The Church of England’s pick-and-mix approach to biblical truth only confirms my decision to leave

The pick-and-mix approach to biblical truth in the Church of England's latest report on human sexuality, Living in Love and Faith, certainly confirms my decision to leave the denomination, which I did last year after serving for 23 years as an ordained minister. In a recent article, the executive secretary of Anglican Mainstream, Andrew Symes, has... Read more

Barna Group President Takes Bereavement Leave after Wife Passes Away from Brain Cancer

Barna Group President Takes Bereavement Leave after Wife Passes Away from Brain Cancer David Kinnaman, president of the Christian research organization Barna Group, announced that he will be taking a leave of absence after his wife Jill passed away from brain cancer last month. She was 46.On October 28, my wife, Jill, passed away from... Read more

Christians can no longer stand back and leave nuclear disarmament to the politicians

Peace Park in Hiroshima where a flame will continue to burn until there are no more nuclear weapons in the world.(Photo: Unsplash)On Saturday 24 October, Honduras become the 50th state to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. That might be the first time you've ever heard of it, but it is a... Read more

Leave Your Waterpot – Encouragement Café – October 23

Leave Your WaterpotBy Linda GrayThe woman then left her waterpot John 4:28 NKJVI have read the account of the Woman at the Well in John 4:4-30 countless times.  And each time, I find a new nugget that I have never seen before.  This happened as I was reading my daily devotional. Although, what I saw... Read more

10 Things You’ll Discover When You Leave Comfort Behind

Now the Lord said to Abram, Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your fathers house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing. (Genesis 12:1-2)Abram... Read more

Mayflower400: why the Puritans had to leave England

(Photo: BBC)On 16 September 1620, 102 passengers and 30 crew set sail on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, heading for the New World.  Making the hazardous journey were the Pilgrim Fathers, a group of separatists who were dreaming of a new life, one in which they could live according to their religious beliefs without interference. ... Read more

10 Reasons to Be Sure That God Will Never Leave You

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)This is the first verse of the Bible. Before there were people, animals, water, and light, there was God. Knowing this gives me peace when I feel like the world is spinning out of control. He is the glue that holds everything together. We... Read more

‘God didn’t leave us,’ says pastor who chose to stay in war-torn Syria

Pastor George on his roof top in Qamishli(Photo: Open Doors UK & Ireland)When civil war started in Syria, Pastor George Moushi didn't flee. He stayed when bombing meant neighbours had to run to his house in Qamishli for cover. And he stayed again when Covid-19 saw people hide in their homes from the silent killer... Read more

10 Problems of the Heart That Leave You Feeling Stuck

I will admit, I struggle with anger. Not so much now as I did in childhood, but the wrong word at the wrong time can leave me highly upset. Ive learned to walk away, but walking away doesnt erase the anger felt on the inside.Be angry and do not sin. Dont let the sun go... Read more

Loving Those Whom Missionaries Leave Behind

Every year in late winter, our church dusts off its collection of international flags. Its World Missions Conference time. During the final session of our churchs most recent conference, the congregation stood and sang Lift High the Cross. The music was moving. The sermon was powerful. People teared up. I left early. It was all... Read more

Did the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators Leave the Remake Because Netflix Wanted to Go Darker? | RELEVANT Magazine

Earlier this week, fans were stunned when Netflix’s planned live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbenderlost Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko creators of the original animated Nickelodeon classic. DiMartino and Konietzko both released statements saying that while they’d been excited at the opportunity to update the series with Netflix and believed their creative... Read more

Liberty University Appoints Acting University President amid Jerry Falwell’s Leave of Absence

Liberty University Appoints Acting University President amid Jerry Falwell's Leave of Absence Liberty University has appointed an acting university president while current president Jerry Falwell, Jr. is on an indefinite leave of absence.According to Fox News, on Tuesday, Jerry Prevo was appointed by the Board of Trustees to serve as Libertys acting president.Prevo... Read more

Jerry Falwell on indefinite leave over unzipped trousers photo

Jerry Falwell Jr. giving a speech at the Liberty University commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019.(Photo: Facebook/Liberty University)Jerry Falwell Jr. has agreed to take an "indefinite leave of absence" from his roles as president and chancellor of Liberty University at the request of the board of trustees. "The Executive Committee of Liberty University's Board... Read more

Jerry Falwell to Take an Indefinite Leave of Absence from Liberty University

Jerry Falwell to Take an Indefinite Leave of Absence from Liberty University Liberty University, one of the largest Christian universities in the United States, announced Friday afternoon that president Jerry Falwell, Jr. will be taking an indefinite leave of absence.According to a statement from the university, the Board of Trustees Executive Committee met... Read more

Jerry Falwell Jr. Will Take an ‘Indefinite Leave of Absence’ From his Role as President of Liberty University | RELEVANT Magazine

Jerry Falwell Jr. has agreed with Liberty’s Board of Trustees to take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University,” the Christian university announced in a statement. The longtime president, whose father founded the school, has been mired in numerous scandals in recent years. Last week, Falwell... Read more

