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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.

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  • newFreedom and Justice
    Wrongly convicted Floyd Bledsoe returns to prison — to teach inmates about liberty in Christ.
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  • Former U.S. Missions Leader Dies
    Charles Hackett, who led the AG ministry for 14 years, succumbs at 86.
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  • A Visible Presence
    Small church responds to needs of Wisconsin Native American community.
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 1:00pm -
  • Backpacks of Hope
    Project Ignite Light partners with churches to help child abuse victims.
    - 4 days ago 9 Jul 20, 3:00pm -
  • This Week in AG History -- July 8, 1939
    Following being healed of pulmonary tuberculosis, Ethan O. Allen started to pray for others' healing — becoming one of the first in America to teach and practice divine healing.
    - 4 days ago 9 Jul 20, 12:00pm -

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Bible Gateway

  • Bible News Roundup – Week of July 12, 2020
    [Return daily during the coming week for updates] Support Bible Gateway—Browse the Bible Gateway Store ⇨ BibleGatewayStore.com ▼ Building the Bible’s ‘Visual Genome,’ an Image at a Time ⇨ Israel Hayom ▼ Saudi Arabia to Fund Quran Complex ⇨ The Express Tribune ⇨ Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Quran with Christian Commentary ⇨ […]The post Bible News Roundup – Week of July 12, 2020 appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
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  • How to Live the Bible — What Does It Mean to Be God-Filled?
    This is the one-hundred-twelfth 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. Mel is the author of […]The post How to Live the Bible — What Does It Mean to Be God-Filled? appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 4 days ago 9 Jul 20, 7:18pm -
  • Who Is My Neighbor?
    By Sarah Jackson If you don’t think love actually makes a difference in the world, we have a story to tell you. This love story has caught the attention of decision-makers around the world. The United Nations sent a representative to study Casa de Paz as a model for immigrant support programs around the world. […]The post Who Is My Neighbor? appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 5 days ago 8 Jul 20, 1:23pm -
  • Hope When Life Unravels: An Interview with Adam B. Dooley
    What are the upside-down yet encouraging truths of the book of Job and other key Bible passages that remind us of the ways God is present in our pain? Why does God allow suffering? And why does God seem to go silent when we’re in pain? How does a pastor work through his faith in […]The post Hope When Life Unravels: An Interview with Adam B. Dooley appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
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  • Haven Today Interviews Bible Gateway
    The global radio program Haven Today (@HavenToday), heard on more than 650 radio stations by 500,000 daily listeners, featured Bible Gateway in its series on “Christians You Should Know.” Founded in 1934, Haven Ministries has as its mission to tell the world all about Jesus through prayer, print, and broadcast endeavors. [Read the Bible Gateway […]The post Haven Today Interviews Bible Gateway appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 7 days ago 6 Jul 20, 7:21pm -

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  • newUnprecedented Unity Among Leaders in Over 75 Nations Launches the GO Decade
    NEWS PROVIDED BYGlobal Outreach DayJuly 13, 2020BERLIN, Germany, July 13, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- Leaders in over 75 nations joined unprecedented unity to launch the GO Decade, a commitment for 10 years to countdown to zero where everyone alive has heard the Gospel. In over 50 years of ministry, I've never seen this level of collaboration for prayer, evangelism, disciple-making, and church planting, said Steve Douglass, president of CRU on a recent videoconference. The GO Decade Source: Global Outreach Day
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  • newNigeria: 1,202 Defenseless Christians Hacked to Death by Jihadists in Six Months (Jan-June 2020)
    NEWS PROVIDED BY IntersocietyJuly 13, 2020ONITSHA, Eastern Nigeria, July 13, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- Threats to citizens' rights to freedom of worship and religion in Nigeria; the world's first human right, have continued unabated with hacking to death by the country's Islamic Jihadists or radical Islamists of no fewer than 1,202 defenseless Christians in first six months of 2020 covering January to June; involving Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen 812 Christian deaths and Boko H Source: CCN
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  • New 'Christian Declaration of Independence' Poster Available in Digital or Printed Formats
    NEWS PROVIDED BYNortheast Christians At WorkJuly 10, 2020VERNON, Conn., July 10, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- On the heels of the recent Independence Day holiday weekend, a free, new "Christian's Declaration of Independence" poster is available from Northeast Christians At Work. The colorful and inspirational 11" x 17" document is available as a PDF file or a printed poster. The poster is ideal for Christian churches, ministries, schools, colleges, businesses, families and individua Source: Keep In Touch
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  • Associated Press Angry Church Got PPP Money
    NEWS PROVIDED BYCatholic League for Religious and Civil RightsJuly 10, 2020NEW YORK, July 10, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an Associated Press story on the Catholic Church: Everyone from Nancy Pelosi's husband to the Los Angeles Lakers has received money from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), but none of the individuals and organizations who have benefited from the congressional legislation angers the Associated Press (AP), except f Source: Catholic League
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  • Fighting Cancer and COVID-19 with Artistry and Love
    NEWS PROVIDED BYSpread The Love MinistryJuly 10, 2020TALLEVAST, Fla., July 10, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- This is a challenging time, and people all over the world are experiencing unprecedented levels of fear, depression and anxiety. Spread The Love is an art therapy ministry that was created to share faith-building messages through wearable art and home decor products. Our most important mission, though, is to help cancer patients create artistic projects that tap into the healin Source: Spread The Love Ministry
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 6:11pm -

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Christian Research Network

  • newNo One Knows that Day and Hour
    36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. 37 For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. … Continue reading →
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  • Repent or Perish
    1 Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners … Continue reading →
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  • Willow Creek & Harvest Bible Chapel Receive Millions in COVID Relief Funds
    “Another recipient of $2 million or more was Shadow Mountain Community Church where David Jeremiah pastors. Jeremiah lost his membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability in 2010 for questionable financial dealings. … The Potter’s House, where popular prosperity preacher, … Continue reading →
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  • This Is A Great Opportunity To Destroy Academia
    “This is our chance to undo one of America’s biggest mistakes in the last century, allowing academia to metastasize into the societal tumor that it has become. Technology and economics were already gut-punching this flabby punk before both the double-strike … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 11 Jul 20, 3:34pm -
  • A Nightmare Campaign of Outright Idiocy
    “With less than four months before the election, this is the campaign: a constant media carpet-bombing of defamatory lies about the president on behalf of a comatose candidate, propagation of unfounded hysteria over a fading pandemic, self-induced and redundant economic … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 11 Jul 20, 2:12pm -

