Iranian pastor talks about his time in prison – Mission Network News

Iran (MNN) Pastor Farshid Fathi heard his phone ring and realized his own number was calling. Police had broken into his home, and Fathi faced a choice: run or go to prison. Joe Willey, Marketing and Communications Manager of SAT-7 USA, says, They wanted him to come in and give himself up. Now, here’s the... Read more

‘The Mandalorian’ Season Two Will Return Just in Time for Halloween | RELEVANT

For those wondering what’s next for The Mandalorian and his little buddy Baby Yoda or, “The Child,” asStar Warsinsists on calling him wonder no more. Disney announced that season two ofThe Mandalorianwill debut on October 30, and will likely follow the same weekly release schedule that the first season did. The Mandalorianwas Disney+’s first real... Read more

Time to Watch the New Trailer for ‘No Time to Die’ | RELEVANT

Bond is back, and we’ve got a real trailer for Cary Fukunaga’s first foray into the 007-verse withNo Time to Die, which will bring Daniel Craig back to the role (one last time, supposedly) reuniting withSpectre‘s La Seydoux, and also bring Captain Marvel‘s Lashana Lynch and Knives Out‘s Ana de Armas along for the ride.... Read more

10 Reasons Why This Is a Wonderful Time to Be Alive

God has placed us in this generation purposefully, to live life to the full. This is a wonderful time to be alive, despite the challenges surrounding our modern world on a daily basis. From ancient history to today, chaos and conflict have challenged humanity. We were never promised life would be easy (Matthew 7:13-14), but... Read more

Less screen time, more green time is better for child wellbeing – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Igor Starkov)Getting the children outdoors and away from their screens may feel like an uphill struggle for some parents, but new research suggests the fight is worth it.  A study by researchers at the University of Adelaide have found that less screen time and more green time lead to better psychological outcomes for children... Read more

Archaeologists uncover magnificent palace from the time of the Kings of Judah

The Director of the excavation, Yaakov Billig, with the capitals.(Photo: Yoli Shwartz/Israel Antiquities Authority)A grand palace dating back to the time of the Kings of Judah has been discovered by archaeologists in Jerusalem.  The site sits on the Armon Hanatziv Promenade and may have been the home of one of the Kings of Judah or... Read more

How to Find Relief in a Time of Hurting

What gives you hope? What inspires you? What Scriptures did you memorize as a little girl that bring back child-like faith? Write those Scriptures down on index cards and put them on your fridge, in your purse, on your steering wheel, on your bathroom mirror, everywhere. The more you feed on Gods word, the stronger... Read more

For Every Time: A Prayer for Moral Revival

Editor’s Note: Last week, we joined a number of prophetic speakers and musicians, as well as thousands of viewers, for our virtual Red Letter Revival for Revolutionaries. If you missed our four-nights focusing on MLK’s triplets of evil and a vision-casting session by seven womanist preachers, you can find each evening archived on the RLC... Read more

That Time I Went After an Older, Godlier Man – Tim Challies

Its not a memory Im proud of, but every now and again I feel the need to revisit it. I guess if Peter could tell the tale of betraying Jesusafter all, how else would the biblical writers have known the fine details?, I can tell my tale of failing to be like Jesus. I can... Read more

CAPC Magazine Issue 1 of 2020: Reaping Time – Christ and Pop Culture

Letter from the Editor: A Constant Change Time hounds each one of us. We look at the day ahead, all of us holding the same 24 hours to spend as we will. We work. We worship. We play. We learn. We rest. We invest these pieces of time for some desired end. And what do... Read more

Spending Time With God in the Busyness of Life – Encouragement for Today – August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020Spending Time With God in the Busyness of LifeKIA STEPHENS Lee en espaolEnoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Genesis 5:24 (NIV)As I sat down to read my Bible, my mind was bombarded with an ever-growing to-do list.Almost immediately, I remembered wet clothes that needed... Read more

Faith Time – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 23

Faith Time Part 2 By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of August 23, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh55eW4x9yg[/embed]The Lord revealed to me that He is completing some assignments to bring His beloved into a higher perspectiveone where wholeness residesa beautiful, anticipated end to longings of the heart. The image He gave to me was of a choir director bringing a choir to the... Read more

God is GoodAll the Time | by Helen Lescheid

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.Psalm 34:8 How do we know that God is good when our lives feel bad? Weve been conditioned to think of God as a doting parent whose function is to shield us from unpleasant circumstances. We have learned to... Read more

