Must Read Monday: Reading the Headlines through a Gospel Worldview 12-7-2020
People are searching…for hope, in fear.
2020’s Most Read Bible Verse according to YouVersion Bible app
Let’s pause on this for a moment: people are searching for hope.
In our lifetime, there has never been a more opportune moment for Christians to share the good, great, life altering, hope giving news of the Gospel. People are primed and ready for reconnection, community, meaning, purpose, fellowship and, yes, hope – the kind that does not disappoint. The kind of hope that is substantial and good here to eternity. We know the One who alone is that hope, his name is Jesus. Introduce someone to Him this Christmas season. Your neighbors and social media contacts are actually searching for Him right now. Help them get to the hope their apps are telling them is out there.
Presumptive President-elect Biden is naming his Cabinet picks. He has indicated he intends to nominate Xavier Becerra to head HHS: Health and Human Services. Who is Xavier Becerra and why does his nomination cause legitimate concern for American’s operating out of a Christian, pro-life worldview? Watch this:
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The education system in the United States is in desperate need of reformation. And now is an opportune time for people with creative solutions to step forward.
“Educational” news from school districts around the country: Chicago, New York, Ohio, California, Boston, Texas, educational requirements, special ed, students who are homeless — the church has to have better answers than what kids are being offered today. Let’s talk about it.
If you would like to be involved in a monthly national Zoom call on this topic, email me firstname.lastname@example.org with “Educational Reform call” in the subject line.
A great good-news story about life, the theology of adoption and family worked out amidst the brokenness of life, and the power of love to overcome.
How the World’s Largest Family survived a global pandemic
And now for a conversation that is out of this world, it’s time we talked in earnest as Christians about the possibility that God created inhabited worlds other than Earth.
Former Israeli space security chief says aliens exist, humanity not ready
Conversation starters: How does the possibility of intelligent, extraterrestrial alien life (potentially unfallen in their relationship with the Creator) affect your understanding of God, the created universe, the human experience, history, and the promises of God about redemptive history?
Is the Israeli officer right, is humanity more ready(or less ready) for a conversation about relationships with beings more advanced (and likely more virtuous) than humankind?
What role would Christians rightly play and if true, why might aliens have initiated contact with Israelis and Americans to the exclusion of other representatives of Earth?