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Hillsong Has Commissioned an Independent Investigation in Light of Carl Lentz’s Firing | RELEVANT

Hillsong founding pastor Brian Houston has announced that an independent investigation has been commissioned to look into the “inner workings” of Hillsong NYC following the termination of former lead pastor Carl Lentz. Lentz was fired following revelations of an extramarital affair. We need a solid foundation for a fresh start and new beginning, Houston tweeted.The... Read more

6 Ways to Live in Light of the Serpent-Slayer Story

Taking Action Sometimes the hardest theological question to answer is So what? Jesus is the serpent slayer. So how should a Christian live in light of that thrilling storyline? Ill suggest six ways. 1. Dont imitate the poisonous snake. The serpents offspring imitate the serpent. You are of your father the devil, and your will... Read more

Something Wicked, Something Holy: Light and Darkness in Something Wicked This Way Comes – Christ and Pop Culture

Evil grows in the dark. And, sometimes, Halloween comes to town. Horror, as a genre, works in strange ways. There are killer clowns and gruesome torture to test teenage mettle. Then, theres the quiet, searching silence. Ray Bradburys Something Wicked This Way Comes is the latter. Its poetry stands apart, a stately manor all creaks... Read more

His Light Shines in Your Darkness – Encouragement for Today – October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020His Light Shines in Your DarknessDANIA YADAGO Lee en espaolThe light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 (NIV) I spent most of my childhood doing my homework in the dark under a burning gas lamp. As war erupted in my Middle Eastern country, we had electricity only... Read more

Black Panther Star Letitia Wright Starts Production Company to Be a Light in Hollywood

Black Panther Star Letitia Wright Starts Production Company to Be a Light in Hollywood Letitia Wright, who starred in Black Panther, the highest-grossing movie in the U.S., is starting her own production company titled, Threesixteen Productions, to bring light to Hollywood, The Christian Post reports.The companys name, Wright said, is based on John 3:16, which... Read more

6 Ways Your Family Can Be a Light This Halloween

We all desire to protect our kids, but we do our children a major disservice if we dont teach them about darkness. The good news is, the truths about evil and spiritual warfare arent scary, because we already know the Victor and the outcome. Weve read the final page of the book, and we know... Read more

How to Stop Snuffing Your Light and Let it Shine Matthew 5:16

Is my life really an oxymoron? After reading Matthew 5:16, questions started to illuminate my soul as I was trying to find some balance in my life. In Jesus most famous sermon, He exhorts His followers by saying, You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14a) and then in verse 16 we read, In... Read more

Massive prayer monument near Birmingham gets the green light

An architectural rendering of the Eternal Wall of Answered PrayerA new national landmark celebrating prayer is moving into the next phase after being granted planning permission.  Once completed, the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer will stand at 169 feet, eclipsing the Angel of the North.  It will take the form of a giant arch constructed... Read more

5 Meaningful Ways to Live Differently in Light of 9/11

Early on the morning of 9/11, my routine was exactly like the day before. But that Tuesday, everything changed in a few terrifying moments. As the images played and replayed over the next weeks, many of us went through a succession of emotions: shock, then fear, and later a heavy sense of grief.Faith was my... Read more

Lessons from Covid-19 have shone a light on city slums giving hope to India’s poor

Ulcer care kits are distributed by the Karuna ambulance team to people affected by leprosy living in the Mumbai slums(Photo: Leprosy Mission)'Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. Psalm 82: 3 (NLT) India's coronavirus crisis is reported to have reached a critical level this week.... Read more

Let Your Light Shine | by Phil Ware

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 Thought As Christians, we are not called to isolate ourselves from culture. We are not called to be hermits or monks. Instead, we are to recognize that we are in... Read more

God Doesn’t Play Red Light Green Light – Encouragement for Today – July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020God Doesnt Play Red Light, Green Light BOB GOFF Lee en espaolCount it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any... Read more

3 Bible Verses about Self-Care That Light the Way to Lower Medical Costs

3 Bible Verses about Self-Care That Light the Way to Lower Medical Costs As Christians, we believe that God created us in His own image, giving each of us our own body to care for. Because our bodies are a gift from God, its vital that we take good care of them, so... Read more

