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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

  • newIMB trustees appoint 68 missionaries, announce new affinity
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – Trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) approved 68 new fully funded missionaries for appointment during their May 11-12 meeting in Richmond, Va. This is the first in-person meeting trustees have had since Jan. 2020, before restrictions from COVID-19 necessitated virtual meetings. 
    - 11 hours ago 14 May 21, 9:29pm -
  • newGreear announces appointees to 2021 Registration Committee
    NASHVILLE (BP) – SBC President J.D. Greear has announced appointees to the 2021 Registration Committee for the SBC Annual Meeting.
    - 11 hours ago 14 May 21, 9:25pm -
  • newTellers named for 2021 SBC in Nashville
    NASHVILLE (BP) – SBC President J.D. Greear has named tellers for the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting, which will be held June 15-16 in Nashville.
    - 12 hours ago 14 May 21, 8:00pm -
  • newBroken people welcome, say The Garage co-pastors
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (BP) – Standing alongside other engineers, Radon McKinney knew something was wrong as he watched the Space Shuttle Challenger ascend from the launch pad on Jan. 28, 1986.
    - 13 hours ago 14 May 21, 7:26pm -
  • newCalifornia pastor Davidson to be nominated for Pastors’ Conference president
    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Greg Davidson, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Vacaville, Calif., will be nominated for president of the 2022 SBC Pastors’ Conference. Bruce Chesser, pastor of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, Tenn., announced his intention to make the nomination in an email to Baptist Press.
    - 13 hours ago 14 May 21, 7:21pm -

Bible Gateway

  • Bestselling Children’s Adventure Bible Available in NASB 1995 Text
    With more than 10 million copies sold, the Adventure Bible is beloved by Christian schools, churches, and families alike. The bestselling Bible for children is now available in the New American Standard Bible (NASB), 1995 Text. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Enduring Popularity of the Adventure Bible: An Interview With Sue Richards] “We’re […]The post Bestselling Children’s <em>Adventure Bible</em> Available in NASB 1995 Text appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 2 days ago 13 May 21, 3:30pm -
  • Ascension Day: Jesus Ascends to Heaven
    Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter when we commemorate Jesus’ ascent into heaven. While it’s common to picture Jesus’ resurrection at Easter as the final major event in his earthly ministry, his ascent is important too. Not just because it marks Jesus’ physical departure from Earth, but because during it Jesus issued a […]The post Ascension Day: Jesus Ascends to Heaven appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 2 days ago 13 May 21, 11:03am -
  • Use Verse Mapping to Enhance Your Bible Study: An Interview with Kristy Cambron
    What is Verse Mapping? It’s using Bible study tools to research what you’ve just read in the Bible to learn more about what God is saying to you and how you can apply his Word to your life today. It’s comparing Bible translations, focusing on meaningful words, and delving into the deep meaning of each […]The post Use Verse Mapping to Enhance Your Bible Study: An Interview with Kristy Cambron appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 2 days ago 13 May 21, 10:30am -
  • How to Live the Bible — Prayer and the Presence of God
    This is the one-hundred-fifty-sixth 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. Whether you’re a student, or […]The post How to Live the Bible — Prayer and the Presence of God appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 3 days ago 12 May 21, 7:22pm -
  • First Print Editions of the New American Standard Bible (NASB), 2020 Text Published by Zondervan
    The first print editions of the New American Standard Bible (NASB) in the 2020 text are now published by Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. [Sign up to receive the free email daily Bible verse in the NASB translation from Bible Gateway] “We’re excited to launch our inaugural publications in the recently completed NASB […]The post First Print Editions of the New American Standard Bible (NASB), 2020 Text Published by Zondervan appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.
    - 3 days ago 12 May 21, 3:31pm -

Christian Headlines

Christian Newswire

  • newBeware the Anti-Racism Agenda
    NEWS PROVIDED BYCatholic LeagueMay 14, 2021NEW YORK, May 14, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on racism and what elites are saying about it: The Catholic Church regards racism to be "intrinsically evil" and supports policies to check it. It must be noted, however, that today there is no shortage of educators, reporters, activists, and lawmakers who claim to oppose racism while harboring an agenda that sometimes promotes it. They d Source: Catholic League
    - 9 hours ago 14 May 21, 11:15pm -
  • newDavid Platt, Francis Chan Join 50 Plus International Mission Organizations to Bring Awareness to an Old Cause in a New Way
    "A Third Of Us" spread awareness about the third of all people without access to hear about Jesus. Photo © Alliance for the UnreachedNEWS PROVIDED BYAlliance for the UnreachedMay 14, 2021WHEATON, Ill., May 14, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- On May 23, 2021, through its "A Third Of Us" campaign, the Alliance for the Unreached, a nonprofit collective made up of 50+ organizations, is inviting people across the U.S. to join a Facebook Live event at 1:11 pm (in each US time zone). The Source: Alliance for the Unreached
    - 13 hours ago 14 May 21, 7:02pm -
  • newWhat is Critical Race Theory -- Black Pastor and Attorney Explains How it's Designed to Transform America Away from its Founding Principles
    Marc T. Little, Esq., Executive Director of CURE America Action is Available for InterviewNEWS PROVIDED BYCURE America ActionMay 14, 2021WASHINGTON, May 14, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- At a time that our nation's media spotlights race and oppression, Americans hear about Critical Race Theory and wonder why anyone would oppose a critical look at racial turmoil.But Marc Little, a pastor and attorney, explains that CRT is not what it looks like. In a national column published at Townhall, Ma Source: Buzzcraft
    - 13 hours ago 14 May 21, 7:01pm -
  • newAnimated 'Wingfeather Saga' Series Opens Crowdfunding Campaign
    Distributed by Angel Studios, the Epic Fantasy Animated Series from VeggieTales and Dreamworks Veteran J. Chris WallBased on the Bestselling Wingfeather Saga Kids Book Series from Andrew PetersonSeeks to Raise $5 million in 28 Days to Fund Season 1NEWS PROVIDED BYAngel StudiosMay 14, 2021PROVO, Utah, May 14, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Wingfeather Saga, an animated TV show based on the bestselling kids epic fantasy book series by Andrew Peterson, is announcing a Source: Inspire Buzz
    - 18 hours ago 14 May 21, 2:00pm -
  • The Influencers Podcast Launches Season Two
    NEWS PROVIDED BYCityServeMay 13, 2021WASHINGTON, May 13, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- CityServe announced today it has launched season two of The Influencers Podcast, www.cityserve.us/podcast. With co-hosts Dave Donaldson and Scott Young, the podcast provides practical resources and insights for how Christian leaders can influence the world around them. The Influencers Podcast is available on Charisma Podcast Network, Apple Podcast and Spotify. "Listeners will be inspired, equipped Source: CityServe
    - 2 days ago 13 May 21, 7:25pm -

