The Real Work-Life Balance - Encouragement for Today - May 29, 2020

The Real Work-Life Balance – Encouragement for Today – May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020The Real Work-Life BalanceARLENE PELLICANELee en espaolFools fold their hands and ruin themselves. Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 4:5-6 (NIV)I knew what I had to do. I needed to sit down at my computer and get to work. But I didnt feel... Read more

One Big Way You Can Heed the Call to Help Right Now

One Big Way You Can Heed the Call to Help Right Now We're all living in difficult times. Friends can help friends get through anything, but how can friends help ease the burden of one anothers medical costs, especially during a pandemic?Its in times like these Christians are called to help and care... Read more

Christian leaders call for justice after death of George Floyd

George Floyd(Photo: Facebook)In the bystander video that has been watched by millions around the world, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, begged for his life and cried for his mother before he visibly stopped breathing with the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer still pinned to his neck on Monday.The video (warning: shocking... Read more

How Can I Grow Closer to God? – Encouragement for Today – May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020How Can I Grow Closer to God?LYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolThen he said to them all: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23 (NIV) Have you ever found yourself longing for a deeper connection with God, but you just werent sure... Read more

2 Senators Ask President Trump to Offer Aid to Persecuted Christian in Nigeria

2 Senators Ask President Trump to Offer Aid to Persecuted Christian in Nigeria As Christians in Nigeria continue to face harsh persecution by Islamic extremist groups, 2 Republican senators want President Trump to take action.According to CBN News, Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley are urging the President in a letter to... Read more

Fight for Your Son Through Prayer – Encouragement for Today – May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020Fight for Your Son Through PrayerLISA JACOBSON Lee en espaolBe anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) I heard the front door slam, and my heart dropped.Feeling beyond helpless, I could see our oldest son walking out into... Read more

‘I No Longer Believe in God,’ Says Lead Singer of Christian Band Hawk Nelson

'I No Longer Believe in God,' Says Lead Singer of Christian Band Hawk Nelson The lead singer of the Christian contemporary group Hawk Nelson said in an Instagram post last week he doesnt believe in God and can no longer stand on stage and sing the bands songs because of his new stance.After... Read more

Muslim Father in Uganda Burns Daughter for Becoming Christian

Muslim Father in Uganda Burns Daughter for Becoming Christian NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26, 2020 (Morning Star News) Unable to return to her home in western Uganda due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Rehema Kyomuhendo was in the eastern part of the country when she first heard about Christ.In March, Kyomuhendo who is 24 but... Read more

Mobs in India Threaten 16 Christian Families Every Night for Nearly Three Weeks

Mobs in India Threaten 16 Christian Families Every Night for Nearly Three Weeks NEW DELHI, May 26, 2020 (Morning Star News) Tribal mobs armed with clubs went to the homes of 16 families of a church in Jharkhand state, India every night for nearly three weeks, threatening to kill them if they didnt... Read more

The Prayer Chair – Encouragement for Today – May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020The Prayer ChairKELLY BARBREYLee en espaolIn the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. Mark 1:35 (NRSV)I remember an old wingback chair from my childhood home. It belonged to somebody else in my family even before it made its... Read more

Tuition Is Rising and Enrollment Is Holding. So Why Are Christian Colleges Struggling?

When Jessi Vos was a junior in high school, she told her mom and dad she wanted to go to a college that was more international and more urban than the Iowa town where she grew up. She also wanted a place that wasnt too bigher state university felt hugeand Christian professors and a Christian... Read more

Christ, COVID-19 and the Christian // Daniel Gachuki – TGC Africa

The world is in great panic. Economies are stalling. The statistics are shocking. The reports are disheartening. We are all affected. Some are infected. These are indeed perilous times. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic around the clock. They are doing as much as is humanly possible. But in times... Read more

New and Notable Christian Books for May 2020 – Tim Challies

I am in the happy position of receiving endless numbers of Christian books. Every month or so I try to sort through them to identify the new books that seem most noteworthy and, therefore, may be of most interest to readers like you. Here is the selection for May 2020, including the publishers descriptions. (Note:... Read more

