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Finding Hope in Times of Crisis – Girlfriends in God – October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020Finding Hope in Times of CrisisMary SoutherlandTodays TruthNow faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see(Hebrews 11:1, NIV)Friend to FriendAll of us are familiar with crisis. If 2020 has taught us anything, it has given us a chance to grow through difficult times. Our country... Read more

Bless the Lord at All Times – Beloved Women – October 9, 2020

Bless the Lord at All Times Beloved Women October 9, 2020READ: I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Psalm 34:1 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: I dont know about you, but blessing the Lord can come relatively easy some days. However, the struggle comes in doing it at all times and continually,... Read more

All the Times Faith Came Up in Wednesday’s Pence/Harris Debate | RELEVANT

With plexiglass partitions in place and one housefly out of place, the Wednesday night showdown between Vice-President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris was a slightly less soul-sucking affair than their boss’ brawl. It took place under a grim backdrop of a White House that’s currently doubling as a COVID-19 incubator and pandemic-era fiscal stimulus... Read more

Netflix Cancellations Are 8 Times Higher Than Average following Cuties Backlash

Netflix Cancellations Are 8 Times Higher Than Average following Cuties Backlash Netflix lost an above-average number of subscribers over the weekend following a backlash against the company for streaming the controversial film Cuties, according to a new report from a data research company.YipitData says Netflixs cancellation rate on Saturday was eight times higher compared to... Read more

7 Books To Help You Understand the Times – Tim Challies

You do not need to be a particularly astute observer of society to understand that we have entered into a time of great transition and even great upheaval. A new worldview based around a very particular conception of social justice is quickly gaining traction. Traditional understandings of sex and gender are being overthrown. New words... Read more

Jacob Blake Is Clinging to Life After Being Shot in the Back Seven Times by Police | RELEVANT Magazine

A Black man identified as Jacob Blake is reportedly in stable condition after police officers shot him in the back seven times as he got into his SUV. Witnesses say Blake’s sons looked on as Kenosha, Wisconsin officers fired on their father. The family’s attorney Ben Crump says Blake was leaving the scene after breaking... Read more

What If My Quiet Times Are Anything but Quiet? – Encouragement for Today – August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020What If My Quiet Times Are Anything but Quiet?CORRIE GERBATZLee en espaolAsk and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 (NIV)I sat in the metal folding chair, balancing my Bible with one arm as my other arm hid... Read more

Finding life and hope at times of death and grief

(Photo: Unsplash/Prateek Gautam)This Shabbat, the focus was Devarim 11:26-16:17, known as Parshat Re'eh, which means simply 'see!' or even better, 'take a good look and digest ...' As I mentioned in my last article, in this parsha of Re'eh, G-d talks about grief, death and dying, and He prohibits self-mutilation or overdoing grief in mourning the dead because... Read more

3 Decisions Strong Women Need to Make During Tough Times

What happens when the ideal strong woman in your head becomes an idol? We end up looking to her as the example, instead of looking to the Lord. When we measure our mistakes against this woman in our head, we always come up short. Im a wife, mom to 7, podcast host, and an international speaker. My... Read more

Leading with an Anti-Tribal Posture in Angry Times

Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches The Western world is tribalizing at lightning speed. And while I believe the disruption to previously normal patterns of churchis from God and for our good, its becoming increasingly clear that one casualty of this season of isolation has been the dignifying doctrine of the imago Dei. As a large... Read more

Trusting God in Trying Times – Encouragement for Today – August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020Trusting God in Trying TimesSHARON JAYNES Lee en espaolDont be afraid, the prophet answered. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them. 2 Kings 6:16 (NIV)One phone call, and my life crumbled into a pile of dust easily blown away by shock and unbelief. In a moment, my... Read more

Star Trek: Discoverys Christopher Pike: An Old-Fashioned Hero for Our Cynical Times – Christ and Pop Culture

**Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season Two ofStar Trek: Discovery.** What are the three most salient facts about Captain Pike? asks Spock (Ethan Peck), in the Star Trek: Short Treks episode, Q&A. Rebecca Romijns Number One considers his words, then replies: One, his capacity for hearing out another point of view is exceeded... Read more

5 Biblical Reasons to Not Be Afraid If Were in the End Times

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit... 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

Bible Prophecy Explained – Jesus Christ and End Times

Recently, I read a verse in Daniel that I'd never noticed before that got me quite excited. So many prophecies seem to be fitting together in ways that people have not seen for 2000 years. Dear Roger,I've read the book of Daniel several times. Recently, I read a verse that I'd never noticed before that... Read more

