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Christian Naivety is Harming the Church’s Engagement with Today’s Culture – Christian Article

I had no idea my last article, “5 Ways Christians are Getting Swept into a Secular Worldview in This Culture Moment,” would resonate with so many—it’s been liked and shared over 250,000 times to date (!). Although I no longer leave comments open on my site (I just don’t have the time to moderate and respond), I had the opportunity to observe a flurry of conversation threads on social media related to what I had written. Those conversation threads generated…

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Parenting during a crisis – PastorRonBrooks – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a parent, this can be a tough time. There is no doubt we are in uncharted territory. As a society we have faced pandemics in the past, but this time it is different.  We don’t have many places to turn for advice, because this kind of event has not happened in our lifetime. How do you parent through a crisis? W are seeing governments across the globe ordering their citizens to stay home. Here in the US, business have…

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Learning Together: An Asian American Perspective On Racial Justice and Reconciliation – Youth Ministry Christian Article

As our country takes a hard look in the mirror and acknowledges a long history of racial prejudice and injustice, we at Rooted want to observe things from every angle and every viewpoint. In this interview we’ve invited our friends Kevin Yi and Clark Fobes to speak with us about racism against Asian-Americans during the Covid-19 crisis, complicated issues of discrimination within the Asian-American community, and how racism particularly impacts teenagers.  ROOTED: How does discrimination play out differently for Asian-Americans? …

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June 9, 2020 What in the world is going on? :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth June 9 2020 Edition by Frank DiMora How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device PROPHECY: A NATION REBORN: The Dispersed Return So you don’t think God is real or that Jesus Christ is the true Messiah? According to “The Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy” by J. Barton Payne, there are 1,239 prophecies in the Old Testament and 578 prophecies in the New Testament for a total of 1,817. These prophecies are contained in…

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5 Keys to Maintaining Momentum – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Momentum is moments put into motion and action. Leading with momentum is an art form. I am not a surfer. (It’s hard to be one when you grow up in landlocked Oklahoma.) But I do carry a respect for water and waves. The few times I have foolishly gone body surfing, I have been swallowed by the waves. Much of body surfing is learning how the ocean works. Every time I inhaled salt water was a chance to reflect on…

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Reflections on Jesus and Parables – Christian Article

Generally speaking Jesus’s parables draw on agricultural imagery, daily village life, stock character types, and everyday situations to discourse on “God, God’s people, and God’s word.”[1] They draw on a “collective store of Jewish imagery”[2] by rehearsing Old Testament images of a farmer and a vineyard or that of a shepherd and his sheep which often describe God’s relationship with Israel. Or else they resource common images for God and Israel such as a master and his servant, a king…

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Kids, Families, and Pandemic Spiritual Needs. . . A Free Livestream Tomorrow! . . . – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Early on during the pandemic shutdown I was invited in to several dozen Zoom calls with groups of youth workers and parents. While the invites asked me to speak about youth culture trends and kids during the pandemic, I worked to do as much listening as I possibly could. I listened to discover what my in-the-trenches peers. . . both youth workers and parents. . . were being forced to face. Issues that need to be addressed tend to be…

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June 8, 2020- World Economic Forum says “Now is the time for a ‘great reset’” :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth June 4, 2020 Edition by Frank DiMora How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device ~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the FLASHING “prophecy sign” for all Bible verses & videos, which will take you to the TABS you see at the top of the website; there you will find all the Bible verses and most current videos related to that area…

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Party of One – DYM Blog – Youth Ministry Christian Article

You prepped a lesson. You planned games. You posted on social media. You showed up. But they didn’t… or maybe just one did… Sure it’s been a crazy few months, but things are finally coming back to some sense of normal. Shouldn’t they be here? Yes, they’re busy kids but it’s summer, they should have more time. It’s disappointing, it hurts, but one showed up. So now what? Do you teach to one like a crowd? Do you ditch the…

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Where Is God In The Midst Of The Coronavirus Pandemic? – Christian Article

This month marks 4 years since I was first diagnosed with cancer. I’ve been in remission for a while now, but I still bear the scars of that moment in my life. Literally. If you could see through my regal mane of chest hair the scar from the biopsy is still there. I bear another scar on the other side of my chest from where the port was placed that injected the chemotherapy into my body. I’ve thought a…

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Figuring out the N.T. – Christian Article

Actual Question: Which parts of the New Testament scripture are we to take literally and which parts are to be considered applicable to Bible times only? Possible Answer:Great question. In order to gain a more complete understanding of where we as Christ followers should land on this question I think it’s important to first ask the question of “Why?” Why are we concerned with the answer to this question? I don’t intend to offend. I think this is a great…

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Dear Jon Steingard (and others in his shoes) – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Note: This letter/article is written to Jon Steingard, formerly of the Christian band Hawk Nelson, who announced over Instagram that he is no longer sure he believes in the existence of God. His Instagram post tells his story about how he lost faith, his growing doubts, and what has recently led him to publicly announce his loss-of-faith. Dear Jon, I’m a youth pastor and I’m sorry. I’m sorry for the ways that Christian culture puts young men and women who…