Christian Sentinel

  • Pope Francis, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Collins & Fauci Too: Conspirators vs. Creationism?
    C.S. Lewis would have no doubt been very proud of his disciple Colson, given that Lewis congratulated himself for having helped to bridge the chasm between Protestant denominations and Roman Catholicism. An apple evidently does not fall too far from the tree, and as we are about to show, Dr. Francis Collins much like Charles Colson followed in the footsteps of his spiritual father C.S. Lewis. Both C.S. Lewis and Dr. Collins in fact share three things in common which are utterly destructive of true Evangelical Christianity – rejection of Scripture inerrancy, commitment to ecumenism and Darwin’s evolutionary theory. And, since the Whore of Rome will waste no ally, it is not in the least surprising that the Pope in 2009 appointed Dr. Francis Collins to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of SciencesThe post Pope Francis, C.S. Lewis, Dr. Collins & Fauci Too: Conspirators vs. Creationism? appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
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  • The Star Trek Conspiracy by Jackie Alnor
    The popular television series debuted in 1966 with little fanfare. But it has since become part of the zeitgeist of our culture today.The post The Star Trek Conspiracy by Jackie Alnor appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
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  • “Awaiting Our Rescue” by Jackie Alnor
    “Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” I think this applies to our day and age as we await the Bridegroom’s rescue. I was…The post “Awaiting Our Rescue” by Jackie Alnor appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 71 days ago 3 May 20, 4:44am -
  • ‘Six Degrees of Unification’ by Jackie Alnor
    Kevin Bacon’s infamous idea of ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ posits that all people can be linked together by following lines of their first-degree associations to…The post ‘Six Degrees of Unification’ by Jackie Alnor appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 7 Jan 20, 7:35pm -
  • Transformation Complete: Non-Catholic Christians Took Paradigm Shift ————- by Jackie Alnor
    “Let God be true, and every man a liar.” – Rom 3:4a “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the…The post Transformation Complete: Non-Catholic Christians Took Paradigm Shift ————- by Jackie Alnor appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 2 Nov 19, 10:18pm -

Christian Today

  • Want to Love Your Neighbor? Start By Fighting Your Own Sin.
    When we “make every effort to be holy,” it works toward the common good. What are some effective ways to love our neighbors? Most of us would say things like taking a meal to someone who is ill or helping repair a broken faucet. Thinking further, we might point to less tangible actions like praying for people, apologizing quickly for an offense, or offering a word of encouragement.In each case, we think of a positive behavior directed toward someone else. These are the “one another” actions, conforming to the many New Testament instructions on how to treat those God places around us.Each “one another” is an expression of the Great Commandment to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Outdo one another in showing honor, forgive one another as Christ forgave you, bear with one another, submit to one another in love. These expansive expressions of the principles of the Old Testament Law prescribe how we can live in community and offer indispensable instructions for maintaining the common good. Finding meaningful ways to love one another is not simply “a good idea” or “a nice suggestion”; it is the hard work necessary for the well-being of the group.But to truly love one another, we must direct our efforts at godliness not just toward others, but inward. The call to love our neighbor is given in reference to how we love ourselves. It explicitly links the spiritual health of the individual to the health of community.Yet we instinctively divide our sins into two categories: those that affect our neighbor and those that affect only us. The ancient god of individualism whispers that some sins are just between God and me. If there are consequences, they will impact only me. And this is simply not true. The consistent message of the Bible is this: Personal ...Continue reading...
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  • Five Priorities of A Worshipping Church
    But what if the normal we once experienced was inadequate and God is using this moment to jar us from complacency? It’s common to hear people long for a quick return to normal these days. The crisis brought about by COVID-19 has left many Christian leaders reeling and disoriented. “When can we get back to the way things used to be?” Implicit in this question is the assumption that the old normal was entirely good.But what if the normal we once experienced was inadequate and God is using this moment to jar us from complacency? What if our ‘good ol’ days’ weren’t at all reminiscent of the ‘original normal’?Our previous normal was certainly convenient—it only required an hour or two on a Sunday for most of us. And it was entertaining as we weekly evaluated whether or not we enjoyed the worship experienced. And it was easy—for most it simply meant sitting still and listening for an hour (or at least look like we were listening.)But my question remains, “Is this the normal that we really need to return to?” Is this the thing that God meant for us?Let’s reflect on the opening paragraph of Luke’s testimony about the Antioch church: Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then after fasting and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off. (Acts 13:1-3)This scene gives witness to the original normal of the church. It’s a picture of the way the church is meant to function. It provides insight into the poverty of our former normal and should create ...Continue reading...
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  • John Ortberg’s Church Announces New Investigation
    Leadership apologizes for lack of transparency that eroded trust.Earlier this week, megachurch pastor John Ortberg claimed his congregation had “extensively investigated” concerns about his youngest son and found “no misconduct.”Now elders at Menlo Church, a Northern California congregation of 5,000, say their initial investigation fell short and have announced plans for an additional “supplemental” investigation.“While many of you know that the board took immediate action upon learning of these concerns, we understand our initial investigation could have gone further and included specific expertise in child safety and sex abuse issues, and it could have been informed by conversations with a wider group of people,” church elders said in an email to the congregation Saturday, July 11.Ortberg was placed on leave last fall after church leaders learned he had withheld information about his son from them, a move they described as “poor judgment and a betrayal of trust.”In July 2018, Ortberg’s son John Ortberg III—who volunteered with children at the church and in the community—told his father he experienced what church leaders called an “unwanted thought pattern of attraction to minors.” The senior Ortberg did not tell church leaders or staff about what he had learned from his son. Nor did he act to prevent his youngest son from working with children.Church leaders learned of Ortberg’s decision after his older son, Daniel Lavery, wrote to them expressing concerns.As reported by Religion News Service, the elders hired an investigator who talked to church staff and Lavery, among others, but never spoke with Ortberg’s younger son, or with any parents of children who had contact with him. The ...Continue reading...
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  • One on One with John Starke on Having a Deeper Prayer Life
    We need a deep, hidden life for a fruitful, public life. Ed: Why a book on prayer? Have you noticed deficiencies in how we are doing in the church in regards to prayer life?John: We live in a performative age. “Performative individualism” is how Sophie Gilbert describes our society, where the performance of the self is more important than the reality of it. The most obvious place this shows up is in social media, where we curate our image to give the impression that we are okay and that we’re successful.But there are also forms of performative individualism in our vocations, relationships, and even our families. Jesus warns against this in “performing your righteousness before others” in a kind of performative spirituality. The fruit of that is a culture of hyper-insecurity, a lack of self-awareness, and deep status anxiety.We are likely all shaped by this culture in more subconscious ways than we think.The answer to this performative life is to have a regular, hidden life with God. For many people, that’s intimidating. Oftentimes, when we hear of a “deep prayer life,” they imagine the one or two people in their church who are mature, or pastors, or folks made of different spiritual stuff.I wrote this book because the Bible imagines prayer to be a very ordinary thing for very ordinary people. The whole first half of the book is aimed at showing that a satisfying and vibrant prayer life is for all who are in Christ.Ed: What are some of the regular pathways and rhythms of a life of prayer?John: After we grasp that prayer is possible for us, we learn the pathways. That’s the concern of the second half of the book, where I look at six main disciplines: communion, mediation, solitude, feasting and fasting, and corporate worship. ...Continue reading...
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  • Hagia Sophia Converted Back to Mosque by Turkey’s President
    (UPDATED) Orthodox leaders and UNESCO object to famous former church no longer being a museum.As Christians feared and many expected, the Hagia Sophia is now—again—a mosque.The Turkish Council of State ruled today that the original 1934 decision to convert the sixth-century Byzantine basilica into a museum was illegal.When Ottoman sultan Mehmet II conquered then-Constantinople, he placed the iconic church in a waqf—an Islamic endowment administering personal property, usually designated for religious purpose. The original stipulations opened the building for Islamic prayers, and sharia law keeps waqf designations in perpetuity.Shortly after the decision, President Recep Erdoğan signed—and tweeted—a decree handing the building to Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate.In a televised address to the nation, Erdoğan said the first prayers inside the Hagia Sophia would be held on July 24, and he urged respect for the decision.“I underline that we will open Hagia Sophia to worship as a mosque by preserving its character of humanity’s common cultural heritage,” he said, adding: “It is Turkey’s sovereign right to decide for which purpose Hagia Sophia will be used.”Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, considered the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, warned in late June that the building’s conversion into a mosque “will turn millions of Christians across the world against Islam.”Greek Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II earlier stated that Erdoğan “would not dare.”And UNESCO reminded Turkey of its international obligations, as the Hagia Sophia is registered as a World Heritage site.“A state must make sure that no modification undermines the outstanding universal ...Continue reading...
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Faith on Film (Video Podcast)