Liberty University Files $10 Million Lawsuit against the New York Times

Liberty University Files $10 Million Lawsuit against the New York Times Liberty University is suing the New York Times for the newspaper's handling of the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.As Christian Headlines previously reported, the New York Times published an article in March decrying the schools decision not to fully shut down amid the... Read more

Liberty University launches $10m lawsuit against New York Times over Covid-19 stories

Liberty University in VirginiaFacebook.com/Liberty UniversityLiberty University is suing The New York Times for $10 million over a series of news stories published earlier this year about the evangelical Christian school's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a lawsuit filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Wednesday, the Virginia-based academic institution also named New York Times reporter Elizabeth... Read more

The Courage to Keep Going in Times of Suffering – Beloved Women – July 6, 2020

The Courage to Keep Going in Times of Suffering Beloved Women July 6, 2020READ: And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: When challenges come in our lives, its easy to want to quit. The... Read more

Mike Pence Tells Church: ‘Hold Fast’ to Jesus, Prayer During ‘These Challenging Times’

Mike Pence Tells Church: 'Hold Fast' to Jesus, Prayer During 'These Challenging Times' Saying the foundation of freedom is faith, Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday urged members of a Texas megachurch to pray for the nation and to rely on God to get America through these challenging times.Pence spoke nearly 30 minutes... Read more

Hard Times & Healthcare: Is There a Reliable Faith-Based Option?

Hard Times & Healthcare: Is There a Reliable Faith-Based Option? These times aren't easy. While many continue to lose jobs and employer-based healthcare during the ongoing pandemic, the need for affordable and accessible healthcare has never been greater. How can you maintain your access to healthcare when you or someone in your family... Read more

CDC: The COVID-19 Infection Rate Could Be 10 Times Higher Than Reported | RELEVANT Magazine

Wash your hands, folks. The Centers for Disease Control has announced that while the COVID-19 infection rate has taken an alarming climb, it may actually be much higher than we know. “Our best estimate right now is that for every case that’s reported, there actually are 10 other infections,” CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield... Read more

2 Words for These Unprecedented Times

Unprecedented. It seems like the perfect word for 2020. Never before have we witnessed a pandemic, widespread civil unrest, and a judicial redefinition of sex and gender all in the space of a few months. And dont even get me started on the murder hornets. It hasnt all been bad, of course. Our increasing awareness... Read more

Living in times of turmoil, there is something Christians must remember

J John Sun 21 Jun 2020 8:43 BST (Photo: Unsplash/United Nations)Confined for three months within the United Kingdom I'm finding it hard to avoid a sense of national turmoil. There is the dreadful Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing issues of how the government should have responded. There is the way the appalling killing of George Floyd... Read more

25 Bible Verses to Give You Hope in Dark Times

So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. (1 Peter 1:13 NLT)Christ followers find hope in the past, present and future. From the beginning, God planned to send His Son to rescue us... Read more

Mindful Truths for Mindless Times Sermon Notes (1 Peter 1:13-25) | Pastor Mark Driscoll

11 Jun Mindful Truths for Mindless Times Sermon Notes (1 Peter 1:13-25) 1 Peter 1:1 elect exiles 1:3 born again 1 Peter 1:6 you have been grieved by various trials 1 Peter 1:7 tested by fire Christians and non-Christians can experience the same hardship/suffering/trial but do not have the same resources to face it and... Read more

10 Hymns with Messages for Christians in Times of Crisis

This classic hymn waxes poetic on Gods great faithfulness to us. No matter when, where, or what is going on in the world, the Lord remains faithful."Great is Thy faithfulness, " O God my Father,There is no shadow of turning with Thee;Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail notAs Thou hast been Thou forever wilt... Read more

How to Care for Your Spouse’s Heart in These Stressful Times

Deep, lasting stress makes a mark on a marriage. Lifes troubles either wound and divide us, or they pull us together as a couple. How can a husband and wife encourage one another? Why does stress create friction and distance between us? How do we solve problems as a team? Can our faith make a... Read more

Early Christians showed hope and courage in unsettled times – Mission Network News

International (MNN) Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage in the 3rd century, faced social unrest, political challenges, and plague, navigating it all with the wisdom and hope of Christ. If your life feels unsettled in 2020, early Christians in North Africa faced similar struggles. Denise Godwin of International Media Ministries (IMM) points to Cyprian, who was a... Read more

Gospelbound: Moral Leadership for Turbulent Times

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: If Erik Larson writes the book, I read the book. It’s one of my simple rules of life. All the more so when he writes about one of the most dramatic... Read more