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There is a genocide in China and the international community needs to do something about it

(Photo: Reuters)The United Nations "Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide" went into effect in 1951. At the time, the Convention defined "genocide" as actions "committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group." This definition includes "deliberately inflicting on the group conditions... Read more

Yes, Biden could ‘hurt God’, but not in the way Trump thinks

(Photo: CNN)I was tempted to laugh when I heard that President Trump had told an audience in Ohio that the Democratic runner Joe Biden would 'hurt God' if he replaced him as President. It seems such a preposterous thing to say, given the gulf that exists between 'the created' and 'The Creator'. The thought of any... Read more

I Am Not Afraid – Girlfriends in God – August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020 I Am Not AfraidArlene PellicaneTodays Truth Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me (Psalm 50:14-15, NIV).  Friend to FriendWhen I was in elementary school, I was afraid of a girl in... Read more

Leading with an Anti-Tribal Posture in Angry Times

Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches The Western world is tribalizing at lightning speed. And while I believe the disruption to previously normal patterns of churchis from God and for our good, its becoming increasingly clear that one casualty of this season of isolation has been the dignifying doctrine of the imago Dei. As a large... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 11

August 11 Remember the Good In Others"Pray without ceasing" 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Praying Hyde had a wonderful experience to which he contributes his power with God, and therefore with man.He used to speak of it as one of the most direct and solemn lessons God ever taught him. He was up in the hills resting... Read more

Themelios 45:2

The new August 2020 issue of Themelios has 255 pages of editorials, articles, and book reviews. It is freely available in three formats: (1) PDF, (2) web version, and (3) Logos Bible Software. Brian J. Tabb | Editorial: Pursuing Scholarship in a Pandemic: Reflections on Lewiss Learning in War-Time Brian Tabb argues that an 80-year-old... Read more

Transformation Garden – August 11, 2020

Today’s Text and Thought of Encouragement:And she (Hagar) called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after Him that seeth me.Genesis 16: 13King James VersionEXPLORATIONNever Forgotten;  Never AloneOur God Is MercifulAmong the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy... Read more

Does God Want Me to Be Successful? – TGC Africa

I am turning 29 this year and I cant help but wonder to myself, what have I achieved in this life that I have lived? I thought by 29 I would be somewhat successful: a brand manager of an internationally acclaimed company; married with 3 children, living in a modest mansion in an estate; and... Read more

How to Prioritize Family Discipleship – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: No one can help or hurt a child like a parent can. Don’t believe me? Well, try finding a memoir that isn’t an extended meditation on the author’s parents. And if... Read more

Is Online Church Really Church? The Church as Gods Temple –

By Ronald L. Giese, Jr. Abstract Many churches switched to streaming or recording their services during the COVID-19 crisis. This brought a question to the forefront: Can church be done online, not just in part but fully? This cant be settled by the meaning of the Greek word . This article proposes that, though we... Read more

THE GOOD NEWS CLUB

I first learned about the after-school Good News in a letter. At first glance, I thought it was junk mail and threw it away, but the Lord prompted me to pull it out of the trash and read it. At the time, my church was meeting in a public school on Sunday mornings, and we... Read more

Why Study the Books of 13 John

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series. Johns Last Days The Apostle John probably settled in Ephesus at the end of his life. He likely spent his final years among the Christians there, ministering to the new generation of Jesuss disciples. As the last surviving member of the twelve who had... Read more

3 Ways Satan Will Use Scripture against You

Satan Uses Scripture to Cause Confusion Did God really say, You cant eat from any tree in the garden? Those were the serpents famous words to Eve in Genesis 3:1.We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden, she replied, But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden,... Read more

Worship Leader Sean Feucht Is Holding Outdoor Worship Concerts in Defiance of COVID-19 Guidelines | RELEVANT Magazine

For the past few weeks, worship leader and former Republican congressional candidate Sean Feucht has been traveling across the U.S., holding large outdoor worship gatherings in defiance of local restrictions to flatten the COVID-19 curve. On Saturday, a crowd of thousands gathered to sing worship songs in Portland, Oregon for an event called Riots... Read more

Appeals Court OKs Ban on ‘Dismemberment Abortion,’ Citing John Roberts

Appeals Court OKs Ban on 'Dismemberment Abortion,' Citing John Roberts A federal appeals court on Friday lifted an injunction against four Arkansas pro-life laws and indicated they are constitutional in light of a recent opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts that was widely criticized by social conservatives.The four laws, including one that bans... Read more

11 Verses on Racism and Prejudice to Teach Us True Love

The evils of racism have been woven into our world throughout history, and tragically, still affect many lives today. Its real. Divisive. Oppressive. Hate-filled. And it grieves the heart of God who made us and loves us all. To stand strong against racism and to pray for unity and love among us is not only... Read more

Being a Christian Is Not About Being Right | RELEVANT Magazine

A few weeks ago, I attended a fundraiser for my childrens elementary school. For much of the night, I sat with two dads talking about anything and everything: marriage, politics, our kids, the Broncos, beer, skiing, pokereventually the conversation turned to the subject of spirituality. Thats when one dad said to me, I heard... Read more

Exciting New Resources from Clarifying The Bible – Tim Challies

This week’s sponsor is Clarifying the Bible. Be sure to learnhow it can help you better understand the Bible. Justin Taylor wrote, This is the best material Ive seen at an intro level for explaining whats in the Bible and how it fits together. Do you and/or your friends need help understanding lifes most essential... Read more