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Proverbs 14:34 - Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
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It is to be acknowledged that many passages in the Bible are abstruse, and not to be easily understood. Yet we are not to omit reading the abstruser texts, which have any appearance of relating to us; but should follow the example of the Blessed Virgin, who understood not several of our Saviour's sayings, but kept them all in her heart. Were we only to learn humility thus, it would be enough; but we shall by degrees come to apprehend far more than we expected, if we diligently compare spiritual things to spiritual. - George D'Oyly & Richard Mant
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Evangelical church network distributes 750K meals to feed hungry during COVID-19

A United States-based evangelical association has helped churches in over 10 countries in the former Soviet Union provide over 750,000 meals to hungry families as the coronavirus pandemic has caused economic struggles and hunger.

Pakistani Christian couple's death row appeal delayed after 6 years in prison for blasphemy

A Pakistani Christian couple who've been imprisoned for six years and sentenced to death on false blasphemy charges of sending a text message insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad continue to have their conviction appeal delayed.

Mosaic MSC releases worship album to remind humanity what we all have in common

Mosaic MSC released their latest album, HUMAN with a message of hope and unity in the midst of a worldwide pandemic which led into another movement against injustice following the death of Gorge Floyd.

A divine perspective on the protests and the riots

Many observers are comparing the year 2020 with 1968, the year that Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, leading to riots all over America. Not long after that, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.

June 4, 2020: Christians join Blackout Tue, executive order for religious freedom, retired police captain killed by looters

Christians join Blackout Tue, Amazon driver prays, executive order for religious freedom, retired police captain killed by looters, medical emergencies at Ill. Planned Parenthood

Well-known Texas pastor, Manson B. Johnson II, dies of coronavirus

Manson B. Johnson II, a beloved pastor who led the Holman Street Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, for more than 40 years, joined a growing list of Christian leaders who've died from the coronavirus. He was 71.

SBC's Ronnie Floyd says George Floyd was 'murdered' and only Jesus, not politics can fix racism

Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, said 46-year-old African American George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day was "murdered" in plain sight and only Jesus, not politics, can fix America's enduring racism.

Pastor wins discrimination tribunal after being targeted at work for homosexuality beliefs

Former disco music writer-turned-Christian pastor in England, who says he was shunned at work after making what a coworker believes was a homophobic comment, has won a discrimination claim in an employment tribunal.

You are just too woke for me

It's difficult to take a stand for anything today without being accused of virtue signaling or the like. And if you're woke in one area you'll soon find out that you are blissfully unwoke in another area.

Retired police captain David Dorn killed protecting friend's pawn shop from looters

A retired 77-year-old St. Louis police captain, who spent 38 years protecting his community, was shot dead by looters as he tried to defend a friend's pawn shop amid violent protests Tuesday over the death of George Floyd.

Our world split apart and the hope of Pentecost

We can go to space, and yet we are, by any objective measure, a nation barely holding itself together.

Debt is an enemy of a purposeful life

Debt robs us of our margin, holds us back from our passion and threatens our loyalty to God.

Christian university to host George Floyd memorial service in Minneapolis Thursday

North Central University, a private Christian university in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, is set to host a funeral service for George Floyd Thursday amid escalating protests over his controversial death while in the custody of local police officers.

'Poor representation of Jesus': 35 black alumni of Liberty U. denounce Falwell's 'incendiary' rhetoric

A group of 35 black alumni of Liberty University sent a public letter to President Jerry Falwell Jr. denouncing his recent political rhetoric and activism.

Biden meets with black leaders at church; vows to tackle 'institutional racism' if elected

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party, spoke with over a dozen African-American leaders at a Delaware church on Monday to discuss police brutality and racism.

Jon Steingard and the contagious drift away from Christianity

There is another invisible enemy, one more formidable than COVID-19 that has wreaked havoc on millions of lives for centuries. It is the always-lurking disease of bad ideas.

Why we care so much about justice

We can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we have a God who understands and cares deeply about injustice.

How COVID-19 foreshadows the Apocalypse

The world is shaking, and Jesus wants us to know that things are not going to get better in the short term.

How Jesus responded to violence

Here's the reality upon which many are not agreeing today: violence is the wrong response to violence.

5 reasons why you need to return to church

Why is it important to get back in the habit of regular and faithful attendance? I'll give you five reasons.

Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
Today in Christian History
Armies of the First Crusade (1096-99) captured the city of Antioch (in modern Syria).
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63; Romans 9:1-29:
As Saul watched David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is that young man?” Abner replied, “As surely as you live, Your Majesty, I don’t know.”The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.”As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine’s head.“Whose son are you, young man?” Saul asked him. David said, “I…
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