abortion Democrats Threaten Catholic Bishops: “I Dare You to Deny Me Communion”
    A small group of pro-abortion Catholic Democrats in Congress are already totally out of step with the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church but now they are openly threatening the nation’s Catholic bishops to deny them communion because they support killing babies. In a letter written after the bishops voted to begin the process of […]
    - 21 hours ago 18 Jun 21, 10:11pm -
  • newThey Talk About Abortion “Rights,” But What About the Rights of Unborn Children?
    The following is an excerpt of Melissa Ohden’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee this week against the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would overturn pro-life laws nationwide and institute unlimited abortions up to birth: I’m here today, however, to challenge that premise [that abortion is not just legal, but a fundamental right] with personal […]
    - 21 hours ago 18 Jun 21, 9:17pm -

Mennonite Central Committee

  • Coronavirus update from DR Congo

    - 5 days ago 15 Jun 21, 4:00am -
  • Peace behind prison bars
    Zebron Mwale harbored a bitter grudge against his neighbor, Mary Mweemba. After all, it was thanks to her that he was stuck in prison. Mweemba had reported him to the police for growing cannabis, a crime in Zambia.
    - 14 days ago 6 Jun 21, 4:00am -
  • Creating safe spaces and circles of support
    Circles & Ciphers serves as a connecting point for youth in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago looking for a sense of community and a place to belong.
    - 17 days ago 3 Jun 21, 4:00am -
  • Webinar: Migration for human dignity | Video

    - 19 days ago 1 Jun 21, 4:00am -
  • One piece at a time
    There was no peace in Anju Shaw’s life. For 20 years, she’d endured constant abuse and neglect at the hands of her husband and then her husband’s parents. She had no support, no one to speak for her or listen to her.
    - 19 days ago 1 Jun 21, 4:00am -


Religion News Service

Trinity Foundation

  • Televangelist Receives at Least $41 Million in Compensation in 12 Years
    (Photo: David Cerullo, president of Inspirational Network) The accumulation of wealth by prosperity gospel promoting televangelist David Cerullo boggles the mind! As president of Inspirational Network, David Cerullo has become one of America’s wealthier televangelists—a fact that is obscured by net worth tracking websites severely underestimating Cerullo’s wealth. Net Worth Post estimates that Cerullo has […]The post Televangelist Receives at Least $41 Million in Compensation in 12 Years first appeared on Trinity Foundation.
    - 8 days ago 11 Jun 21, 8:50pm -
  • Trinity Broadcasting of Texas Obtains PPP Loan After Receiving $933 Million
    Matthew Crouch, president of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has launched a massive restructuring of the world’s largest religious TV network. Financial disclosure documents published last week on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website report that Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana (TCCSA), long the parent organization of TBN, and other affiliated organizations transferred $860,132,250 in […]The post Trinity Broadcasting of Texas Obtains PPP Loan After Receiving $933 Million first appeared on Trinity Foundation.
    - 19 days ago 31 May 21, 5:41pm -
  • Televangelist Ernest Angley Dead at 99
    Televangelist Ernest Angley, pastor of Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died last week at 99 years of age. Controversy surrounded the prosperity gospel preaching faith healer. A former church member told The Akron Beacon Journal that Angley said, “It’s against God’s will for anyone to have a child.” The newspaper reported pregnant church members […]The post Televangelist Ernest Angley Dead at 99 first appeared on Trinity Foundation.
    - 36 days ago 15 May 21, 12:29am -
  • Trinity Foundation Selects New President
    On April 16th, Trinity Foundation’s previous president Ole Anthony passed away at 82 years of age. We celebrated Ole’s life and legacy at a memorial service on May 1st. Ole’s obituary is available here. Trinity Foundation board members selected Pete Evans to be the ministry’s new president during a May 13th board meeting. (Photo: Pete […]The post Trinity Foundation Selects New President first appeared on Trinity Foundation.
    - 36 days ago 15 May 21, 12:07am -
  • Edir Macedo’s Church Accused of Money Laundering in Angola
    Four of Universal Church of the Kingdom of God’s leaders have been indicted in Angola, Africa, for money laundering. The Brazil-based church is exporting the prosperity gospel into Africa much like America’s televangelists. Church founder Edir Macedo is the owner of Brazilian TV Network RecordTV and a bank. Macedo is copying the lifestyle of America’s […]The post Edir Macedo’s Church Accused of Money Laundering in Angola first appeared on Trinity Foundation.
    - 36 days ago 14 May 21, 11:41pm -