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June 2, 2020 Last days Zoom Bible study you missed now you can watch them! :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Jun 02 By etrm Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth May 15, 2020 Edition by Frank DiMora How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device  ~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the FLASHING “prophecy sign” for all Bible verses & videos, which will take you to the TABS you see at the top of the website; there you will find all the Bible verses and most current videos related to…

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How to Change a Ministry Culture – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Podcast: Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In this episode, Ben, John Paul, and Julie talk with Brian Mills, the senior pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Yukon OK, about how to change a ministry culture successfully. Show Notes and Quotes: You cant change a culture you don’t know. If you don’t study the culture first you become the know it all who just moved in and will make some really bad decisions.  To change a culture you must know the…

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Brown Church – Latina/o History and Theology – Christian Article

I’ve just started reading Robert Chao Romero’s Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2020). As an Australian, I have more proximity and connections to the Christians of Asia and other former British colonies. So I have to plead ignorance about so much of South America and its Christian tradition (that said, learning about Simon Bolivar, the Mexican revolution, and the Cristera uprising has been very illuminating).  So this book by Asian-Latino historian Robert Chao…

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June 3, 2020- Large 6.8 Quake Hits Chile, as Cyclonic Storm makes historic landfall in India :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth May 15, 2020 Edition by Frank DiMora How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device ~Scroll down for all the news; be sure to CLICK on the photos next to the FLASHING “prophecy sign” for all Bible verses & videos, which will take you to the TABS you see at the top of the website; there you will find all the Bible verses and most current videos related to that area…

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When Silence Helps. . . Something To Think About. . . – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Over the last few days I’ve many times seen the quote about silence equaling complicity. It comes from a variety of sources, including MLK, Bonhoeffer, and Einstein. I agree. But I’m afraid that easy words. . . typed by thumbs and posted on social media for all to see while sitting comfortably away from the conflict. . . are often our best efforts at silencing our own silence. . . and thus leading to a feeling that we are not,…

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For your soul sanity in these times of danger and possibility – Brian McLaren – Christian Article

ABOUT BRIAN Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow, a contributor to We Stand With Love, and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors and church planters. This…

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Hey youth worker, the internet really is your resume. – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

I read a story this week about a youth worker who wasn’t hired for a job because their interviewer checked them out on Facebook and found out that they were a well-known ‘pot stirrer’ in online youth ministry groups. The problem wasn’t that they were gratuitously ungracious (sometimes they were), but that they spent an inordinate amount of time engaging with online debates. They had posted enormously long-winded, detailed responses to a huge amount of comments. They had taken every…

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Rooted Recommends: Mother to Son, Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Written as “a testament of a mother’s love for her son and of a sister’s love for the body of Christ,” Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope is a book the church needs now. Jasmine L. Holmes, daughter of well- known Baptist preacher Voddie Baucham, is wife to Phillip Holmes and mother to two sons, Wynn and Langston. A gifted writer, Holmes is also a middle-school humanities teacher in Mississippi. Sharing a series of…

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May 15, 2020- Changes to DiMora’s Youtube channel :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

May 15 By etrm If there is anyone who would like to join in on my next Zoom bible study on May 25th, e-mail me at fjdimora@gmail.com Download The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth May 9, 2020 Edition by Frank DiMora How to Add the Last Chronicles to your Electronic Device   On Brighteon.com I am considered a new member and as such, I can only upload 50 videos. I need 824 more views in order to to raise the…

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Top Quotes from Orange Conference Live #oc20 – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Posted By: Ron Conferences are great opportunities to learn. But they go by so fast. I can type faster than I can write, but I still cannot type fast enough to capture everything that is said, so I tend to try to capture highlights or quotes. On their own, they are great statements, but they all will lead to a bigger picture, even if you weren’t there to hear the entire message. Here are some of my highlight quotes from…

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Monday, June 1 @ 12 pm CDT – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Navigating change in ministry can be difficult for leaders, parents, and students. We want to help you navigate it well.  Whether it’s an age-old tradition that’s lost its spark or something new that just isn’t working, something probably comes to mind that you’d love to cancel. Not everything needs to be canceled to be changed, but sometimes it has to be done—and done carefully. On this Monday’s episode of Student Ministry That Matters, Ben will dig into the difficult work…

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May 20, 2020- Iran’s Khamenei calls to “arm” Palestinians, as Abbas announces end to agreements with Israel and US :: End Times Research Ministry – End Times Christian Article

Next Zoom bible study will be on May 25, 2020 at 7:30 PM Pacific Standard time. If there is anyone who would like to join in on my next Zoom bible study, e-mail me at fjdimora@gmail.com or you can enter the Zoom study by going to the following Zoom link: https://.us04web.zoom.us/j/.278712297 Once you are on the Zoom site, look to the top right hand corner of the page. You will see join meeting. Click that link and then put in the…

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Discouraged By Present Circumstances? . . . – Youth Ministry Christian Article

One of my favorite reminders comes from Francis Bacon, who said that “Histories make men wise.” All throughout the Scriptures people, including ourselves, have been reminded to remember. We are called to remember the faithfulness, character, deeds, and promises of the Lord. For the Christian, remembering carries us through the trials and difficulties of the present with a hope-filled eye toward the future. This is a lesson we so desperately need to pass on to our kids. . . especially as…

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