Heart Light, Jesus Our Sonshine – Encouragement Café – June 11

Heart Light, Jesus Our Sonshine By Paris RenaeI press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 3:14Im not a runner unless you count running away from signing up for 5Ks and marathons. I have noticed, however, that these races are not done at night,... Read more

Light of the World | Devotional by Phil Ware

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden Matthew 5:14 Thought For Christians, there is no playing hide and seek with the world. Having been rescued from darkness, we have to let our light shine. That sometimes means that others see God’s light reflected in us and learn... Read more

New Wycliffe “Women of the Word” podcast discusses life in light of Scripture

USA (MNN) — During the pandemic lockdown, you may have binged your entire Netflix watchlist, read every book on your shelf, and crafted everything on your Pinterest board. Whats next? Podcasts! If you need a new podcast recommendation, you should check out the newly-launched Wycliffe Women of the Word podcast. Wycliffe Women of the Word... Read more

Light of My Life: Gods Design in Dystopia

Light of My Life, a dystopian film directed by and starring Casey Affleck, is a great example of a secular film that managesperhaps accidentallyto reveal divine truth. The film (watch on Amazon Prime) stars Affleck as an unnamed father, known simply as Dad, who must shield his 11-year old daughter Rag (short for Raggedy Ann)... Read more

Christians search to be the sunshine of Christ in coronavirus-ravaged Italy – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Italy (MNN) COVID-19hit Italy very exhausting, and Operation Mobilization Italy is weathering the storm, hoping to see the nation remade to the glory of Christ. Italy misplaced 368 individuals to the virus in in the future, by far the most for any nation in a single day because the outbreak started. You will have... Read more

Stroll within the Gentle | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] If we stroll within the gentle, as he's within the gentle, we now have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 Thought As we draw close to to the Lord and dwell for him, two superb blessings come our means. First, we... Read more

Rising the Gentle: Creation & Farmworker Justice

[ad_1] The season of Creation attracts us right into a time of anticipation and preparation with all who lengthy for launch from oppression. This Creation, the unwavering allies of the Coalition of Immokalee Staff (CIW) are making ready to develop the sunshine of farmworker justice. This is among the busiest months of harvest within the... Read more

In search of Mild: An Introduction Journey by way of Scripture – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Advertising supervisor for Bible Gateway. For a lot of centuries, Christians have used the season of Introduction to arrange their hearts for Christmas. The phrase creation comes from the Latin phrase adventus and easily means coming or arrival. Introduction begins annually on the fourth Sunday earlier than Christmas, which this yr is December 1.... Read more

Residing within the Gentle | Devotional by Muriel Larson

[ad_1] “For you have been as soon as darkness, however now you're gentle within the Lord. Stay as kids of lightand discover out what pleases the Lord. (Ephesians 5:8,10) It's not simple for us as Christians to maintain ourselves pure as we reside for Christ. We're bombarded from each facet with temptations to sin and... Read more

Seeing and Believing 225 | Mike Flanagan’sDoctor Sleep and Paul Harrill’sLight From Mild

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‘The Watchmen’ Pilot Shines a Mild on the Tulsa Race Bloodbath | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] On Sunday, HBO debuted the pilot for The Watchmen, Damon Lindelof’s huge comedian e-book adaptation that's clearly aiming to assert the premium cable crown abdicated by Sport of Thrones. The pilot introduced in huge numbers and strong opinions, which should make execs completely satisfied, however the dialog has largely centered across the... Read more

Christ Is a Mild for the Misplaced

[ad_1] A Mild in His Arms So little preparation, so many unrealistic expectations. So typically goals are dashed, and undesirable fears unrealized. Too few perceive the place they're. Too few know the place they're going. Too many really feel alone and misplaced. But the one who is aware of and who understands has joined the... Read more

Shining By means of Gentle – Nike Adeyemi ecclezzia.com

[ad_1] In Gen 1:three when He stated let there be gentle, I imagine He had you and I in thoughts. He created somethings however He didnt create every part as a result of He knew you had been nonetheless coming and also you had been going to shine shiny within the earth. Shining is a... Read more