‘My Daughter Is Dying’: Police Arrest Father for Refusing to Leave Sick Childs Bedside

'My Daughter Is Dying': Police Arrest Father for Refusing to Leave Sick Childs Bedside A family in Great Britain is taking legal action after police dragged a grieving father from the hospital bedside of his critically ill six-year-old daughter, who later died.Police were acting on behalf of doctors, who had ordered the girl... Read more

Hollywood Set Designer Left Homosexuality for Christ: ‘He’ll Never Leave or Forsake Me’

Hollywood Set Designer Left Homosexuality for Christ: 'He'll Never Leave or Forsake Me' A man who formerly worked in Hollywood as a set designer with such stars as Katy Perry and Paris Hilton says Christ freed him from homosexuality and he hopes to encourage others who are walking a similar path.Becket Cook, author... Read more

Christians continue to leave Iraq while those that remain feel ‘unsafe’

Destruction in Batnaya, northern Iraq(Photo: Aid to the Church in Need)Christians continue to trickle out of Iraq at an alarming rate, with many still fearing the return of ISIS, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has warned.  In a new report, 'Life after ISIS: New challenges to Christianity in Iraq', the Catholic charity warns... Read more

Poll: Churchgoers Worry That Leaders Who Leave the Faith Will ‘Lead Others Astray’

Poll: Churchgoers Worry That Leaders Who Leave the Faith Will 'Lead Others Astray' Churchgoers in a new survey say theyre concerned for the eternal destiny of Christian leaders who walk away from the faith but also for the many people they may influence by their stance.The LifeWay Research survey asked 1,002 American Protestant... Read more

ICE Says International Students at Schools Offering Online-Only Classes Must Leave the U.S. | RELEVANT Magazine

On Monday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced that international students taking courses at entirely online schools this fall will not be allowed to enter the country and, if they are already here, must leave. The agency suggested that international students who want to stay in the U.S. should transfer to a school offering... Read more

More Than 400 Advertisers Leave Facebook Over Hate Speech | RELEVANT Magazine

Over the last two weeks, the Stop Hate for Profit campaign has pressured advertisers to cancel their contracts with Facebook over concerns that hate speech is posted unchecked on the platform. Now, more than 400 companies from Coca-Cola to Target, Ford and Adidas have pulled their advertising from the platform. And Facebook, which generates... Read more

Local Pakistani Christians step up when foreign missionaries leave – Mission Network News

Pakistan (MNN) — Two things are true of the Pakistani Church. First, locals are more open than ever to the Gospel message. Second, there are fewer and fewer foreign missionaries there to answer the call for answers. According to Jonathan, a Christian worker focused in Pakistan, local interest in the Gospel partly stems from a... Read more

Dont Depart Me | Devotionals by Julie Cosgrove

[ad_1] Don't solid me out of your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51:1 I will need to have been about eight-years-old. We had been purchasing within the mall, which was a brand new expertise for me. So many individuals. A lot noise. Instantly I spotted Id dropped my moms hand. From... Read more

Unraveling the sample: why former Muslims go away Christianity – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Any time somebody locations their religion and eternity in Jesus Christs arms is a second price celebrating. However is it attainable to have fun too quickly? George Houssney, founder and president of Horizons Worldwide, has had 50 years of ministry alongside Muslims. Throughout that point, he has seen many Muslims convert... Read more

Did a Minnesota Church Truly Ask Aged Members to Depart? | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A tragic, heated controversy is effervescent in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, the place members of Grove United Methodist Church say their church, which is about to undertake a “hard reset” in an try to draw new members, has requested its aged regulars to worship elsewhere. The church’s pastor Reverend Dan Wetterstrom disputes such... Read more

When You Preach on Abortion, Dont Go away Hope Behind

[ad_1] On a Sunday in January, early in my ministry, I made a decision to interrupt from our expositional examine of Ephesians to evangelise on the sanctity of human life. After a lot prayer, I laid out the biblical argument with ardour and conviction. From Genesis 1, I defined how each human being is an... Read more

Examine: Millennials Who Go away Christianity Could Not Come Again | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] For a very long time, there’s been an understood truism amongst American Christians about younger individuals who drift from faith and church attendance: they’ll be again. Traditionally, American Christians have tended to get rather less devoted of their twenties, throughout the upheaval of school, the job hunt and the overall chaos of... Read more

Progressives: Let’s Depart Room for Others to Make Progress

[ad_1] Through RNS Two weekends in the past, Ellen DeGeneres attended a Dallas Cowboys soccer sport and was seated subsequent to her pal, the 43rd president of the USA, George W. Bush. The subsequent day, DeGeneres took to social media to clarify why she sat subsequent to a president whose insurance policies she usually opposed.As... Read more

Ought to a Pastor Go away One Church to Plant One other One?

[ad_1] The next is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Earlier than quoting in print, please verify the corresponding audio for accuracy. Tony Merida: Welcome to Church buildings Planting Church buildings, a podcast on the theology and follow of church planting. I’m your host, Tony Merida. As church planters, we should always make... Read more