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ABTSs partnership with Arabic Nazarene Bible College will open doors to future program growth – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) —Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) announced a new partnership with the Arabic Nazarene Bible College that will introduce new perspectives and continue a pattern of cross-denominational collaboration. Arabic Nazarene Bible College operates a semi-formal training program in Lebanon and Jordan training church members. Already, ABTS has a faculty member who belongs to Arabic... Read more

Scottish Justice Secretary open to compromise on contentious hate crime Bill

ReutersThe Scottish Justice Secretary has suggested he is open to compromise on a controversial hate crime Bill after widespread concern over its impact on free speech.  Holyrood's Justice Committee has received nearly 2,000 responses to its inquiry into the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill, 145 of which were published on Friday.  While there is... Read more

75 Percent of Churches, Christian Organizations Stayed Open Thanks to Paycheck Protection Program

75 Percent of Churches, Christian Organizations Stayed Open Thanks to Paycheck Protection Program The coronavirus relief Paycheck Protection Program was instrumental in keeping 75 percent of churches open and other Christian organizations fully-staffed amid the government lockdowns nationwide. This is according to a survey by Vanderbloeman, which collected data from over 900 churches in a... Read more

God Must Open My Eyes – Daughters of Promise – August 18

GOD MUST OPEN MY EYESThen God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water. And she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink. And God was with the boy, and he grew up. Genesis 21:18 ESV  Ive had the experience where Ive accused someone of not being... Read more

When God Closes a Door, Does He Open a Window?

When God closes a door, he opens a window, right? the author said as though shed just penned some age-old axiom. After listening to her husband recount how hed missed an important job interview due to car failure, this mom of six reassured herself of Gods good providence: if God says no to one opportunity,... Read more

If Schools Don’t Open, the Funding Should ‘Go to the Parents,’ Trump Says

If Schools Don't Open, the Funding Should 'Go to the Parents,' Trump Says Schools that dont meet in-person this school year should send the money budgeted for each student to the parents so they can use it for private schools or homeschooling, President Trump says.Trump made the comments Thursday during a press conference... Read more

Schools May Not Open to Students This Fall, But Churches Might For Remote Learning

Schools May Not Open to Students This Fall, But Churches Might For Remote Learning (RNS) Remote learning will be the rule for schoolchildren in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for at least nine weeks this fall as the city tries to stem a surging coronavirus caseload. But that doesnt necessarily mean theyll all be staying home.Some... Read more

John MacArthur says Grace Community Church will remain open despite coronavirus prohibitions

John MacArthur(Photo: Grace Community Church)Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California has declared that his church would continue to hold in-person services with full congregations, in breach of restrictions in the state that ban in-person church services. Pastor MacArthur explained the Biblical basis for his decision in an announcement made on Friday, stating:... Read more

Open Doors at 65: ‘Christian persecution should concern governments, not just Christians’

A Myanmar pastor praises God.(Photo: Open Doors UK and Ireland)With Open Doors celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, the UK CEO of the charity says it's time that the persecution of Christians was something that concerned everyone, including governments, and not just churchgoers. Henrietta Blyth said: "For too long it has been assumed that standing... Read more

‘We Love You Too Much to Open Our Doors’: Andy Stanley Shares Why His Church Won’t Reopen until 2021

'We Love You Too Much to Open Our Doors': Andy Stanley Shares Why His Church Won't Reopen until 2021 In a rare interview spree, megachurch pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Ministries is speaking out on his churchs decision to not gather until 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.Stanley made the announcement... Read more

An Open Letter to the Pastor Desiring Racial Reconciliation in the Church

This article is part of the Open Letters series. Dear Pastor, Im sure you know that the seventh chapter of Revelation envisions redemption culminating with people from every tribe, nation, and tongue standing before our resurrected savior (Rev. 7:9-11). Imagine a sea of faces with varying shades of ethnicity: African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, European,... Read more

In the Midst of Cancer Treatment, Alex Trebek and Wife Donate Thousands to Open Homeless Shelters

In the Midst of Cancer Treatment, Alex Trebek and Wife Donate Thousands to Open Homeless Shelters Despite cancer threatening his life, Alex Trebek and his wife Jean donated over half a million dollars recently to help open two shelters for the homeless in Los Angeles.Im not one of those people who thinks that... Read more

JK Rowling, Noam Chomsky, Salman Rushdie sign open letter calling for protection of free speech

(Photo: Unsplash/Roman Kraft)Around 200 writers, academics and journalists have signed an open letter warning that an "intolerant climate" is creating a "stifling atmosphere" in which certain views are being censored. The letter, published in Harper's, has been signed by a number of high profile figures, including Harry Potter author JK Rowling, philosopher Noam Chomsky and novelist... Read more

