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Pastors, Choose Gratitude Over Grumbling

Having a tough year? As church members choose conflict over peacemaking, appear more excited about politics than discipleship, give more weight to a pundits off-the-cuff opinion than your studied convictions, fall for sin rather than follow Scripture, reject the counsel of friends to pursue idols you know will hurt them, make time for school programs... Read more

Drivers choose Elvis and Winston Churchill over Jesus as dream passenger

Wikimedia CommonsDrivers would prefer to take a road-trip with Elvis Presley or Winston Churchill over Jesus, according to a poll by the AA.  Jesus ranked fifth in the survey of 16,400 people to find out who their dream car passenger would be, the Press Association reports.  Top of the list was actor and comedian Stephen... Read more

How to Choose the Best Study Bible – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway Jeffrey Kranz, founder of OverviewBible, says a study Bible “is the centerpiece of serious Bible study. For many Christians, this book is not only the tool where every Bible study session starts and ends, but its a key resource for prayer, reflection, teaching, and spiritual growth.” In the following video... Read more

In Politics, Do Christians Have to Choose Between Compassion and Conviction? | RELEVANT Magazine

Do you advocate social justice or family values? Do you support women or are you against abortion? Do you love the poor or do you believe in personal responsibility? Dont answer those questions or at least not in the way theyre asked. They are based on a false premise and thus create a false... Read more

To Cope with Pandemic, Americans Choose Binge-Watching TV Over the Bible

To Cope with Pandemic, Americans Choose Binge-Watching TV Over the Bible (RNS) When it comes to coping with the stress and uncertainty of a pandemic, most Americans are turning not to God, but to TV.Thats just one of the findings of a Pew Research Center survey released Friday (Aug. 7) on how the... Read more

Dutch Bill would allow healthy over-75s to choose assisted suicide if they feel their life is ‘complete’

(Photo: Unsplash/Siarhei Plashchynski)A Dutch MP has tabled a controversial Bill that would allow healthy people to have an assisted suicide if they feel their life is 'complete'. Pia Dijkstra, Foreign Minister for the four-party coalition Government and medical ethics lead for coalition party D66, submitted the proposed Bill last week. It would allow healthy individuals over... Read more

Choose to Believe the Best of People Who Disagree With You | RELEVANT Magazine

My nickname in high school was Oreo. According to my white friendsand later, to my black friendsI was white on the inside, black on the outside. This label was mostly a result of the way I talked. I didnt sound black, theyd tell me. I would laugh at this label back in high school,... Read more

Choose Whats Good | Devotional by Katy H. Jones

But the Lord answered her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.Luke 8:41-42 Id love to say I am like Mary. However, in truth, I have been a Martha most of my life.... Read more

Growing in Grace You Choose | Devotional by Gail Rodgers

Little irritations can seem so big at times. The backup in traffic; the spilled milk; we all have our own list of little things that grate on us as we go through our day. “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!” Proverbs 16:16 Stress experts tell us that... Read more

Friendship: The Family you Choose? // Bronwyn Lea – TGC Africa

On a recent cross-country flight, I watched two very different movies with a surprisingly similar theme. Both the period drama and the feel-good comedy emphasised the centrality of friendship. Friends are the family you choose, says hero Zak in The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019). It got me thinking: can you choose your family? What makes... Read more

Refuse the Evil, Select the Good

[ad_1] EDITORS NOTE: This reflection by Cludio Carvalhaesis a part of the 2019 Rising the Mild: Introduction Reflections on Farmworker Justice. Then Isaiah stated: Hear then, O home of David! Is it too little so that you can weary mortals, that you just weary my God additionally? Subsequently the Lord himself offers you an indication.... Read more

You Get to Select | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

[ad_1] In case you are keen and obedient, you'll eat the great issues of the land; however if you happen to resist and insurgent, you can be devoured by the sword. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 1:19-20 When our kids had been youthful, we'd typically share with them the facility of... Read more

Lets Not Ask Botham Denims Household to Select Forgiveness over Justice – Purple Letter Christians

[ad_1] By way of RNS Generally it could actually really feel like you might be higher off being white and responsible in America than Black and harmless. As I watched the latest trial of Amber Guyger, the white Dallas police officer who was fired after killing Botham Jean in his house as he ate ice... Read more