Forum 18 News Service

  • RUSSIA: "Russia has deceived Interpol"
    Russia is using Interpol Red Notices to try to get back at least three citizens now based abroad to prosecute them on extremism charges for exercising freedom of religion or belief. Two are Muslims who meet to study their faith using the writings of Said Nursi. The Red Notices appear to violate Interpol's rules, which ban their use in ways that violate individuals' human rights.
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  • RUSSIA: Three prisoners of conscience stripped of citizenship
    Authorities have stripped Russian citizenship from three men jailed for exercising freedom of religion or belief: Muslim Yevgeny Kim in January 2019, and Jehovah's Witnesses Feliks Makhammadiyev and Konstantin Bazhenov in April 2020. Kim and Makhammadiyev are now stateless. Russia has been trying to deport Kim since 2019, and might try to deport Makhammadiyev and Bazhenov when they complete their jail terms.
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  • TAJIKISTAN: Impunity for torturers continues
    Impunity for multiple instances of torture of Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Protestants continues. Conscientious objector and prisoner of conscience Jovidon Bobojonov was tortured by soldiers kneeling on his neck. Officials refuse to tell Forum 18 why suspect torturers have not been arrested and put on criminal trial for torture, as international human rights law requires. Tajikistan's assurances to the UN Human Rights Committee of introducing civilian alternative service remain unfulfilled.
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  • RUSSIA: Currently jailed, serving suspended sentences, fined - list
    Eleven people are serving prison terms and eight suspended sentences under the Extremism Law for exercising their freedom of religion and belief. A further seven have been fined. One man was sentenced to assigned labour, but this was changed on appeal. Of these, 25 are Jehovah's Witnesses, and two are Muslims who met with others to study the works of the Turkish theologian Said Nursi.
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  • AZERBAIJAN: Strasbourg Court rules long pre-trial detention "excessive"
    The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled in three cases in 2020 that Azerbaijan violated the rights of 13 individuals by subjecting them to excessively long pre-trial detention, and ordered compensation. Five of these had been detained for exercising freedom of religion or belief. Imam Taleh Bagirov – who was tortured in pre-trial detention – and Zakir Mustafayev are still serving jail terms.
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Get Religion

