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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Our country is in a very bad way. People are more inclined to let the government pay them for not working while employers are begging people to work! So it makes me especially angry for my husband, who is a very hard worker, to have lost his job during this critical time. He is completely ...Read more

Does science have any answers for us?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There has been so much talk the last year about science. I used to trust in it quite a bit, but after all the confusion surrounding the coronavirus, I’m not so sure that science has the answers. – S.S.

A: Science is learning to control just about everything but man. More important than...Read more

Meditation 8/1 - 8/7 Discples Sent Out - Mk. 6:7-13 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

The Disciples Sent Out

And He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits; and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belt--but to wear sandals; and He added, "Do not put on two tunics."

And...Read more

How can this be reconciled?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are many churches today that claim that portions of the Bible are no longer relevant. It is staggering to see how many people are buying into this theory while calling themselves Christians. How can this be reconciled? – P.H.

A: Many people who call themselves Christians actually ...Read more

Meditation 8/1 - 8/7 Discples Sent Out - Mk. 6:7-13 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The Disciples Sent Out

Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.

These were his instructions: "Take nothing for the journey except a staff - no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra tunic. ...Read more

What is the point of a vow if we just shrug off our sin?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My husband has informed me that he is involved with another woman. He admits he has violated his vows but he said that God will forgive him and so should I. What is the point of a vow if we just shrug off our sin? – D.H.

A: The Bible asks, “Shall we go on sinning so that grace may ...Read more

Meditation 8/1 - 8/7 Discples Sent Out - Mk. 6:7-13

Religion / Bible Verses /

The Disciples Sent Out

And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;

And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:

But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

And he ...Read more

How do we know that Jesus understands our suffering?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How do we know that Jesus understands our suffering? He is God and can overcome anything, right? – H.S.

A: God did not exclude himself from human suffering. He became man – the Person of Christ – and shared with us all there is to share. Philip Yancey wrote, “God does not, in the ...Read more

Meditation 7/25 - 7/31: My Light & Salvation Ps. 27:1-4 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The LORD is my light and my salvation

You, LORD, are the light
that keeps me safe.
I am not afraid of anyone.
You protect me,
and I have no fears.

Brutal people may attack
and try to kill me,
but they will stumble.
Fierce enemies may attack,
but they will fall.

Armies may surround me,
...Read more

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A Muslim leader from South Jersey connects communities and builds bridges

Religion / Religious News /

PHILADELPHIA — A word common to Arabic, Persian, and Urdu — three of the languages Muqqadas Ejaz uses in addition to English — aptly describes her mission. The word is muhsen, and it means “doing good.”

Muhsen also is the name of one of the half-dozen local and national American Muslim organizations to which Ejaz — an advocate, ...Read more

Why did God give the law if He knew people couldn’t possibly keep it?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why did God give the law if He knew people couldn’t possibly keep it, and what was the significance of the Old Testament sacrifice? – L.K.

A: The Bible teaches that the law was given as a mirror. When we look into God’s Word, we see what true righteousness is. The Ten Commandments ...Read more

Meditation 7/25 - 7/31: My Light & Salvation Ps. 27:1-4 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

The LORD is my light and my salvation

The LORD is my light and my salvation--
so why should I be afraid?
The LORD protects me from danger--
so why should I tremble?

When evil people come to destroy me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

Though a mighty army surrounds me,
...Read more

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Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged with sexual assault of teen nearly 50 years ago

Religion / Religious News /

Former U.S. Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy nearly 50 years ago, court documents show.

McCarrick, who was defrocked by the Vatican in 2019 over sexual abuse allegations, was charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, according to The Boston...Read more

The God Squad: Short psalms for study: Psalm 1

Religion / God Squad /

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his...Read more

Is it wrong to long for the 'olden days'?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When I was a kid, I couldn’t understand why my parents longed for the “olden days.” I understand more the older I get. I just don’t like how the world is changing. Everyone wants what is new; I long for what was. Is this wrong? – O.D.

A: Many changes have taken place in our world...Read more

Meditation 7/25 - 7/31: My Light & Salvation Ps. 27:1-4 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

The LORD is my light and my salvation

Light, space, zest that's God!
So, with him on my side I'm fearless,
afraid of no one and nothing.

When vandal hordes ride down
ready to eat me alive,
Those bullies and toughs
fall flat on their faces.

When besieged,
I'm calm as a baby.
When all hell breaks ...Read more

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'A bridge between college and the working world': Faith-based program offers grads jobs, housing

Religion / Religious News /

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Brownfield grew up in a small town and elected to go to Waynesburg University in Greene County — just two blocks away from his family’s home. When he graduated in 2020 with a business degree, he was slightly apprehensive about traveling 50 miles north to work in the big city of Pittsburgh.

Despite the challenges of COVID...Read more

Why can’t I overcome?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I struggle with resentment in my life, and to be honest, I often blame God even though I do love Him as Lord and try to live in a way that is pleasing. Why can’t I overcome? – R.H.

A: How does resentment develop? It develops within the climate of resistance to God’s will for our ...Read more

Meditation 7/25 - 7/31: My Light & Salvation Ps. 27:1-4 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

The LORD is my light and my salvation

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

When evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me,
...Read more

Why is there so much suffering?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems the smarter society gets the more evil it becomes. Why is there so much suffering? – S.P.

A: Suffering affects all kinds and classes of individuals every day. Suffering in scores of forms can be found all around us. One has only to go to the poor in the cities, the hospitals, or...Read more