Trump Allows GSA to Proceed with Biden Transition, but Promises to ‘Keep Up the Good Fight’

Trump Allows GSA to Proceed with Biden Transition, but Promises to 'Keep Up the Good Fight' The U.S. General Services Administration took the initial steps for Joe Bidens transition team to begin coordinating with the Trump Administration, even as President Trump vowed to continue contesting election results in six crucial states.Emily Murphy, the Administrator at... Read more

Movies You Can Watch With Your Parents That Are Actually Good | RELEVANT

OK, presumably, not many of us are headed home for the holidays. Unless you’re already living with your parents (which, all things considered, is neither unlikely nor anything to be embarrassed about) you’re probably, hopefully keeping Thanksgiving a small, socially distanced affair this year as we all do our best to flatten that nerve-wracking curve... Read more

If God Did It, It Must Be Good. Right? – Tim Challies

The sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night, giving perfect peace. So said the inimitable Charles Spurgeon. Or did he? He might have said, When you go through a trial, the sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which you lay your head. Or maybe... Read more

How to Live the Bible Turning the Bad Into the Good – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-thirtieth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. God sent me ahead of... Read more

Real Men: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly | Real Faith

11 Nov Real Men: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Posted at 09:46h in Blog by Mark Driscoll   Sociologists tell us that the average person interacts with 500-2000 people a year. Not only do we manage our relationships, but also our family & extended family. The Ugly – Evil People Romans 1:28-32 since... Read more

Study: The U.S. Divorce Rate Has Hit a 50-Year Low but It’s Not All Good News | RELEVANT

New data analysis from the Institute for Family Studies confirms that divorce in the U.S. is continuing its long decline and has now hit a surprising milestone: it’s lowest rate in half a century. Last year, just 14.9 out of every thousand marriages ended in divorce in the U.S., according to American Community Survey data... Read more

Good News: Successful Pfizer Vaccine Was Developed Without Fetal Cells, Pro-Life Group Says

Good News: Successful Pfizer Vaccine Was Developed Without Fetal Cells, Pro-Life Group Says Research on a new Pfizer vaccine that proved 90 percent effective in clinical trials against COVID-19 did not use fetal cells and is ethically uncontroversial, according to a pro-life research and education institute.The Charlotte Lozier Institute, an arm of the pro-life Susan... Read more

Ben Carson Diagnosed with Covid-19 but ‘Is in Good Spirits’

Ben Carson Diagnosed with Covid-19 but 'Is in Good Spirits' Trump cabinet member Ben Carson has been diagnosed with Covid-19, a spokesperson confirmed Monday, making him the second high-profile administration official in recent days to test positive for the virus.Carson, the secretary for Housing and Urban Development, is in good spirits and feels fortunate to... Read more

How to Live the Bible What Does It Take to Live a Good Life? – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-twenty-ninth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. An older man walks haltingly... Read more

7 Good Things to Know about Hard Times | by Roy Lessin

7 Good Things to Know about Hard Times .1. They turn our focus toward Jesus. “Looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him... Read more

Good Eyesight/Bad Eyesight – Beloved Women – November 4, 2020

Good Eyesight/Bad Eyesight Beloved Women November 4, 2020READ: Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. (Luke 11:34 ESV)TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT: Within each of us are two dueling natures, and primarily what we feed thrives.... Read more

What Makes a Really Good Study Bible? – Tim Challies

Many Christians can attest that of all the resources that have deepened their understanding of Gods Word, few have proven more important than a really good study Bible. A study Bible combines the text of Scripture with notes that help with both interpretation and application. Of course we acknowledge that there is a distinction between... Read more

Oh Good, Grimes Is Partnering With A.I. Technology to Write Lullabies | RELEVANT

Life is stressful in 2020, no doubt about that. If you need a way to take the edge off, rejoice! Experimental pop genius Grimes has announced she’s working on a new project of soothing tunes to help you relax and fall asleep. This is made only slightly less relaxing by the fact that Grimes made... Read more

Crazy Grace: Good News for Bad People (Romans 3:2131) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

2 most important first things to learn 1. Who is God? 2. Who am I? Americas Four Gods [Atheist [5%]] The Benevolent Godengaged but not judgmental [24%] Unrighteousness (Romans 1:18-32) The Distant God not engaged or judgmental [24%] Secular Self-Righteousness (Romans 2:1-11) The Critical Godnot engaged but judgmental [16%] Religious Self-Righteousness (Romans 2:12-29) The Authoritative... Read more

The Good Shepherd | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11 Thought Isn’t it absolutely unbelievable that the Supreme God of the universe would love us so generously! Yet he has shown his love for us in the past through Jesus. He will dramatically show his love for us... Read more

Christian Singer Kari Jobe Talks New Album, Asserts God’s Nature Is Good

Christian Singer Kari Jobe Talks New Album, Asserts God's Nature Is Good Christian music star Kari Jobe is releasing a new album on Friday after releasing her single "The Blessing," which quickly became popular in many churches across the globe.Her album, which goes by the same name, is a live recording of songs that she... Read more

Christmas seems to come earlier each year – but that’s a good thing!

