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Ofsted will mark down schools that don’t teach LGBT relationships to pupils

(Photo: Unsplash/Alex Jackman)Failing to teach about LGBT relationships will be marked down in school inspection reports from next year, Ofsted has said. In a report issued on Thursday, the schools regulator said it was ready to resume full inspections from January, at which time inspectors will assess schools' "readiness" to comply with statutory guidance on... Read more

Survey: Almost Two-Thirds of Young US Adults Don’t Know Six Million Jews Died in the Holocaust | RELEVANT

A new survey commissioned by theConference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has found some troubling results about the contemporary understanding of the Holocaust among young American adults. Specifically, nearly two-thirds of the millennial and Gen Z adults aged between 18 and 39 did not know that six million Jews were killed in... Read more

Report: A Third of American Evangelicals Don’t Believe Jesus Was God | RELEVANT

A new study from Ligonier Ministries conducted by LifeWay Research found that a little over half of all Americans say that Jesus was a good teacher but don’t believe that he’s God. That’s not terribly surprising and more or less holds with the general downward trend of Christian belief in the U.S. over the last... Read more

Dont Waste Your Sorrow | by Allan Mitchell

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:13-14 NLT Do... Read more

Praying When You Dont Have Words – Encouragement for Today – September 3, 2020

August 3, 2020Praying When You Dont Have WordsCHRYSTAL EVANS HURSTLee en espaolShe said, Let your maidservant find favor in your sight. So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. 1 Samuel 1:18 (NASB)I just couldnt stop crying.As I lay in the bed next to my mother on her... Read more

Why Don’t You Hear God When You Need Him the Most?

Trusting God to provide is a wonderful concept, and one that most Christians want to live out. However, when the Lord seems silent or even aloof to our circumstances, it doesnt take long for our faith to waiver. If trust doesnt come easy for you, here are a few ways to build it:Recall Gods faithfulness:How... Read more

We Don’t Turn to Government, Trump Says: We Put Our Faith in Almighty God

We Don't Turn to Government, Trump Says: We Put Our Faith in Almighty God Labeling this years presidential race the most important election in the nations history, President Trump accepted the Republican Partys nomination Thursday and warned about a socialist agenda he said would be implemented if Democrat Joe Biden wins in November.Trump spoke for... Read more

Dont Be Afraid | Devotional by Rich Vega

The TV was on, and I heard them again. The voices. Theyre trying to scare me and seclude me from others. Suddenly, as we went about minding our business, these voices interrupted our daily lives. They got louder and more persistent. Fear was purposely planted into our hearts, and we were afraid to go outside.... Read more

Dont Be Afraid of Missing God – Encouragement for Today – August 25, 2020

August 25, 2020Dont Be Afraid of Missing GodLISA BEVERE Lee en espaolYou hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Psalm 139:5-6 (ESV)Recently, and completely unexpectedly, I met a goddaughter.I was in a waiting area when a... Read more

Choosing online church doesn’t mean we don’t have faith

(Photo: Unsplash/Rachel Coyne)Where I live, we have a great word: 'Mardy.' The Oxford English Dictionary says it means "in a petulant bad mood; sulky or grumpy". Those of us that use the word know the gist is correct, but it's much more than that, including a mild toddler-like tantrum. There does seem to be a... Read more

School district policies say parents don’t need to know if their child has gender dysphoria

(Photo: Unsplash/Annie Spratt)Gender-bending sex-ed curricula used in some public schools, along with corresponding school district policies, don't meet established standards set forth in law, activists and scholars warned at recent Heritage Foundation panel. As part of the Protecting Children in Education Summit hosted virtually at Heritage on Aug. 12, advocates detailed several efforts parents are undertaking... Read more

Videogames Probably Don’t Cause Violence, but They Sure Seemed like a Good Scapegoat in 1993 – Christ and Pop Culture

Every other Wednesday in Fads!Crazes!Panics!,Luke T. Harringtonlooks at one of the random obsessions to have gripped the public mind in the recent past, and tries, in vain, to make sense of it all. In the late eighties, videogame designers were looking for ways to make games look more realistic. Mario and Pac-Man were cute, sure,... Read more

