Day: February 3, 2021

News Of The Day – February 3rd

Rick Warren Apologizes For Video Containing Asian Stereotypes

Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren has apologized for a children’s Sunday school curriculum video that used Asian culture stereotypes to teach kids about the Bible. In the video a pastor wears a Chinese shirt, makes Kung Fu sounds and pretends to make sushi that he then spits out. Warren apologized and said he was upset and embarrassed by the racially offensive content of the video, and that it was immediately taken down. Read more about the video in question here.


Scottish Worship Leaders Suing Over Church Closings

Christians around the world are rising up over houses of worship begin closed due to coivd-19 restrictions. Some 27 church leaders in Scotland are suing the Scottish government and asking that the courts review pandemic lockdown orders that have closed churches. The lawsuit claims lockdown restrictions have criminalized public worship and are in violation of the Scottish constitution. Read more about the lawsuit here.


Christian Actress Fired After Posting Bible verses On Facebook

In a continued effort to silence conservative and Christian voices,  a Christian actress, was fired after a 2014 social media post surfaced with her questioning homosexuality and citing a Bible verse. Seyi Omooba, a 25-year-old British-born actress, posted on Facebook that she didn’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle citing 1 Corinthians 6:9-11. As a result, she was fired from her role in a theater production. Read more about her dismissal here.


New Prostate Test Offering 99% Accuracy

Prostate cancer is a disease primarily affecting older, male patients, and is typically diagnosed with either a blood test or physical exam, which can be unpleasant for the patient. But now Korean medical scientists have employed AI-learning to create a new prostate cancer screening with almost 100% accuracy. Current tests generate a significant amount of false positives, leading to unnecessary biopsies. But the new tests, which use a drop of urine, change all that. Read more about this new test here. 



The Bread of Life – (Mark 8)

Mark 8 

When reading chapter 8, what stuck with me was Mark’s account of Jesus feeding the thousands. He describes a large crowd who has gathered to witness miracles, seek healing, and hear the teaching of Jesus. These people had been there for three days and were without food. Knowing that some would not make the return journey home without fainting, Jesus shows compassion on them by multiplying the few loaves of bread and fishes and feeds them all. (As a side note did you know that bread being a carbohydrate gives us energy, while fish being a protein gives us endurance? A perfect analogy of the Word of God!) …

February 3rd – John 3:16

John 3:16

In one of the greatest examples of love, God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die so that we can live. Once we were dead in sin, separated from our Father in heaven. But because of His amazing love for His children, God gave of Himself to reconcile us back to Him. Jesus came to be beaten, tortured, rejected, and nailed to a Cross to pay our sin debt in full and bring us back into fellowship with God. Through His loving sacrifice, the Lord offers us a life eternal spent by His side. And all we have to do is to say yes, and receive His gift of love and pardon.