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Mexico Rejects Abortion Imperialism

Mexico Rejects Abortion Imperialism Recently, Mexicos Supreme Court refused a sweeping Roe v. Wade kind of ruling on abortion. The ruling was in response to a ruling by a lower court judge which ordered the state legislature of Vera Cruz to amend its penal code and allow abortion in the first twelve weeks of... Read more

Loving Beyond Labels – Encouragement for Today – August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020Loving Beyond LabelsLYNN COWELLLee en espaolA new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34 (ESV)Growing up, I switched schools several times, so starting over was a normal part of life for me. The thing I... Read more

Trusting God in Trying Times – Encouragement for Today – August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020Trusting God in Trying TimesSHARON JAYNES Lee en espaolDont be afraid, the prophet answered. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them. 2 Kings 6:16 (NIV)One phone call, and my life crumbled into a pile of dust easily blown away by shock and unbelief. In a moment, my... Read more

Beirut blast will exacerbate Lebanon food shortages – Christian Aid

The explosion has killed at least a hundred people and injured thousands more(Photo: Reuters)The massive explosion at Beirut's port on Tuesday is threatening to plunge even more Lebanese into hunger, Christian Aid has warned.  The development agency said the blast had destroyed livelihoods at a time when the country - home to a million Syrian... Read more

Are Gods Plans Meant for Good? – Encouragement for Today – August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020Are Gods Plans Meant for Good?MEGAN FATE MARSHMAN Lee en espaolAnd we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)God knows the plans He has for your life, and theyre meant for good.I dont know... Read more

Students at Christian College Stand against Radical Protestors Who Want to Tear Down Cross

Students at Christian College Stand against Radical Protestors Who Want to Tear Down Cross Students and pastors in Eugene, Oregon, took a stand against protestors on Friday who allegedly wanted to deface and tear down a cross that has been on the small private Christian colleges campus for decades.A Facebook post entitled, War... Read more

Christian teacher in misgendering row let go from second school for calling Muhammad a ‘false prophet’

Joshua SutcliffeA Christian teacher who took his former school to court over a misgendering row says he has been let go from a second school after saying Muhammad was a "false prophet". Joshua Sutcliffe made the comments in a video posted to his personal YouTube channel in which he also singled out Russell Brand, Mormon founder... Read more

The God Who Sees Me – Encouragement for Today – August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020The God Who Sees MeMELISSA SPOELSTRA Lee en espaolYou are the God who sees me. She also said, Have I truly seen the One who sees me? Genesis 16:13b (NLT)I received the long text and read it slowly. Then I read it again. She accused me of saying things I never said. She... Read more

God Is Grey’s Brenda Davies Receives Cease and Desist from Christian Parenting Experts

God Is Grey's Brenda Davies Receives Cease and Desist from Christian Parenting Experts (RNS) Brenda Davies, host of the popular God is Grey Youtube channel and podcast, received a cease and desist letter earlier this month from the lawyers of Isaac and Angie Tolpin of Courageous Parenting ministries, in response to mention of... Read more

Persecution in India is ‘intensifying’ – Christian group

(Photo: Unsplash/Laurentiu Morariu)The persecution of Christians in India intensified to "alarming" levels in the first half of 2020, a human rights group reports.  Hate crimes against Christians in the country rose by 41% in spite of a nationwide lockdown in response to coronavirus, Persecution Relief said in its half yearly report. It reports 293 recorded hate... Read more

Diamonds and Dumpster Fires – Encouragement for Today – August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020Diamonds and Dumpster FiresJADA MCLINTICK, COMPEL Training MemberLee en espaol to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the... Read more

How to Apply Literary Sensibility to Christian Doctrine

From Literature to Theology If you pull a book of systematic theology off the shelf and thumb through it, youll quickly see it looks a lot different than the Bible. It tends to be more technical, more precise in its definitions. So how do we get from the Biblewhich has all of these stories, poems,... Read more

10 New and Notable Christian Books for July 2020 – Tim Challies

Even in the heat of summer Christian publishers continue to bring us great new books! It has actually been quite a July for Christian readers with lots of notable books coming our way. Here are a few of the ones that stood out to me. Why Is My Teenager Feeling Like This?: A Guide for... Read more

As Hagia Sophia converted to mosque, SAT-7 explores Turkey’s Christian legacy – Mission Network News

Turkey (MNN) The Hagia Sophia is now open as a mosque. The ancient Christian church had been used as a museum since 1934, celebrating the cultural diversity of Turkey. The conversion has caused a lot of controversies. Many Christians are saddened by the move, especially as Christian icons in the church are covered up during... Read more

The Gift of Our Weakness – Encouragement for Today – July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020The Gift of Our WeaknessALEXANDRA HOOVERLee en espaolBut he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness. Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christs power may reside in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (CSB)There have been times in... Read more

Christian Advocacy Groups Criticize Trump Administration’s Decision Not to Allow New DACA Applications

