Respond to the Call – NIV Devotions for Mom – Week of September 3

Respond to the CallVerse:  James 1:22-25Additional Scripture Readings: Matthew 7:21-27 James 2:14-20When God calls, will we respond or reject? Most of the time we want to respond. We run to our Lord, eager for his next command, hungry for the next assignment, ready to turn from what has been occupying us to what he wants us to... Read more

What Is Cancel Culture and How Should Christians Respond to It?

The act of canceling ultimately calls for cutting a person, business, or organization off completely. In most cases, public apologies are no longer accepted. There is no corrective course of action. And anyone who continues to support something thats been canceled is also publicly outed and canceled.Cancel Culture is unforgiving. Living in a constant brood... Read more

How To Respond to Social Media Enemies – Tim Challies

The early promise of social media is that it would help us make friends. But as it has matured, it seems better suited to help us make enemies. Long gone are the happy days when it was all about connecting with others around shared interests. Today it seems to major in beating down others others... Read more

Police Respond to Clash between Black Lives Matter Protesters, Churchgoers in New York

Police Respond to Clash between Black Lives Matter Protesters, Churchgoers in New York Police were called in after a clash on Sunday between Black Lives Matter protesters and churchgoers at a church in Troy, New York.Its unclear why protesters targeted Grace Baptist Church for demonstrations, but activists reportedly harassed church members.According to the... Read more

My Christian High-School Students Have Doubts. Heres How I Respond.

Theres a C. S. Lewis quote in my Ecuadorian classroom painted on the back wall: We have nothing, if not belief. These words from Voyage of the Dawn Treader are spoken by the valiant mouse Reepicheep. One might assume belief comes easy for students in my international Christian school. It doesnt. Only 10 percent of... Read more

COVID-19 cases climb in Kenya; Christians respond to community needs – Mission Network News

Kenya (MNN) — Kenya currently has the third-highest number of COVID-19 infections in East Africa, and cases keep rising. To meet corresponding community needs, Christian workers adapt as strict lockdown measures continue. More coronavirus coverage here. The situation in Kenya is really quite difficult…several of the districts, four of them, are in complete lockdown, meaning... Read more

Asylum seekers and refugees help Salvation Army respond to coronavirus food poverty

Fadi (L) and Lina (R) have been cooking traditional Syrian food for their neighbours during the lockdown.Asylum seekers and refugees are among the volunteers assisting The Salvation Army as it responds to food poverty across the UK during the coronavirus crisis.They are part of an army of volunteers packing essential food parcels and cooking meals... Read more

The Best Way White Christians Can Respond to Racial Tensions

As white Christians, we need to spend time learning about the issues. We need to seek out black authors, pastors, theologians, activists, community leaders and speakers. We need to read their work, listen to their sermons, hear their grievances.We cant continue to stay in our own little world, watching our preferred news outlet, reading our... Read more

10 Ways Satan Wants You to Respond to the Coronavirus

Pray without ceasing. (1Thessalonians 5:17, NASB)I need to confess something to you. I was overwhelmed with obtaining the latest information on Coronavirus and started scrolling social media more than praying. I grabbed my phone when my alarm went off in the morning, and reading the news was the last thing I did before I went to... Read more

How to Respond When Injustice Seems to Prevail

Typically when I preach, I open with some illustration to break the ice. I dont have an icebreaker, but I do have an iceberg. This iceberg is an image that I hope will inform how you pray, how you love other members of your church, and how you seek to promote mercy and justice in... Read more

COVID-19, unplanned pregnancies, and how the Church can respond

USA (MNN) — With everybody at home during COVID-19 lockdowns, you may have heard jokes about an upcoming baby boom in eight to ten months. But dont count on it. New studiesshow over one-third of couples who were planning on conceiving have now paused their plans. Their concerns are mostly related to economic stability and... Read more

Christians Respond to the Tragic Death of George Floyd

Christians Respond to the Tragic Death of George Floyd Christian leaders and well-known Christian celebrities are expressing sadness and calls for justice after the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.In an Instagram post, actress and author Candace Cameron Bure wrote that her heart was wrecked.Most of you come to my page... Read more

J. D. Greears Challenge: How Will You Respond?

The idea that the gospel is weak and irrelevant is a patent lie, yet it continues to be a popular lie for the secular world to embrace and promote. You dont have to look far to encounter portrayals of Christiansespecially those “evangelical Bible-thumpers”as out-of-touch and bad for society.Weve been dismissed as backwoods, judgmental hicks. People... Read more

Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: And How the Church Can Respond

Historians are the great relativizers of the present. When someone declares that the times in which we live are unprecedented, the task of the historian is to offer a sanctimonious response, by pointing out that, in actual fact, this or that event, action, idea, or pattern of behavior was previously evident in 13th-century Florence or... Read more

TGC Q&A: How Should Christians Respond to a Culture of Outrage?