Beyonc Has Written an Open Letter Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor | RELEVANT Magazine

The global protests and stunning rise of Black Lives Matter have led to sweeping changes in police departments across the country and brought swift charges to the people who killed George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. But the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor have yet to meet the same justice. In fact, the Louisville... Read more

Churches in England open again for individual prayer

(Photo: Unsplash/Kyler Nixon)Churches in England are again opening their doors to the public for individual prayer after the Government eased lockdown restrictions for places of worship on Saturday. The latest guidance from the Government, released on Friday, permits individuals or members of the same household to enter into a church to pray on their own, while social... Read more

Open Doors ‘very concerned’ by threat to religious liberty in Hong Kong

Voters queue to vote at a polling station during district council local elections in Hong Kong, China November 24, 2019.(Photo: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha)The head of a human rights group that monitors Christian persecution worldwide has expressed concern over new security legislation the People's Republic of China over the semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong.China this week passed... Read more

Mike Fisher, Carried Underwood Open Up about Marriage, Family and Faith in New Series

Mike Fisher, Carried Underwood Open Up about Marriage, Family and Faith in New Series This week I Am Second released the first video in a four-part series profiling the life and faith of Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood. The series, Mike and Carrie: God & Country, features the couple talking about their life... Read more

Church of the Nativity Reopens while Church of the Holy Sepulchre fails to Open Back Up

Church of the Nativity Reopens while Church of the Holy Sepulchre fails to Open Back Up The Church of the Nativity, which stands on the site where many believe Jesus was born, reopened this week after a nearly three-month-long closure due to COVID-19. According to CBN News, officials closed the site on March 5th... Read more

Trump Says Dem. Governors Are Not Treating Churches with Respect: ‘I Want to Get Our Churches Open’

Trump Says Dem. Governors Are Not Treating Churches with Respect: 'I Want to Get Our Churches Open' President Trump on Thursday criticized Democratic governors for not allowing churches to open back up and said his administration will be addressing the issue soon.Trump made the comments to reporters outside the White House, moments before... Read more

Addiction Recovery When Churches Are Closed (and Liquor Stores Are Open)

As each day passes, we see more of the devastating effect COVID-19 is having on families, churches, and businesses across the globe. But we often dont see how the pandemic is affecting those recovering from addiction. As a former heroin addict, I cant help but view this pandemic through the lens of addiction recovery. For... Read more

An Open Letter to These Who Divide over Doctrine

[ad_1] This text is a part of the Open Letters sequence. Pricey Church, We reside in polarized occasions. Outrage and rancor appear to be simmering throughout us, and its making it tougher to speak throughout ideological traces. Because the church, we've a chance to supply an alternate voice of gentleness and sanity on this cultural... Read more

Open Hearts, Closed Doorways

[ad_1] It's with a heavy coronary heart that hundreds of church buildings throughout the nation have suspended in-person worship providers and Bible research. This isn't a straightforward choice for pastors to make. In occasions of disaster, our homes of worship are sometimes the very best locations to search out hope, consolation, and renewal. Nonetheless, suspending... Read more

Open supply Arabic Bible fuels new translation work – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Center East (MNN) — Arabic is the fifth-most spoken language on the earth, and its the official language in most Center Japanese nations. The umbrella Arabic language breaks down additional into dialects that change by nation and generally group, which complicates Bible translation work. (Photograph courtesy of Biblica) For instance, folks in Iraq usually... Read more

Podcast: eight Inquiries to Ask Each Time You Open Your Bible (Matthew Harmon)

[ad_1] This text is a part of the The Crossway Podcast sequence. Bible Examine Is for All Christians On this episode of The Crossway Podcast, Matthew Harmon, creator of Asking the Proper Questions, discusses eight easy inquiries to ask when finding out the Bible, questions that assist us get on the true that means of... Read more

An Open Letter to the Older Girls within the Church

[ad_1] This text is a part of the Open Letters sequence. Expensive Older Sister in Christ, I start this letter to you with a tragic story. The primary two older ladies I requested to mentor me mentioned no. I used to be devastated. I knew each ladies fairly effectively. We served collectively in the identical... Read more

An Open Letter to a Childrens Ministry Employee

[ad_1] This text is a part of the Open Letters collection. Expensive Fellow Laborer, Youngsters are a blessing from the Lordsweet, reckless, and generally loopy blessings from the King. The Lord has given them to us to steward, loveand God-willingraise right into a future technology of those that will stroll with God simply as we... Read more