United Methodist News Service

  • Black father prepares sons for racial injustice
    “I have no positive to give you,” one son says. In a commentary, the Rev. Byron Thomas calls on white fathers to teach their sons about racial injustice, too.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 7:52pm -
  • Nurse leads Korean church’s vaccine ministry
    Thanks to its Healthy Church Team, Emmaus United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia, attains 100% vaccination rate.
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 3:19pm -
  • Connecting with people through prayer
    The Rev. Jacqui King, a longtime United Methodist leader, found a new ministry praying with strangers. Her experience can help people reconnect with God and each other as pandemic restrictions lift.
    - 3 days ago 16 Jun 21, 4:33pm -
  • Groups help alleviate hunger in Zimbabwe
    UMW, The Nyadire Connection and Harare East District combine efforts to assist vulnerable families, older adults and theology students.
    - 4 days ago 15 Jun 21, 4:11pm -
  • Cicadas show up for church, testing clergy
    This year’s massive ‘Brood X’ population of the flying, droning insects has in-spired sermons but also caused pastors to alter outdoor church services.
    - 5 days ago 14 Jun 21, 5:17pm -

Women of Faith

  • newGod has a plan;
    God has a plan;it won't fail!
    - 14 hours ago 19 Jun 21, 5:00am -
  • Holy Spirit
    Holy Spirit,you're ALL we want.Come rest on us.
    - 2 days ago 18 Jun 21, 5:00am -
  • I have only made it this far
    I have only made itthis far because of You.Thank you, God!
    - 3 days ago 17 Jun 21, 5:00am -
  • The plans God has for you...
    The plans God has for you WILL be completed.Have faith and praise Him!
    - 4 days ago 16 Jun 21, 5:00am -
  • God is...
    God is...NEVER Late.
    - 5 days ago 15 Jun 21, 5:00am -

The World And Everything In It (Podcast)

  • 6.18.21 Culture Friday, soaking up Scripture, and Word Play
    On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher and Myrna Brown talk to John Stonestreet about efforts in Republican states to ban Critical Race Theory; Emiliy Whitten offers several suggestions for soaking up Scripture this summer; and on Word Play, George Grant recounts the history of a unique Bible you’ve probably never heard of. Plus: three-eyed zombies, and the Friday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at support comes from Peacemaker Ministries. Equipping and assisting Christians to respond to conflict biblically. From the weekly podcast ’Mission Focused Men for Christ,' with its June fatherhood series titled, ‘Lord, Make me a Great Dad.’ That’s Mission Focused Men for Christ on your podcast app. And from Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at: 
    - 1 day ago 18 Jun 21, 7:15am -
  • 6.17.21 USPS reforms, Geneva summit, and picking sunscreen
    Anna Johansen Brown reports on a new, bipartisan bill that aims to help bail the U.S. Postal Service out of its financial hole; European correspondent Jenny Lind Schmitt reports from Geneva on the meeting between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin of Russia; and Paul Butler talks to a sunscreen expert on how to pick the best sun tan lotion for long summer days outside. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, saved by instincts, and the Thursday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at Additional support comes from Peacemaker Ministries. Equipping and assisting Christians to respond to conflict biblically. From the weekly podcast ’Mission Focused Men for Christ,' with its June fatherhood series titled, ‘Lord, Make me a Great Dad.’ That’s Mission Focused Men for Christ on your podcast app. And from Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at:   
    - 2 days ago 17 Jun 21, 7:15am -
  • 6.16.21 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and a tulip festival in Iowa
    On Washington Wednesday, Mary Reichard talks to WORLD’s Mindy Belz about the latest developments in Afghanistan as U.S. troops leave the country; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and WJI graduate Rachel McClamroch visits a tulip festival in Iowa. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, a waterlogged deal, and the Wednesday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at support comes from Peacemaker Ministries. Equipping and assisting Christians to respond to conflict biblically. From the weekly podcast ’Mission Focused Men for Christ,' with its June fatherhood series titled, ‘Lord, Make me a Great Dad.’ That’s Mission Focused Men for Christ on your podcast app. And from Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at: 
    - 3 days ago 16 Jun 21, 7:15am -
  • 6..15.21 Meat market manipulation, and a political shakeup in Israel
    Sarah Schweinsberg reports on why the cost of meat is rising while the price for cattle is falling; Mary Reichard talks to Jonathan Shanzer from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies about the political shakeup in Israel; and WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky talks to novelist Sarah Hulse. Plus: commentary from Kim Henderson, beginning life at 95, and the Tuesday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at support comes from Peacemaker Ministries. Equipping and assisting Christians to respond to conflict biblically. From the weekly podcast ’Mission Focused Men for Christ,' with its June fatherhood series titled, ‘Lord, Make me a Great Dad.’ That’s Mission Focused Men for Christ on your podcast app. And from Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at: 
    - 4 days ago 15 Jun 21, 7:15am -
  • 6.14.21 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book
    On Legal Docket, Mary Reichard dives into Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s advice to Yale law grads; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest economic news; and on History Book, Katie Gaultney recounts significant events from the past. Plus: the Monday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at Additional support comes from Peacemaker Ministries. Equipping and assisting Christians to respond to conflict biblically. From the weekly podcast ’Mission Focused Men for Christ,' with its June fatherhood series titled, ‘Lord, Make me a Great Dad.’ That’s Mission Focused Men for Christ on your podcast app. And from Pensacola Christian College. Empowering Christian leaders to influence the world. More at:   
    - 5 days ago 14 Jun 21, 7:15am -

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