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First Black Astronaut to Travel on Long-Term Space Mission Brings Bible, Communion Cups to Space

First Black Astronaut to Travel on Long-Term Space Mission Brings Bible, Communion Cups to Space Forty-four-year-old astronaut Victor Glover packed his Bible and communion cups for the long journey to the International Space Station this week, according to The Christian Post.Glover, the first Black astronaut to travel on a long-term mission in space, sat down... Read more

Salvation Army warns of homelessness crisis without long-term funding plan

(Photo: Unsplash/Tom Parsons)The Salvation Army has warned of a homelessness crisis if the Government takes a "short-term approach" to spending on support services.  In its report, 'Future-Proof the Roof', The Salvation Army warns that homelessness levels will only increase if the Government does not invest in measures aimed at permanently reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. ... Read more

Long-term relationships are no longer modelled as the norm, but they should be

(Photo: Unsplash/Gabby Orcutt)Recently I discussed my forty plus years of marriage with a young person. He said he couldn't imagine being with one person for that length of time. It caused me to think about the impact that television and the media is having on young people. No longer are long-term relationships modelled as the... Read more

The 8 Stages of Long-Term Pastoral Ministry

Youre a recent seminary grad and youve just been elected to your first pastorate. What might a young pastor expect in the years ahead? Or perhaps youre starting year 10 and everythings going well, but you feel tired, even stagnant. How can you continue to navigate the twists and turns of pastoral ministry and endure... Read more

Due to COVID-19, Small Black Churches Are Concerned about Long-Term Stability

Due to COVID-19, Small Black Churches Are Concerned about Long-Term Stability COVID-19 has already influenced the future trajectories of businesses and organizationsthe church is no exception. And specifically, predominately African American churches have been impacted in different ways. Our recent data show that over nine in 10 Black Church churchgoers (92 percent)that is,... Read more

The Church Must Commit to a Longterm Fight Against Racism | RELEVANT Magazine

Jesus feeding the 5,000 was about authentic care for the hunger of the crowd, but He also wanted to engage their hunger in a way that transcended their need for physical food. Luke and John both show us that Jesus cared for the crowd physically and spiritually. He fed them (Luke 9:1317); He preached... Read more

Long-term development still important alongside short-term pandemic aid

International (MNN) — During the COVID-19 pandemic, several ministries and organizations are jumping on the temporary relief bandwagon. Temporary relief is sorely needed at this time with the economy at an all-time low and unemployment at an all-time high. However, not all ministries are well-equipped to meet immediate relief needs. For example, FARMS International excels... Read more