Christian Advocacy Groups Criticize Trump Administration's Decision Not to Allow New DACA Applications Some Christian advocacy groups are criticizing the Trump administration's announcement that it will not allow new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo saying that it would allow DACA recipients... Read more

Cardinals’ Wainwright Says Christian Faith Led Him to Wear Black Lives Matter Shirt

Cardinals' Wainwright Says Christian Faith Led Him to Wear Black Lives Matter Shirt One of Major League Baseballs top pitchers says his Christian faith and his love for his teammates compelled him to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt as a show of unity.St. Louis veteran Adam Wainwright and the rest of the... Read more

Christian girl was abducted at gunpoint and forced to convert to Islam, say family

Maira Shahbaz(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)The family of a Christian girl is fighting for her freedom after saying she was abducted at gunpoint, forced to convert to Islam and marry a Muslim man.  The Lahore High Court is to hear the case of Maira Shahbaz, 14, next week after a local court overturned... Read more

Familiar Faithfulness – Encouragement for Today – July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020Familiar Faithfulness NICKI KOZIARZ Lee en espaolLet us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 (ESV)If youve felt like this year has been uncomfortable and unfamiliar, you are not alone.If youve wondered what God is doing in this season, you are not alone.And if... Read more

SF Giants’ Sam Coonrod refuses to kneel for Black Lives Matter: ‘I’m Christian and will only kneel before God’

Sam Coonrod and the San Francisco Giants players prior to their season opener.TwitterSan Francisco Giants pitcher, Sam Coonrod, has said that he will not kneel for Black Lives Matter because he is a Christian and will only kneel before God. The baseball star was the only MLB player who remained standing as players from the... Read more

Christian Leaders Disagree with MacArthur’s Church: Bible Doesn’t Require ‘Civil Disobedience’ in Pandemic

Christian Leaders Disagree with MacArthur's Church: Bible Doesn't Require 'Civil Disobedience' in Pandemic Two leaders at a well-known Christian ministry say they respect John MacArthurs church for defying an order from the state of California but believe other churches can reach a different conclusion and still be obedient to Christ and Scripture.Mark Dever,... Read more

You Are More than the Mean Thoughts You Think About Yourself – Encouragement for Today – July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020You Are More than the Mean Thoughts You Think About YourselfASHLEY JACKSON Lee en espaolWe destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 (ESV) I knew I shouldnt hate myself, but I couldn't stop judging myself on behalf of... Read more

U.K. Christian Ministry Loses Bank Accounts after Campaign by LGBT Critics

U.K. Christian Ministry Loses Bank Accounts after Campaign by LGBT Critics A Christian ministry in the United Kingdom recently received death threats, had its bank accounts closed, and saw Instagram and Facebook removed content from their pages. In addition, Core Issues Trust, which is committed to supporting men and women who voluntarily want... Read more

Caucus Uniting Pro-Israel Christian Leaders with Israel’s Parliament to Relaunch This Week

Caucus Uniting Pro-Israel Christian Leaders with Israel's Parliament to Relaunch This Week The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus is set to relaunch this week at the 23rd Knesset at the Friends of Zion Ambassador Institute in Jerusalem.According to CBN News, the KCAC works as a link between pro-Israel Christian leaders and Israels Knesset, or... Read more

China Is ‘No Longer a Safe Place to be a Christian,’ Chinese Christian Asserts

China Is 'No Longer a Safe Place to be a Christian,' Chinese Christian Asserts Christians are seeking asylum in the United States after enduring religious persecution in China by communist officials.According to Baptist Press, in a video interview by International Christian Concern released last week, a Christian named Liao Quiang, alongside his daughter... Read more

Are You Ready For Anything? – Encouragement for Today – July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020Are You Ready For Anything?KATHI LIPP Lee en espaolThe prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs 27:12 (NIV)Nothing in Northern California will cause your heart to beat faster than the word Fire! being yelled into your home.So when I heard pounding on my front... Read more

Rep. Ted Yoho Has Been Removed From the Board of a Christian Charity Following His Vulgar Remark to AOC | RELEVANT Magazine

Bread for the World, the Christian advocacy group led by Eugene Cho, asked Rep. Ted Yoho to resign from its Board of Directors after he reportedly called Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez a f****** b****. The group said they made the decision to ask for Yoho’s resignation out of a desire to affirm our commitment to... Read more

China taking children away from Christian parents, threatens to send them to re-education camps

Early Rain Covenant Church members in China.Facebook/Early Rain Covenant ChurchChina has threatened to send children from Christian families to re-education camps, according to alarming reports from a member of a local church in the country. A member of China's Early Rain Covenant Church has described the intensifying persecution of Christians by the Chinese Communist Party,... Read more

Representative Ted Yoho Asked to Resign from Board of Christian Non-Profit

Representative Ted Yoho Asked to Resign from Board of Christian Non-Profit Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) has been asked to step down from the board of Bread for the World after he allegedly called fellow congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a f***ing b***h in front of media personnel.According to the Washington Post, Bread for the World,... Read more