Christian Post

Christian Research Network

  • newCRN Weekly Headline News – May 10-15
    NEED TO READ ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…   MONDAY In HISTORIC FIRST, RICK WARREN’S SBC MEGACHURCH ORDAINS ‘WOMEN PASTORS’ THE NUMBER OF STATES, COUNTIES AND CITIES DECLARING THEMSELVES SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARIES IS SKYROCKETING YES, BIDEN IS SWINDLING AMERICANS: WHITE … Continue reading →
    - 4 hours ago 15 May 21, 4:47am -
  • newThe Narrow Gate
    12 Therefore, everything that you wish that men would do for you, thus also you do for them for this is the Law and the Prophets. 13 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is … Continue reading →
    - 5 hours ago 15 May 21, 3:13am -
  • newWhy Not Yoga?
    “Through practicing and teaching yoga, I thought I was contributing to the overall positive well-being of myself and others. I was in pursuit of calm and peace and tranquility. This was the way, I thought.” (Michal Russo) Most people in … Continue reading →
    - 12 hours ago 14 May 21, 8:25pm -
  • newTexas Governor Greg Abbott Will Sign Bill to Ban Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins
    “The bill would require abortionists to check for an unborn baby’s heartbeat and prohibit the abortion if it is detected. It would create criminal penalties for abortionists who violate the measure and allow civil lawsuits by private individuals….” (Michiah Bilger … Continue reading →
    - 15 hours ago 14 May 21, 5:41pm -
  • newDr. Anthony Fauci: Kids Must Still Wear Masks Outside Playing with Friends
    (Charlie Spiering – Breitbart)  Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned parents Thursday kids still needed to wear masks, despite the Centers for Disease Control lifting mask mandates for fully vaccinated adults. Fauci spoke about the importance of children continuing to wear masks … Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago 14 May 21, 3:38pm -

Christian Sentinel

  • 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.
    - 58 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 -
  • Not for the Faint of Heart
    The whole world is feeling anxious.The post Not for the Faint of Heart appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 20 Nov 20, 10:08pm -
  • ‘Doing the Stuff:’ An Encounter with John Wimber
    John Wimber had the audience stand up. He told everyone to remain silent and pray. He put both hands together holding them straight out in front of him toward the audience, with eyes closed. It appeared he was using his arms as a divining rod... A very loud rap, rap, rap sound intermittently sounded all over the auditorium. Fear gripped me as I prayed for the Lord’s protection. The post ‘Doing the Stuff:’ An Encounter with John Wimber appeared first on The Christian Sentinel.
    - 7 Oct 20, 7:07pm -

