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Desperation and Gospel demand surge in SE Asia – Mission Network News

SE Asia (MNN) — Economies in Southeast Asia are feeling the sting of extended COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. A new report shows unemployments on the rise, and restrictions negatively affected countries that depend on tourism and exports. Financial instability is one of the factors making people in the region desperate. John Pudaite of Bibles For... Read more

Pharrell Williams teams up with Netflix for new show about gospel choirs

Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' is one of the best-selling singles of all time.Pharrell Williams' latest project is a docuseries looking at gospel music and what it takes to create a successful gospel choir.  "Voices of Fire" has been picked up by Netflix and will follow the "Happy" singer's uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, in his search for... Read more

Religious nationalism a barrier to the Gospel in the former Soviet Union – Mission Network News

Russia (MNN) Im already a Christian. This is the response Christians in partnership with Slavic Gospel Associationoften hear when they share the Gospel with families in the former Soviet Union. Eric Mock says many Russians consider themselves to be Christians, especially as part of the Russian Orthodox Church, the largest denomination in the country. They... Read more

Pharrell Has a New Gospel Music Docuseries in the Works for Netflix | RELEVANT Magazine

Pharrell Williams is teaming up with Netflix forVoices of Fire a docuseries that will follow the multi-hyphenate singer/songwriter/producer/actor/artist and his uncle Bishop Ezekiel Williams on a quest to find musical talent in the gospel choirs of Hampton Roads, Virginia Williams’ hometown. Happy Sunday! Excited to announce Voices of Fire, a new docuseries that follows... Read more

The Bible You Never Expected – 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. Collin Hansen: Nothing we expected yet everything we need. That’s what Michael and Lauren McAfee suggest. You’ll find when you read the Bible for yourself. That’s the charge to the millennial generation in... Read more

Christian Colleges and COVID: A Gospel Moment

A Los Angeles Times reporter recently asked me what changes Biola University students might see on account of the COVID-19 pandemic when they return to campus in the fall. I recited our expectations, which include cloth face coverings, less density in classrooms, one-way sidewalks, and disinfecting rigor. She took notes and then asked if anything... Read more

Lets Talk: Fighting Sin – The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network

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: Hey everybody. Welcome to Let’s Talk, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network. We are here to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. If you’re enjoying this podcast while... Read more

Dont Gut or Truncate the Gospel

Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches After months of pandemic challenges and a complete disruption in the pace of life, recent weeks have also brought an eruption of greater exposure to racial injustice, leading to protests worldwide. Racial injustice is not a new issue. What we see today is a new outcry over destruction thats been... Read more

What We Can Learn from Unlikely Converts – 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. Collin Hansen: I don’t know that any religious conversion is more unlikely than another. After all, we’re only born again because a perfect man who is God died on a cross and rose... Read more

The Gospel Coalition Podcast: Sexual Sanctification Is Not the Absence of Temptation

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Christopher Yuan: We live in a world of infinite shades of gray, not just 50. Ambiguity is now a virtue. Sexual freedom has essentially become the religion of the land. The deception of... Read more

World Mission Sows Gospel Seeds in Ethiopia Despite Locust Devastation – Mission Network News

Ethiopia (MNN) Drought, flooding and locusts have plagued Ethiopia for months. Now in the second half of June, experts say the locusts will begin their migration again, potentially leaving Ethiopians and others in the region devastated by continued food shortages. Locusts have caused and continue to threaten widespread disaster for crops. They often move together... Read more

Lets Talk: Overcoming Church Hurt – 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. Jasmine Holmes: Hello and welcome to, Let’s Talk, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network, where we seek to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. My name is Jasmine Holmes and I’m... Read more

Leadership development remains crucial for sharing the Gospel – Mission Network News

International (MNN) All over the world, leaders are needed too run businesses, operate organizations, manage ministriesand share the Gospel. World Mission is developing great leaders for Christ, an especially vital piece of strategy to bring the Good News to unreached people groups. Greg Kelley of World Mission explains how leadership development is vital to the... Read more

Next Steps: A Night of Lament for Racial Justice The Gospel Coalition

Thank you for joining us for A Night of Lament for Racial Justice. Calling out to God in lament is a vital response to racial justice. Prayer moves the hand of God—and seeking his mercy, wisdom, healing, and help undergirds all our efforts. We must pray for racial justice, but it is not all that... Read more

Believing What We Want: Conspiracy Theories and the Gospel – Christ and Pop Culture

