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Not Good Enough – Encouragement Café – July 9

Not Good Enough By Robin JonesEven though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.  Psalm 23:4Paralyzed with fear, I lay in the dark crying and whining and carrying on. I implored myself, Robin get up. Get... 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

Americans Dont See Human Life as SacredBut See Humanity as Basically Good

The Story: A new study finds that a majority of Americans no longer believe human life has intrinsic value, with six out of ten rejecting the idea that human life is sacred. Yet a majority also say that humans are basically good. The Background: According to new research from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona... Read more

Good Stress, Bad Stress, Whats the Difference?

In our fast-paced culture, finding balance can feel nearly impossible. There is so much pressure to fill up every moment of our day. Achievement can easily become our god. Balance is something we all aspire for while testing out ideas like minimalism, meditation, and more.Where do we draw the line between the positive stress that... Read more

Good news from Syria – Mission Network News

Syria (MNN) Its easy to think of Syria as the country of bad news, but the Holy Spirit is on the move, even during COVID-19. Between civil war, a refugee crisis, and a tanking economy,Syria has become a bland headline full of bad news best skipped over. Even the word Syria brings dusty rocks and... Read more

PETERS ODD LIFE AND GOOD GOD: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

08 Jun PETERS ODD LIFE AND GOOD GOD: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll …behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your... Read more

Shape Their Moral Imaginations Through Good Stories

Nathan could have handled his showdown with David differently. He could have told the king that he knew all about Bathsheba and Uriah. He could have quoted the Ten Commandments. Instead, he told King David a story. Nathans story of the poor man with the pet ewe lamb caught Davids imagination. Perhaps he had his... Read more

Anne Bradstreet Is a Good Tonic for a Virus-Haunted Age

For many Reformed evangelicals, the Puritans are like old friends. Pastor-writers like John Bunyan, Matthew Henry, and John Owen stare down from our bookshelves. Jeremiah Burroughs and John Flavel are quoted in sermons and on social media. Yet we hear far less about one important Puritan writer: Anne Bradstreet. We need Bradstreet because her works... Read more

Switchfoot Has Dropped a Cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Swim Good’ and Has an EP of Covers on the Way | RELEVANT Magazine

Switchfoot has been putting quarantine to good use by recordinga new EP of covers called, appropriately enough,Covers. That’s not super surprising, as most bands put out a cover album at some point in their careers. What is a little surprising is the wild mix of artists they’ll be paying tribute to. Vampire Weekends Harmony... Read more

10 Differences between a Nice Guy and a Good Man

It always amazes methe toxic pull a bad boy image has on the hearts of women, especially on the young and naive. But as we mature, we should recognize the danger of being drawn to this type of personality. We see what once looked like the promise of a passionate love affair quickly degrades into... Read more

Really Bad Reviews of Really Good Books – Tim Challies

One of the great benefits of the internet is the way it can give everyone an equal voice. Of course one of the great drawbacks of the internet (for there is no great technological advancement that doesnt come with both benefits and drawbacks) is the way it can give everyone an equal voice. Nowhere do... Read more

GOOD NEWS: What will work be like in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

28 May GOOD NEWS: What will work be like in Heaven? God Works Genesis 2:2 on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done God sets the example of work & rest to keep us healthy If... Read more

Lets Retrieve Good Theologyand Not Start with Luther

Im often asked in my church history and theology courses, Why does this class matter for the pastorate? Or on the mission field? Or in my home? The idea that historical theology can influence or transform how we minister, proclaim the gospel, plant churches, or raise children is foreign to many of my students and,... Read more

Voting for the Common Good

(Editor’s note: While we want to be indialogue with our friends who are working to encourage the public to vote its conscience and keep their neighbor in mind this election season, please also note that Red Letter Christiansa nonpartisan 501c3welcomes everyone, regardless of party affiliation, to the table where there’s enough room and grace for... Read more

GOOD NEWS: What will Sabbath rest be like in Heaven? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

23 May GOOD NEWS: What will Sabbath rest be like in Heaven? Going to Heaven is Like Leaving Egypt Hebrews 4:13 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2For good news came to us just as to... Read more

When The Good Place Goes Bad

The Good Place is an intriguing television show. It takes a single-camera sitcom with lovable characters and a healthy dose of positivity, and pairs it with moral philosophy and questions about the afterlife. Its kind of like if Lost and Parks and Rec had a baby. In its four seasons, the showreviewed by TGC in... Read more

