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Why it’s never been more important for the Church to stand against modern slavery

(Photo: Unsplash/AidaL)Today, I received a text message from a colleague at International Justice Mission asking if I could urgently pray for a group of children they had just rescued from slavery with local police. Some of them are in a very bad way. It is Anti-Slavery Day today. Every year, as 18 October comes round,... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand ‘Abortion by Mail,’ at Least for Now

U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand 'Abortion by Mail,' at Least for Now The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a request by the Trump administration to halt so-called abortion by mail, letting stand a lower court ruling that allows women to have the abortion pill delivered to their home during the pandemic.It was a... Read more

Southern Baptists distance themselves from Trump’s ‘stand back and stand by’ comments

Donald Trump during his fiery presidential debate with Joe Biden in which he refused to condemn white supremacists(Photo: CNBC)Senior officers of the Southern Baptist Convention reaffirmed the denomination's repudiation of white supremacy as a "scheme of the devil" Wednesday after a controversial call by President Donald Trump to far-right activists to "stand back and stand... Read more

Hong Kong churches called to stand up for democracy as Beijing tightens its grip

(Photo: Unsplash/Joshua J Cotten)A pastor's son and pro-democracy campaigner has urged Hong Kong churches to do their part in standing up for freedom in the territory. Samuel Chu, whose father Rev Chu Yiu-ming co-founded the Umbrella Movement, said Hong Kong churches had "fallen behind" in the struggle for democracy. Speaking at a webinar organised by... Read more

Pence Says He and Trump Stand without Apology for the Right to Life

Pence Says He and Trump Stand without Apology for the Right to Life Vice President Mike Pence, on Wednesday, referenced a recent narrow pro-life loss at the Supreme Court in arguing that the high court needs more conservatives and that President Trump needs to be reelected.Pence made the comments in Murrysville, Pa., as part of... Read more

John MacArthur says Trump thanked him for ‘taking a stand’ over church closures

John MacArthur(Photo: YouTube/Grace Community Church)John MacArthur got a phone call from Donald Trump to thank him for his stand against California authorities who wanted his church to stop indoor worship services during Covid. The Grace Community Church pastor told the Falkirk Center podcast that the President called him up after a recent Sunday service to... Read more

Tony Dungy Defends Athletes Who Stand for Anthem: God Examines ‘Our Attitude,’ Not Posture

Tony Dungy Defends Athletes Who Stand for Anthem: God Examines 'Our Attitude,' Not Posture Television commentator and former NFL coach Tony Dungy is defending NBA players and other professional athletes who stand for the national anthem as well as those who opt to kneel.Dungy, in a series of tweets over the weekend, discussed... Read more

Students at Christian College Stand against Radical Protestors Who Want to Tear Down Cross

Students at Christian College Stand against Radical Protestors Who Want to Tear Down Cross Students and pastors in Eugene, Oregon, took a stand against protestors on Friday who allegedly wanted to deface and tear down a cross that has been on the small private Christian colleges campus for decades.A Facebook post entitled, War... Read more

Feeling or Fact: What Will You Stand On? | by Helen Lescheid

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged Deuteronomy 31:8 Let me be very honest with you: I dont always feel Gods presence. Sometimes He seems a million miles away. Sometimes He doesnt even seem real.... Read more

25 Bible Verses for Strength to Stand Strong in Hard Times

In the midst of uncertain times, it's important to remind yourself truth as often as you can. Here are 25 truth-filled verses to meditate and remember in the days ahead. The enemy will always lure us towards panic and worry if we focus on all that's wrong in this world. And even when we know... Read more

I Can’t Stand it Anymore | by Sue Braid

But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:29-30 When was the last time you felt flooded by your situation? Overwhelmed about anything today? David, the writer of Psalm 69,... Read more

If you take a stand for the unborn, prepare yourself for a lot of abuse

PixabayFor some people, when they want to say thank you, they send flowers. Recently the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children sent a bouquet of flowers to the Scottish Nationalist MP Dr Lisa Cameron MP for Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow. Why? Because they wanted to express appreciation for her stance on abortion in Parliament.... Read more

