‘Filling the Void’ Addresses Addiction Within the Church

Drug and alcohol addiction is not a new problem–but its numbers are rising in today’s stressful times, says addiction expert Steven T. Ginsburg. Studies show that isolation, financial challenges, and dysfunctional home environments are a recipe for increased drug and alcohol usage, with stress often being the precursor to initial drug use. Especially when a person does not know Christ, they may attempt to fill the void with drugs, alcohol, or other risky behaviors. But addiction is not selective, and its grip can also be found in the homes of many Christians, says Ginsburg, a recovering addict and alcoholic.

David Blair, International Director of Youth and Discipleship Passes Away

Dr. David Blair, International Director of Youth and Discipleship for the Church of God, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in a Chattanooga, Tenn. hospital. He was 56.

Stop Making God’s Guidance So Complicated

When I was in my 20s, I was praying about whether I should enroll in graduate school. Then one morning in my devotional time I came to Psalm 32:8a, and it seemed to be flashing like a neon sign. It said, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go.”

The Sign of Christ’s Coming: A Vision Given to Oral Roberts

Continuing with a recent theme I’ve been sharing on, concerning visions and warnings of the times we are living in now. Men of old saw these days and were moved on by the Spirit of God to speak and share these things with us.

GFA Report: Water Is Biggest Crisis

The world is on the brink of a devastating water crisis that could be “much more worrying” than the COVID-19 pandemic, says a disturbing new report coinciding with World Water Day, March 22.

Music Group Releases Soundtrack for New Film

Starring former Disney Channel and current Hallmark Channel stars Bailee Madison and Kevin Quinn, “A Week Away” is Netflix’s newest faith-based film, directed by Roman White; produced by Gabriel Vasquez, Steve Barnet, Alan Powell, Vicky Patel, Corby Pons, Bailee Madison and Roman White; and written by Kali Bailey and Alan Powell. The Netflix Original film will release March 26, boasting the voices of Quinn and Madison (in her singing debut) along with cast members Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker and Sherri Shepherd (formerly of The View), as well as a cover of an original song from the film sung by the ever-popular Folk-Rock duo Johnnyswim.

Group Files Petition to Save Disabled Man from Death by Dehydration

The wife of a brain-injured man in Louisiana wants to withdraw his nutrition and hydration in order to facilitate his death by dehydration and starvation. Joshua Barras suffered a brain injury over two years ago after a tragic suicide attempt. He is responsive and can be seen smiling and even singing in videos, but he is dependent on a feeding tube for nutrition and hydration. Life Legal has filed legal pleadings to ensure that Joshua continues to receive care, including food and water.

Kiribati National Representative Passes Away

It is with deep sadness that the Church of God in Asia Pacific announces the passing of Sister Tewetewe Tekaie Randolph, the National Representative in Kiribati.

The Gospel Initiative Explores Social Issues

Explore Racial Injustice “Under the Law”: Confronting the underpinnings of racial profiling and high incarceration rates among people of color, on Thur., Mar. 25, 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EST, during an Issues Forum, hosted by The Gospel Initiative, a work of Denver Seminary. Learn more and register at DenverSeminary.edu/TGI.

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