Day: April 13, 2021

News Of the Day – April 13th

Beth Moore Taking Twitter Break 

After her exit from the Southern Baptist Convention and a social media apology for her complicity with the complementarian doctrine, Popular bible teacher Beth Moore announced that she is taking a break. Moore said that she’s putting herself in a “time out” from Twitter, stating that it’s better to “get off” than “get ugly” online. She just thinks it’s enough and that she would rather immerse in her personal writing for now. Read more about her exit here.

 

Christians Organize Prayer Campaign Ahead Of Climate Change Conference In Glasgow

Baptist missionary Lowell Bliss and other religious leaders in Asia, Europe, and North America will gather monthly from spring to fall to offer intercessory prayers ahead of the United Nations climate change conference scheduled for Glasgow, Scotland, in November. The group is using intercessory prayer asking God to intervene in our lives and transform the world with the goal 0f creating resources and encouraging climate advocacy. Read more about the campaign here.

 

Hillsong church Pausing Operation Citing Leadership Failures

Brian Houston, co-founder of the global megachurch Hillsong, announced in an email that the church’s leadership had decided to “pause all operations” at its Dallas, Texas, location. In early January, Reed and Jess Bogard, the lead pastors of the Dallas location, abruptly resigned in a streaming Sunday morning service. In announcing the decision, Reed Bogard said he and his wife and co-pastor needed to take some time to “get healthy, and really see what this next season holds for us.” This s the latest in a series of scandals for the church, which Houston founded in 1983. Read more about the decision here.

 

Couple Adopts Seven Children Who Lost Parent In Car Accident 

Pam and Gary Willis, 53, who share five adult children and live in Menifee, California, had been fostering kids for years, but they had never discussed adoption. But that all changed when Pam was scanning Facebook and saw a post titled ‘Seven Siblings in Need of Forever Home’.  The children, who had lost their parents in a car accident a year earlier, had been placed in foster care. “In that instant, their sweet smiling faces jumped off of the screen and into my heart. It was what God wanted us to do.” That night, they called the number listed at the bottom of the story. Two months after making initial contact with the foster care agency, the children were placed with the couple. Read more of this heartwarming story here.

April 13th – John 10:17

John 10:17

When Jesus died on the Cross, His enemies thought they had won. But instead, the victory is Christ’s alone. For our Savior willingly laid down His life to pay the sin debt we owe and to offer us the gift of eternal life. Fully God and fully man, the Lord had all power and authority at His command. Yet in His awesome love for both us and the Father, Jesus died and remained in the grave for three days before His glorious resurrection! Now the sting of death is gone, scripture is fulfilled, and Jesus is once again at His rightful place at he right hand of God as our great Intercessor!