News Of The Day – April 27th

Small Ministry Travels Across The Country Delivering Bibles to Prisons

Prisoner turned preacher, David Stevenson and his wife Tiffany of Texas, have been traveling through multiple states in an old school bus they’ve refurbished (decorated with the slogan, “There’s always hope for tomorrow,” painted on the side) delivering Bibles and discipleship books to prisons as part of their ministry, Online Christian Services (OCS Ministries). Knowing first hand what its like to be locked up, Stevenson also plans to publish an inspirational book, titled “From Lemons to Lemonade.” Read more about this impassioned pastor here.


Christians Blast Canadian Extended Assisted Suicide Bill

Physician-assisted suicide, known as “Medical Assistance in Dying” or MAID, has been legal in Canada since 2016. But now the law is expanding. The new law expands access to assisted suicide to those whose death is not “reasonably foreseeable,” including the mentally ill, although that provision will not become law for two years to allow a review to establish protocols and safeguards. The new law also allows people to make advance requests for euthanasia if they fear losing the ability to make that decision later in life. Read more about this devastating law here.


Dallas Megachurch Loses Pastor

Todd Wagner, senior pastor and co-founder of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas, who temporarily stepped down from his pulpit late last summer due to the sin of pride, revealed Sunday that he has resigned from his position. The pastor said he had gotten to a point in ministry where he was just not listening enough to his leadership team and failed to lead “with the usual grace in my relationships with my closest friends. I’ve been short and irritable. I’m invalidating at times. I’m impatient enough that people were noticing a difference.” Read more about his resignation here.


Common Heart disease Drug May Fight Obesity

Those looking for a magic pill to fight the fat may be in luck. A group of researchers led by Nabil Djouder, Head of the Growth Factors, Nutrients and Cancer Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), shows that digoxin, a drug already in use against heart diseases, reduces inflammation and leads to a 40% weight loss in obese mice, without any side effects. Linking obesity to inflammation, the drug could be a key in providing beneficial weight loss. Read more about the findings here. 


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