Connection is the Key to Fostering a Resilient Faith in Young Adults

Alex Best For the up and coming generation of young adults -namely Millennials and Generation Z- in today’s dynamic social climate, faith seems to become more and more often a skeptical topic.  It becomes more difficult to find young individuals resilient in their faith, and the question becomes how can the Church strive to foster and build up “Resilient Disciples?”  …

Sometimes Trusting God Just Means Waiting For Him

Cole Claybourn If you’re like me, every time I post something to social media I get an instant shot of adrenaline as I watch the likes and comments roll through. They come in almost instantaneously, and Instagram has actually rewired its algorithm so that likes and comments come in one at a time, which gives us a rush of dopamine …

Honoring the Sabbath Is Still Important, Even in a Pandemic

Nancy Sleeth A recent poll of 2,000 pastors in North Carolina revealed that less than 10 percent are keeping a regular Sabbath. Think about this for a moment. If 90 percent of pastors announced from the pulpit that murder (or stealing, or adultery) is OK, don’t you think it might raise a few eyebrows in the pews, let alone the …

First fan-owned Christian movie studio launched by faith filmmakers

Libby Giesbrecht It’s the first time Christian fans will be able to help contribute to the creation of faith-based family movies. To spread the love of Christ, Called Higher Studios has been formed as the first-ever fan-owned faith-based movie studio, the Christian Post reports. Jason Brown and Ash Greyson, Christian movie executives, chose to launch the new studio in Franklin, Tennessee, to …

Yes, God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

Michael Hidalgo Recently, I was going back through my journals and I read words I had written years before: “God, I can’t handle this anymore. I don’t know what to do, but I can’t do this.” The circumstances in my life had become overwhelming, everything was crumbling, and my world was falling apart. To be honest, if someone had come …

Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Reflects On Societal Issues, His Faith, His Philanthropic Work In Atlanta

Summer Evans Lecrae Devaughn Moore is a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, author, philanthropist, and co-owner and president of Reach Records, an independent record label that specializes in Christian hip-hop. On Aug. 21, he will release his ninth studio album titled “Restoration.” In it, he addresses societal issues such as racial injustice, police brutality, and mental health through a Christian lens. “City Lights” …

Christine Caine on Why Christians Should Be Earth’s ‘Most Relationally Functional People’

Joy Eggerichs From the look of it, Christine Caine has everything. She’s an internationally sought-after preacher, the cofounder of two influential organizations (A21 and Propel)—and now she’s a best-selling author. But her journey was anything but smooth. In her book, Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny, she shared her story of being adopted as a nameless …

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew shares his faith in God in new memoir

Kevin Mercer For 19 years, from 1967-1985, Rod Carew terrorized opposing pitchers as one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. Now 74, the first-ballot Hall of Famer has published a memoir titled “One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life’s Curveballs.” Co-written with Jaime Aron, a senior writer for the American Heart Association and a former Texas sports editor for …

‘The Huddle’: Christian men launch podcast for difficult conversations

 Savannah Evanoff These two Christian men started a podcast to have the difficult conversations. FORT WALTON BEACH — Andre Harrell II, aka L.A., isn’t much of a football guy, but he understands what it means when a team hunkers down together before a big play. It’s why he and Austin Willis named their podcast “The Huddle.” In the podcast, which …

Scholarship in a Pandemic? A Lesson from C. S. Lewis

Brian Tabb The first time I wore a facemask and plastic gloves to our local grocery store, I was struck by the reality that things were not “normal.” In January 2020, the world first learned about a “novel coronavirus” outbreak that infected thousands of people in China. But by March, this faraway epidemic had become a worldwide pandemic that had …

Faithsocial Brings Together the Worldwide Christian Community With Creation of an Online Social Media Digital Platform

Multi-faceted, free social media platform embraces technology, enabling Christians across the world to communicate, connect, socialize, and enjoy entertainment FaithSocial is announcing the launch of its robust social media platform that features multimedia content to connect the world’s Christian community. Christians across the world can come together digitally to share their faith, hope and messages of encouragement. With the uncertainty of traditional …

Early Christians showed hope and courage in unsettled times

Kevin Zeller International (MNN) — Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage in the 3rd century, faced social unrest, political challenges, and plague, navigating it all with the wisdom and hope of Christ. If your life feels unsettled in 2020, early Christians in North Africa faced similar struggles. Denise Godwin of International Media Ministries (IMM) points to Cyprian, who was a Bishop of Carthage in …

What to Do…When You Don’t Know What to Do!

A Letter from the WorkFaith CEO Anthony Flynn There is no denying the fact that our country is experiencing challenging times. As if the impact of COVID-19 wasn’t enough, the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have inspired tears, pain, divisiveness, protesting, looting and more. I have received calls, emails, text messages, etc. from people across the …

Do Unto the Least of These? There’s a Wait List for That.

How one New York City food ministry is thriving, even behind masks. Rita Omokha The line that forms Saturday mornings outside The Father’s Heart Ministries stretches farther than it used to—in part because of a rising number of first-time guests at the soup kitchen in Manhattan’s East Village, and in part because masked patrons stand safely distant from one another. …

5 Real-Life Lessons in ‘Virtual Shepherding’ through Crises

Scott Ventrella – Author, Speaker As an adjunct professor with 25 years teaching experience in a “live” classroom setting, I’ve had to very quickly shift to virtual teaching; of course, I’m not alone in this. It was anything but a smooth transition. In addition to having to repurpose curriculum, I had to learn technology such as Zoom and WebX. This …