Trailer: Tom Holland Faces Rob Pattinson’s Evil Preacher in ‘The Devil All the Time’ | RELEVANT Magazine

Netflix’s upcoming original filmThe Devil All the Timefeatures a cracking good cast wrapped up in a gothic tale of the American South. The movie, based on the book by Donald Ray Pollock, pits an orphaned Tom Holland against a corrupt preacher played by former Twilight vampire and future Batman Robert Pattinson. But the book... Read more

Faith Time – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 16

Faith Time Part 1By Margaret D. MitchellWeek of August 16, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAM-gB6OI-E[/embed]During the first couple of days of August, The Lord revealed to me that its faith time. In other words, this is His timing for His faith in us to begin to be worked out of us into His manifest promises. Its time to step forward... Read more

6 Easy Tips to Strengthen Your Quiet Time This Summer

Devotional time is a focused, intentional quiet time that is set aside to spend with God through prayer, reading/studying Scripture, or journal writing. Devotional time can include many different methods of connecting with God that include singing, writing, meditating, and/or listening to Christian worship music. There is not one right way to spend your devotional... Read more

A Christian Historian on Why Its Time for the Southern Baptist Convention to Change Its Name | RELEVANT Magazine

Should the Southern Baptist Convention change its name? There have been many conversations about doing just that over the years, but those cries have recently grown a lot louder. The SBC was created in 1845 as a pro-slavery reaction to the Northern Baptists, who favored abolition. It’s an incredibly ugly origin story for the... Read more

When Promises Take a Long Time – Daughters of Promise – August 13

WHEN PROMISES TAKE A LONG TIMEThe Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did to Sarah as he had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham called the name of his son who was born... Read more

Watching These Gen Z Twins Listen to ‘Jolene’ For the First Time Is Utterly Rad | RELEVANT Magazine

Over on YouTube, two Gen Z twins who go by TwinstheNewTrend record videos of them listening to Boomer and Gen X classics for the first time to offer their Zoomer critiques. It is great content. The boys have keen ears and open minds, as intrigued by country music and 80s power ballads as they... Read more

6 Signs That Its Time to Define the Relationship

When it comes to dating relationships, one of the toughest conversations occurs when we must define the relationship. Learning where the other person stands within the relationship is essential. Lack of communication here can cause confusion and undue stress on both parties. Being clear on whether the relationship is a just a friendship, dating casually, or... Read more

Never Enough Time – Girlfriends in God – August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020Never Enough TimeSharon JaynesTodays TruthIn Him we live and move and have our being, (Acts 17:28 NIV).Friend to FriendI just never have enough time to spend with the Lord, Amanda cried. I work forty plus hours a week, commute ninety minutes both ways, oversee elderly parents affairs, and take care of my five-year-old... Read more

8 Ways Your Time with God May Need to Change

Perhaps the hardest work here is the most crucial. Romans 12:1-2 exhorts us not to be conformed to the world we live in, but to be transformed, changed, by renewing our minds in the Word. Inevitably we will learn things in the Bible that are at least unfamiliar, if not contradictory, to the ideas we... Read more

Here’s Your First Look at Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson in Netflix’s ‘The Devil All the Time’ | RELEVANT Magazine

Netflix continues to enjoy flexing in an era without movie theaters, dropping bankable hits and signing expensive talent while most movie studios twiddle their thumbs and pray for a COVID-19 vaccine. Next up isThe Devil All the Time, a midwestern gothic tale based on Donald Ray Pollock’s book of the same name. And it’s... Read more

Max Lucado: If You’re Feeling Stuck, It’s Time to Make a Change | RELEVANT Magazine

On a trip to the United Kingdom, our family visited a castle. In the center of the castle garden sat a maze. Row after row of shoulder high hedges, leading to one dead end after another. Successfully navigate the labyrinth and youll discover the door to a tall tower in the center of the... Read more

Food in a Time of Quarantine

Its a strange time for food in the United States. As far as the supply chain goes, we have plenty of it, we have been repeatedly assured. Even so, families using WIC and food stamps suffered during weeks of empty shelves due to panic-buying. Grocery stores have experienced increased sales, while restaurants struggle to get... Read more

From Boccaccio to Chaucer: Storytelling during and after Plague Time – Christ and Pop Culture

As the pandemic has progressed over the past few months, responses to social distancing and lockdowns have, unsurprisingly, varied widely. Some resist the constraints suggested or imposed, while others embrace (or at least voluntarily accept) them. Some seek solace in the outdoors, while others feel safer remaining in their homes as much as possible. And... Read more