  • Conservative news: White GOP justice strikes down bill by black, female pro-life Democrat
    No doubt about it, there were some interesting political angles linked to the latest U.S. Supreme Court setback for Americans who want to see more safety regulations applied to the abortion facilities.Much of the news coverage of this 5-4 decision focused — with good reason — on Chief Justice John Roberts voting with the court’s liberal wing. Once again, press reports stressed that Roberts showed maturity, independence and nuance as he voted against his own alleged convictions, as stated in a dissent in an earlier case on a similar bill.The coverage also stressed — with good cause — the potential impact of this decision on the Election Day enthusiasm of (wait for it) evangelicals who back the Donald Trump machine.But there was another crucial element of this story that I expected to receive some coverage. I am talking about the origins of the actual Louisiana legislation that was struck down by the court.Who created this bill and why did they create it? Was this some kind of Trump-country project backed by the usual suspects? Actually — no. The key person behind this bill was State Sen. Katrina Jackson, an African-American lawyer from Monroe, La. The bill was then signed by Governor John Bel Edwards, also a Democrat.But wait, you say: Democrats in Louisiana are different. The Catholic church and the black church are major players, when it comes to the state’s mix of populist economics and a more conservative approach to culture.In other words, there is a religion angle to this story, as well as the obvious political hooks that dominated the coverage. Hold that thought, because we will come back to it. First, here is the top of the Associated Press story that ran across the nation: WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts and his four more liberal colleagues ruled that a law that requires doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates abortion rights the court first announced in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
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  • 'Head of Christ' story ignores centuries of art depicting what Jesus looked like: A first-century Jew
    Well, this Religion News Service piece sure has an interesting premise. I am talking about a lengthy feature — seen here in the Washington Post — that implies American Christianity is racist because of one popular painting of Jesus Christ.Never mind that many of us have grown up disliking the painting for its sickly sweet religiosity. Never mind that this is not the iconic image seen in Christian traditions with ancient roots and liturgical art that reveals those roots in the Middle East. There’s a crucial word missing in this piece — “Jewish.”Even as a child, this particular image repelled me, as it didn’t reflect the lively, infuriating and suffering Jesus I saw in the Bible. There’s an assumption that Americans adore this image.Now, our modern-day iconoclasts want to get rid of it. CHICAGO — The first time the Rev. Lettie Moses Carr saw Jesus depicted as black, she was in her 20s. It felt “weird,” Carr said. Until that moment, she had always thought Jesus was white. At least that’s how he appeared when she was growing up. A copy of Warner E. Sallman’s “Head of Christ” painting hung in her home, depicting a gentle Jesus with blue eyes turned heavenward and dark blond hair cascading over his shoulders in waves. The painting, which has been reproduced a billion times, came to define what the central figure of Christianity looked like for generations of Christians in the United States — and beyond.“Some in the church,” the reporter says, are calling for the eradication of that painting because it makes Jesus look white with blue eyes.Folks, haven’t we been here before?Remember the dust-up in 2013 when Megyn Kelly told us all that Jesus was white?
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  • Disturbing news trends in Turkey: What if Hagia Sophia returns to being a mosque?
    In recent years, Orthodox Christians around the world have watched as headlines kept appearing on obscure websites that mainstream journalists rarely visit.Rumors grew that the famous Hagia Sophia sanctuary in Istanbul — a 6th Century wonder of Byzantine Christianity — would once again be claimed as a mosque, after decades of protection as a neutral-ground museum. Gradually, the rumors turned into symbolic actions by the Turkish government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggesting that this strategic move might become a reality.Recently there was this headline at OrthoChristian.com (all caps in the original headline, along with alternative spelling “Agia”): ‘TURKISH LEADER CALLS TO PAINT OVER SERAPHIM IN DOME OF AGIA SOPHIA, CONVERSION TO MOSQUE REPORTEDLY ALREADY UNDERWAYThe question, of course is this: Is this a news story? Other questions flow out of that: Is this a “religious” media story? Is it a “conservative” media story? One more: Is it a story for hard-news media in Europe, but not America?Meanwhile, it would be hard — from the Orthodox point of view (I have twice visited Hagia Sophia) — to offer a more distressing overture than the top of that latest OrthoChristian.com report:: As Turkish officials await the court hearing on the possibility of converting the world-famous Agia Sophia Museum back into a mosque, preparations for the change are reportedly already underway. In this vein, the leader of the Saadet Partisi Islamist political party, Abdullah Sevim, called for Turkey to immediately take action and paint over the faces of the seraphim in the dome of the 6th-century Orthodox cathedral-turned-mosque-turned-museum, reports the Orthodoxia News Agency. “There’s no need to wait for the decision of the State Council. We’ve already purchased the lime,” Sevim wrote on his Twitter page, calling everyone to join in a Muslim prayer to be held at Agia Sophia by President Erdogan.
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  • Plug-in: Trump vs. Biden -- four months before Election Day and religion angles abound
    President Donald Trump came to my home state of Oklahoma last weekend, and I kept my social distance (read: stayed in my living room).I followed developments via social media, including tweets by my son Keaton Ross, a reporter for Oklahoma Watch. The president even gave Keaton — and all of the news media — a shoutout.As you may have heard, the symbolic relaunch of Trump’s re-election campaign drew an underwhelming crowd of about 6,200 to a Tulsa arena.Already, some are pointing to polls that show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by a wide margin. Honk if that sounds familiar. With Election Day four-plus months away, religion angles — no surprise! — abound.Among the most interesting pieces of the last week:• Gabby Orr, White House reporter for Politico, writes that Trump allies “see a mounting threat: Biden’s rising evangelical support.”• Isaac Chotiner, staff writer for The New Yorker, interviews Albert Mohler about “How the head of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary came around to Trump.”• Jeff Sharlet, in a piece for Vanity Fair, goes inside what the magazine characterizes as “the cult of Trump,” where “his rallies are church and he is the Gospel.”• Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writers Bill Glauber, Molly Beck and Annysa Johnson report on Vice President Mike Pence’s focus on religious faith in a campaign stop in battleground Wisconsin.• Nicholas Casey, a national politics reporter for the New York Times, travels to Alabama to highlight a Baptist church touched by differing opinions over the Trump era. (Be sure to read, too, Terry Mattingly’s GetReligion analysis of this story, making the case that the Times ignores doctrine to focus on politics.)
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  • MIT chaplain sacked for his thoughts, as a Catholic priest, on mercy, justice and George Floyd
    Earlier this year, a Catholic priest published a book entitled "Mercy: What Every Catholic Should Know," focusing on doctrine and discipleship issues that, ordinarily, would not cause controversy.But these are not ordinary times. Acting as a Catholic chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Father Daniel Moloney tried to apply his words about mercy and justice to the firestorm of protests and violence unleashed by the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer.In the end, the priest resigned at the request of the Archdiocese of Boston, in response to MIT administration claims that Moloney, in a June 7 email, violated a campus policy prohibiting "actions or statements that diminish the value of individuals or groups of people."Moloney wrote, in a meditation that defied simplistic soundbites: "George Floyd was killed by a police officer, and shouldn't have been. He had not lived a virtuous life. He was convicted of several crimes, including armed robbery. … And he was high on drugs at the time of his arrest."But we do not kill such people. He committed sins, but we root for sinners to change their lives and convert to the Gospel. Catholics want all life protected from conception until natural death."Criminals have human dignity and deserve justice and mercy, the priest said. This is why Catholics are "asked to work to abolish the death penalty in this country."On the other side of this painful equation, wrote Moloney, police officers struggle with issues of sin, anger and prejudice. Their work "often hardens them" in ways that cause "a cost to their souls." Real dangers can fuel attitudes that are "unjust and sinful," including racism.In a passage stressed by critics, the priest wrote that the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck "until he died acted wrongly. … The charges filed against him allege dangerous negligence, but say nothing about his state of mind. … But he showed disregard for his life, and we cannot accept that in our law enforcement officers. It is right that he has been arrested and will be prosecuted."In the wake of George Floyd's death, most people in the country have framed this as an act of racism. I don't think we know that."
    - 15 days ago 28 Jun 20, 9:00pm -

ID the Future (Podcast)