Christian Today

  • newFear the Lord. No Other Word Will Do the Trick.
    Even close relatives like "awe" and "reverence" don’t quite capture the passionate intensity of trembling in the presence of a holy God.American culture is full of fear. Although our country is profoundly polarized, the fact of fear and its driving and entrenching power unites us. The objects of our fears differ: We may be most afraid of the proliferation of gross injustice or of the government infringing on our personal liberties. We may fear persecution or the loss of the church’s witness through compromising political allegiances. Many of us fear losing our income or, worse, losing a loved one to the pandemic or police brutality. Masks, unmasked people, the coronavirus, vaccines, becoming a hashtag, tornadoes, hurricanes, break-ins, elections—all these things spark fear for different people. We are afraid.Into this fear, the Lord speaks a word of hope and peace again and again through Scripture: Do not be afraid! In Luke 1:74, Zechariah prophesied that Jesus’ coming meant that God’s people would be able to serve him “without fear.” And yet Scripture also commands and calls us to fear the Lord and casts that fear in a positive light, with Isaiah even calling it the Messiah’s “delight” (11:3). What are we to make of this?Michael Reeves addresses this question with competence and clarity in his latest book, Rejoice and Tremble: The Surprising Good News of the Fear of the Lord. Reeves, who teaches at the UK’s Union School of Theology, is perhaps best known for his 2012 volume Delighting in the Trinity, which provides a much-needed introduction to the doctrine of the Trinity in accessible and even playful language. Rejoice and Tremble follows in that vein by reappropriating the wisdom of the historic church, grounded in Scripture, to explain the meaning and value of an oft-misunderstood or neglected ...Continue reading...
    - 2 days ago 17 May 21, 12:00pm -
  • newOur First Look at How Pompeo and Blinken See Religious Freedom Differently
    Four takeaways from this week’s release of the State Department’s 2020 IRF report.The rollout of the US State Department’s most recent report on international religious freedom (IRF) this week was a study in the contrasts between the Trump and Biden administrations.But there were also continuities.Here are two of each that stand out to me as a religious freedom scholar and former staffer in the IRF office:1. HumilityAt last year’s rollout, then Secretary of State Mike Pompeo boasted, “There is no other nation that cares so deeply about religious freedom” and “We remain the greatest nation in the history of civilization.” Hardly a winsome self-characterization. His only caveat was “America is not a perfect nation,” which is the kind of thing you say when you think you’re pretty close to perfect or don’t want to get into specifics about how you’re not.By contrast, this week current Secretary of State Antony Blinken was self-effacing and specific. Blinken, who is Jewish, lamented that “we’re seeing antisemitism on the rise worldwide, including here in the United States as well as across Europe.” The same goes for anti-Muslim sentiment, which he labeled a “serious problem for the United States as well as in Europe.” Blinken’s modesty and self-awareness add credibility to America’s promotion of tolerance. What should differentiate the US government from authoritarian regimes is not only a higher level of respect for religious freedom but also more honesty about shortcomings and actively addressing them.2. Co-equal Human RightsIn an article for Christianity Today last November, I argued that American religious freedom advocates can be divided into two basic camps: “First Freedom” and “Article ...Continue reading...
    - 15 hours ago 14 May 21, 5:19pm -
  • newChurch Discipline in a Christian Non-Profit? Church Discipline Part 4
    How to apply the biblical concept of church discipline in a non-profit environment.Although church discipline is reserved for the shepherds of God's people within the church, what about Christian organizations? Should they, like Christian schools or non-profits, exercise church discipline? The short answer is no. However, we believe there are some principles Christian organizations can extrapolate from the biblical purpose, pattern, and practice of church discipline.In this article, we want to highlight three overarching principles (and practices) for how Christian organizations can apply the concept of church discipline to create healthy organizational cultural environments.1. Create covenantal expectations for the organizationRegardless of whether it's Christian or not, every organization should set clear expectations for their employees (or volunteers).[1] This is simply good leadership.We also believe Christian organizations should go a step further and create a covenantal document. This document should highlight the most critical and vital expectations for those working in the organization and ask each employee to read and sign. [2]Here are a few things such a document and practice do: It communicates to the employee your seriousness about these expectations It immediately creates accountability It outlines your expectations for their character, conduct, behavior, and work ethic.In addition to the covenantal expectations, every organization should have a personnel manual or staff handbook that details more expectations of the employee and the organization. The handbook is a living working document providing an overview of policies, procedures, and guidelines. In other words, the handbook offers a framework for protecting both the company's rights and the rights of its employees. [3] The covenantal ...Continue reading...
    - 17 hours ago 14 May 21, 3:00pm -
  • newAfter Three Lockdowns, Irish Churches Can Finally Meet Again
    Pastors gear up to welcome evangelicals back to the “greater glory” of church life following 14 months of isolation. On Monday, Ireland emerged from one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns, allowing Christians to return to in-person church services for the first time since December. Members of Solid Rock Drogheda couldn’t wait until Sunday and met to worship together as soon as the restrictions lifted.The church, located in a town north of Dublin, started praying for Ireland and the end of the pandemic on St. Patrick’s Day 2020 when lockdown kept revelers at home. What started as a 24-hour prayer vigil has continued ever since, and the church has used an online booking system to schedule members to pray continuously, according to Nick Park, Solid Rock’s pastor and the executive director of Evangelical Alliance Ireland.While the church prayed, the Irish government instituted three separate lockdowns. In the 14 months since the pandemic began, the government has permitted worship on only 14 Sundays and only three times in the past six months. As of May 10, churches can hold services—along with weddings and funerals—with a maximum of 50 people in attendance.This is a long-awaited relief for churchgoers who have spent so much of the pandemic apart. Pastors could leave their homes to conduct an online service or to minister to the sick during the earlier lockdowns, but residents were not permitted to get together socially or for worship, indoors or out.While many businesses and restaurants are still under phased reopening, the Irish are also finally free to travel between counties and meet up with friends and family, per the latest directives from government officials.At times Ireland’s restrictions were considered among the toughest in the world. Authorities issued fines and threatened to arrest pastors ...Continue reading...
    - 20 hours ago 14 May 21, 12:00pm -
  • CCCU Says LGBT Lawsuit Is Frivolous
    Evangelical association names itself as co-defendant to defend religious exemptions.The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) jumped into the legal fray over LGBT rights and religious liberties on Wednesday when it filed a motion to join a lawsuit against the US Department of Education (DOE) as a codefendant.Thirty-three current and former students from 20-plus religiously affiliated colleges filed the suit against the DOE in March to prevent the agency from granting religious exemptions from federal antidiscrimination laws. Eighteen of the schools are CCCU members, including Dordt Univeristy, Lipscomb Univeristy, Messiah Univeristy, Nyack College, and Toccoa Falls College. The schools all have policies prohibiting student sexual activity and statements about Christian sexual ethics.A newly founded LGBT advocacy group, the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP), says these policies are discriminatory and create abusive and unsafe conditions for LGBT students. REAP is arguing that the religious exemptions to civil rights and federal education laws should be abolished.If the exemption to Title IX is eliminated, religious schools with policies deemed discriminatory would not be eligible for federal funds.CCCU president Shirley Hoogstra said the lawsuit is frivolous and the Christian colleges and universities are clearly eligible for religious exemptions.“CCCU institutions subscribe to sincerely held biblical beliefs,” she said in a statement, “which include specific religious convictions around human sexuality and gender, and are transparent about their policies and behavior guidelines, which students voluntarily agree to when they choose to attend the institution.”The CCCU has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The motion cites multiple US Supreme Court ...Continue reading...
    - 2 days ago 13 May 21, 8:00pm -