Dont Forget to Rest – Beloved Women – August 19, 2020

Dont Forget to Rest Beloved Women August 19, 2020READ: So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. (Hebrews 4:9 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: God has given us all the same amount of time each week. He has also given us all the same gift. Sabbath rest.How much of that time do you spend resting?... Read more

Survey: Majority of American Christians Dont Believe the Gospel

The Story: A new survey finds that a majority of people who describe themselves as Christian accept a works-oriented means to Gods acceptance. The Background: A survey conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University find that American adults today increasingly adopt a salvation-can-be-earned perspective. A plurality of adults (48 percent) believe that... Read more

Quarantine Can Turn You Into a Social Media Addict. Don’t Let It. | RELEVANT Magazine

With America on lockdown, many of us are spending more time with our phones and social media feeds than is normal or healthy. This piece, originally published in 2017, has some advice on how to curb the need for validation, information and entertainment Have you ever noticed that your greatest need can produce your... Read more

Why Single Moms Don’t Attend Church (And What We Can Do about It)

Single Moms. Just hearing those two words together immediately evokes a response. For some, you will think of the single mother who raised you, as your father passed away far too early, or maybe you think of a special co-worker, family member, or friend who has a unique story. Your heart is filled with compassionate... Read more

Dont Go It Alone | Thoughts about God by Julie Cosgrove

“The Lord God said, It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. Genesis 2:18 Many of you have heard the adage that FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. But right now, whats going in isnt false. It is very, very real. So I am offering... Read more

Franklin Graham Warns of ‘All-Out Socialism’ If Americans Don’t Vote and Pray in November

Franklin Graham Warns of 'All-Out Socialism' If Americans Don't Vote and Pray in November Evangelist Franklin Graham said Monday the United States is in danger of becoming socialist if Americans dont vote in November for leaders who love this country, defend the Constitution and support law & order.Graham made the comments in a... Read more

If Schools Don’t Open, the Funding Should ‘Go to the Parents,’ Trump Says

If Schools Don't Open, the Funding Should 'Go to the Parents,' Trump Says Schools that dont meet in-person this school year should send the money budgeted for each student to the parents so they can use it for private schools or homeschooling, President Trump says.Trump made the comments Thursday during a press conference... Read more

I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through – Beloved Women – July 24, 2020

I Don't Look Like What I've Been Through Beloved Women July 24, 2020READ: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 2:5 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I know now why God was so specific when he talked about transforming your mind.  When we focus on the outer man, it only covers up... Read more

Dont Think Too Much | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. Isaiah 41:10 I am a worst-case scenario thinker. No matter what the situation, I can always jump to a horrible conclusion. A little cold could turn into a life-threatening disease. A vacation could end in disaster. One... Read more

Christians Don’t Understand How Horrible Christendom Was (as Is)

History requires us to admit that Christendom was often used as a system of oppression. Christians cannot claim to communicate gospel truth while simultaneously denying and avoiding truth within their own cultural and historical legacies. Any promises of a future Kingdom of God, filled with peace and restoration and kindness, seem absurdly hypocritical coming from... Read more

Help! I Dont Know Where to Start with Racial Reconciliation

This article is part of the Help! series. The Intersection of Lament and Racial Reconciliation Where are we to begin when it comes to issues of race and injustice in our world today? Given the loaded nature of racial reconciliation and justice, a helpful starting point can be lamentthe biblical language of empathy and sorrow.... Read more

I Dont Know That But I Do Know This – Encouragement for Today – July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020I Dont Know That But I Do Know This ALICIA BRUXVOORTLee en espaolI remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 (NIV)Years ago, I volunteered as a reading assistant in my sons kindergarten classroom.Armed with a pile of books and a load... Read more

Love Those We Dont Like | by Suzanne Benner

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 The call to imitate God sounds impossible. Yet, just as a small child imperfectly mimics a parents actions, disciples of Jesus copy him. These... Read more

Love Those We Dont Like | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 The call to imitate God sounds impossible. Yet, just as a small child imperfectly mimics a parents actions, disciples of Jesus copy him. These... Read more