  • Answering Our ID Critics: Distinguish Information In from Information About
    In this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Mike Keas interviews attorney and engineer Eric Anderson about the first of two mistakes ID antagonists often make regarding information in nature. There is information to be gained about natural phenomena, like Saturn’s rings for example, but is there information actually in Saturn’s rings, or is that information produced by intelligent agents studying Saturn’s rings? The answer to that question should be clear — and it makes a huge difference in how we understand information and intelligence. Eric Anderson is the co-author of the new Discovery Institute press book Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell.
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 6:38pm -
  • Intricate Optimized Insect Designs — via Evolution?
    On this episode of ID the Future, host Andrew McDiarmid draws on an essay at Evolution News & Science Today to explore some intricate optimized insect designs that are inspiring human engineers and raise the question, could evolution have done that? Cicadas and dragonflies use an exquisitely engineered “bed of nails” on their wings to disarm and neutralize bacteria. Butterflies and bird feathers also use this trick. There are fruit flies that have multiple navigation systems, complete with error correction for hard turns. And the sea skater insect is able to walk on water and launch itself explosively thanks to an impressive combination of engineering marvels. Did evolution really bring all those design factors together? Or was something else required–intelligence Read More ›
    - 5 days ago 8 Jul 20, 6:45pm -
  • In a Nutshell: Three Great Problems for Evolution
    On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid continues his conversation with Robert Waltzer, chair of the department of biology at Belhaven University and co-author of Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell, on three big problems faced by naturalistic evolutionary theory. First, it appears that science has turned up several instances of what is known as irreducible complexity, something that Darwin himself said would falsify his theory if ever discovered. Second, various proposed “trees of life” conflict with each other, a problem that has grown worse as additional evidence and methods have arisen, a trend that makes theories of common descent difficult to sustain. And third, we know of no case where information is generated or improved without Read More ›
    - 7 days ago 6 Jul 20, 7:00pm -
  • Michael Behe on E. Coli and a Citrate Death Spiral
    On this episode of ID the Future, biochemist Michael Behe reviews the Long Term Evolution Experiment at Michigan State, where Richard Lenski’s team was initially excited to see what they thought was a new species forming in their flasks of E. coli. As Behe has written at Evolution News, one flask of E. coli in Lenski’s experiment evolved the ability to metabolize (“eat”) citrate in the presence of oxygen. But along with it came multiple mutations breaking genes, degrading genetic information, and ultimately increasing the bacteria’s death rates. It all goes to support Behe’s thesis in Darwin Devolves: evolution is good at creating niche advantages by breaking things; it isn’t good at building fundamentally novel form, the very thing the Read More ›
    - 12 days ago 1 Jul 20, 8:18pm -
  • Robert Waltzer on Evolutionary Theory’s Room for Humility
    On this episode of ID the Future, biologist and professor Robert Waltzer talks with host Andrew McDiarmid about Waltzer’s chapter in the new Discovery Institute Press volume Evolution and Intelligent Design in a Nutshell. Waltzer’s chapter covers some key terms in the evolution/ID conversation that are often misunderstood or misused. These include the word “evolution” itself, “change over time,” “common descent,” and “natural selection.” He offers quick definitions and explains some of the confusion surrounding them. Waltzer also describes an encouraging success story of his about fostering open dialogue and exploration of the evidence for design in nature.
    - 14 days ago 29 Jun 20, 8:29pm -

International Missions Board

  • newIMB missionaries use trauma care resources to help refugees, start churches
    It’s tough to overstate the trauma the Venezuelan people have experienced over the last decade. The price of the country’s chief export, oil, cratered. Hyperinflation at one point hit 10 million percent. The country’s power grid failed, leading to massive power shortages. An unpopular dictator defied an election. More than 4.6 million people fled the country from 2016 to 2019. Then came COVID-19. For the nearly 2 million Venezuelans, like Omer and Vanessa Fuentes and their three children, who left for nearby Colombia, life didn’t improve this year in their new country. COVID-19 hammered Colombia, completely shuttering the area where...The post IMB missionaries use trauma care resources to help refugees, start churches appeared first on International Mission Board.
    - 3 hours ago 13 Jul 20, 12:11pm -
  • Missionary Joseph Ragan dies at 57
    Joseph Melton Ragan III, an International Mission Board missionary who shared the gospel among European Affinity peoples, died July 4, 2020. He was 57. Ragan’s love for Jesus and the desire to make Him known prompted him to leave Texas and move to Ukraine on February 21, 1994. He spent three years ministering mostly in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine; living off his savings, support from his home church and friends, before he was appointed with the IMB. In his blog Ragan said, “It was a journey that took almost 1 ½ years for me to get to the...The post Missionary Joseph Ragan dies at 57 appeared first on International Mission Board.
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 1:24pm -
  • East Asian churches return generosity to U.S. congregation
    As Christian workers Neil and Marisa Mather* watched the COVID-19 pandemic beginning to sweep through East Asia back in February, they knew they had to do something to help. Though they were in the U.S. at the time, they mobilized their church partners and raised enough money to buy around 3,000 face masks. Early in the pandemic, East Asian governments had not begun to ration the purchase of face masks, and they were very hard to find. The donated masks were distributed to three different local churches Neil and Marisa partnered with. The East Asian churches then delivered the masks...The post East Asian churches return generosity to U.S. congregation appeared first on International Mission Board.
    - 4 days ago 9 Jul 20, 1:00pm -
  • College mission trips lead to lifetime of ministry
    Imagine a life with no running water, no electricity, no Chick-fil-A and no favorite soda in 120-degree weather. A life without the things we deem a necessity might be hard to envision, but that is the life Sara Lansford chose after graduating in 2007 from the University of Mobile with a theology degree. She moved to Timbuktu. Lansford is one example of how the University of Mobile equips students to change the world for the better, in whatever career field they find themselves in. At UM, Lansford enjoyed hosting “Family Game Night” in Ingram Hall and going on mission trips...The post College mission trips lead to lifetime of ministry appeared first on International Mission Board.
    - 5 days ago 8 Jul 20, 11:53am -
  • IMB workers share nothing but blood of Jesus can heal
    In a dimly-lit wooden home, a paralyzed man shares the story of his paralysis, his time with a witchdoctor, and finally, his vision of heaven. IMB missionary Nancy Potter* translates Seo’s* testimony for a visiting volunteer team from Oklahoma. As Seo shares his story, he uses a white rope, strung like a hammock, to keep himself upright. The volunteers came on a short-term mission trip to partner with Nancy and her husband, William.* The Potters and their national partners travel throughout a remote Southeast Asian region to share the gospel and disciple believers. This is an area where evil spirits...The post IMB workers share nothing but blood of Jesus can heal appeared first on International Mission Board.
    - 11 days ago 2 Jul 20, 12:03pm -

Julie Roys

  • newJohn Ortberg’s Megachurch Announces New Investigation
    Megachurch pastor John Ortberg last week claimed his congregation had “extensively investigated” concerns about his son and found “no misconduct.”Now elders at Menlo Church, a Bay area congregation of 5,000, say their initial investigation fell short and have announced plans for an additional “supplemental” investigation.“While many of you know that the Board took immediate action upon learning of these concerns, we understand our initial investigation could have gone further and included specific expertise in child safety and sex abuse issues, and it could have been informed by conversations with a wider group of people,” church elders said in an email to the congregation Saturday (July 11). 
    - 1 hour ago 13 Jul 20, 1:32pm -
  • Millions in COVID Aid Goes to Catholic Dioceses Rocked by Sex Abuse Cover-Ups
    The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.The church’s haul may have reached — or even exceeded — $3.5 billion, making a global religious institution with more than a billion followers among the biggest winners in the U.S. 
    - 2 days ago 11 Jul 20, 1:20pm -
  • Fired Wheaton Chaplain Rebuts Allegations; Calls Termination “Grossly Disproportionate”
    Recently fired Wheaton College Chaplain, Timothy Blackmon, says allegations he sexually harassed Wheaton staff and made inappropriate racial comments are false and taken out of context. He adds that he believes his case has not been “fairly adjudicated” and that his termination was “grossly disproportionate” to the nature of his alleged offenses.In a statement Blackmon sent to me today, Blackmon specifically responded to the allegations detailed yesterday in an email from Wheaton College President Philip Ryken to faculty and staff. 
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 10:45pm -
  • Wheaton College Details Allegations Against Ousted Chaplain After He Threatens Lawsuit
    Wheaton College has just released details about the alleged sexual misconduct and racial comments that led to the recent dismissal of its chaplain, Timothy Blackmon. This comes after Blackmon reportedly threatened legal action against the school on Wednesday.According to a report in the Daily Herald, Blackmon said in a statement that it “pains” him to think of taking legal action against Wheaton, but it might be necessary. Blackmon added that he was “completely blindsided” by Wheaton’s Title IX investigation, which he said stemmed from public comments Blackmon made in 2015 and 2016. 
    - 4 days ago 9 Jul 20, 6:05pm -
  • Kanye’s running for president — and his platform has a lot of God in it
    Kanye West is running for president, and he believes God told him to do it.That’s according to an interview West conducted with Forbes magazine this week, in which he discussed his newly announced bid to win the White House as an independent candidate.It may be the first time the multiple Grammy-winning rapper has run for office, but it’s hardly his first foray into presidential politics. West made headlines in 2005 when he criticized then-President George W. 
    - 5 days ago 8 Jul 20, 11:15pm -

