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A simple way to keep your kids spiritually grounded this school year

USA (MNN) — For the first time in living memory, kids have started a new academic year in the middle of a pandemic. For children attending school in-person, masks are now donned along with backpacks. Desks and doorknobs are heavily sanitized. And for those learning virtually or homeschooling, parents are suddenly tasked with facilitating or... Read more

Interpreting Rosh Hashana the head of the year

(Photo: Unsplash/Jackson David)This Shabbat we will be reciting the Sedra of Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9 30:20) when G-d renews His covenant with the children of Israel. On the last day of Moses' life, G-d tells the Jewish people through him to 'stand firm', all of them young and old, male and female, whatever their station. For G-d, it... Read more

New grads consider a gap year amid job shortages – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) — In an economy stalled by COVID-19, recent graduates and current college students are staring down uncertain futures. Instead of seeking to beat out peers, many find themselves vying for their first jobs against more experienced workers. Glassdoor reports the availability of entry-level jobs is down68% compared to May 2019. For many, this... Read more

Im a New Pastor. What Should I Do During My First Year?

Id been a part-time church staff member before. Id also done informal ministry in numerous ways for nearly a decade. But Id never been a full-time pastor until this past year. Being an associate pastor is an entirely different animal. Howd it go? By Gods grace, as best I can tell, it went well. But... Read more

College or Seminary Student: Make the Most of This Weird School Year

No one knows what the 20202021 school year will hold for colleges and seminaries. If youre a student, how do you make the most of this school year when it may be in-person, hybrid, online, or all three at different times? Two of the biggest benefits of higher education are contentgaining information that can help... Read more

10 Verses to Guide Your Prayers for This Coronavirus School Year

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.When I think about the state of the world my kids have to grow... Read more

The Falwells’ Former Business Partner Is Making Explosive Claims of a Seven Year Sexual Affair [Updated] | RELEVANT Magazine

Update:Jerry Falwell Jr. has reportedly submitted his resignation. Reuters has published an explosive interview with Giancarlo Granda, a former business partner of Jerry Falwell Jr.’s. Granda is alleging a years-long sexual relationship with Falwell’s wife Becki that involved the former president of Liberty University himself. Granda says he met the Falwells in Miami while working... Read more

How to Survive the First Year of Grieving a Loved One

This article is based on the book, Hurricane of Love.My two daughters were hugging my wife, Beth, and I was holding all three of them in my arms, when Beth took her last breath on October 30, 2015 at 2:40p.m. We had three years to consider the possibility that this day would come. Still, there... Read more

How to Face a Daunting School Year in a COVID-19 World

The arrival of the end of summer means only one thing, school is back in session. In true 2020 fashion going back to school is far more complicated than it used to be. Parents are having to make hard decisions about where or when their children will go to school. It is one of the... Read more

Pasadena Threatens Church Members with 1 Year of Jail for Attending Indoor Worship Service

Pasadena Threatens Church Members with 1 Year of Jail for Attending Indoor Worship Service The city of Pasadena, Calif., is threatening a local church with fines, jail and even closure for violating government restrictions prohibiting indoor worship services. The congregation, Harvest Church, filed a lawsuit in July against the state of California over the restrictions and... Read more

This Year, Harvest Crusade Takes Shape as a Cinematic Event

This Year, Harvest Crusade Takes Shape as a Cinematic Event LOS ANGELES (RNS) Every year in August, tens of thousands of people fill the seats of Angel Stadium in Anaheim, not for baseball, but for the weekend-long Harvest Crusade.A tradition for more than three decades, the Southern California evangelistic event, founded by Harvest... Read more

William Wade wins Sermon of the Year 2020

William Wade with his trophyThe winner of Sermon of the Year 2020 has been named today as William Wade.  Sermon of the Year is the annual award of Preach magazine and was held this year online because of coronavirus.  The award, in its fifth year, aims to promote the art of sermon writing and preaching across... Read more

The Unlocked teen devotional turns one year old – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) Keys for Kids’ teen devotional tackles touch topics through multiple genres and a Gospel lens. Unlocked was born when camp directors reached out to Keys for Kids Ministries and asked for a resource for teen campers. An editorial assistant at the time, Kandi Zeller helped shape what the new devotional would be. Now... Read more

For the 20th Straight Year, Americans Say Abortion is ‘Morally Wrong,’ Gallup Shows

For the 20th Straight Year, Americans Say Abortion is 'Morally Wrong,' Gallup Shows A plurality of Americans say abortion is morally wrong, according to Gallups annual Values and Beliefs survey, which also shows a record percentage of Americans saying divorce is morally acceptable.The poll, conducted May 1-13 and released Tuesday, shows that 47... Read more

Wake me up when 2020 is over: how to see the year through faithfully

(Photo: Unsplash/ToaHeftiba)When the fireworks were going off on New Year's Eve there was plenty of optimism for the year ahead. If 2019 was a difficult year then 2020 held promise for better things. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many of our plans for the year out the window. A year that held so much promise... Read more

