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What Do We Owe Each Other While We Wait for The Good Place? – Christ and Pop Culture

Hell is other people. At least thats what Jean-Paul Sarte argues in the play No Exit and what C. S. Lewis displays in The Great Divorce. Hell consists of people moving further and further away from each other because they cant get along. (And anyone on social media can get on board with that reasoning.)... Read more

TGC Q&A: What Is the Place of Gods Word in My Ministry?

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Colleen McFadden: When answering the question about how valuable our ministry is, if we’re not teaching the Bible, I think it would be helpful to really understand what the Bible is about and... Read more

The Place To Begin When Learning About Social Justice – Tim Challies

In recent days the topic of social justice has received much attention within the church and without. As Christians we are committed to living according to Gods Word, and so we have rightly been turning to the Bible to learn how it would guide us. We have been scouring its pages to see what it... Read more

Nebraska Bans ‘Dismemberment Abortion’: It ‘Has No Place in a Humane, Civilized Society’

Nebraska Bans 'Dismemberment Abortion': It 'Has No Place in a Humane, Civilized Society' Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Saturday signed into law a ban on dismemberment abortion, a second trimester procedure that involves tearing the unborn baby apart limb by limb until the womb is empty.The bill, LB 814, passed the unicameral legislature by a... Read more

A Place of Rest – Girlfriends in God – August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020A Place of RestMary SoutherlandTodays TruthYes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. (Psalm 62:5, NIV).Friend to FriendAs we drove through the scenic mountains of North Carolina, I could feel my soul begin to settle and my spirit grow quiet. It was a welcome feeling ... one that was... Read more

Seeing and Believing 258 | Dave Franco’s The Rental and Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place

This week, Seeing & Believing kicks off a new series on film noir! Our “Summer of Darkness” begins in a slightly unconventional place with the Humphrey Bogart-starring In a Lonely Place, about a hotheaded screenwriter whose romance with a neighbor hits a rough patch when the police accuse him of murder. The thing is, maybe... Read more

China Is ‘No Longer a Safe Place to be a Christian,’ Chinese Christian Asserts

China Is 'No Longer a Safe Place to be a Christian,' Chinese Christian Asserts Christians are seeking asylum in the United States after enduring religious persecution in China by communist officials.According to Baptist Press, in a video interview by International Christian Concern released last week, a Christian named Liao Quiang, alongside his daughter... Read more

Christian Adoption Agency Does Not Have to Place Kids in Same-Sex Homes, Appeals Court Rules

Christian Adoption Agency Does Not Have to Place Kids in Same-Sex Homes, Appeals Court Rules Earlier this week, an appeals court ruled that a New York-based Christian adoption agency can now sue the state of New York for attempting to shut them down because the charity does not place children with same-sex or... Read more

Pastor John Piper Warns Christians Not to Place Patriotism over Christ, the Church

Pastor John Piper Warns Christians Not to Place Patriotism over Christ, the Church In a recent episode of his podcast called Ask Pastor John, theologian and pastor John Piper challenged Christians not to amplify patriotism in their lives over their loyalty to Christ.Piper, who is the founder of Desiring God, offered his take on patriotism... Read more

Does American Patriotism Have a Place in Worship Services?

The Story: A majority of pastors believe its important to incorporate patriotic elements in worship services during July Fourth weekend. Yet a majority also believe their congregation sometimes seems to love America more than God. The Background: A survey by LifeWay Research finds that six in 10 Protestant pastors (61 percent) say its important for... Read more

A Habitable Dwelling Place – Beloved Women – June 25, 2020

A Habitable Dwelling Place Beloved Women June 25, 2020READ: Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Have you... Read more

Tauren Wells: ‘The Most Amazing Thing About the Gospel Is That Everyone Has a Place’ | RELEVANT Magazine

It’s only been two years since Tauren Wells took home his Dove Award for Best New Artist, but what a two years it’s been. In that time, Wells has watched the world change the same as we all have, and he’s done his best to stay true to his own art in the middle... Read more

No place like home: the place of the Temple in the Jewish religion

(Photo: Unsplash/Victoria Strukovskaya)Two or three times a day I walk on the moor near my home in Salford where the Chartists held their famous meeting of 1838. Here the Chartists would sit and discuss the issues of the day and also come up with solutions.It is this moor that has become my new synagogue, a... Read more

