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Patricia Heaton and 'The Middle' Co-Star Jen Ray Visit Refugees in Uganda With World Vision

After wrapping up the series finale of the ABC show "The Middle," actresses Patricia Heaton and Jen Ray traveled with the evangelical humanitarian aid agency World Vision to serve South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

Gog, Magog, Russia, Syria and the Biblical End Times

Are we living in the biblical end times? That's a question that has consistently emerged over the past two millennia, with scores of Christians wondering when Jesus' second coming will unfold. It's a topic that famed Christian author Joel Rosenberg has often discussed, as the prophecy expert routinely shares what he believes the Bible says about the end of days.

Pride Fuels Ingratitude

Entitlement always rises as pride rises. It is impossible to be filled with humility and a sense of entitlement at the same time. Whenever we feel we are owed something it is because we have forgotten that God is the One who gives all good things.

The Victories and Tragedy of King Solomon the Wise

Solomon's legacy is quite full of contrary themes. King Solomon worshiped God almighty and established the temple, yet Solomon was later turned to foreign gods.

How the Bible Defines Worship

Many of the "worship wars" today are fueled by, I believe, differing views of the nature of worship itself. I believe that a fundamental step toward resolving these debates is to seek to understand how the Bible itself defines worship.

This Week in Christian History: Oliver Cromwell, 'Oh Happy Day,' and The United Methodist Church

Here are just a few things that happened this week, April 22-28, in Church history. They include the birth of Oliver Cromwell, the Billboard debut of the hit song "Oh Happy Day," and the creation of The United Methodist Church.

New Film Tells Story of Christian Doctor Who Risked Life to Serve in War-Torn Sudan

A newly released film titled, "The Heart Of Nuba" tells the story of Catholic Relief Services doctor Tom Catena who serves as a missionary to the children and adults of the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan as they endure the bombing attacks in the region.

Earth Day: Hot Outdoor Breakfast With the Risen Christ

Imagine a crisp spring morning on the seashore when the risen Lord Jesus Christ invites you to his surprise charcoal-cooked breakfast!

Inside the Houston Church Barbara Bush Attended and Where Her Funeral Took Place

Barbara Bush's funeral Saturday put the church she attended in the international spotlight. Bush, the wife and mother of presidents, was a cradle Episcopalian.

Are You in Need of a Comeback? Here's How

Are you in need of a comeback? Consider doing these things:

An Amazing Story of Hometown Redemptification

How do you revitalize a dying downtown? Maybe it's the same way you save a dying marriage -- one day at a time.

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Serving in Youth Ministry

I'm not writing this to make you feel guilty for not serving. I'm writing this to those of you who have thought about serving in youth ministry, but have never really given it much thought for any number of reasons.

3 Kinds of School Shooters: How Parents and Teachers Can Help

As the nation grapples to find an explanation for the conditions that give rise to school shooters, mental health experts agree that family dysfunction is one factor in the tide that leads them to strike like the "perfect storm."

WWE 2018 Rumors: What Could Have Been an Epic Feud Went Up in Flames

The latest World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) rumors reveal that Brock Lesnar was set for a dream feud until it was scrapped.

'The Walking Dead' Might Be Hitting the Big Screen

Even though many fans appear to have given up on "The Walking Dead," there are big plans ahead for the zombie drama, and that might even include a movie.

'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 4 Spoilers: Show Might Be Going the 'Arrow' Route And Fans Are Already Worried

"Legends of Tomorrow" season 4 might be taking a page from the current season of the show that started it all, "Arrow."

Xbox Two Specs, Release Date, Rumors: Leaks Reveal First Possible Key Feature; Launch Not Happening Anytime Soon?

It looks like Microsoft is already working on the next-generation Xbox console. This is revealed in recent job listings posted by the company, which also revealed a possible key feature.

Comic Book Live-Action Adaptations in Development People May Have Forgotten About

While all eyes are on "Avengers: Infinity War" right now, there are a lot of comic book adaptations that are being worked on at the moment that fans would not want to forget.

4 Shows Netflix Has Killed Off So Far This 2018

Netflix continues to streamline its content this year, after the major clearing of shows that were either too expensive to produce like "Sense8," or just weren't able to find their audiences like "Girlboss." The axing continues this year, as well, with four shows already canceled so far in 2018.

'Fortnite' Coming to China on April 23?

"Fortnite," arguably the most popular game on the planet right now, might be headed to China next week. Epic Games has teased at the possibility on social media which, if true, would see the game take one of the biggest game markets worldwide.


Lectionary Calendar
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
the Fourth Week after Easter
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Today in Christian History
1586
Birth of Martin Rinkart, German clergyman and Latin scholar. Rinkart, a prolific writer, penned the German hymn which begins: "Nun danket alle Gott..." ("Now Thank We All Our God").
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23; Acts 9:26-43:
At that time the said to Joshua, “Make flint knives and circumcise the Israelites again.”So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth.Now this is why he did so: All those who came out of Egypt—all the men of military age—died in the wilderness on the way after leaving Egypt.All the people that came out had been circumcised, but all the people born in the wilderness during the journey from Egypt had not.The Israelites had moved about…
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