The Good News

Discussion of the Best News in the World, the Gospel of Jesus, and related topics

GRASPING

“grasping” by Jim Branch

something is terribly wrong within her

a long slow bleeding of heart and soul

has been her constant companion

for as long as she can remember

so many things

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The Stations of The Cross

Busted Halo® has created a series of virtual stations designed for personal devotion. These stations relate to Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom of God and the reason his vision of this Kingdom led to his death. Find a quiet place to watch these stations, and as you do the devotions be open to how God is speaking to you through the Stations of the Cross.

 

 

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Muslim Bakeries

It is not just Jesus followers who are conflicted over baking for homosexual wedding.

Response to Degeneres Gay Agenda

We are to the point in America where can’t discuss differing points of view.  Social media has gone psycho with mostly shouting matches and no progress.  Going further apart.  Distancing ourselves seems to be an agenda item.

Larry does it right here, I believe.  What do you think?  I haven’t vetted all his points but he has right demeanor and perspective.  I appreciate some levelheadedness!

Related:

Mr. Tomczak and CNN

90,000 Christians Killed a Year?

Christian martyrdom may be the world’s most underreported story. But if a study conducted by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity is true, we are in the midst of a terrible international pogrom against Christians,  with 90,000 reportedly killed a year because of their faith.

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity has done extensive research on Christian martyrdom, both historical and contemporary. We estimate that between 2005 and 2015 there were 900,000 Christian martyrs worldwide—an average of 90,000 per year.

That’s a stunning number that doesn’t include the Christians imprisoned or otherwise persecuted.

This should be the subject of headlines and calls to action. Instead, well, you know.

Read more.

Related:

Persecution of Christians in 2016

The REAL Gospel

…what’s not Good News?

 

SHOULD NATIONS HAVE BORDERS? A Biblical Response

Recent years in the world has presented many complexities to nation’s government.  We’ve faced disasters, wars, floods, hurricanes and droughts.  The situations result in people movements.  For the last several years, displaced peoples have begged a response.  But, I question has been, what is the right response.  I know what the Bible says about “foreigners” or “sojourners.”  I believe I know how to respond to persons in that category.  All the people movements made me wonder about nationalism and the need for borders.  But, I also have to ask, what are the merits for or against national borders.   I found this article by Wes Walter on ClashDaily which gave me something to think about and is worth sharing in full here.   Read more of this post

Best Interpretation of ‘Silence’

Spoiler Warning: this is the best commentary I’ve heard on the movie.

Actors in Silence, the Movie