The Christian Life is Never Boring // Blaque Nubon – TGC Africa

Does Christianity appear dull to you? Is it boring, tiring and tedious? As Blaque Nubon preaches from 1 Peter 1 he challenges us to confront a frightening truth: It is only when we are in love with sin that Christianity appears dull. We all struggle with sin as elect exiles. But the minute we embrace... Read more

Contagious Courage – Encouragement for Today – May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020Contagious CourageLYNN COWELLLee en espaolWhen she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed it with bitumen and pitch. She put the child in it and placed it among the reeds by the river bank. And his sister stood at a distance to know what... Read more

What Will Suffering Saints Sing? // Christian Lwanda – TGC Africa

While we’re still in this season of COVID-19, it’s worth asking the question: what will suffering saints sing? When we are once again able to gather on a Sunday morning after COVID-19 has passed, and our members who have lost money, or even loved ones, due to this pandemic, return, what will we ask them... Read more

Christian, Your Response to Suffering Matters – TGC Africa

Greetings to you Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord. My name is Rodgers Atwebembeire, the pastor of New City Community Church, a church that meets at the compound of the African Bible University opposite Quality shopping mall in Lubowa. Welcome & Prayer I would like to speak to you for a moment about... Read more

How Can a Christian Professor Witness at a Secular University?

How can an assistant professor (junior faculty) witness to university students in an American secular-university context? Can he or she use office hours to pose probing questions to visiting students who, in turn, might ask about the hope that he or she has? Can the professor put Bible verses on the wall or office desk?... Read more

Christian group welcomes Bill to stop abortion for minor disabilities

(Photo: Unsplash/Aditya Romansa)Christian advocacy group CARE has welcomed a new Bill aimed at ending abortion up to birth for treatable conditions like clubfoot or cleft lips. CARE spokesman James Mildred said that there was "obvious discrimination" with the current laws and that the Bill, if passed, would bring clarity to this area."The 1967 Abortion Act was... Read more

My Top 60 Christian Hip-Hop Songs

As long as I can remember, hip-hop music has been the soundtrack to my life. Being raised in the Southside of St. Petersburg, Florida, hip-hop was the heartbeat of the communityan outlet for artists to express experiences of struggle, joy, and success in urban America. Birthed in the Bronx in the 1970s, hip-hop has grown... Read more

Non-Deist America? Yes. Christian America? No.

Both sides of the “Christian America”debate employ the same strategy: posit a world in which everyone is either a Christian or a deist, show the American founders werent in your opponents camp, and then claim, as a result, that they mustve been in yours. If youre promulgating the Christian America notion, interpret everything they said... Read more

3 Thought-Provoking New Christian Documentaries

In recent years we have seen the growth of a genre I might call theological documentary. As faith-oriented films go, this genre has become somewhat of a bright spot in an otherwise uninspiring Christian movie landscape. Documentaries can get away with being didactic and apologetics-oriented in ways fiction films cant, which is why they’re often... Read more

17 Free Christian Movies on Amazon Prime in 2020

9. The Bible (2013) This 10-part miniseries originally aired on the History Channel, providing an overview of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. It was nominated for three Primetime Emmys and received solid ratings, helping launch another Bible-based series, A.D. The Bible Continues. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey were the executive producers. Rated TV-14.Photo courtesy: History... Read more

Man sentenced to 26 years after abducting Christian girl and forcing her into Muslim marriage

PixabayA federal court in Nigeria sentenced a man to 26 years in prison after he abducted a Christian teenager from her home and forced her into an Islamic marriage in 2015.A federal high court in Bayelsa State on Thursday sentenced Yunusa Dahiru for the abduction of Ese Oruru, according to Nigerian media outlets.Oruru was abducted... Read more

20 Meaningful Christian Mothers Day Gifts to Inspire Mom

Moms are fantastic. They do so much for us throughout our lives from kissing our boo-boos as kids to teaching us how to do a variety of different things as we grow up. Mothers Day is approaching fast, do you know what youre going to get your Mom? Are you looking for something different other... Read more

Christian camp to close for good after abuse scandal

John Smyth is confronted by Channel 4's Cathy NewmanChannel 4 NewsThe Christian camp associated with John Smyth is to close this summer after a yearslong abuse scandal involving the late evangelical leader.The Titus Trust, which runs Iwerne Camp, said it had made the decision following "an extensive year-long review", resulting in a "reorganisation focused on extending... Read more