God Made Sex, and His Rules Are Good

It was probably the most bizarre moment of my life. I was doing some English teaching in central Thailand and had been invited to contribute to a regional training day for high-school English teachers. As a native English speaker, I was there to help with things like pronunciation and conversational English. Or so I thought.... 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

GOOD NEWS: Will we be married in Heaven with our pets and babies? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

17 May GOOD NEWS: Will we be married in Heaven with our pets and babies? LINK TO SERMON The whole world is afraid of death. Bad news = bad health If this is all there is, I better pack it in and if I dont have a lot of regrets If this is all there... Read more

The Gospel Coalition Podcast: The Good News of Romans 8

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Trillia: If you didn’t know, my name is Trillia Newbell. I’m from the Nashville area. And today we’re going to talk about Romans 8, but I don’t want to talk about all of... Read more

Ethan Hawke Is an Abolitionist on a Mission From God in the Trailer for ‘Good Lord Bird’ | RELEVANT Magazine

Infamous American abolitionist John Brown didn’t become a legend by being non-controversial. In life, America’s sin of slavery weighed on his soul like few white men before or since, and his abolitionist tactics drove him to spur pacifism for a more old-fashioned type of justice that involved the business end of a pistol, culminating... Read more

Ethan Hawke Is an Abolitionist on a Mission From God in the Trailer for 'Good Lord Bird' | RELEVANT Magazine

Ethan Hawke Is an Abolitionist on a Mission From God within the Trailer for ‘Good Lord Chicken’ | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Notorious American abolitionist John Brown didn’t turn out to be a legend by being non-controversial. In life, America’s sin of slavery weighed on his soul like few white males earlier than or since, and his abolitionist ways drove him to spur pacifism for a extra old school kind of justice that concerned... Read more

Thankful for Gods Good Gift of Government - Tim Challies

Grateful for Gods Good Present of Authorities – Tim Challies

[ad_1] I was requested the opposite day what I used to be grateful for within the midst of a pandemic. My reply stunned even me. Im grateful for presidency. It was stunning, however true. Whilst I sit at house throughout a protracted, compelled lockdown, at the same time as I wonder if anybody actually has... Read more

8 Ways Temptation Actually Works for Our Good - Tim Challies

eight Methods Temptation Really Works for Our Good – Tim Challies

[ad_1] Temptation is a common expertise. If Jesus himself didn't escape it, we might be sure that we are going to not both. It may be troublesome to see any good in temptation, but we all know that God has promised to work all issues for our goodeven temptation. Thomas Watson addresses this in his... Read more

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How one can Reside the Bible Can Something Good Come Out of Struggling? – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] That is the one-hundred-second lesson in writer and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How one can Reside the Bible sequence. If you already know somebody or a gaggle who want to observe alongside on this journey by Scripture, they'll get extra information and signal as much as obtain these essays through electronic mail right here. Mel... Read more

A Curation of Hope: Some Good News with John Krasinski - Christ and Pop Culture

A Curation of Hope: Some Good Information with John Krasinski – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] The world is filled with unhealthy information proper now. Between writing and publishing this, the variety of folks contaminated by the Coronavirus is sure to extend by huge quantities. The healthcare system is going through an unprecedented pressure, persons are dying alone with out consolation from family members, the economic system is in shambles,... Read more

Betrayed by Judas | Easter Good Friday Devotional by Max Lucado

Betrayed by Judas | Easter Good Friday Devotional by Max Lucado

[ad_1] When betrayal comes, what do you do? Get out? Get indignant? Get even? It's a must to take care of it a way. Lets see how Jesus handled it. Start by noticing how Jesus noticed Judas. Jesus answered, Good friend, do what you got here to do. (Matthew 26:50) Of all of the names... Read more

Could the Coronavirus be Good for the Church?

Might the Coronavirus be Good for the Church?

[ad_1] The coronavirus has negatively impacted communities around the globe. Spiritual communities are not any exception. With solely days discover, church buildings have needed to adapt to dwell streaming providers on-line, persevering with meals pantries and different service engagements with restricted employees and assets, and providing new types of communion and fellowship within the age... Read more

Why Pastors Should Be Good Readers

Why Pastors Ought to Be Good Readers

[ad_1] Studying Literature for Higher Understanding of the Bible One of many issues pastors can do this shouldnt be underestimated is to learn lots of literature. Have a little bit ebook of poetry by your bedside or learn some novels. After we do the correct of studying, it heightens our sensitivities to the literary types... Read more