I first saw Plandemic in the wilds of Facebook. The short trailer of the upcoming film is now increasingly difficult to find as most platforms have removed it and a Google search returns only popular response articles and videos. But a month or so ago, a few friends had shared the viral video clip, and... Read more

World Missionary Press sees new avenues for Gospel witness despite COVID-19 – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) COVID-19 may be keeping people indoors, but the Gospel is not bound. Helen Williams with World Missionary Press says that even in these uncertain times people are reaching out to World Missionary Press for their free Scripture booklets and other Gospel materials. Talking to people in malls or on crowded streets is no... Read more

Lets Talk: Battling Discontentment – 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. Melissa Kruger: Welcome back to the second episode of Let’s Talk, a new podcast for women from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network, where we seek to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. I’m... Read more

Local churches are feeding people and sharing the Gospel in the former Soviet Union – Mission Network News

Russia (MNN) — We have reported on Slavic Gospel Associations new Christ Over COVID program. Today, we want to zoom in and look at a few stories of people this program has been able to help. Southern Russia As COVID-19 spreads throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union, many families face severe scarcity. One such... Read more

How Can Pastors Care for Their Own Souls? – 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. Lois Kehlenbrink: Hi, you’re listening to TGC Q and A, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition. And this is the Biblical Counseling Series featuring and hopeful answers to your questions on navigating fear,... Read more

‘The Gospel Stands Opposed to Racism’: Evangelical Scholars Sign Statement Condemning Racism

'The Gospel Stands Opposed to Racism': Evangelical Scholars Sign Statement Condemning Racism Racism is contrary to the evangelical Gospel, some two dozen evangelical scholars said in a statement released this week.Todays situation requires more than a statement, but certainly no less than a statement, said the Evangelical Statement on the Gospel and Racism,"... Read more

Evangelical theologians issue joint statement calling racism ‘contrary to Scripture’ and the Gospel

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades)Dozens of evangelical theologians have added their names to a statement condemning racism as "contrary to Scripture and to the evangelical gospel". The statement, issued on Monday, acknowledges that while evangelicals like William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery, there were also "negatively those who assimilated the values of their surrounding unjust culture". "Today's situation... Read more

The Man Who Tackled the Klan – 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. Collin Hansen: Jerry Mitchell remembers what so many others want to forget. For more than three decades, he worked as an investigative reporter for The Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi. During that time... Read more

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An Exclusive Deal for Crossway+ Members Read the Bible with a gospel perspectiveseeing Christ in all of Scripture. Starting today and running through June 29, 2020, Crossway+ members receive 50% off + free shipping (in the contiguous US) on purchases of the ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible. Not a Crossway+ Member? Create a free Crossway+... Read more

Lets Talk: Sharing Your Faith – 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. Jackie Hill Perry: Welcome to the first episode of Let’s Talk, a new podcast for women from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network. My name is Jackie Hill Perry, and we are here for... Read more

2 Billion Gospel Presentations: Online Evangelism Ministry Passes Milestone

2 Billion Gospel Presentations: Online Evangelism Ministry Passes Milestone A leading online evangelism ministry reached a major milestone in May by delivering its 2 billionth gospel presentation, some 15 years after it was founded by one of the original employees of Apple.Global Ministry Outreach, which celebrated its 2 billionth online gospel presentation on... Read more

When it comes to abortion, why are we ashamed of the Gospel?

An abortion protestor holds up a model of a 12-week-old embryo at a separate demonstration in Belfast.ReutersI first became involved in pro-life work back in 2006 when I read in a national newspaper a double page spread in which an aborted baby was born alive and, gasping for breath, was left to die.  It broke... Read more

The Gospel Coalition – I Cant Breathe: A Sermon by Charlie Dates

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Charlie Dates: “I can’t breathe.” What a striking sound to come from a human being. “I can’t breathe.” God stepped out onto space and he looked around and he said, “I’ll make me... Read more

12 Notable Quotes from Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel

This article is part of the Notable Quotes series. A Truer Reality Marriage was created to evidence Christs love for his bride, the church. Our earthly relationships, though marred by our sin, can point us toward this true and ultimate reality, and give us hope. Be encouraged by the following quotes, excerpted from Marriage and... Read more

Let’s Talk: A New Podcast for Women from The Gospel Coalition

Let’s Talk, hosted by Jackie Hill Perry, Melissa Kruger, and Jasmine Holmes, is a new podcast for women from The Gospel Coalition. Over the next nine weeks, Jackie, Jasmine, and Melissa will seek to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. They’ll talk candidly about fighting sin, overcoming church hurt, making decisions, acting in a godly... Read more