(Unsplash/Koen Eijkelenboom)Every year it happens, round about this time. I hear Christians lamenting how 'Christmas comes earlier every year.' The supermarkets, shops and garden centres are already boasting Christmas displays, seasonal books are being published, Christmas jumpers, socks and pyjamas are on sale, and the shelves are filling up with lots more Christmas products. It... Read more

What Good Is Guilt? – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of October 22

What Good Is Guilt?Verse: Leviticus 7:1-10Additional Scripture Readings:Psalms 382 Corinthians 7:10Are there days when you feel like a failure at everything you do? Your tongue lashes out in cruelty at the very children you love. You lose patience with co-workers. The envy youve fought so hard to control gets the best of you, and your... Read more

Check Out ‘Good Woman,’ the Excellent New Fall Jam From The Staves | RELEVANT

Emily, Jessica and Camilla Stavely-Taylor the sisterly trio better known as The Staves haven’t had a proper album since 2015’s excellent, Justin Vernon-produced If I Was.But nature abhors a vacuum and The Staves are back with a clutch of new songs teasing their follow-up, which will drop in February of 2021. These songs continue The... Read more

Crazy Grace: Bad News for Good People (Romans 3:120) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

2 Doctors – 1). mask consequences 2). make changes I got defensive, made excuses, raised objections, & he educated me =God Great Physician Rom. 1-2 spiritual checkup sinner; Rom. 3. answers us Objection #1: There is no benefit to church involvement. Romans 3:1-2 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of... Read more

Your Marriage Will Be as Good as You Both Decide It Will Be | RELEVANT

Most people know the oft-quoted stat: close to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. This number can be daunting for those already married or considering marriage. The good news is that we can reverse that trend. We can lead a new wave of marriages that are stronger than ever. Our marriages can do more... Read more

3 Good Reasons to Be Baptized

Why should you get baptized? Let me give you three reasons. My hope in laying out these reasons is that you will find them not only persuasive but also inviting and compelling. As well see, Christ not only commands believers to get baptized, baptism is also a gift he graciously gives for our benefit and... Read more

How God uses the COVID-19 pandemic for good – Mission Network News

International (MNN) — Seven months ago, the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic. Severe challenges persist to this day as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund gather virtually for an annual meeting. The global economic recovery is fragile at best, Financial Times reports. Another wave of infections threatens to undermine any return to... Read more

Trusting God is good, even when life isn’t

(Photo: Unsplash/Aperture Vintage)If you're anything like me, you desperately want to trust God. You know you should trust Him with everything and more than anything right now, you need to trust Him. But when the rubber hits the road and you get the call from the doctor, discover your teen is cutting, or your brain's spinning with worry,... Read more

Should We Fight for Americas Good Name?

Ive spent nearly a decade living outside of the United States, and at this particular moment in historya pandemic, a contentious presidential race, smoldering racial tensions, violence in American streetspeople often want to know if Im committed to Americas good name. Recently, President Trump called for a Commission to promote patriotic educationa largely symbolic gesture... Read more

Why All Letters Matter isnt a Good Response to Red Letter Christians

All lives dont matter! shouted the speaker at the Black Lives Matter protest. I felt my body tense. Until, continued the speaker after a pause, black lives matter! What a rhetorical coup. By saying it that way the speaker reminded us that we are in a story. We are in a wider context. Black lives... Read more

The Blessing of (Good) Authority: Lessons from a Kings Last Words

Editors’ note:  Take part in TGCs Read the Bible initiative, where were encouraging Christians and churches to read together through Gods Word in a year. People today are scared of authority. Yet should they be? From elementary school through graduate school, Western educators teach us to question authority, the authority of the church because it... Read more

Wayne Grudem on Trump: ‘a Good President With Some Flaws’ | RELEVANT

Even if you don’t know Dr. Wayne Grudem’s name, you’ve almost certainly encountered his influence. Few modern theologians have had more influence on American evangelicalism than Grudem, whose Systematic Theology is considered definitive for a lot of evangelical training. He’s also written more than twenty books, like Christian Ethics, PoliticsAccording to the Bible,and was the... Read more

Good Things Happen When My Wife Watches Cooking Shows – Tim Challies

Every now and again Aileen gets into cooking shows. Every time she does, it works out well for me. And for her. And for the kids. It could be Top Chef or Master Chef. It could be The Final Table or The Great British Bake Off. It doesnt really matter. She starts watching and before... Read more

Foundational Qualities of Good Leaders (That Might Surprise You)

Humility It needs to be said that the foundational character quality of a good leader, a godly leader, a gospel fruit-producing leader, is humility. No, I dont mean a sort of feigned public humility; I mean humility that has captured a leaders heart. Humility means the awareness of my own sin, that I care more... Read more