Christian Organization Calls for Cancellation of PBS’ LGBTQ Pride Month Miniseries, TV Broadcast

Christian Organization Calls for Cancellation of PBS' LGBTQ Pride Month Miniseries, TV Broadcast A Christian group is clamoring for PBS to break its ties with an upcoming series that will highlight LGBTQ+ life in America.In honor of Pride Month, PBS will release a miniseries of six short episodes PBS Voices YouTube channel. The... Read more

Ravi Zacharias dies aged 74 – From a teenage sceptic to 48 glorious years of Christian ministry

Ravi Zacharias and his wife Margie(Photo: RZIM)Apologist Ravi Zacharias passed away this morning at his home in Atlanta, following a brief battle with bone cancer. He was 74.The Christian apologist was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in March 2020 after going in for back surgery on February 20. Since then, he had... Read more

Take Your Family on an Epic Journey through Christian History

In the springtime, the fields surrounding the ancient site of Ephesus are flecked with blood red, the color of the wild poppies that thrive in the Mediterranean climate. The day we visited, my son chased lizards around fallen fluted columns and scoured for fragments of pottery in the agora where Paul mightve picked up a... Read more

Christian leaders pay tribute to Ravi Zacharias

Evangelical Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias says those who expose the truth about Islam do so at great risk to their personal safety.(RZIM)Christian leaders worldwide are paying tribute to Christian apologist, author and speaker, Ravi Zacharias, who died Tuesday from a rare form of cancer. He was 74.Zacharias' daughter, Sarah Davis, announced her father's passing in... Read more

7 Living Christian Composers You Should Know

While mainstream popular music receives far more publicity than contemporary classical music (also ambiguously called new music), the 21st century is proving to be one of the most exciting and diverse times for classical music creation and stylistic fusion. You may also be surprised to know that even in todays highly secular arts culture, many... Read more

Her Success Doesnt Threaten Mine – Encouragement for Today – May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020Her Success Doesnt Threaten MineLYSA TERKEURST Lee en espaolThese were his instructions to them: The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. Luke 10:2 (NLT) Have you ever wondered if theres any... Read more

8 Things to Expect from Married Life as a Christian

1. Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 ESV2. Enjoy life with the wife whom you love. Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV3. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25 ESV 4. Wives, submit to your own... Read more

What COVID-19 Means for the Future of Christian Higher Education

We are clearly in a defining historical moment that represents a paradigm shift in the world of Christian higher education. From this point forward, institutional histories will be written in terms of pre-coronavirus and post-coronavirus. The best way to face this ongoing challenge is with great flexibility and as much preparation as possible. Rethinking Space... Read more

Why Western Intellectuals Are Dreaming Christian Dreams

As Christian belief continues to fade across Europe and America, many leading thinkers in the West are still dreaming Christian dreams. Why? French philosopher Luc Ferry wrote an excellent book in 2011 called A Brief History of Thought. He divides the history of thought into three stages: Greek philosophy, Christianity, and secular humanism. Even though... Read more

Chosen – Encouragement for Today – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020ChosenANITHA ABRAHAMLee en espaol And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him, for this is he. Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward 1 Samuel 16:12b-13b (ESV)Have you ever felt like you... Read more

Why Christian Family Counseling Is Important

Mom and Dad just found out their teenager has another in-school suspension. Mom thinks its Dads fault, Dad thinks its Moms fault. The blaming continues and the fracture in their family system has grown larger. The weight of their issues keeps piling up. They are overwhelmed. They take their kids to church every Sunday. They... Read more

TGC Podcast: Christian Formation According to Edwards

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Kyle Strobel: I figured out I wanted to be a professor before I figured out what I wanted to teach. It’s a weird experience. I did a Bible bachelor’s degree and then I... Read more

Christian Geneticist Francis Collins Has Won the Prestigious 2020 Templeton Prize | RELEVANT Magazine

U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins has won the prestigious Templeton Prize, one of the largest annual prizes awarded to an individual. Collins was recognized for his work bridging the perceived gulf between faith and science, andharnessing the power of the sciences to explore the deepest questions of the universe and humankinds... Read more

