Franklin Graham defends Donald Trump’s North Korea ‘rocket man’ speech: ‘Thank God we have a president who stands for truth’

Franklin Graham defends Donald Trump’s North Korea ‘rocket man’ speech: ‘Thank God we have a president who stands for truth’

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumb’s up beside evangelist Franklin Graham.(Facebook/Franklin Graham) President Donald Trump defended his country in his UN speech this week and took a swipe against North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un by describing him as a “rocket man on a suicide mission.” Trump urged nations to unite and isolate North Korea, adding that they have no choice but to “destroy” the country being led by the dictator. Trump’s speech upset many individuals, not surprisingly Kim himself who hit back at Trump as a “mentally deranged US dotard.” North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho dismissed Trump’s statements as he compared the U.S. president to a dog, according to ABC. “There is a saying that goes: ‘Even when dogs bark, the parade goes on,'” he said. But evangelist Franklin...Read more
After Harvey flak, Joel Osteen opens Lakewood Church to Jews who lost synagogue in hurricane

After Harvey flak, Joel Osteen opens Lakewood Church to Jews who lost synagogue in hurricane

Joel Osteen came to the aid of a Jewish congregation who needed a new ‘spiritual home’ after Hurricane Harvey flooded their synagogue.(Facebook/Joel Osteen) Joel Osteen from Houston’s Lakewood Church earlier received a lot of flak over offering his megachurch as a shelter for Hurricane Harvey victims as some felt he wasn’t fast enough. Perhaps to make up for it, Osteen and his wife Victoria have opened the doors of their church to help a displaced Jewish congregation. Congregation Beth Yeshurun suffered from devastating flooding because of Hurricane Harvey, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time since they were preparing for an important religious event. Thankfully, Lakewood Church posted on its website that the Osteens were more than happy to come to their aid. “This came at an especially bad time for Beth Yeshurun as the Jewish High Holy...Read more
George Whitefield: How John Wesley’s friend and rival found peace with God

George Whitefield: How John Wesley’s friend and rival found peace with God

In February 1738 off the coast of Kent and near the port of Deal, two ships were anchored. On board one of them was a man who would, in a few years, go on to become famous around the United Kingdom. He would, along with his brother, begin a movement that spread like a bushfire across the country from Cornwall in the west to the north of Scotland. He name was John Wesley, now returning home after failure and heartache in the recently acquired American colony of Georgia. As his ship docked on the east coast following the long journey across the Atlantic, John still felt a deep sense of embarrassment. George Whitefield preaching.American Tract Society/Wikimedia Commons On board the other ship anchored outside that small port on that winter night in the reign of George II, was a man who had come from much more humble beginnings than the Wesley brothers. He was heading in the other...Read more
Four bad reasons to be kind to other people

Four bad reasons to be kind to other people

Rawpixel/Unsplash.com Why are you kind? Why do you serve and demonstrate love to other people? Of course, the ‘right’ answer – certainly if you’re a Christian – is that as follower of Christ you simply want to replicate his example. And even if you’re not, there are definitely times when you decide to act kindly just because you want to be kind – because you’re a nice person. If we’re really honest though, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, our motives for being kind to other people are a little more mixed than that. It seems to me that there are a number of other possible reasons behind our desire to serve others. And while none of these reasons prevent good works from being accomplished, or people from benefitting from kind acts, they’re not actually the type of kindness that Jesus calls us to in the gospels. In...Read more
How a key that could have saved the Titanic is still funding a Christian charity’s work at sea

How a key that could have saved the Titanic is still funding a Christian charity’s work at sea

The RMS Titanic leaving the port at Southampton Proceeds from the sale a decade ago of a small iron key that is believed to have secured the binoculars for the Titanic’s crow’s nest are still helping to fund the education programme for the international Christian maritime charity Sailors’ Society. Ten years ago on Friday (September 22), the key, which had been accidentally taken off the ship before it sailed, sold for £90,000 at an auction in Wiltshire. In an inquiry after the Titanic sank in 1912, one of the lookouts said that he could have prevented it from hitting the iceberg, had the binoculars not been left locked away. The Sailors’ Society received the key as a donation in the 1980s, and sold it to a Chinese businessman in 2007. Now, the proceeds from the sale of the key are still helping to fund its education programme. Sailors’ Society CEO...Read more

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