Category: Grief & Loss

God's agenda in your suffering (The Martyrdon of Stephen)

Forgotten Christian Values: Suffering

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Rom. 8:28 This verse has brought consolation to many saints during trying and difficult times. The interpretation is that God will turn every ugly situation His children might be experiencing into something good since He […]

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Fear by Natalia Marinych

Being Christian In an Age of Fear

Are we living in a generation of fear? It’s not as simple a question as it might seem. It requires digging underneath the seemingly endless sediment of distraction and medication that frees millions of Americans every day from the task of reflection. Fear, like love, is usually only identified by its extreme manifestations, those things which we call “paranoia.” Yet […]

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Protesters and Police Clash in Indonesia’s Capital

Protesters and Police Clash in Indonesia’s Capital

Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the third day of a nationwide strike against a new law slashing worker and environmental protections. Violence breaks out as protesters clash with police over Indonesia’s controversial new labor law (The Telegraph) Thousands of protesters set fire to barricades and police posts in the Indonesian […]

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If I Were the Devil - Paul Harvey (Good Audio)

If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey (Good Audio)

 If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey (Good Audio) (by dlrose10/YouTube) Paul Harvey first broadcast the “If I Were the Devil” speech in 1965. Through the years, he updated the speech. This version was probably broadcast in the 1990s and describes the state of the USA right now in 2020. Music in this video Song: If I Were The […]

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Brenton Tarrant in the High Court in Christchurch this week. He was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole on dozens of counts of murder and attempted murder and one count of terrorism. (Image by John Kirk-Anderson/AP).jpg

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life in prison

Brenton Tarrant, who killed 51 Muslims as they prayed, is first in New Zealand to be sentenced to life without parole. A court in New Zealand has sentenced a self-confessed white supremacist who killed 51 Muslims as they prayed at two mosques in Christchurch to life imprisonment without parole, the first time such a sentence has been handed down in […]

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Peter Paul Rubens, The Tribute Money of 1612. (Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

We’ve Rendered Unto Caesar. Now Let Us Render Unto God

Well, Caesar has always seen free exercise of religion as a threat, going back to when Nero lived in Caesar’s palace. Nihil novi sub sole. The question is, in the name of risk, will religious Americans acquiesce in that vision? Attacking the four dissenters in the July 24 Supreme Court decision refusing relief to the chapel that sued Nevada for […]

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There was tight security at the court as the hearing began

Christchurch shooting: Gunman Tarrant wanted to kill ‘as many as possible’

A sentencing hearing begins for the man behind the worst mass shooting in modern New Zealand’s history. Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant wanted to kill as many people as he could and had planned to attack a third mosque, a court was told as his sentencing hearing began. The mass murderer appeared at the High Court in the New Zealand […]

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ECWA President Rev Stephen Baba

ECWA President commends the Nigerian Federal Government for deployment of troops to Southern Kaduna

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) worldwide has said it is elated by the news of deployment of both the Nigerian Army and Air Force special troops to stop the killings, destruction of property and hindrances to agro–economic activities in Southern Kaduna. ECWA President Rev Stephen Baba gave the commendation in a statement issued on Friday in Jos. Baba thanked […]

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Joy in Suffering (Images by Samuel Waje Kunhiyop)

Don’t Just Suffer!

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God; and the other prisoners were listening to them. Acts 16:25 Today many people have given up on God because of the ‘bad things that are happening to good people’ and the much evil going on in our world and God seems not to be doing anything at all. […]

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Covid Has Made All of Us Lepers

Covid Has Made All of Us Lepers

I rounded the corner at the grocery store not long ago and came across a woman who froze stock still. Her whole body became rigid, as if she had seen a fearful specter ready to drag her down to hell. She plastered herself along the opposite side of the aisle and stepped ever so gingerly side by side past me, […]

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