Pray that Hong Kong’s Christians can stand strong

(Photo: Unsplash/JJ Ying)This week, Beijing horrified millions of Hong Kongers with the enforcement of a new national security law that ushers in sweeping regulations criminalising secession, subversion, "terrorism" and collusion with foreign forces.  Anyone accused of breaking this law faces extradition to China for trial and life in prison.  The wording is so vague that... Read more

JK Rowling’s agency refuses to bow to pressure over her stand on transgender rights

JK Rowling(Photo: Reuters)JK Rowling's agency has refused demands to issue a public statement in support of transgenderism after recent comments on the issue by the Harry Potter author.Authors Fox Fisher, Drew Davies and Ugla Stefana Kristjnudttir Jnsdttir, also known as Owl Fisher, have now quit the Blair Partnership, which represents Rowling. They said in a joint statement on Medium that... Read more

Chick-fil-A CEO calls on white Christians to repent & stand up for black Americans

Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, speaks out about racism at Passion City Church in Atlanta on 14 June 2020.YouTube/Passion City ChurchChick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, has called on white Christians to repent and fight for black Americans following a number of high profile black deaths at the hands of white police officers.Conservative Christian, Cathy, said Christians could... Read more

Christians stand with Tiananmen Square victims on 31st anniversary

Soldiers march in Tiananmen Square before a wreath laying ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China, September 30, 2019.(Photo: Reuters/Thomas Peter)The human rights situation in China three decades on from the Tiananmen Square massacre remains a "tragedy", the head of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has... Read more

‘Stand up for Jesus’ Businessman Will Pay $500 Fines for Chicago Churches that Defied Orders

'Stand up for Jesus' Businessman Will Pay $500 Fines for Chicago Churches that Defied Orders A Chicago businessman and former mayoral candidate says he will pay the $500 fines local authorities handed to three churches that held worship services Sunday in defiance of a statewide ban.Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, Philadelphia Romanian Church of... Read more

Will the Actual Professional-Life Political Celebration Please Stand Up?

[ad_1] The presidential election is shaping as much as be a troublesome one for many who see it actually as a matter of life and demise. The Democrats working for the White Home all vow to take motion on gun violence and police misconduct, well being care, the surroundings and abolishing the demise penalty. On... Read more

Taika Waititi Takes a Stand: Apple Keyboards ‘Are Getting Worse’ | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] On Sunday night time, Taika Waititi took residence an Oscar for Finest Tailored Screenplay and have become the primary Indigenous director awarded by the Academy which is a type of stats that’s form of concurrently thrilling and miserable. Waititi’s newfound clout throughout the Academy will most certainly open new doorways for the... Read more

Why I Cannot Stand My Church (and I am the Pastor) | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] I've to warn you, this may be a tricky learn as a result of Im going to put all of it on the market and share, because the pastor of a church, why I cant stand my church however please dont cease on the first three paragraphs, I cant stand my church... Read more

Taylor Swift on Politicians Co-opting Religion: ‘I am a Christian. That is Not What We Stand For’ | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Taylor Swift’s new Netflix documentary Miss Americana is about much more than the standard “rise to fame” narrative that tends to dominate this style. As a substitute, it’s a few very particular evolution of her public model, from being a tidy, protected, one-dimensional popstar to one thing extra complicated, nuanced and human.... Read more

85,000 Folks Signed a Petition for a Rooster Restaurant to Make clear Its Stand on Biblical Educating | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] The controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A simply gained’t cease spiraling. Earlier this week, the quick meals chain introduced that its contracts with three charitable organizations The Salvation Military, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Paul Anderson Youth Residence in Georgiawould be expiring. As an alternative of renewing them, the corporate mentioned that transferring ahead, it could... Read more

Muslim-background believers discover ways to stand for Christ – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Center East (MNN) — Theres a value to following Christ in Muslim-majority nations. Open Doorways cites Islamic oppression as the first driver of persecution in seven of the highest ten international locations on its World Watch Listing. Tom Doyle says Uncharted Ministries helps believers from a Muslim background develop in Jesus and stand agency... Read more

David Bentley Harts Lonely, Final Stand for Christian Universalism

[ad_1] For these not already acquainted with him, David Bentley Hart of the College of Notre Dame is extensively thought to be one of many two most influential tutorial theologians within the English-speaking world at the moment (together with John Milbank of Nottingham College). Harts output is prodigious, and his vary of mental interestsin the... Read more