4 Lessons from My Year of Death (Not 2020)

Two hundred. It was actually more, but thats a good round number to go with for the purpose of this article. Its the number of hours I sat on airplanes, buses, and vans for family funerals in 2019. I was at a conference in Thailand in January 2019 when I learned that my beloved grandmother... Read more

Celebrate Audiobook Month (And the Rest of the Year) With Audio Bibles – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway According to the US Library of Congress, 1877 is the date popularly given for Thomas Edison’s completion of the model for the first phonograph.He was trying to improve the telegraph transmitter when he noticed that the movement of the paper tape through the machine produced a noise resembling spoken words... Read more

The Gap Year Program That Leaves No Gap – Tim Challies

This week the blog is sponsored byBoyce College, but I want to begin it with a personal note. When my children began to consider their options for college, Aileen and I wanted them to know we would support them in whatever program and whatever college they chose. But we also insisted that before they began... Read more

10 Ways to Celebrate the End of a Very Different School Year

If they cant celebrate in class together when theyd like, plan to gather for a pizza party in a park in late July. The kids will have enough time to miss each other to make it feel extra special. 10. Class Flipgrid:Flipgrid is a free platform where kids can upload short videos for their classmates. They... Read more

20 Quotes on Christs Heart (From the Best Book Ive Read All Year)

The following quotes caught my attention as I read Dane Ortlund’s breathtaking new book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Crossway, 2020). Yes, we included it in our Father’s Day Book Bundlesix books discounted at 50 percent off retail price. Order today and save. The gospel offers us not only... Read more

Remembering Rachel Held Evans, One Yr Later | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Monday, Could four marks the one 12 months anniversary of the loss of life of beloved Christian author and speaker Rachel Held Evans. Although she was simply 37 years previous when she died, the legacy she left behind was huge. The generosity of her coronary heart manifested in overwhelming acceptance and inclusion... Read more

A 12 months After Getting Fired From Harvest, James MacDonald Is Beginning a New Ministry | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] The saga of James McDonald’s fall from the Chicago-area megachurch he based has been sophisticated and really unhappy for all concerned. Harvest Bible Chapel has since deemed MacDonald “unqualified” for ministry, after investigations uncovered cases of bullying, of alleged monetary misconduct and fostering a spirit of concern and paranoia in his church.... Read more

How Do You Really feel About Your 170 Hours of TV So Far this Yr? – Tim Challies

[ad_1] I dont imply to be a nag. I actually dont. Then again, I actually do love the concept of you reaching your studying objectives in 2020. Or, for those who dont have a formalized studying purpose, I at the very least love the concept of serving to you to learn one thing, and perhaps... Read more

Oral studying and the “Global Year of The Bible” – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — The World Evangelical Alliance is asking 2020 the World 12 months of The Bible. Thats as a result of in 2020, a centuries-old purpose is in sight: translating and distributing the Bible in each written language on this planet. The purpose is a worthy one, however as Ed Weaver of Spoken... Read more

Deliberate Parenthood Stories a File Variety of Abortions for the Fiscal 12 months | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Deliberate Parenthood’s report for the 2018-2019 fiscal yr is right here and it incorporates some eye-popping stats. The group recorded 345,672 abortions over the yr up from 332,757 in 2017-18 and 321,384 in 2016-17, making this the very best quantity reported because it began conserving monitor within the 2000-2001 fiscal yr. This... Read more

Have You Learn a E-book But This Yr? – Tim Challies

[ad_1] We are per week into the brand new yr. We're already per week into the brand new yr. Whereas not all of us took the time to set bold targets and resolutions as we handed from December into January, I feel most of us a minimum of noticed it as a sort of contemporary... Read more

New Yr, new optimism for Japan. – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Japan (MNN) In his New Yr tackle, Japan’s emperor Naruhito greeted his topics, wished them properly, hoped for a disaster-free yr, and tried to set a tone of optimism. Emperor of Japan, Naruhito (Picture courtesy Wikimedia/CC) It was a message that resonated with individuals now struggling on a number of fronts. Joe Handley, president... Read more

A Decision Value Maintaining | New Yr Devotional by Jon Walker

[ad_1] For I resolved to know nothing whereas I used to be with you besides Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2 (NIV) Should you’re excited about making some New Yr’s Resolutions, contemplate this one from The Apostle: “This yr I resolve to know nothing however Christ and Him crucified.” Paul’s message is radically... Read more

A New Yr’s Decision | New Yr Devotional by Kristi Huseby

[ad_1] Aaah, the New Yr. I dont learn about you however I at all times appear to have blended emotions concerning the yr to return? I believe as a result of it's the UNKNOWN! What's going to this New Yr convey? What joys? What sorrows? What losses? What positive factors? How sturdy will my religion... Read more