Faith on Film (Video Podcast)

Forum 18 News Service

  • UZBEKISTAN: Parents told not to teach Islam to their children
    In late April the Deputy Headteacher of a Bukhara school rang Muslim parents to say that the ordinary police and the SSS secret police had visited to ask "how religiously devout families and children are". Parents were warned of unspecified consequences if they teach Islam to their children, or any of their children wear the hijab. Human rights defenders have heard unconfirmed accounts that the ordinary police and SSS secret police are making similar visits to schools in other parts of the country to ask similar questions.
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  • RUSSIA: How will re-training of foreign-trained clergy be implemented?
    From October, when new Religion Law amendments come into force, all clergy, religious teachers and missionaries working for registered religious organisations who have trained abroad will need to undertake a course in "state-confessional relations in the Russian Federation". They will then need to be re-certified by a centralised religious organisation before being permitted to begin work for the first time. How the amendments will be applied in practice "is a big question", commented Stanislav Kulov of the Slavic Centre for Law and Justice.
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  • TURKMENISTAN: 16 conscientious objectors freed, Muslim prisoners of conscience remain
    All 16 known jailed conscientious objectors were freed under amnesty on 8 May. The 16 – all Jehovah's Witnesses – were serving terms of one to four years. However, no Muslims jailed for exercising freedom of religion or belief are known to have been amnestied. Nor has the regime given any indication that it will heed repeated UN calls to introduce a civilian alternative to compulsory military service, though Jehovah's Witnesses say no new criminal cases against conscientious objectors have been handed to prosecutors. Forum 18 was unable to reach any officials.
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  • UZBEKISTAN: Shia Muslim fined for having Shia material
    A Samarkand court fined Shia Muslim Rashid Ibrahimov about two weeks' average wages for having Shia religious material on his mobile phone. The phone was confiscated. A court official said Shia Muslims were punished because of the Religion Law. A prisoner of conscience jailed for exercising freedom of religion and belief has been tortured with beatings on the soles of his feet. Another prisoner of conscience, Tulkun Astanov, has been given medical treatment, but his current location is unknown.
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  • AZERBAIJAN: Azerbaijan blocks ordination in Armenian monastery
    Azerbaijan's military blocked Armenian pilgrims visiting Dadivank Monastery for Sunday worship on 25 April and the ordination of a priest. The monastery is in territory returned to Azerbaijani control after 2020 fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh. Russian peace keepers accompany pilgrims to Dadivank, but "They too were surprised" by the sudden denial of access, says Nagorno-Karabakh's Ombudsperson, Gegham Stepanyan. The ordination had to be moved to another monastery. Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry has not responded on why it blocked access to Dadivank.
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Get Religion

