President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday instructing the U.S. State Department to prioritize international religious freedom in its implementation of foreign policy and budget $50 million per year toward the advancement of religious freedom. The new order on “advancing international religious freedom” contains a number of instructions for the State Department and federal agency heads when it comes to promoting religious freedom abroad.
Celebrating church diversity without addressing racial disparity is ‘hypocrisy,’ Steven Furtick says
Steven Furtick said celebrating diverse churches without addressing racial disparity is “hypocrisy” during a conversation Sunday with Pastor John Gray in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
After easing the COVID-19 lockdown, the communist government of China has intensified its crackdown on state-controlled churches, removing crosses from their rooftops and closing them down in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, according to a report.
After a weekend of protests and riots over the killing of George Floyd, hundreds of Christians and hip-hop artist Lecrae gathered in Atlanta to call on churches and government leaders to ensure fair treatment and an end to racially motivated crimes.
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “A riot is the language of the unheard.” What is it that America has failed to hear?
Now, if you are white, you might already be reacting to the phrases “white fragility” and “white supremacy.” But rather than react, why not ask yourself a series of simple questions?
Forced quarantines are not unusual in medical history. In the Bible, we learn that David experienced a period of self-quarantine in his own life.
Americans owe a total of 1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt. With 44 million young adults in crippling debt anxiety and depression are amplified and fed by this crisis. How can we remind ourselves of God’s place in our finances?
So then why didn't God prevent COVID-19, especially given all the serious consequences this pandemic has produced in our world today?
If the world does seriously turn against the church in our country, it may be because of self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Czech missionary Petr Jasek admits there was a time he doubted if he would survive his over year-long imprisonment under Sudan’s Islamic regime from December 2015 to February 2017.
World Vision launches historic $350M campaign against extreme poverty as coronavirus could erase progress
Warning that the world could experience a 30-year setback in the fight against extreme poverty without intervention amid the coronavirus pandemic, evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision has launched a $350 million campaign to help some 72 million people globally with pastors as key players.
The phrase "filled with the Spirit" is loaded with unfortunate connotations, but it need not be, according to a scholar of early Judaism and Christian origins at a Pentecostal seminary.