Study Shows Majority Of Christians See Getting Vaccine As Loving Your Neighbor
With opinions split in the Christian community about the covid-19 vaccines, some say receiving the vaccine goes along with biblical principals. Yet according to a new study by the Public Religion Research Institute and Interfaith Youth Core, four in 10 Americans disagree with the sentiment. A slight majority of Americans (53%) told pollsters they agree with the statement “Because getting vaccinated against COVID-19 helps protect everyone, it is a way to live out the religious principle of loving my neighbors.” Another 44% disagreed with the statement. Read more about this study here.
New Indiana Law Labels Churches As Essential
During the pandemic, houses of worship have been fighting to reopen or remain open. In a victory to Christians, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law Thursday that calls churches and religious organizations “essential services” and limits how the state can restrict them during an emergency. Churches would be allowed to hold services without any restrictions, such as capacity size or mask mandates, under the bill. The bill’s sponsors say it is needed to protect churches during future emergencies similar or even worse than the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to local and state governments shuttering churches. Read more about the bill here.
In the film, “Walking with Herb”, based on Joe S. Bullock’s 2015 novel of the same name, is about Joe Amable-Amo, a former amateur golfer struggling with his life and faith after a tragedy. In the midst of this pain, Joe receives a message on his computer from God that he needs to spread an inspirational message by returning to his golf roots. And helping Joe is a messenger named Herb, played by comedian George Lopez. A Christian himself, Lopez credits his faith with getting him through dark times in his life. Proud of his part in the movie Lopez says, “Walking With Herb emphasizes the importance of being a disciple of the Almighty.” Read more about the film here.
Beets: The Vegetable with Anti-Aging Properties
Researchers are finding out more and more about the amazing anti-aging health benefits of a common garden vegetable, beets. Recently, it was found that eating beets, and drinking beet juice, can have some profound benefits to your skin, eyes, heart, and brain. Beets are packed with very high concentrations of antioxidants, carotenoids, folate, fiber, iron, manganese, potassium and Vitamin C. These ingredients in beets have been found in research to have antiaging properties. Read more about the benefits of beets here.