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John MacArthur says he’ll start prison ministry if he’s put in jail over church services

John MacArthur is refusing to bow to Covid church closure mandates.(Photo: Grace Community Church)Megachurch pastor John MacArthur has shrugged off threats of prison time over his refusal to comply with Covid church closure orders.  MacArthur told Fox News he had received a letter warning he faces up to six months in jail if Grace Community... Read more

John MacArthur Says He’ll Start a ‘Jail Ministry’ if Arrested for Worshiping Indoors

John MacArthur Says He'll Start a 'Jail Ministry' if Arrested for Worshiping Indoors California pastor John MacArthur said this week hes willing to go to jail for holding indoor services in defiance of coronavirus health restrictions and that, if arrested, hell preach the gospel there, too.A judge last week upheld Los Angeles County health restrictions... Read more

When Bullets Start Flying in the Culture Wars

You dont need to stretch your imagination far to see how the following scenario could play out on election night. President Trump leads in enough states across the south and midwest in order to proclaim that he has secured re-election. However, mail-in ballots continue to be counted, and Vice President Biden doesnt concede. The television... Read more

The Puritans who left behind so much to start a new life in America

The newly renovated Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that sailed from England in 1620, sails back to its berth in Plymouth, Massachusetts, August 2020.(Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)The Puritans didn't only risk their lives at sea to reach America; many of them left everything they had to start a new life living according to... Read more

2 Simple Ways to Start Your Day When Life Is Overwhelming

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)The alarm rings in a new set of circumstances each day. When life is overwhelming, fear and anxiety threaten to move in and camp out in the corners of our... Read more

So, You Want to Change the World? Start With Your Neighborhood | RELEVANT Magazine

Growing up as a millennial, the mission-centric, overseas life has been idealized and venerated. We are encouraged to look out there and to give and serve, with everything we have whether it be through short- or long-term service trips. Meanwhile, our friends post photos of their life-changing, life-saving, service-oriented Jesus-hugging trips. Naturally, this shifts our... Read more

Lebanese start to rebuild without help from their government – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) Lebanons government stepped down Monday night following a massive explosionin Beirut and angry protests over the weekend. This means the Lebanese government can’t make any new decisions or pass new laws until a new government is elected But Nuna from Triumphant Mercy Lebanon says this decision is doing nothing to quench the anger... Read more

Start With What You Have – Daughters of Promise – July 16

START WITH WHAT YOU HAVEGod has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? Romans 11:2If there are two believers on my street but a hundred who hate Christ, I can paint with a broad brush and say, No... Read more

Help! I Dont Know Where to Start with Racial Reconciliation

This article is part of the Help! series. The Intersection of Lament and Racial Reconciliation Where are we to begin when it comes to issues of race and injustice in our world today? Given the loaded nature of racial reconciliation and justice, a helpful starting point can be lamentthe biblical language of empathy and sorrow.... Read more

China locks down Beijing as churches start to reopen – Mission Network News

China (MNN) Bibles are hard to come by in China, and the story of the Gospel is needed in the country now more than ever. China has dealt more quickly with itscoronavirusoutbreak than many other countries, but also with more draconian lockdown measures. For months, China has been free of any severe COVID-19 spikes, but... Read more

Lets Start a New Epidemic | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows 1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NLT) Over the last couple of months, we have been faced with the challenges of trying to control a growing pandemic. Covid-19 has crippled countries, cities, businesses, families,you... Read more

TGC Podcast: Want to Read Great Literature? Start Here.

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Karen Swallow Prior: So, I’m here to talk about… Let’s see what’s the title of my talk. How, Why and What to Read, I think. I do want to tell you that I’ve... Read more

Lets Retrieve Good Theologyand Not Start with Luther

Im often asked in my church history and theology courses, Why does this class matter for the pastorate? Or on the mission field? Or in my home? The idea that historical theology can influence or transform how we minister, proclaim the gospel, plant churches, or raise children is foreign to many of my students and,... Read more

10 Ways to Make a Fresh Start After Quarantine

I laid on the trampoline in the backyard staring at the sky as the sun warmed my face. These new rhythms of life have done something in my soul. God has used them to reveal places of my life that need a desperate working out.I feel as though God had to take away all the... Read more

Has There Ever Been a Higher Time To Begin a Weblog? – Tim Challies

[ad_1] I have been at this running a blog factor for a very long time and over time Ive taken many alternatives to encourage others to attempt their hand at it. I imagine within the worth of blogs and imagine there's a future for them. Its doable that I lack the suitable self-awareness, however Im... Read more

5 Methods to Begin ‘Divorce-Proofing’ Your Marriage | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] My husband and I bought divorced earlier than we bought married. Nicely, not likely however we had a tumultuous relationship relationship that culminated in a damaged engagement and two years of non-communication. So after we introduced our second engagement (three years later), neither of us have been stunned when our skeptical mates... Read more

Lets Retrieve Good Theologyand Not Begin with Luther

[ad_1] Im typically requested in my church historical past and theology programs, Why does this class matter for the pastorate? Or on the mission area? Or in my residence? The concept that historic theology can affect or rework how we minister, proclaim the gospel, plant church buildings, or elevate kids is overseas to lots of... Read more

All Christians Have the Identical IQ. Lets Begin Utilizing Them.

[ad_1] As a junior in school, I used to be hit with plenty of thought-provoking questions I’d by no means thought of earlier than as a non-Christian. On many events, I needed I’d been requested them earlier in my life as an alternative of putting up with the dangerous selections, damaged relationships, and ache I’d... Read more

No, Good Theology Didnt Begin with the Reformation

[ad_1] Venturing Out into the Previous Generally evangelicals view church historical past as if our essential custom is the final 5 hundred yearsthats Protestant historical past. Then you definately would possibly make a second, extra tentative step into the earlier fifteen hundred years of church historical past. With that, its type of like Protestant theology... Read more