Life News

  • newJudge Strikes Down Trump Rule Protecting Americans From Funding Abortions Under Obamacare
    A federal judge blocked another pro-life rule from President Donald Trump’s administration Friday that would have protected Americans from funding abortions through Obamacare without their knowledge. U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake sided with pro-abortion groups, arguing that the transparency rule would create “unreasonable barriers” to healthcare, CNN reports. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]
    - 13 mins ago 13 Jul 20, 2:36pm -
  • newCongressman Wants Smithsonian to Remove Bust of Racist Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger
    A U.S. Congressman joined pro-life advocates this week in calling on the Smithsonian to remove Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s statue from a place of honor in the National Portrait Gallery. In a letter to the head of the Smithsonian Institute, U.S. Rep. Russ Fulcher, of Idaho, expressed his concern that “an avowed racist and […]
    - 38 mins ago 13 Jul 20, 2:11pm -
  • newNBC Host Falsely Claims: President Trump is “Not Concerned” With Americans Dying From Coronavirus
    Perhaps trying to get ahead of any effort by the left-wing mob to cancel him, NBC’s Sunday Today host, Willie Geist wanted viewers to know, “I didn’t say he [President Trump] was concerned about the coronavirus crisis. I said maybe he’s sending a signal that he is, but every other sign suggests he’s not right […]
    - 1 hour ago 13 Jul 20, 1:30pm -
  • Euthanasia Activists Exploit Coronavirus to Promote Assisted Suicide
    Alistair Thompson wrote an excellent article – Euthanasia campaigners exploit Covid fears that was published by The Conservative Woman. Thompson is challenging the push by the euthanasia lobby to exploit the COVID-19 crisis to expand or legalize medicalized killing. Thompson begins by commenting on his home country, the UK: LAST month in the Times Lord […]
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 4:52pm -
  • Alyssa Milano Lobbies El Salvador to Legalize Abortions, Wants Pro-Life Nation to Kill Babies
    Actress turned-abortion activist Alyssa Milano is pressuring a Central American country to abandon its protections for unborn babies and legalize abortion on demand. Along with other celebrities, Milano (“Who’s the Boss?” “Charmed”) recently joined in a misinformation campaign accusing El Salvador of imprisoning women for miscarriages and stillbirths under its pro-life laws, Live Action News […]
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 4:23pm -

Mennonite Central Committee

  • What does climate change have to do with racism?
    The killing of George Floyd brought issues of racial justice to the forefront of our national conversation.
    - 5 days ago 8 Jul 20, 4:00am -
  • “Roughing it” in DR Congo
    From 1961-1963, Larry Landis from Lancaster, Pa., served with MCC’s Pax program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).
    - 7 days ago 6 Jul 20, 4:00am -
  • MCC distributes COVID-19 kits in Middle East
    Refugees and other displaced people living in the Middle Eastern countries of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria already were struggling to subsist before COVID-19 became a health and economic threat.
    - 12 days ago 1 Jul 20, 4:00am -
  • Annexation would be "a mortal blow" to Palestinians
    When I visited the West Bank in 2018, staff from a local organization that receives support from Mennonite Central Committee took us on a tour of the Jordan Valley. The valley is strategically located and important for its agricultural production.
    - 12 days ago 1 Jul 20, 4:00am -
  • Safer communities for all
    The tragic list keeps growing: David McAtee, George Floyd, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor and more. All of them are African Americans who were killed by police officers.
    - 12 days ago 1 Jul 20, 4:00am -

MinistryWatch

Religion News Service

  • newJohn Ortberg’s megachurch announces new investigation
    (RNS) — Elders at Menlo Church say their initial investigation into concerns about megachurch pastor John Ortberg’s son fell short. The post John Ortberg’s megachurch announces new investigation appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 20 hours ago 12 Jul 20, 6:55pm -
  • Evangelical, Catholic leaders say Trump has left persecuted Christians in danger
    (RNS) — Evangelical leaders from World Relief and Open Doors — along with Catholic bishops — say Trump administration policy leaves persecuted Christians in danger. The post Evangelical, Catholic leaders say Trump has left persecuted Christians in danger appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 10:46pm -
  • Without church or internet, many South Africans turn to liturgies at home
    (RNS) — ‘The church in South Africa, still, is rooted in the Mass experience,’ said a parish priest of Our Lady of Peace in Johannesburg.The post Without church or internet, many South Africans turn to liturgies at home appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 10:25pm -
  • Stay home from church
    (RNS) — Anyone insisting on a quick return to life pre-COVID is ignoring a foundational principle of Christian faith: that God is in the business of perpetually creating new life.The post Stay home from church appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 8:35pm -
  • Photos of the Week
    (RNS) — This week’s photo selection includes an annual Hindu festival atop a volcano, the Dalai Lama's 85th birthday and more.The post Photos of the Week appeared first on Religion News Service.
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 8:20pm -

Trinity Foundation

  • Coronavirus + Televangelists = Deadly Mix
    Last year an informant visited Trinity Foundation and told us stories about the apparent contradictions of a prominent televangelist. While promoting himself as a faith healer, the televangelist is secretly […]
    - 28 Mar 20, 12:55pm -
  • Seven Year Court Battle with TBN Comes to an End
    In 2012, Carra Crouch, the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) founders Paul and Jan Crouch, sued the network for covering up her rape. When she was 13 years old, […]
    - 28 Mar 20, 12:51pm -
  • The Big Failure at This Week’s NRB Convention
    TV producers, radio broadcasters, filmmakers, and journalists are flocking to the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) convention in Nashville for the biggest annual networking event showcasing Christian media professionals. Attendees can […]
    - 28 Feb 20, 3:26pm -
  • How Criminals Target Wealthy Believers
    Count Victor Lustig is one of the world’s most extraordinary conmen. Smithsonian Magazine reports, “He used 47 aliases and carried dozens of fake passports. He created a web of lies […]
    - 28 Feb 20, 3:08pm -
  • Televangelist Court Cases to Watch in 2020
    Trinity Foundation has become alarmed by the long-term trend of televangelists weaponizing the courts to attack whistleblowers and media.  Previously, Trinity Broadcasting Network sued Brittany Crouch Davidson more than 20 […]
    - 14 Feb 20, 11:36am -