The Safest Place for the Weakest People – Tim Challies

It has been a blessing to hear from friends and family across America whose churches are beginning to meet again after the period of forced separation. It has been fascinating (though a little strange) to see photographs of the spaced-out seating, the masks, the deliberate distancing, the omnipresent bottles of hand sanitizer. While I expect... Read more

When The Good Place Goes Bad

The Good Place is an intriguing television show. It takes a single-camera sitcom with lovable characters and a healthy dose of positivity, and pairs it with moral philosophy and questions about the afterlife. Its kind of like if Lost and Parks and Rec had a baby. In its four seasons, the showreviewed by TGC in... Read more

Ageism Has No Place In Our Response to COVID-19 | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Weve all heard it. If have been sincere, it makes us really feel secure. Each time we hear the virus is spreading, we remind ourselves of this one reality: COVID-19 is life-threatening, however largely for the aged and people with underlying well being circumstances. Im not previous. Im wholesome. Ive received little... Read more

A Solitary Place | Devotional by Karen Woodard

[ad_1] Very early within the morning, whereas it was nonetheless darkish, Jesus obtained up, left the home and went off to a solitary place, the place he prayed. Mark 1:35 Jesus wanted to get away from all distractions to arrange for one more day of serving others wants. Possibly Jesus had lots on his thoughts... Read more

In Our Place | Devotional by Idelette McVicker

[ad_1] “He was despised and rejected by males, a person of sorrows, and accustomed to struggling. Like one from whom males disguise their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3 (NIV) How human we're. How damaged is our world. How incomplete are {our relationships}. And but, in that brokenness and ache,... Read more

Hiding Place | Devotional by Katherine Kehler

[ad_1] Hold me protected, O God, for in you I take refuge. Psalm 16:1 You might be my hiding place; you'll shield me from bother. Psalm 32:7a Our granddaughter Renee, when she was little, was afraid of animals. All animals terrified her. We didnt know why. She simply was. Pat, our youngest daughter, was nonetheless... Read more

Simplicity is wishful pondering in a spot like Sudan – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Sudan (MNN) — Sudans so-called answer appears easy: take away U.S. sanctions so the beleaguered nation can get better from years of financial hardship. The UN Secretary-Common stated as a lot final week, claiming its time to mobilize worldwide assist to assist Sudan overcome its challenges. Latest developments affirm the concept. Leaders are discussing... Read more

When The Good Place Goes Unhealthy

[ad_1] The Good Place is an intriguing tv present. It takes a single-camera sitcom with lovable characters and a wholesome dose of positivity, and pairs it with ethical philosophy and questions concerning the afterlife. Its form of like if Misplaced and Parks and Rec had a child. In its 4 seasons, the presentreviewed by TGC... Read more

The Good Place Finale: Demise Is Unhealthy, and Different Issues within the Afterlife – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] **Spoiler Alert: This text comprises spoilers for The Good Place.** I have at all times beloved the sitcoms of Michael Schur, and The Good Place has been no exception. A wacky but good comedy about an afterlife that's divided between the Good Place and the Unhealthy Placegeneric equivalents of Heaven and Hellwhere folks get... Read more

This New Quiet Place 2 Trailer Is Chilling | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A brand new, prolonged trailer for A Quiet Place 2 has been launched, and it's a chilling, three-minute thrill trip.  If the clip any indication, the observe as much as the shock horror hit will likely be an action-heavy tour via the post-apocalyptic world we first noticed within the unique. Heres the... Read more

India holds 10th place on 2020 World Watch Listing – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] India (MNN) — Open Doorways launched their 2020 World Watch Listing final week naming the highest nations with the worst remedy of Christians. The outcomes for India have been, frankly, unsurprising. Final yr, India cracked the World Watch Lists prime 10 for harsh Christian persecution. This yr was no completely different, with the South... Read more

Heres the Chilling Trailer for A Quiet Place: Half II | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] A trailer for the upcoming sequel to A Quiet Place has dropped and its as chilling as youd count on. This time round, Cillian Murphy joins Emily Blunt within the horror thriller. From the seems to be of the trailer, the film not solely picks up the place the primary one left... Read more

The First Teaser for ‘A Quiet Place: Half II’ Is Right here | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place was a small marvel of a film an creative thriller that clipped together with an exhilarating financial system and about as memorable a pitch as a monster film might have: the issues that go bump within the evening can solely get you in the event that they... Read more

Place of Relaxation | Ideas about God by Kathy Cheek

[ad_1] “Be troubled for nothing, however in all the pieces by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made identified to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 When I attempt to determine issues out all by myself it... Read more