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Vatican challenged over secret deal with China

The human rights situation in China has "rapidly and significantly deteriorated" under President Xijinping.REUTERS/Damir SagoljThe Vatican has been criticised over plans to extend an agreement with the Chinese government on the appointment of bishops.  Vatican officials are reported to have told journalists this week that the arrangement, due to expire in October, will be renewed.  Reuters... Read more

The Secret to a Joyful Life | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:18a Recently, I found myself in an uncertain season of life. I was in a position I didnt necessarily want to be in, although I felt that God had led me to where I currently was. Yet, the whispering of doubt grew into a thunderous voice that eventually... Read more

Olivia Wilde Will Direct a Top Secret New Marvel Movie for Sony Pictures | RELEVANT Magazine

Olivia Wilde’s feature directorial debutBooksmartproved that this is one performer with talent to spare behind the camera. She’s already got a followup in the works starring Florence Pugh, Chris Pine and Shia Labeouf, and now Deadline is reporting that she’s working on a secret superhero movie for Marvel too. This particular Marvel movie is happening... Read more

The Secret to Church Planting (From a Former Muslim)

Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches As a former Muslim, the questions still sound strange. Is this passage too intense for visitors? Does my sermon have enough jokes? Should we do an iPad giveaway? These questions ran through my mind as we launched Redemption City Church in Baltimore. Indeed, such thoughts can haunt any new church... Read more

What is the Secret to Sabbath Rest? | Pastor Mark Driscoll

01 Jun What is the Secret to Sabbath Rest? Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Hebrews 4:13 Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.For good news came to us just as to them, but... Read more

Tim and Kathy Keller Share the Secret of a Great Marriage

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: God is in the longest lived worst marriage in the history of the world. That line is from Tim and Kathy Keller in their short new book, On Marriage. Part of... Read more

The Secret to Creating Friendships That Final | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] In a world bloated with fast fixes, instantaneous gratification and social media profiles, it may be laborious to know the way to buildand keeplasting friendships. And whereas we might wish to painting a selected aspect of ourselves on-line, the reality is that we want mates who know us right here and now,... Read more