United Methodist News Service

Women of Faith

  • Women of Faith Interview with Jeremy Camp
    Jeremy Camp...  Throughout his 17-year career, Capitol CMG artist Jeremy Camp has established himself with landmark accolades including: Holds title for most #1s among solo artists on the Christian Airplay chartBillboard’s #2 artist of the Decade in 201040 #1 radio hits across all formats4 RIAA certified gold albums and 1 gold single1 Grammy nomination, 3 American Music Award nominations & 4 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year AwardsJeremy has also authored an autobiography, I Still Believe (2013, Tyndale) and toured the world, sharing his music in more than 36 countries, and his organization, Speaking Louder Ministries, has allowed him to travel to Brazil, Guatemala, Ukraine, Japan and Kyrgyzstan.Now his story is being told in a movie for the ages!One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes an inspiring true story of faith, hope, and love. I STILL BELIEVE is based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise, I STILL BELIEVE is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, true hope can be found in Christ. Learn more at https://istillbelievemovie.com. Women of Faith is a global ministry, specializing in the use of all forms of media & technology, as a conduit to connect people to people and exponentially grow friends and community globally and to create disciples 24/7, 365 days per year.  This allows Women of Faith to reach more people and to have more impact in growing God’s Kingdom.  Women of Faith is also committed to carrying the legacy of wisdom, story and authenticity, by providing various media, initiatives, resources, events, courses, studies, partnerships and programs.  These are utilized in delivering spiritual strength, life leadership, real relationships and to encourage and equip women to experience a deeper relationship with Jesus. Women of Faith's Foundational Voice is Alita Reynolds. 
    - 25 Mar 20, 5:01am -
  • Experience I STILL BELIEVE in Theaters This Weekend!
    Experience I STILL BELIEVE in Theaters This Weekend! Love. Young love, the love of a parent, the love for a sibling, the love of God. I STILL BELIEVE is a true love story you are sure to love.This new movie from the creators of I Can Only Imagine opens in theaters THIS Friday, March 13. Telling the real-life story of Melissa and Jeremy Camp, I STILL BELIEVE is already touching hearts.CLICK HERE to take a minute to watch this video to hear what some of your favorite Christian artists (including for King & Country, Michael W. Smith, Rebecca St. James, and Mark Hall) are saying about this powerful film.The musicians on the video aren’t the only ones singing the movie’s praises.Lauren Daigle says:“I STILL BELIEVE was stunning to say the least. The story captivated so many sentiments. I saw this film with my grandmother, my dad and my aunt, so that’s three generations and we all had tears falling down our face. We were all moved equally. This movie isn’t a matter of age. This movie is a matter of heart. If you have a heart, you’ll be able to feel something in this film that’s real.”Dannah Gresh from True Girl Conferences adds:“I STILL BELIEVE is the kind of love story that’s been missing in our theaters. It’s refreshingly honest and gritty and showcases a love that maintains innocence but does not lack passion. You’ll leave with a desire to both experience and express the right kind of love. … Salty and full of light.”Author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle says:“I STILL BELIEVE will take your breath away. Your heart will soar as you are drawn into a most-incredible love story. Feel every emotion—cry, cheer, fret, jump for joy, and praise God as your soul is deeply touched by faith, hope, and love. Miracles still happen—don’t miss this movie!”And Women of Faith’s own Alita Reynolds declares:“I STILL BELIEVE is a movie for everyone and a love story for the ages. Prepare to laugh, cheer, cry, and renew your hope.”Be sure to let us know what YOU think after you see I STILL BELIEVE in theaters this weekend. Chances are: you’ll LOVE it!One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes an inspiring true story of faith, hope, and love. I STILL BELIEVE is based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise, I STILL BELIEVE is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, true hope can be found in Christ. Learn more at https://istillbelievemovie.com. Women of Faith is a global ministry, specializing in the use of all forms of media & technology, as a conduit to connect people to people and exponentially grow friends and community globally and to create disciples 24/7, 365 days per year.  This allows Women of Faith to reach more people and to have more impact in growing God’s Kingdom.  Women of Faith is also committed to carrying the legacy of wisdom, story and authenticity, by providing various media, initiatives, resources, events, courses, studies, partnerships and programs.  These are utilized in delivering spiritual strength, life leadership, real relationships and to encourage and equip women to experience a deeper relationship with Jesus. Women of Faith's Foundational Voice is Alita Reynolds. 
    - 12 Mar 20, 5:01am -
  • JONAH: More Than a Whale of a Tale
    Who doesn’t know Jonah?  While at first glance we think of it as the tale of a whale, it’s really a story of God’s heart toward the nations.  God uses this timeless story to challenge us to His most important commitment – reaching the nations with the news of His love and forgiveness.  Even if they are our archenemies, He wants us to go there and tell them of the wonderful grace of Jesus…greater than all our sin.Jesus Himself summed up the story of Jonah as He left this earth.  It’s recorded in the last two verses of Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.”  He had a plan for Jonah, and that same plan is for us.From Women of Faith Devotional Bible.  Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)  Used by permission.   Women of Faith is a global ministry, specializing in the use of all forms of media & technology, as a conduit to connect people to people and exponentially grow friends and community globally and to create disciples 24/7, 365 days per year.  This allows Women of Faith to reach more people and to have more impact in growing God’s Kingdom.  Women of Faith is also committed to carrying the legacy of wisdom, story and authenticity, by providing various media, initiatives, resources, events, courses, studies, partnerships and programs.  These are utilized in delivering spiritual strength, life leadership, real relationships and to encourage and equip women to experience a deeper relationship with Jesus. Women of Faith's Foundational Voice is Alita Reynolds. 
    - 10 Feb 20, 6:00am -
  • LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS OF ANGER
    Looking through the Lens of Anger"In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.” (Ephesians 4:26–27)Anger is a God-given emotion, yet many believe anger is always negative, always a sin. We stuff it, hide it, avoid it, and deny it. Hidden anger only fuels the fire inside. These Keys for Living will help you identify the four sources of anger and learn how to apply the quick answer to anger. You will also find biblical solutions for resolving past anger and practical tools to identify triggers, handle angry people, and act rather than react in volatile situations.Anger is appropriate at certain times.Anger must be resolved, or it becomes sinful.Anger can be curtailed.Anger, if not stopped, can be used by Satan.Anger, if prolonged, gives ground to Satan.“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.”(Ephesians 4:29–30)Anger can lead to unwholesome talk.Anger can grieve the Holy Spirit.Anger can be totally cancelled.Anger becomes sin when it results in bitterness.Anger must be eradicated before it turns to rage.Anger must be let go before it leads to fighting.Anger must be overcome before it leads to slander.Anger must be mastered before it becomes malicious.Anger can be conquered through kindness and compassion.Anger can be fought and defeated through forgiveness.“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”(Ephesians 4:31–32)Facing the Internal FireIs your commute plagued by road rage?Do you battle difficult people every time you step into the grocery store?How often have you sat alone after an argument, regretting your harsh words?Do you try to control your emotions and find yourself at the mercy of unpredictable anger?Anger can make you feel like a powder keg, vulnerable to even the smallest spark. When you lose control, the flames can be explosive, singeing your relationships, charring your work and burning your health. In truth, anger is a positive emotion, designed by God as a warning signal to alert you to a problem. But if left unchecked, anger grows into deep destructive bitterness.God can help you uncover the source of your anger whether injustice, hurt, fear or frustration. He is ready and able to heal your heart and help you control your anger before it controls you!To learn more about working through anger, check out our resources on ANGERAND... you are able to check out all of our resources here: RESOURCES   Women of Faith is a global ministry, providing digital media, resources and events to encourage and equip women to experience a deeper relationship with Jesus.  Initiatives and programs allow women to be reached with the Word of God. Various media and events are utilized in delivering the message.  Women of Faith's Foundational Voice is Alita Reynolds.
    - 6 Feb 20, 5:21pm -
  • ARE YOU READY TO BE EQUIPPED TO FULLY TELL YOUR STORY...
    ARE YOU READY TO BE EQUIPPED TO FULLY TELL YOUR STORY...WITH IMPACT?ALL FOR GOD'S GLORY!Did you know your personal faith story is able to be used powerfully by God?Your story is the most powerful story you will ever tell.Let's Tell Your Story...We thank you for your interest in either sharing your story or in participating in the Story Workshop.  Many of you have shared how you desire to share your story and you have no idea where to begin.  Then there are those of you who have a story and are afraid to share it because of past hurts. With our available resources and the Story Workshop, we are able to walk with you step by step, in crafting your story and in overcoming any fear or shame with your story or in sharing it with others.  We are a community and we are able to walk arm in arm, each step of the way, so in the end you are encouraged and equipped and are able to share your story with confidence and to achieve impact. All for God’s glory!   We are to live out the Great Commission together. We feel so strongly about living out our purpose of building God’s kingdom, that this course was birthed from both this commandment and also our passion to bring others to Christ. We call this movement the Each One. Reach One. Movement. STORY WORKSHOP ONLINE COURSEAs Women of Faith, we want to equip you to share your faith and fulfill the words of Christ to “make disciples of all the nations.”The Story Workshop Equips You To Deliver Your StoryLearn how to put your testimony together in a compelling way by participating in the Story Workshop!Learn How To Share Your Story In A Compelling Way...This workshop will empower you to do this without fear or embarrassment and will enable you to be on the lookout for opportunities to Be the Light for Jesus.Be equipped to deliver your story.  After completing this workshop, you will be equipped to share your story in a way to bring others to Christ. Your story is the most powerful story you will ever tell... Allow us to help you tell yours!  Learn to structure and deliver your story of how God has worked in your life.  And deliver it with confidence.  Be confident in sharing your story... to anyone.  Who needs to hear your story?  People have a deep desire to relate to others. Did you know your personal faith story can be used powerfully by God.  We use personal stories to encourage women to experience a deeper relationship with Jesus, and to plant the seed.  Starting with yours.God uses unusual situations and difficult circumstances to fulfill His purposes.  One of those purposes is to bring glory to Him—for you to tell your story so others can share your experience and find hope in Jesus for themselves.What lessons has God taught you through trying times?What event in your past has had the greatest impact on you?What made Jesus the most important person in your life?The answers to these questions will prepare and further equip you to share the Good News of Jesus. Christ.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1 Peter 3:15NOW IS THE TIME TO TELL YOUR STORYWhere ever we are at in our journey, We experience life together.  It’s time. Time for Sisters in Christ to lock arms and support one another.Together we are friends.Together we are stronger.Together we rise up.Together we are Women of Faith. https://www.womenoffaith.com/the-story-workshop    Women of Faith is a global ministry, providing digital media, resources and events to encourage and equip women to experience a deeper relationship with Jesus.  Initiatives and programs allow women to be reached with the Word of God. Various media and events are utilized in delivering the message.  Women of Faith's Foundational Voice is Alita Reynolds.
    - 29 Jan 20, 4:00pm -