  • Passing of the guard at the Associated Press; the rise of Ministry Watch and the Roys Report
    The death of a well-known religion reporter; a new job announcement from a beat veteran and a spotlight on two feisty independent religion news organizations is what concerns me this week.Tmatt had previously offered an update on the health of Rachel Zoll, a former Associated Press religion specialist who came down with glioblastoma, a brain cancer that has no cure, in early 2018. That was only a few months after another religion-beat pro, Jeffrey Weiss of the Dallas Morning News, died of the exact same malady.Last week, Zoll died at the age of 55 at her home in Massachusetts. She reported on religion for AP for 17 years.There have been lots of tributes, so I’ll spotlight this Associated Press obit atop the list. Zoll covered religion in all its aspects, from the spiritual to the political, and her stories reached a global audience. But her influence was far greater than that. Other publications often followed her lead, and AP staffers around the world depended on her generosity and guidance. Zoll was at the forefront of coverage of two papal transitions, the clergy sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, and tensions within many denominations over race, same-sex marriage and the role of women. She often broke news, as in 2014, when she was the first to report Pope Francis’ appointment of Blase Cupich to become the new archbishop of Chicago.Fellow GetReligionista Dick Ostling, who was at AP from 1998-2006, wrote this: My partner Rachel was simply a delight to work with and a personality enjoyed by everyone who knew her -- and who competed with her. But in broader and more historical terms she exemplified all that's needed in reporting and especially with a complex and emotion-laden field like religion. She was of course quick and accurate but those are the basics for any Associated Press writer. And then, remarkably intelligent. She knew her stuff and knew she needed to learn ever more stuff to handle this beat.
    - 4 days ago 11 May 21, 3:55pm -
  • Religion ghosts in Bill and Melinda Gates split? There are some old questions to ask ...
    I have written quite a few headlines over the past four decades or so and read a kazillion more. Still, I have to admit that a news headline the other day in The Washington Post stopped me in my tracks: “If Bill and Melinda Gates can’t make a marriage work, what hope is there for the rest of us?”I immediately assumed this was some kind of first-person commentary.However, it appears that this was a news feature — using the break-up of one of the world’s richest couples as a chance to examine the marital stress caused by COVID-19 lockdowns, life changes for aging Baby Boomers and the resulting need for professional counseling. Here’s the overture: Just imagine how many hours of couples therapy you can afford when you’re among the world’s richest people. Or the shared sense of purpose you could forge while raising three children and running a $50 billion charitable foundation with your spouse. Then imagine that it’s not enough to keep you together. In announcing their decision to divorce, Bill and Melinda Gates cited the work they’d done on their marriage, and a mutual sense of pride in their children and philanthropy. But, they said in identical joint statements shared on Twitter, “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”Now, for millions of Americans it would be logical to ask another question whenever a couple faces a crisis of this kind. It’s a kind of two-edged sword question that can be carefully worded as follows: Did religions and-or moral issues have anything to do with the break-up of this marriage?All of the initial coverage that I saw didn’t include any religion/moral information at all. There is a chance that these questions will be asked in the days ahead, now that the Wall Street Journal and other publications have added a rather problematic name to the cast list in this drama — Jeffrey Epstein.However, I had already opened a digital file folder on this topic because my pre-Internet (think dead tree pulp) files on this couple included a lengthy 1997 Time magazine feature with this headline: “In Search of the Real Bill Gates.” This long-ago article included several details of interest, including at least two of the religious-moral nature. We will take the less famous of these two details first:
    - 5 days ago 10 May 21, 3:59pm -
  • With all due respect, reports about Biden, the 'McCarrick doctrine' and Mass are not stupid
    “The Biden Communion stories are stupid,” proclaims the headline atop a Religion News Service column by Father Thomas J. Reese.The opinion by Reese, a Jesuit priest and RNS senior analyst, follows a flurry of news reports — which we first mentioned last week — about whether the nation’s second Catholic president might be denied Communion because of his support for abortion rights.“This is a stupid story for canonical, theological and political reasons,” Reese writes. “First, and foremost, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops does not have the canonical authority to tell (President Joe) Biden that he cannot go to Communion.”For insight on the canonical, theological and political issues, I’d highly recommend Reese’s column. As for his claim that the news stories are stupid, I’d respectfully disagree. From a journalistic perspective, they are, in fact, highly newsworthy.Even if much of the coverage could be better, as Clemente Lisi explained here at GetReligion, with the essay then appearing at Religion Unplugged. A key topic being avoided? The role of fallen cardinal Theodore “Uncle Ted” McCarrick in developing the awkward compromise currently in effect here in America.Another helpful read at Religion Unplugged: Stephen P. Millies, an associate professor of public theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, dissects the power struggle behind the U.S. bishops’ move.Among this week’s related headlines:• Pelosi’s archbishop says prominent Catholics who support abortion rights should be denied Communion (by Reis Thebault, Washington Post)• How faith groups feel after Biden’s first 100 days (by Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News)• New bishop of Biden’s hometown mum on Communion question (by Nicole Winfield and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press)• Catholic bishops who want to deny Biden Communion may have to reckon with the pope (by Jack Jenkins and Claire Giangravé, RNS)
    - 5 days ago 10 May 21, 1:00pm -
  • Movie mogul Tyler Perry preaches tolerance to the woke flock at Oscars 2021
    It was just like one of those inspiring Tyler Perry movie scenes when a believer does the right thing and helps a struggler have a come-to-Jesus epiphany.Perry was walking to his car after some Los Angeles production work when he was approached by homeless woman."I wish I had time to talk about judgment," said Tyler, after receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award during the 93rd Academy Awards. "Anyway, I reach in my pocket and I'm about to give her the money and she says: 'Excuse me sir, do you have any shoes?'"It stopped me cold because I remember being homeless and having one pair of shoes," he added. "So, I took her into the studio. … We're standing there [in] wardrobe and we find her these shoes and I help her put them on. I'm waiting for her to look up and all this time she's looking down. She finally looks up and she's got tears in her eyes. She says: 'Thank you Jesus. My feet are off the ground.' "Perry, of course, is a movie mogul who has built a 330-acre studio facility in Atlanta used for all kinds of work, including parts of the Marvel epic "The Black Panther." He has created many profitable films of this own, such as "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," "The Family that Preys" and "Madea's Family Reunion," part of a series in which Perry, in drag, plays a pistol-packing, Bible-quoting matriarch at the heart of Black-family melodramas.It was logical for Perry to receive the Jean Hersholt award, in part because of his rags-to-riches life and his efforts to help churches and nonprofits help the needy. At the same time, it's unlikely that he could ever win a regular Oscar statue since critics and Hollywood elites have long mocked his movies as soapy parables crafted to appeal to ordinary church folks -- Black and White. It isn't unusual, in the final act of Perry movies, for weeping sinners to pull their lives together during Gospel-music altar calls.Thus, Perry's sermonette was an unusual twist in an Oscar rite packed with political messages and wins by films that few American moviegoers saw or even knew existed.
    - 6 days ago 9 May 21, 6:33pm -
  • Thinking about evangelicals and COVID-19 vaccines: Wait! The numbers show WHAT?!?!
    The last 14 months have given the world a series of public health challenges that it has never had to grapple with before.Will people willingly disrupt their lives in order to contain the spread of a potentially lethal virus? Can drug manufacturers develop and test a vaccine in a very short period of time that is effective against COVID-19? Will those same pharmaceutical companies be able to ramp up manufacturing capabilities quickly enough to satisfy the demand for those vaccines?In terms of vaccine creation and distribution, there’s no doubt that it’s been an unqualified success. Every estimate indicates that the United States will be awash in vaccines by May. However, the question that is looming on the very near horizon is the most important and difficult to answer: will the United States be able to vaccinate enough of the population to get to a state of herd immunity and finally put an end to this year long nightmare?It’s not the hard sciences that are under the microscope, it’s the social sciences. To reach herd immunity, most experts believe that a country needs to get at least 75% of the population fully vaccinated as a minimum threshold. Will that even be possible? Are societal factors like religion actually making the goal of herd immunity even more difficult?The organization Data for Progress has been putting a poll into the field since the very beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020 as a way to get a sense of what percentage of the public is engaging in risky behaviors and how they feel the government is handling the crisis. Since January they have begun to ask respondents questions about their receptiveness to the vaccine. What these results indicate is that there are some reasons for hope, but there is also ample evidence that getting shots into arms may prove to be a lot more difficult in the very near future.The survey asked respondents if they had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As can be quickly inferred, those shots were in short supply in January. Just about 6% of the entire sample indicated that they had gotten the vaccine at that point. However, things improved rapidly from there and the share of Americans who had been inoculated essentially doubled every month from January through early April, when 44% of the population had gotten a dose of the vaccine.However, when the sample is broken down into the three of the largest religious groups: White evangelicals, White Catholics and the religiously unaffiliated, some disparities begin to emerge.
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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

