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He Ain't Heavy: Witnessing Well During Seasons of Grief

Dean of Campus Ministry at Bethel University reflects on death and loss Have you ever heard the phrase, “Life is what happens while you are making other plans?” I have found that in the most unpredictable, most inconvenient, and often...Show More Summary

‘Worst Year Yet’: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian

Islamic extremism now has a rival, according to 2017 World Watch List. For the third year in a row, the modern persecution of Christians worldwide has hit another record high. But the primary cause, Islamic extremism, now has a rival:...Show More Summary

An Ancient Christian Vision for Modern Medicine

Meet the Denver doctor on a hilarious, heartfelt search for the healing ingredient in health care. “D o you remember our handshake? The Nussbaum handshake? First you slap, then you shake, then you slide! It’s the Nussbaum sandshake,Show More Summary

Open Doors Calls on Trump Administration to Take Action

Open Doors met with the Trump administration in October and is continuing to engage with them on issues of religious freedom. Open Doors will recommend urgent steps for the administration to take within the first 100 days in office. The...Show More Summary

Wednesday Link List

Hey readers! I want to be honest; I put some extra hours into this one, both in seeking out some things you might not read elsewhere — I only check other aggregators after this is mostly wrapped up — and including some longer quotations so you get the main idea of each item. So please […]

Patricia Heaton: My Acting Career Floundered, Then Flourished Because of Faith

Q+A: The star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘The Middle’ reveals the prayer that changed her life. Patricia Heaton has a career that most women in Hollywood can only imagine. With Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle to her name, she’s headlined not just one but two wildly successful sitcoms. Show More Summary

Unhitched

We kicked off a brand new series at MKCC this past Sunday, The N Commandments. Jesus told his followers NOT to do certain things which on the face of it for us seem almost impossible: Don't fear Don't worry Don't Sin Don't Doubt Don't Judge I had the opportunity to launch the series and lay a foundation of how this may even be possible. Show More Summary

Texas Senate Considers Bill to Strengthen Privacy and Safety Laws

The bathroom issue will be front and center in many states this year, and Texas is no exception. Right now, the state Senate is considering SB 6, the Texas Privacy Act, that would stop men from getting access to women’s bathrooms, locker rooms and changing areas. Show More Summary

We’re Working to Protect Women and Children | Family Policy Briefing

Do you believe that boys should have access to girls’ locker rooms, showers and bathrooms? President Obama does. His “bathroom mandate” is using Title IX federal funding to force public schools to allow just that.  Autumn Leva, policy...Show More Summary

The Favorite Bible Verses of 88 Nations

Israel and Afghanistan favor the same verse. So do Italy and Saudi Arabia. Zechariah 14:9 doesn’t show up often on lists of favorite Bible verses. “The Lord will be king over the whole earth,” it reads in the New International Version of the Bible. Show More Summary

Secular Pro-Lifer Nat Hentoff Showed Me the Holistic Power of Truth

I learned from the late Village Voice columnist that Christians need not fear free speech. Nat Hentoff—author, jazz critic, and Village Voice columnist for 50 years—died this weekend at the age of 91. Hentoff was a liberal, progressive...Show More Summary

The World’s Most Outstanding Medical Missionary

Burundi surgeon wins $500,000 prize for service in 2016’s hungriest country. A missionary surgeon to one of the world’s poorest countries has won the first-ever $500,000 Gerson L’Chaim prize for outstanding Christian medical service. Jason...Show More Summary

Three Church-Planting Practices That Need To Die

Humility in community for the glory of God Over the years, I’ve seen lots of great church-planting practices, and many not-so-great ones. Too many churches open and then close too often because instead of looking to God, they were looking to themselves. Show More Summary

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