The World And Everything In It (Podcast)

  • new7.13.20 Legal Docket, Moneybeat, and History Book
    On Legal Docket, Jenny Rough explains the legal doctrine known as qualified immunity; on the Monday Moneybeat, Nick Eicher talks to financial analyst David Bahnsen about the latest unemployment data; and on History Book, Paul Butler recounts significant events from the past. Plus: commentary from Trillia Newbell, and the Monday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.Additional support comes from the makers of the Illuminate Bible Series—deep discipleship for your children’s daily needs. uniongospelpress.com.
    - 8 hours ago 13 Jul 20, 7:15am -
  • 7.10.20 Culture Friday, Greyhound, and Ask the Editor
    On Culture Friday, Megan Basham and Myrna Brown talk to John Stonestreet about a rebuke of “cancel culture” coming from an unexpected source; Megan reviews the new war movie featuring Tom Hanks, Greyhound; and on Ask the Editor, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky explains the importance of using the judgment of charity. Plus: floating to the edge of space, and the Friday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.Additional support comes from Bible Translation Fellowship. Building a network of churches that integrate Bible translation into the mission of the church. More at bibletranslationfellowship.orgAnd from the new book from Focus on the Family, 9 Lies that Will Destroy Your Marriage. Core truths to strengthen and protect it. In bookstores and online at the Focus on the Family Store.
    - 3 days ago 10 Jul 20, 7:15am -
  • 7.9.20 Crackdown in Hong Kong, reading trends, and The Olasky Interview
    Megan Basham talks to WORLD’s East Asia correspondent, June Cheng, about China’s latest move to crack down on freedoms in Hong Kong; Anna Johansen reports on how stay-at-home orders have changed the way people buy and read books; and Marvin Olasky interviews Amity Shlaes. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, slithering out of a speeding ticket, and the Thursday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.Additional support comes from Bible Translation Fellowship. Building a network of churches that integrate Bible translation into the mission of the church. More at bibletranslationfellowship.orgAnd from the new book from Focus on the Family, 9 Lies that Will Destroy Your Marriage. Core truths to strengthen and protect it. In bookstores and online at the Focus on the Family Store.
    - 4 days ago 9 Jul 20, 7:15am -
  • 7.8.20 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and the Family Fish House
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