Pray and ReflectThese tragedies can cause us to become angry and fearful. That’s okay as long as we do not let those emotions control our actions. We must, as individuals and a society, rise above such things. There are several steps we each can take. The first step is simply to pray. As noted above for all of those who were directly touched by the shooting. Pray for their healing, and for those who lost their life. Read More
Terry Beatley | America OUT LOUD!
VCA Board Member
Using sports as a parable to teach young people about who they can become when they surrender their lives to Christ, Coach Brown is on his game when it comes to football.
He’s tough, demanding and prepared.
He’s Coach Ron Brown who for years has used the game of football to raise up young men of stature, humility and strength of character through faith in Jesus Christ. Using sports as a parable to teach young people about who they can become when they surrender their lives to Christ, Coach Brown is on his game when it comes to football.Read More
Who is Gen Z How do they differ from the Millennials and other generations What kinds of questions are they asking about God, happiness, and the biggest questions of life What do they think about topics like science, faith, and church What is life like for a young Christian in 2018 Are Gen Z Christian prepared to follow Jesus in a post-everything world And if not, how should we go about getting them prepared
In this episode of the Impact 360 Institute podcast, Nikki Gentry and Jonathan Morrow introduce you to Gen Z, the generation following the Millennials, or the “next, next generation.” For the past year and a half, Impact 360 Institute and the Barna Group have been studying this generation, seeking to understand the worldview of Gen Z, and thinking through how to prepare them to follow Jesus in today’s culture. Now this research has been published in a new and exciting full color report, and Jonathan and Nikki give you an inside look into what it says.Read More
It’s safe to say that a lot happened this year. 2017 launched with the inauguration of President Trump, followed by the record-setting Women’s March just a day later. Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, Jose and Maria battered the Caribbean and the southern United States; Americans witnessed a total solar eclipse; a slew of sexual misconduct allegations launched the #MeToo movement; and tragic violence in Las Vegas, New York and Charlottesville rocked the country.
Throughout the year Barna attempted to make sense of American public opinion on a range of issues related to our daily lives and faith journeys. We conduct tens of thousands of interviews every year, and much of that research is released online. So, to celebrate the end of 2017, we’ve compiled our top 10 most-read articles of the year from our website:Read More
She's one of the biggest deceptions in the world today, and when people I see in church every Sunday are buying into it, something is very wrong.
I can hardly even be bothered to care about the presidential talk. For crying out loud, we're three years away from any election. I know, I know, the political pundit's response is that fundraising starts now, and a little over a year from now we're having the first primary debates. Fine. Obsess over that. If and when Oprah decides to run for president, I'll deal with her candidacy just as I dealt with Hillary's. (see videos below)Read More
(the original version by Dr James Allan Francis)
Let us turn now to the story. A child is born in an obscure village. He is brought up in another obscure village. He works in a carpenter shop until he is thirty, and then for three brief years is an itinerant preacher, proclaiming a message and living a life. He never writes a book. He never holds an office. He never raises an army. He never has a family of his own. He never owns a home. He never goes to college. He never travels two hundred miles from the place where he was born.
He gathers a little group of friends about him and teaches them his way of life. While still a young man, the tide of popular feeling turns against him. One denies him; another betrays him. He is turned over to his enemies. He goes through the mockery of a trial; he is nailed to a cross between two thieves, and when dead is laid in a borrowed grave by the kindness of a friend.
Those are the facts of his human life. He rises from the dead. Today we look back across nineteen hundred years and ask, What kind of trail has he left across the centuries When we try to sum up his influence, all the armies that ever marched, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned are absolutely picayune in their influence on mankind compared with that of this one solitary life…Read More