Church of England must change, says Archbishop of York

The new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, was enthroned during Evensong at York MinsterThe new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has used his enthronement speech to call for change in the Church of England.  It follows the release of a damning independent report into the Church's failure to protect children from sexual predators in its midst. ... Read more

How to Pray for Your Husband instead of Trying to Change Him

Your husband will not change overnight. And perhaps, he might not change at all.Will you trust God enough to accept that EVEN IF your husband doesnt change, you will still trust that God is in control?A beautiful story in the Bible depicts this even if statement in Daniel 3:8-30 where King Nebuchadnezzar commanded everyone to... Read more

Scottish Government must change Hate Crime Bill to protect free speech – Christians

(Photo: Unsplash/Kirsten Drew)The Scottish Government must include "robust" provisions in its proposed Hate Crime Bill to protect freedom of religion, the Catholic Church has said.  Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf was recently forced to amend some of the wording in the Bill following a backlash over its free speech implications from a wide range of... Read more

Biden Says He Backs Transgender Rights for 8-Year-Olds: I Will Flat Out Just Change the Law

Biden Says He Backs Transgender Rights for 8-Year-Olds: I Will Flat Out Just Change the Law Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday his administration would protect transgender rights for Americans, including children, and work to ensure there is zero discrimination in the law.The former vice president made the comments during a town hall in... Read more

Steady as the Seasons Change

Between a pandemic, riots, Supreme Court vacancies, economic and political uncertainty, and all manner of cultural upheaval, this autumn has beenand will continue to beone of the scariest, most stressful seasons in recent memory. But its still autumn. And we can take comfort in that. Fall, winter, spring, summer. The annual cycle of seasons is... Read more

Retired superintendent Leroy Logan on racism and why the police need to change

Leroy Logan served in the Met for 30 yearsLeroy Logan knows all too well what it is like to live on the receiving end of racism, growing up in London during the 60s and 70s, the son of Windrush parents, before joining the Metropolitan Police as a young black officer in 1983 at a time when... Read more

Two Words that Change Everything – Girlfriends in God – October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020Two Words that Change EverythingHolley GerthTodays TruthFor when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So, I died to the lawI stopped trying to meet all its requirementsso that I might live for God. My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ... Read more

Caring About Climate Change Is Part of Loving Your Neighbor | RELEVANT

Weve been really poor stewards of the earth. Genesis 2:15 says, The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. One of our calls as Christians is to look after the world given to us by God, but it has been made evident through... Read more

School Policy That Let Children Change Genders without Parents Permission Is Blocked by Judge

School Policy That Let Children Change Genders without Parents Permission Is Blocked by Judge A Wisconsin court on Monday blocked a local school district policy that allows students to transition to another gender identity at school without parental notice or consent. State Judge Frank D. Remington issued an injunction blocking a policy by the Madison Metropolitan... Read more

It Might Be Time to Change the Way You Pray | RELEVANT

If you had an open invitation from God to ask for absolutely anything at all, what would you ask for? Would you ask for a flourishing business, fame, more money, a romantic partner, more influence or perhaps a baby? Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost... Read more

Telling People They’re Wrong Doesn’t Help Them Change | RELEVANT

A friend of mine recently came to me with a problem. Since I spent many years as a pastor, many of my friends still come to me with their problems about faith, ethics, the Bible, or relationships. And Im grateful to play that role for many of my friends. His problem is that his daughter... Read more

Southern Baptist Convention Considers Name Change amid Racial Unrest

Southern Baptist Convention Considers Name Change amid Racial Unrest Several leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are considering a name change with an alternative, Great Commission Baptists, in light of the recent racial unrest as well as the SBCs past endorsement of slavery.Speaking with the Baptist Press, SBC President J.D. Greear explained that despite the... Read more

No change to guidance on church services as Government restricts social gatherings

(Photo: Facebook/Church of England)Tough new measures are being introduced by the Government in an effort to limit a second wave of coronavirus but for now at least, they will not affect church services.  The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, said the Church of England had received confirmation from the Government that churches... Read more

Kenoshas John Cooper on Racial Divisions: Jesus Can Change All of This

Kenoshas John Cooper on Racial Divisions: Jesus Can Change All of This For Christian rocker John Cooper, the events of the past few days in Kenosha, Wis., have been personal, even scary. Thats because Cooper the frontman for the Grammy-nominated band Skillet lives in downtown Kenosha with his family, just five or so blocks from the... Read more

Christians Must Take Climate Change Seriously | RELEVANT Magazine

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first ran on May 9. Living in a post-truth world can be difficult for those of us who simply do not understand the uncanny ability so many people have to simply dismiss facts. Working as a journalist covering climate change, global warming and clean technology for over a... Read more

So, You Want to Change the World? Start With Your Neighborhood | RELEVANT Magazine

