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  Review by Abigail Murrish, who lives in Norwood, Ohio, where she works for her church and curates the newsletter “Given Appetites.” You can subscribe to her newsletter and find her online at abigailmurrish.com. As D. L. Mayfield understands it, the American Dream offers a simple formula: “Anyone can make something of themselves if only they […]

  Image: Photo by Ales Me on Unsplash Most New Testament scholars agree Luke is one of the best writers in our biblical canon. His use of imagery and language have left us with stories we will never forget. The story of Jesus’ birth, the pathos of Simeon and Anna, and the panic of Mary […]

  FRESNO, Calif. (BP) — Escrow closed on Jenness Park on Wednesday (July 1), ending the property’s 67-year history with the California Southern Baptist Convention and beginning a new chapter of ministry through Gracepoint Fellowship Church in Berkeley, a CSBC congregation. The CSBC Executive Board voted May 15 to sell the camp after years of deficit spending […]

  Seo* (far right) and his family trusted in Jesus alone as Healer. Though Seo has not gained full physical healing, he has complete spiritual healing and hope for eternal life with Christ. (*Name changed.) IMB photo SOUTHEAST ASIA (BP) — In a dimly lit wooden home, a paralyzed man shares the story of his […]

  A woman prays while wearing a face mask before an Easter drive-in service at the International Church of Las Vegas. AP file photo/John Locher RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Nevada say the 50-person cap placed on worship services due to the coronavirus doesn’t infringe on constitutional protections of religious freedom […]

  A nearly equal number of countries received upgrades and downgrades regarding their efforts against human trafficking in the last year, the U.S. State Department said in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The State Department’s report, which was released June 25, graded 22 governments higher than the previous year but demoted 23 in its […]

  Pastor Darrin Patrick. Photo courtesy of Seacoast Church Megachurch pastor Darrin Patrick’s cause of death has officially been ruled a suicide, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. Patrick died May 7 in Pacific, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. The cause of death was a gunshot wound and the medical examiner ruled it a […]

  Malta’s Archbishop Charles Scicluna talks to journalists at the Vatican’s press room in Rome on May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) VATICAN CITY (RNS) — It’s been more than a year since Pope Francis issued his historic document, “Vos Est Lux Mundi (You are the light of the world),” and ushered in a new […]

You probably realize that God certainly could have prevented COVID-19 if He had chosen to do so. After all, God has the power to do anything He wants to do, right? So then why didn’t God prevent COVID-19, especially given all the serious consequences this pandemic has produced in our world today? In order to […]

Creator: Patrick Semansky, Patrick Semansky | Credit: AP The head of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington has denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to pose in front of the historic St. John’s Church, located near the White House, that recently suffered fire damage during protests against the killing of George Floyd. On Monday, U.S. Park Police […]

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