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The Quran with Christian Commentary – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] The next is an excerpt from The Quran with Christian Commentary: A Information to to Understanding the Scripture of Islam. Copyright 2020 by Gordon Nickel. Revealed by Zondervan. Used with permission. All rights reserved. [Browse the Understanding Islam part within the Bible Gateway Retailer] [Learn the Bible Gateway Weblog put up, Loving Our Muslim... Read more

Christian Leaders Are Calling on Congress to Make Voting Safe and Fair | RELEVANT Magazine

Christian Leaders Are Calling on Congress to Make Voting Secure and Honest | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] America’s religion in its personal electoral course of has by no means been rock stable (and a few voters have good cause for skepticism) however the coronavirus pandemic has led to an entire slew of complicating components. Whether or not it’s the well being and security of individuals in line to vote... Read more

Four Distinguishing Characteristics of Christian Assurance - Tim Challies

4 Distinguishing Traits of Christian Assurance – Tim Challies

[ad_1] Assurance of salvation is likely one of the most valuable Christian doctrines, however in some methods additionally one of the troublesome. Why? As Sinclair Ferguson so aptly explains, as a result of some excellent Christians expertise it solely by way of the best struggles whereas others by no means fail to expertise it. On... Read more

Why I Am (Not) a Christian

Why I Am (Not) a Christian

[ad_1] If being a Christian means not being open to embrace doubt and confusion, then I'm not a Christian. The earliest lesson I discovered in my stroll with Jesus was the significance of being open and trustworthy about your doubts. I grew up in a really Christian surroundings. I lived and breathed youth group and... Read more

This Viral TikTok Is the First Christian Movie Masterpiece | RELEVANT Magazine

This Viral TikTok Is the First Christian Film Masterpiece | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] There have been dangerous Christian films. There have been good Christian films. There have even been one or two nice Christian films. However has there ever been a faith-based cinematic expertise that's so beautiful in its craft, common in its themes and timeless in its message that it transcends to the extent... Read more

Stopping COVID-19’s Third Wave: Our Christian Duty

Stopping COVID-19’s Third Wave: Our Christian Responsibility

[ad_1] As Christians, we discuss rather a lot concerning the least of those. As devastating as the results of coronavirus are for these of us in developed economies, they are going to be unimaginably catastrophic in nations with fragile infrastructures, economies, and medical companies. I see a 3rd wave approaching on this international pandemic and... Read more

A Christian Group Is Urging American Churches to Resume In-Person Services on May 3 | RELEVANT Magazine

A Christian Group Is Urging American Church buildings to Resume In-Individual Providers on Could 3 | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A conservative authorized nonprofit referred to as The Liberty Counsel has launched a brand new initiative urging church buildings to get again to in-person companies on Sunday, Could 3. The ReOpen Church Sunday undertaking encourages churchgoers to watch “appropriate measures of sanitization and appropriate social distancing between families” at church, however argues... Read more

Here Is Christian Encouragement From All Over the World - Tim Challies

Right here Is Christian Encouragement From All Over the World – Tim Challies

[ad_1] On Saturday I requested should you would contemplate sending alongside some encouragement. Particularly, I requested should you would reply to this: God guarantees to work all issues for the great of those that love him and are referred to as based on his goal. This contains even, and maybe particularly, the troublesome issues. What... Read more

New and Notable Christian Books for April 2020 - Tim Challies

New and Notable Christian Books for April 2020 – Tim Challies

[ad_1] I am within the lucky place of receiving limitless numbers of Christian books. Each month or so I attempt to kind by means of them to determine the brand new books that appear most noteworthy and, due to this fact, could also be of most curiosity to readers such as you. Right here is... Read more

Muslim messages broadcast from ancient Christian church - Mission Network News

Muslim messages broadcast from historic Christian church – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Turkey (MNN) The Hagia Sophia, an historic and iconic Christian church in Turkey,has been utilized by the federal government to broadcast Muslim messages. David Curry of Open Doorways USA says the Hagia Sophia represents the guts of the Japanese Orthodox Church and has been particular to Christians for hundreds of years. Emperor Constantine, the... Read more