Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Dealing with Change: Attentive Church Leadership Podcast

 

On this edition of Attentive Church Leadership Podcast, Rhett Wilson interviews Jim Singleton as they discuss changes facing the North American church. It's a world we've not known before!



Click here to listen to the podcast based on Kevin Ford and Jim Singleton's new book, Attentive Church Leadership.

Billy Graham Statue in U.S. Capitol to Be Unveiled Thursday

 

In 2013, Mr. Graham was named North Carolina’s “Favorite Son” by a unanimous vote of the state General Assembly. Then-Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 540 in to law in 2015, which decreed that a statue of Graham would be commissioned to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Capitol. “There have been many great North Carolinians, but few have impacted the world more than Billy Graham,” the House Bill said.



“The legacy of Rev. Billy Graham is based on his simple message of forgiveness based on John 3:16. His lifelong commitment to preaching the Gospel, his fight for civil rights, his opposition to communism, and his spiritual guidance provided hope to hundreds of millions,” said Senator Ted Budd (R-NC) who was part of the bipartisan effort. “His likeness should stand in the U.S. Capitol forever.”

Read the entire article at BGEA here.

Click here to view the ceremony live on Thursday, May 16.


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It Takes a Morally Confused World to Be Anti-Israel

 

The moral confusion of our time is therefore not new.

Almost 3,000 years ago, the Prophet Isaiah lamented, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

But at the start of the 20th century, a new form of moral confusion was introduced. While there were always those who called good evil and evil good, shortly after Einstein discovered relativity in the natural order, Western civilization applied relativity to the moral order. As the late historian Paul Johnson wrote in “Modern Times”: “At the beginning of the 1920s the belief began to circulate, for the first time at a popular level, that there were no longer any absolutes: of time and space, of good and evil, of knowledge, above all of value” (italics added).

Read the entire article by Dennis Prager here.


Also, read the following on Israel:

Israel As ‘A Pariah’ Among the Nations

The Genocide Libel Is the Blood Libel of Our Time

Sick Jews



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Monday, May 13, 2024

The Growing Graces of Godly Women

 


Rhett teaches from the book of Ruth about what 

Naomi and Ruth model about being godly women.


Thursday, May 9, 2024

The Founding Fathers on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible

 

"For decades accusations against the Founding Fathers have abounded. One of the common criticisms is that the Founding Fathers were a collective group of atheists, agnostics, and or deists who wanted a strict separation of church and state, resulting in a secular government and public square. Some go as far as foolishly writing that these allegations are so evident that no actual evidence or proof is needed to substantiate their claims. 


While these charges are blatantly false, it can likewise be acknowledged that not every Founding Father or early American leader would fit in the category of born-again Christian (although most of them would). However, the overwhelming majority of Founding Fathers and early leaders wrote openly, and often about the influence of Christianity, the Bible and Jesus on their lives. While the following examples do not give the complete story of the faith journey of the individuals included in this list, these quotes and excerpts do give a glimpse into the thinking of these men. We encourage you to follow the footnotes and dig deeper into the writings of the Founding Fathers!"

Read the entire article by WallBuilders here.


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Sunday, May 5, 2024

God's Wonderful Hesed


 

Pastor Rhett talks about one of the most common Old Testament words 

- and a vital one for understanding the theology of God's covenants.