  • Scattered believers connect to care for those imprisoned and persecuted
    Editor’s note: This story is part of a series on global persecution, leading churches to pray for the persecuted church. The Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church will be observed on Sunday, June 6. The Christians in one Muslim region are working hard in recent days to support their brothers and sisters who have been imprisoned for their faith. Though scattered because of current persecution, they send cryptic messages through social media and text apps and try their best to keep each other informed. Many of these believers live in different cities or even countries. In the last six...The post Scattered believers connect to care for those imprisoned and persecuted appeared first on IMB.
    - 4 days ago 11 May 21, 1:02pm -
  • People group in Congo Basin share Bible stories in heart language
    IMB missionary couple Jay and Kathy Shafto understand the importance of people hearing the gospel in their own languages. The Shaftos currently serve in the Congo Basin of Sub-Saharan Africa. Throughout this area, a significant number of people groups have yet to hear the gospel presented in their heart language. In partnership with Seed Company, a Bible translation organization, the Shaftos and their partners in the Congo Basin are working to change that. The Shaftos are reaching seven people groups in the Congo Basin without Scripture through the Kikwit Oral Bible Storying Project. Among these people groups are the Ngongo. There are...The post People group in Congo Basin share Bible stories in heart language appeared first on IMB.
    - 8 days ago 7 May 21, 2:30pm -
  • Strangers become sisters in Christ
    Maggie Pearce* was crushed. Her friend who had been so receptive to studying the Bible and hearing about Jesus suddenly seemed angry and closed to the gospel. With little choice, Maggie used her most indispensable tool—prayer. Maggie first met her friend, Nadia*, shortly after arriving in Europe to serve with the IMB. Maggie, who grew up on the mission field in Africa, was used to multicultural cities, like one where she now lives in order to reach North African immigrants with the gospel. “[This city] is a strategic location because in Europe we have great freedom to openly share the...The post Strangers become sisters in Christ appeared first on IMB.
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  • ‘Suffocating air of death’ in India leads believer to pray and serve
    Death is literally in the air. I opened the veranda door of my apartment in Delhi this week and realized the sky was grey and thick. The weather app on my phone confirmed the “hazardous” air. Then it hit me. The cremations. The non-stop burning of bodies in my city that has overflowed into parks and parking lots has the sky full of ash. I have closed our doors and stopped hanging our clothes outside to avoid the sick smell of death-saturated smoke from consuming us. Delhi is burning. India is burning. I am again reminded with a heavy heart...The post ‘Suffocating air of death’ in India leads believer to pray and serve appeared first on IMB.
    - 10 days ago 5 May 21, 2:28pm -
  • Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church to be observed June 6
    The International Mission Board is collaborating with Nik Ripken Ministries to raise awareness about current religious persecution through the Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This Southern Baptist Convention-wide initiative will be observed on June 6, 2021. It is a call for Southern Baptists to increase their awareness of and pray fervently for the global persecuted church. In 2020, more than 340 million Christians experienced high levels of persecution and discrimination. Also last year, 4,761 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons, and 4,277 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced or imprisoned. In addition, 4,488 churches and Christian buildings...The post Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church to be observed June 6 appeared first on IMB.
    - 12 days ago 3 May 21, 12:13pm -

Julie Roys

  • newSouthern Baptist Pastor, Church Planter, and Author Arrested for Child Porn
    T. Elliott Welch, the pastor of First Baptist Church in Stanleyville, North Carolina, was recently arrested after local law enforcement officials received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Welch had uploaded a video showing a young girl being raped by an adult.Three days later, Welch resigned from the church he had served for more than six years. “We are shocked and saddened by the criminal charges brought against T. 
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  • newChristian Higher Ed Courses in Prisons Continue, Adapt Amid COVID-19
    At North Park Theological Seminary, an evangelical school in Chicago, faculty opted for pen-and-paper classwork to continue courses for inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic.At Rockhurst University, a Catholic institution in Missouri, the president tried new technology that enabled him to co-teach a “Human Geography” virtual course with prisoners at the Chillicothe Correctional Center.And faculty of New Orleans Theological Seminary’s Leavell College, a Southern Baptist school, have taught socially distanced students at the Louisiana Penitentiary in Angola, standing some 20 feet away from the closest prisoner. 
    - 13 hours ago 14 May 21, 7:04pm -
  • Self-Declared “Prophet” Leaves Wife, but Doesn’t Want to Leave Ministry
    Self-declared “prophet,” ardent Trump supporter, and former leader of Global Fire Ministries, Jeff Jansen, has apparently left his wife, but doesn’t want to leave his ministry.Last week, the website for Global Fire Ministries published a statement, saying that Jansen had “made an intentional decision to leave his wife and family” and that his “character flaws” had “disqualified (him) from New Testament leadership.”It added that Jansen had been asked “by his board to step down as Co-Senior Leader of Global Fire Ministries and Global Fire Church due to . 
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  • Former Members of Indiana Church Accuse Pastor of Sexual Abuse & Presbytery of Covering it Up  
    Former members of Hope Presbyterian Church near Indiana University have accused the church’s former pastor, Dan Herron, of sexual abuse and harassment—and their presbytery of covering it up.Their stories allege that Herron groomed students and church members with touch and verbal intimidation.According to alleged survivor Kara Million, at least 10 people say they’ve been abused by Herron. The earliest accusations date to 2011.Million said that she and four others, including two women harassed by Herron, sent a letter to the Central Indiana Presbytery (CIP), demanding an investigation of Herron in 2019. 
    - 2 days ago 12 May 21, 11:41pm -
  • Current and Former Staffers Tell of “Toxic” Culture at Orlando Christian Radio Station
    It’s been a tough couple of weeks for one of Christian radio’s best-known stations, Z88.3 WPOZ in Orlando.Known as “The Z,” the station left many people in the Christian radio industry scratching their heads a couple of weeks ago when the station’s President and Founder Jim Hoge planted a false story with an industry publication in a failed effort to keep another Christian station from competing against it.That episode and other recent events have motivated more than a dozen current and former employees at The Z to go public with their complaints of a toxic work environment there, and some are calling for the resignation of Hoge as president. 
    - 4 days ago 11 May 21, 3:19pm -

