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Why Is Teen Anxiety on the Rise?

A Growing Curve All the statistics show that depression and anxiety has been increasing at least 10% a year amongst teens since about 2010. In recent years, the curve has been increasing, getting steeper. Therefore, a lot of people have been asking whats gone wrong here, and the church has asked these questions as well.... Read more

2 Reasons Bully Pastors Rise Up in the Church

The Church's Leadership Crisis There are two things that are at the heart of the leadership crisis in the church. The first is that we've backed away from a biblical definition of a leaderhumble, gentle, kind, faithful, loving, servant. The kind of character qualities that are in the Timothy passage when it talks about qualifications... Read more

The Rise of Maverick City Music | RELEVANT

One of the country’s most dynamic worship music groups revels in breaking the mold. One of the first records we did, they tried to put it out as a gospel record because I was Black, says Chandler Moore. And we were like, Why is this gospel? Why do you categorize this as gospel? It’s not... Read more

Under God: The Rise of Christian Nationalism | RELEVANT

In July of 2019, lawmakers in South Dakota passed a new law requiring all public schools to display the national motto, In God We Trust, in a prominent location, with a font no smaller than twelve by twelve inches. Some students expressed discomfort with their new decoration. We are a cultural melting pot, and it... Read more

Canada experiences rise in assisted suicides as a third say they fear being a burden

A third of those who chose assisted suicide in Canada said they were worried about being a burden to carers or family(Photo: Unsplash/Janelle Hewines) The number of assisted suicide and euthanasia deaths in Canada rose by more than 25% in 2019 and made up 2% of all deaths in the country last year, according to... Read more

New Down’s syndrome test will lead to rise in abortions, say campaigners

(Photo: Don't Screen Us Out)Pro-life campaigners fear that the government roll-out of a new Down's syndrome test will lead to a rise in abortions. The Don't Screen Us Out group said it was "likely" more babies diagnosed with Down's syndrome will be aborted following the Department of Health's to roll the new prenatal test out... Read more

Steep rise in number of couples divorcing

(Photo: Sandy Millar)The number of married couples divorcing rose sharply in the 12 months before lockdown started. Figures obtained from the Ministry of Justice by the Daily Mail show a 23 per cent increase in the number of finalised divorces in the year leading up to March 2020.  Between March 2019 and March 2020, divorces... Read more

Man Whose Family Members Were Slaves, Man Whose Family Owned Slaves Encourage Americans to ‘Rise Above Racism’

Man Whose Family Members Were Slaves, Man Whose Family Owned Slaves Encourage Americans to 'Rise Above Racism' A white man whose ancestors were slave owners and an African American man whose ancestors were the slaves owned by that family are inviting people to discuss racial healing at a seven-part retreat from CMAX.tv called... Read more

Churches, Indoor Businesses Closing in California again as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Churches, Indoor Businesses Closing in California again as COVID-19 Cases Rise All indoor businesses, which include churches, in 30 counties are now closed in the state of California according to a new order by Governor Gavin Newsom. On Monday, Newsom cited the surge of COVID-19 cases and increased hospitalizations as reason for the... Read more

COVID-19 Cases in the U.S. Rise, but Number of Fatalities Fall

COVID-19 Cases in the U.S. Rise, but Number of Fatalities Fall The United States is currently experiencing a rise in reported cases of COVID-19 while also seeing a decrease in the number of deaths. According to COVID tracking data from The New York Times, the 7-day average for new cases is at its... Read more

Political tensions rise; Bibles For China presses on – Mission Network News

China (MNN) — China-U.S. relations remain tense this week. China made its territorial ambitions clear on Friday, reestablishing its authority over Taiwan and Hong Kong. During his state-of-the-nation report, Premier Li Keqiang confirmed Chinas desire to bring what it views as a Chinese province under its control: We will encourage them to join us in... Read more

Why Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Why did Jesus rise from the dead? According to 1 Peter 1:3, his resurrection brings us at least two life-changing benefits:a living hope and a new life. Let’s consider these twin truthstwin promisesfrom the New Testament’s broader witness. Raised to Provide a Living Hope Death is a terrible thing. Most people face their own death... 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

Research: Church Hopping Is on the Rise Whereas Church Membership Is Declining | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Barna not too long ago launched their new State of the Church examine, and it incorporates some fascinating findings about how individuals attend church (H/T Christian Headlines).  Sure, most American churchgoers nonetheless go to the identical church each week, however their analysis discovered {that a} sizable minority is at the very least... 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

The Rise of Fundamentalist Catholicism

[ad_1] Through RNS It's regular and customary to determine Pope Francis conservative critics as traditionalists. However a lot of what they are saying is a far cry from Catholic custom not least their criticism of the pope itself. We want a brand new approach to determine them. Again in 2013, distinguished conservative writer George Weigel... Read more

A Christian Response to the Rise of Extremism in Iraq

[ad_1] Yesterday morning (Oct. 27), President Trump introduced the demise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and three of Baghdadis kids. President Trump mentioned Baghdadi, the founding father of ISIS, was fleeing U.S. navy forces in a tunnel after which killed himself by detonating a suicide vest he wore. In 2004, Baghdadi had been captured by U.S.... Read more

7 Huge Questions We Have After That ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Did you all catch that The Rise of Skywalker trailer? Man, that factor was cool. All these spaceships? Lando? Let’s all take another look, simply to ensure we’re all on the identical web page right here. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qn_spdM5Zg[/embed] Clearly, not everyone seems to be on board with this new franchise however we dig... Read more