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3 Good Ways a Crisis Can Shape Your Faith – TGC Africa

Crises are unsettling. Many Christians, however, agree that the most God honouring way to respond to the fear induced by the COVID-19 crisis is faith. Faith in God is a sure antidote for fear. Fear incapacitates but faith invigorates. John Piper writes that the presence of hope in the invincible sovereignty of God drives out... Read more

Good Leaders Embrace Their Limits

Editors’ note:  This article is published in partnership with Crossway and adapted from Lead by Paul David Tripp, 2020. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, crossway.org. Once I was speaking at a mens conference and was asked if I could choose a superpower, what it would be. Others had... Read more

What Do We Owe Each Other While We Wait for The Good Place? – Christ and Pop Culture

Hell is other people. At least thats what Jean-Paul Sarte argues in the play No Exit and what C. S. Lewis displays in The Great Divorce. Hell consists of people moving further and further away from each other because they cant get along. (And anyone on social media can get on board with that reasoning.)... Read more

What Good is God? | RELEVANT

How do I get myself into these predicaments? I asked myself as the plane left the chaos of India and sped toward my Colorado home. Its a good questionone I ask after each grueling trip. I travel for the same reason anyone travels. We experience beauty and adventure, expand horizons, gain a new perspective on... Read more

How to Keep Good Boundaries with Your Ex after Divorce

What are boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud, an author of the book Boundaries, says,Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me... Read more

New CEO for Christian adoption charity Home for Good

Krish Kandiah (l) is moving to a part-time role at Home for Good, the charity he found to find more homes for children in the care systemTania Bright has been appointed as the new CEO of Christian fostering and adoption charity Home for Good.  She succeeds founder Dr Krish Kandiah, who will move to a... Read more

Random acts of kindness are good for wellbeing – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Benjamin Combs)People who help others are helping themselves, new research published by the American Psychological Association suggests.  The study was led by Bryant PH Hui, at the University of Hong Kong, and a team of researchers who analyzed 201 independent studies looking at the link between kindness and wellbeing, and comprising 198,213 participants. Although... Read more

The Good Thing vs. The God Thing – Beloved Women – August 26, 2020

The Good Thing vs. The God Thing Beloved Women August 26, 2020READ: All things are lawful, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful, but not all things build up.(1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: In todays verse, we see Paul share a powerful principle. He admonishes the Believers at Corinth to not get... Read more

North Carolina Bishop Argues That Kamala Harris ‘Ain’t Good for Black Folk’

North Carolina Bishop Argues That Kamala Harris 'Ain't Good for Black Folk' On Sunday, Bishop Patrick Wooden Sr. delivered some scathing remarks about Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris in an impassioned sermon at his church, Upper Room Church of God in Christ, in Raleigh, North Carolina.Wooden called Harris out on her criminal justice record during her... Read more

Ethics for the Digital Age: Defining and Pursuing the Good for Our Good

A friend recently tweeted he believes ethics to be an impossibility. As he unpacked what he meant, I realized this attitude toward ethics is shared by many, especially in our digital age. With the rise of sophisticated modern technologiessuch as artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, bioengineering, and social mediaour society will increasingly question what’s moral... 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

5 Tips for Raising Boys to Be Good Men

Propelling my boys to dream about their contribution to a better future is the sacred role of parenting. A parents words have immeasurable impact. When our words are used to plant seeds of hope, gift with direction, and pour in blessing, theyre expressions of Gods Word to us. I try to intentionally speak one blessing... Read more

Has Christianity Done More Harm Than Good? – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Glen Scrivener: So the question is, has Christian religion done more good than evil in the world? And I recently read a really good book by this Australian evangelist called Sam Chan. Don’t... Read more

A Bunch of Good Reasons To Saturate Your Worship Services in the Bible – Tim Challies

A short time ago I compared certain evangelical churches to a meatless, cheeseless, crustless pizza. Just like removing too many elements of a pizza will call into doubt whether something still qualifies as pizza at all, removing too many elements of worship should call into doubt whether something still qualifies as a worship service. A... Read more

THE GOOD NEWS CLUB

I first learned about the after-school Good News in a letter. At first glance, I thought it was junk mail and threw it away, but the Lord prompted me to pull it out of the trash and read it. At the time, my church was meeting in a public school on Sunday mornings, and we... Read more

‘Wakeup Call for the Church’: Half of Americans Say Good Deeds Get You to Heaven, Poll Shows

'Wakeup Call for the Church': Half of Americans Say Good Deeds Get You to Heaven, Poll Shows Roughly half of Americans believe they will go to heaven if they are generally good or do enough good things, while one-third believe salvation is obtained only by accepting Jesus Christ as savior, according to a... Read more

Falwell Has Responded to His Bizarre Instagram Post: ‘Just In Good Fun’ | RELEVANT Magazine

On Monday, Jerry Falwell Jr. found himself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons after a since-deleted Instagram post saw him hanging out with his pants unzipped and his shirt hiked up, next to a family friend, holding a beverage the caption identified as “black water.” The photo raised eyebrow for a number... 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

Gods Good Plans for You: An Interview with Megan Fate Marshman – Bible Gateway Blog

What does it mean when the Bible says God’s plan for your life is to give you a hope and a future? Can you know his plan? Can you trust it? What is active dependence on God? What is God’s definition of good? Bible Gateway interviewed Megan Fate Marshman (@meganfate and @meganfate) about her book,... Read more

A Good, Healthy Struggle | Devotional by Max Lucado

God is using your struggles to toughen you up! Its like viewing a movie after youve read the book. When something bad happens, everyone else gasps at the crisis on the screen. Not you. Why? Youve read the book. You know how the good guy gets out of the tight spot. God views your life... Read more

Good and Angry – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of July 23

Good and AngryVerse:  Ephesians 4:25-27Additional Scripture Readings: Psalms 37:8Mark 3:5Is it possible to be good, and angry? As far as we can tell, the answer is no. The good moms we watch either dont get angry or they dont let us know theyre angry. Watching such folks can leave us frustrated and guilt-ridden regarding our own... Read more

Yes, the World’s Gone Crazy; Here’s Why That’s Good for the Church

Jennifer Slattery JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com Sometimes it feels as if our world’s imploding—with ongoing threats of nuclear war, hate groups, school shootings, and economic experts predicting financial doom. But what if all this chaos has the capacity for good? What if, contrary to what our fretful brains tell us, God is still in control and is, even... Read more

So Good of You – Encouragement Café – July 22

So Good of You By Paris RenaeYet it was good of you to share in my troubles. Philippians 4:14Towards the end of the book of Philippians, Paul speaks of being content in every situation; but then says, Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.A reminder for us. We know our sweet Jesus... Read more

What Good Thing Are You Known For? – Encouragement for Today – July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020What Good Thing Are You Known For?AMY CARROLL We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all Gods people the faith and love that spring from the hope stored... Read more

70 Percent of Evangelical Churchgoers Say ‘People Are Basically Good,’ Poll Shows

70 Percent of Evangelical Churchgoers Say 'People Are Basically Good,' Poll Shows Nearly seven in 10 Americans, including a majority of those who attend evangelical churches, believe people are basically good, according to a new survey by Arizona Christian Universitys Cultural Research Center.A total of 69 percent of U.S. adults agree with the... Read more

TGC Podcast: Jackie Hill Perry on Gay Girl, Good God

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Jackie Hill Perry: Before we begin. Let me pray. God, I just want to take this time seriously, saying that you’re real and you’re present and you’re big and you’re holy and you... Read more

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