Growing up as a millennial, the mission-centric, overseas life has been idealized and venerated. We are encouraged to look out there and to give and serve, with everything we have whether it be through short- or long-term service trips. Meanwhile, our friends post photos of their life-changing, life-saving, service-oriented Jesus-hugging trips. Naturally, this shifts our... Read more

More Than 300 Faith Leaders Call on Trump, Republicans to Change Immigration Policies

More Than 300 Faith Leaders Call on Trump, Republicans to Change Immigration Policies WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 300 faith leaders have signed a letter addressed to delegates to the Republican National Convention and President Donald Trump demanding the commander in chief end immigration policies they argue are inhumane.Our sacred texts challenge us, first and foremost,... Read more

Assisted dying law may change within four years, says MP

(Photo: Unsplash/Aron Van de Pol)Assisted suicide may be legal in Britain in as little as four years, a Tory MP has predicted. Andrew Mitchell told Sky News there was growing support among MPs for a change to the law on assisted suicide. He said his views on the issue had "changed completely" after being moved by... Read more

Abortions Are Tax Deductible? 100 Legislators Urge IRS to Change Tax Code Abortion Is Not Health Care

Abortions Are Tax Deductible? 100 Legislators Urge IRS to Change Tax Code Abortion Is Not Health Care More than 100 U.S. senators and representatives have signed a letter urging the Department of the Treasury to change IRS code so that abortion expenses are no longer tax deductible. Under current IRS code, money paid for... Read more

A Christian Historian on Why Its Time for the Southern Baptist Convention to Change Its Name | RELEVANT Magazine

Should the Southern Baptist Convention change its name? There have been many conversations about doing just that over the years, but those cries have recently grown a lot louder. The SBC was created in 1845 as a pro-slavery reaction to the Northern Baptists, who favored abolition. It’s an incredibly ugly origin story for the... Read more

8 Ways Your Time with God May Need to Change

Perhaps the hardest work here is the most crucial. Romans 12:1-2 exhorts us not to be conformed to the world we live in, but to be transformed, changed, by renewing our minds in the Word. Inevitably we will learn things in the Bible that are at least unfamiliar, if not contradictory, to the ideas we... Read more

Max Lucado: If You’re Feeling Stuck, It’s Time to Make a Change | RELEVANT Magazine

On a trip to the United Kingdom, our family visited a castle. In the center of the castle garden sat a maze. Row after row of shoulder high hedges, leading to one dead end after another. Successfully navigate the labyrinth and youll discover the door to a tall tower in the center of the... Read more

How does eLearning change during a pandemic? – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Around the world, education programs have had to shift online due to coronavirus-related restrictions. Teachers and students traded classrooms and in-person lectures for video calls and email threads. The Program for Theological Education by Extension (PTEE) was no different. At first, it seems like they should have an advantage. After all, theyve... Read more

Let God Change the Way You Think | by Max Lucado

Were your growing up years hard years? Family pain is the deepest pain because it was inflicted so early; it involves people who should have been trustworthy. You were too young to process the mistreatment. You didnt know how to defend yourself. Besides, the perpetrators of your pain were so large. Your dad, mom, uncle,... Read more

Mississippi’s Largest Christian Denomination: It’s Time to Change the State Flag | RELEVANT Magazine

The Mississippi Baptist Convention, a part of the Southern Baptist Convention and the largest denomination in the state, is calling for a change to the state flag. The Mississippi flag is infamously adorned with a confederate emblem, and many Black Americans have long held that the confederate flag is a source of pain and... Read more

‘Protesting Isn’t Going Change Anybody,’ Only Jesus Can, Texas Man Professes

'Protesting Isn't Going Change Anybody,' Only Jesus Can, Texas Man Professes One man from Texas is calling for a change in America that goes beyond protesting.Jerry Roberts, who works as a facilities maintenance manager at a farm in Texas, recently shared a message titled What are you talking about? on his Facebook page... Read more

March for Life UK calls for change to protect the unborn

March for Life UK was held online this year due to coronavirus concerns(Photo: Facebook/March for Life UK)Dr Martin Luther King's niece Alveda King and crossbench peer Lord Alton were among the speakers at the March for Life UK 2020, which was held online over the weekend due to coronavirus concerns.In a powerful video message from... Read more

Lebanon wants a change of leadership – again – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Lebanese protests are calling for a new government. If that sounds familiar, its because locals called for the same thing last year. After a devastating economic crisis, locals called for reform. Lebanons Prime Minister stepped down in October, paving the way for new leadership in January. Now, protestors are asking for yet... Read more

Social Club Misfits’ Marty Wants to Change the Landscape of Christian Music | RELEVANT Magazine

Martin Santiago is better known as Marty and best-known as one half of the excellent hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits. But as his new solo album proves, Marty’s got plenty of ideas left over for his own solo project:Marty for President 2.It’s a sequel to 2015’sMarty for President, coming just in time for yet... Read more