Jen Pollock Michel: Jackie, how should Christians respond to the culture of outrage today? Jackie Hill Perry: I think one, there has to be the expectation of it. There was outrage in Jesus’ day. They couldn’t believe that he was saying the things that he was saying, drink his blood, eat his flesh. What are... Read more

Believers reply as coronavirus deepens Iraqs distress – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Iraq (MNN) — Protests in Iraq are on maintain for the foreseeable future. Coronavirus closures and curfews are forcing folks inside, successfully placing an finish to demonstrations. The anti-government motion started in October and rapidly turned the most important rebellion since Saddam Husseins fall in 2003. Samuel with Redemptive Tales says Iraqis now have... Read more

How Do We Reply to Poisonous and Abusive Energy?

[ad_1] It was two full days of answered prayer. We witnessed pastors and ministry leaders from throughout the nation actually confess their temptations to worldly energy and encounter the grace of God of their weak spot. Kyle and I dreamed of internet hosting The Approach of the Lamb convention for years, ever since writing our... Read more

How (Not) to Reply to Change

[ad_1] Some individuals love change. Others hate it. For many of us, although, change is each a problem and in addition an journey. There are numerous sorts of change, after all. Some adjustments come within the pure development of life, like transferring from one grade to the subsequent. Different adjustments come from leaders whose choices... Read more

Rise and Triumph of the Fashionable Self: And How the Church Can Reply

[ad_1] Historians are the good relativizers of the current. When somebody declares that the occasions by which we stay are unprecedented, the duty of the historian is to supply a sanctimonious response, by stating that, in precise reality, this or that occasion, motion, thought, or sample of habits was beforehand evident in 13th-century Florence or... Read more

Christians reply as desert locusts devour and destroy – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Ethiopia (MNN) — An issue of biblical proportion is munching its approach throughout East Africa. The UN warns of regional famine as desert locusts devour and destroy, transferring in swarms the scale of main cities.What are desert locusts? Im 35 years outdated and I’ve by no means heard of any invasion like [this]. It’s... Read more

Veterans reply to Center East stress – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — As tensions proceed with Iran, veterans converse up within the U.S. Some accomplish that by way of motionFor instance, a Marine veteran in Alabama re-enlisted simply days after the demise of Iranian common Qassam Soleimani. Others take to the streets or social media in protest. It doesn't matter what department veterans... Read more

How to answer turmoil within the Center East – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Chaos brews within the Center East. Tensions between Iran and the U.S. proceed to rise, leaving believers all over the world looking for peace amidst chaos. Denise Godwin of Worldwide Media Ministries says the reply to the upheaval is Gospel peace. A number of the individuals on this area, within the... Read more

four Widespread Critics and Constructive Methods to Reply to Them – Tim Challies

[ad_1] It is inevitable that pastors and different church leaders will face criticism. Some critics can be well-intentioned whereas others can be bent on destruction; some can be trying to do the best factor (even when in a ham-fisted method) whereas others can be trying to wreak havoc. But the prideful and troubling temptation will... Read more

Misinformation surrounds Amazon fires; heres how believers can reply – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Brazil (MNN) — Theres been loads of deceptive data in headlines these days surrounding fires in Brazils portion of the Amazon Rainforest. Environmental advocates slam nationwide leaders for not doing sufficient to manage the burning. In the meantime, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says advocates exaggerate the trigger and extent of Amazon fires. TransWorld Radio... Read more

J. D. Greears Problem: How Will You Reply?

[ad_1] The concept the gospel is weak and irrelevant is a patent lie, but it continues to be a preferred lie for the secular world to embrace and promote. You dont must look far to come across portrayals of Christiansespecially these “evangelical Bible-thumpers”as out-of-touch and unhealthy for society.Weve been dismissed as backwoods, judgmental hicks. Folks... Read more

Easy methods to Reply to the Cultural Scream of Identification Politics

[ad_1] If there's one factor that stands on the middle of our present political chaos and drives the more and more disagreeable social rhetoric, it’s certainly identification politics. Whereas it’s arduous to outline this time period with precision, it could maybe be greatest characterised because the politics that emerges when the standard foundations of identification... Read more