Life News

  • newPro-Life Members of Congress File Resolution Honoring Pregnancy Centers Saving Babies From Abortion
    Nearly 60 members of the U.S. Congress acted this week to recognize the important work of pregnancy centers with a special decree naming a week in November to honor the centers’ life-saving work. U.S. Representative Bob Good (VA-05) introduced a resolution Wednesday designating the week of November 8 as National Pregnancy Center Week, emphasizing the […]
    - 10 hours ago 14 May 21, 9:59pm -
  • newFeminist Celebrates Killing Babies in Abortion, Claims the Abortion Pill is Just “Medication”
    Abortion militant Jessica Valenti’s excusatory essay on the alleged wonderfulness of chemical (“medication”) abortions is worth analyzing. Her piece, which ran yesterday in the New York Times, carried the unintentionally self-condemning headline, “The Anti-Abortion Movement Can’t Use This Myth Anymore” [www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/opinion/abortion-pill-fda-covid.html] Briefly, the gist of the argument from  “the author of six books on feminism” […]
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  • new“Year of the Unborn Baby!” States Have Passed Dozens of Pro-Life Bills to Save Babies From Abortion
    All across the nation as the 2021 legislative session starts to wind down one thing is crystal clear: this year the unborn baby and her mother were the MVPs.  There were so many great pro-life laws introduced, debated, and ultimately passed. These bills ranged from: abortion pill reversal (APR) information requirement;  regulating chemical [“medication”] abortions; […]
    - 11 hours ago 14 May 21, 9:24pm -
  • newHigh School Suspends Teacher for Having Pro-Life Speaker in Her Health Class
    Indiana pro-life advocates are voicing their support for a South Bend teacher who was punished after inviting a pro-life organization to give a presentation to a high school health class. Jackie Appleman of Right to Life Michiana defended the teacher in an interview with One News Now. She said the teacher invited her organization to give […]
    - 12 hours ago 14 May 21, 8:43pm -
  • newRand Paul Wants Planned Parenthood Investigated for Stealing Millions in COVID Relief Funds
    This week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, along with the Committee’s Republican members led a follow-up letter to their April 15 letter to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding the unlawful participation of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). On April 15, […]
    - 12 hours ago 14 May 21, 7:55pm -

Mennonite Central Committee

  • Creating a second home | Video
    To learn more about R CITY select here. 
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  • Called to care, equipped to serve
    Dr. Ela Castro always knew she wanted to spend her life serving those in need. By all outward appearances, this is what she was doing. She’d studied for years to earn her medical degree. She was working at a healthcare clinic. She was helping people—but something was missing.
    - 11 days ago 4 May 21, 4:00am -
  • The things that make for peace

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  • Peace: A thread woven through MCC’s ministry
    When you look at a tapestry or a beautifully woven rug, the first things you are likely to notice are the intricate patterns, rich colors or plush fibers. But underneath lies an important structure.
    - 12 days ago 3 May 21, 4:00am -
  • First person: Martha Ines Cortes Biojó
    My name is Martha Ines Cortes Biojó. My roots are African and that last name, Biojó, comes from a man who fought to liberate his brothers and sisters during the age of slavery in Colombia. I’ve always been someone who defends justice and fights for others.
    - 12 days ago 3 May 21, 4:00am -

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Trinity Foundation

  • newTelevangelist 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.
    - 8 hours ago 15 May 21, 12:29am -
  • newTrinity 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.
    - 8 hours ago 15 May 21, 12:07am -
  • newEdir 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.
    - 9 hours ago 14 May 21, 11:41pm -
  • Judge Reveals Televangelist Benny Hinn’s Dark Financial Secret
    One of televangelist Benny Hinn’s financial secrets was revealed in a recent court ruling: The prosperity gospel is not working for Hinn. World Healing Center Church (WHCC), better known as Benny Hinn Ministries, has been struggling with debt for 15 years. In an April 7th United States District Court ruling, Judge Alvin Hellerstein granted summary […]The post Judge Reveals Televangelist Benny Hinn’s Dark Financial Secret first appeared on Trinity Foundation.
    - 7 days ago 7 May 21, 8:42pm -
  • Failure of Oversight: Finance Manager Steals $1.6 Million from Fellowship Church
    The Crime After pleading guilty to embezzling church funds, Lara Ford, former business manager and staff services manager at Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, has been sentenced to ten years in prison with the opportunity for early release after serving six months. An August 26, 2019 updated police report indicated a “total loss of $1,377,14.76” […]The post Failure of Oversight: Finance Manager Steals $1.6 Million from Fellowship Church first appeared on Trinity Foundation.
    - 8 days ago 7 May 21, 7:51pm -

United Methodist News Service

Women of Faith

  • FINDING YOU MOVIE
    FINDING YOU is an inspirational romantic drama full of heart and humor about finding the strength to be true to oneself.  After an ill-fated audition at a prestigious New York music conservatory, violinist Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid) travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad. At the B&B run by her host family she encounters gregarious and persistent heartthrob movie star Beckett Rush (Jedidiah Goodacre), who is there to film another installment of his medieval fantasy-adventure franchise. As romance sparks between the unlikely pair, Beckett ignites a journey of discovery for Finley that transforms her heart, her music, and her outlook on life. In turn, Finley emboldens Beckett to reach beyond his teen-idol image and pursue his true passion.  But when forces surrounding Beckett’s stardom threaten to crush their dreams, Finley must decide what she is willing to risk for love. Written and directed by Brian Baugh, the film also stars Katherine McNamara, Patrick Bergin, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, and Judith Hoag, with Tom Everett Scott and Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave. It was shot exclusively in Ireland, in and around Dublin, Claire, Offaly and Kildare.  The film’s “village set” location was in the beautiful town of Carlingford.
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  • JESUS said to her...
    JESUS said to her...
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  • HER CONFIDENCE IS...
    HER CONFIDENCE IS NOT FOUND IN WHAT SHE HAS EVER DONE.HER CONFIDENCE IS FOUND IN WHAT GOD HAS DONE IN HER.
    - 8 days ago 7 May 21, 5:00am -
  • The plans God has for you...
    The plans God has for you WILL be completed.Have faith and praise Him! The plans God has for you WILL be completed.Have faith and praise Him!
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  • GOD'S TIMING IS...
    GOD'STIMINGISPERFECT.
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The World And Everything In It (Podcast)

  • newThe Olasky Interview, Season 3: Frank Wolf
    Frank Wolf is an American politician who served 34 consecutive years in Congress. In Episode 8 of The Olasky Interview, he talks with Marvin about the fall of communism and how he has called attention to religious oppression around the globe.
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  • 5.14.21 Culture Friday, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, and Way Maker
    On Culture Friday, Nick Eicher and Myrna Brown talk to John Stonestreet about the liberal-conservative rift threatening to tear apart the Catholic Church; Emily Whitten reviews a new teen rom-com, The Map of Tiny Perfect Things; and Myrna meets the woman behind today’s most popular worship song, Way Maker. Plus: a popsicle bonanza, and the Friday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.Additional support comes from the Missions on Point podcast... 15 minutes every Friday providing practical, Biblical insights for your world missions ministry through the local church. Available wherever you get your podcasts.From "Faith to Foster” by TJ and Jenn Menn. Inspiring Christians during this National Foster Care Month to serve foster children. More at faithtofoster.comAnd from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush. People are weird and hard- including the hosts and their kids. toobusytoflush.com
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  • 5.13.21 Closing banks, Brexit, and diagnosing Patient Zero
    Sarah Schweinsberg reports on why so many small town banks are closing; Mary Reichard talks to Cedarville University professor Glen Duerr about the latest developments in the U.K.’s divorce from the European Union; and Bonnie Pritchett meets the man who diagnosed the first case of COVID-19 in the United States. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, Dracula joins vaccine campaign, and the Thursday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.Additional support comes from the Missions on Point podcast... 15 minutes every Friday providing practical, Biblical insights for your world missions ministry through the local church. Available wherever you get your podcasts.From "Faith to Foster” by TJ and Jenn Menn. Inspiring Christians during this National Foster Care Month to serve foster children. More at faithtofoster.comAnd from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush. People are weird and hard- including the hosts and their kids. toobusytoflush.com
    - 2 days ago 13 May 21, 4:00am -
  • 5.12.21 Washington Wednesday, World Tour, and coffee with a mission
    On Washington Wednesday, Mary Reichard talks to the Cato Institute’s Jeffrey Miron about the American Families Plan; on World Tour, Onize Ohikere reports on international news; and Sarah Schweinsberg visits a coffee shop in California selling more than just a caffeine rush. Plus: commentary from Janie B. Cheaney, empty ballot boxes, and the Wednesday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.Additional support comes from "Faith to Foster” by TJ and Jenn Menn. Inspiring Christians during this National Foster Care Month to serve foster children. More at faithtofoster.com from the Missions on Point podcast... 15 minutes every Friday providing practical, Biblical insights for your world missions ministry through the local church. Available wherever you get your podcasts.And  from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush. People are weird and hard- including the hosts and their kids. toobusytoflush.com
    - 3 days ago 12 May 21, 7:15am -
  • 5.11.21 Gas prices, persecution overseas, and closed on Sundays
    Katie Gaultney reports on the factors pushing gas prices higher this year; Mary Reichard talks to Anurima Bhargava, a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, about this year’s report on persecution overseas; and Kim Henderson meets a Mississippi grocery store owner who decided to close on Sundays. Plus: commentary from Ryan Bomberger, an in-flight delivery, and the Tuesday morning news. Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate.Additional support comes from the Missions on Point podcast... 15 minutes every Friday providing practical, Biblical insights for your world missions ministry through the local church. Available wherever you get your podcasts.From "Faith to Foster” by TJ and Jenn Menn. Inspiring Christians during this National Foster Care Month to serve foster children. More at faithtofoster.comAnd from the podcast, Too Busy to Flush. People are weird and hard- including the hosts and their kids. toobusytoflush.com
    - 4 days ago 11 May 21, 7:15am -

World Magazine