Welcome to the Literature and Spirituality podcast #49. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. Literature is defined as “imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value.” Spirituality is defined as “the quality or state of being concerned with religion or religious matters.”...
Many churches are pro-life and even donate to pro-life organizations. But what does it mean to be holistically pro-life? And is simply giving money what it looks like to engage with life-honoring ministries?Eric Verstraete, President and CEO of Life Matters Worldwide, says, “There’s a difference between the church being anti-abortion and...
In three short months, COVID-19 turned the entire world upside-down. See our full coronavirus coverage here. Now, all eyes are on India as infections rise in the world’s second-most populated nation.Keeping the virus contained with 1.3+ billion people and a failed healthcare system is challenging, to say the least, but...
Through partnerships with local churches, the Program for Theological Education by Extension (PTEE) believes they can obtain the future renewal of their accreditation for their affordable, accessible online programs serving believers across the Arab world.Rick Weymouth, who serves as PTEE’s director of e-learning, explains that while PTEE recently received...
The coronavirus is but one of the problems emerging on every front in Afghanistan. Another is an attack claimed by the Islamic State that killed 25 earlier this week at a Sikh temple.“Even if there is peace with the Taliban, the Islamic State is still active in Afghanistan and they are still willing...
Welcome to the How to Stay the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #6. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International.Deuteronomy 28:59 says, “Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore...
The shackles of tyranny are slowly falling off the Sudanese Church. Sudan’s transitional government is taking significant steps towards freedom ever since former dictator Omar al-Bashir was ousted last April.Earlier this month, Sudan’s Minister of Religious Affairs Nasreldin Mofreh dissolved committees that were used by the Islamist regime to confiscate church...
Protests in Iraq are “on hold” for the foreseeable future. Coronavirus closures and curfews are forcing people inside, effectively putting an end to demonstrations. The anti-government movement began in October and quickly became the largest uprising since Saddam Hussein’s fall in 2003.Samuel with Redemptive Stories says Iraqis now have a bigger problem...
Two children will now live as a result of sidewalk counselors’ faithfulness in the midst of coronavirus restrictions.Pastor Anthony Mathenia of Christ Church in Radford leads a sidewalk counseling ministry at Virginia abortion centers. In light of Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order and sidewalk counselors who were recently arrested...
This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Family Devotional Reading of Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening podcast. This is Episode #78.Charles Spurgeon was a prominent English Particular Baptist preacher. He was very influential among the Christians of various denominations during his...
It’s a sign of the hardship Americans are experiencing right now that so many have turned to an ancient, little understood and often unappreciated art form in their time of need:Poetry.How else to explain the phenomenal success of two widely shared poems by little-known writers that have, appropriately enough...
For Menaka Kannan, it was bad enough when she heard that a fellow member of New York City’s Baha’i community had contracted the novel coronavirus. But she was not emotionally prepared for the news that came roughly a week later: He had succumbed to the infection and died.“The news...
Ravi Zacharias, a well-known Christian author and apologist, recently made it public that he is about to undergo chemo after discovering that he has a rare form of cancer. The announcement came amidst the national panic over the COVID-19 pandemic, but Zacharias will still be able to make the move from...
Apologist Ravi Zacharias shared a health update amid his ongoing battle with cancer, revealing that while “some nights have been painful” as he begins chemotherapy, his heart has “been at rest that this is all God’s plan.”In a Wednesday blog update, the 74-year-old chairman of the board at Ravi Zacharias International...
Theologian N.T. Wright says that the Christian faith offers no real answers amid the coronavirus pandemic but instead offers a chance to lament and seek God during an uncertain time.In a Sunday essay in TIME, the renowned theologian opined that the COVID-19 outbreak has made a mockery of Lenten disciplines....
NASHVILLE (BP) — I don’t have any data to back this up, but I don’t really think I need it: It is safe to say that more churches and pastors have used social media to connect with their people in the last three weeks than ever in the history...
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NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptists are involved in about 50 ongoing compassion projects in COVID-19 hot spots around the world, according to Bryant Wright, president of Send Relief.Send Relief, a Southern Baptist compassion ministry, is a joint initiative between the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board....
A Presbyterian pastor in Miami is set to launch a fully immersive virtual reality worship service in a digital replica of Miami’s oldest organized congregation.Christopher Benek, who pastors First Miami Presbyterian Church and is the CEO and pastor of the tech nonprofit CoCreators, believes a virtual reality service is an effective evangelistic...
As churches across the country change their plans for Easter Sunday in response to coronavirus, one congregation in Texas will be taking their Easter Egg hunt to the digital world.Tate Springs Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas, will hold an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt on a customized Minecraft game on Easter...
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is calling for a national day of prayer and fasting this Sunday to "free Brazil from this evil" coronavirus pandemic.Following criticism over his management of the increasing number of coronavirus-related deaths, Bolsonaro met with Pentecostal evangelical pastors, Reuters reports."With the pastors and religious leaders we...
When I first met Peter through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, I realized there was something special about him. He had a fire in his eyes that burned brighter than others. When he spoke, you could hear commitment and conviction in his voice. His vision had clarity and urgency...
Dear Chuck,Help me understand the principle of liquidity. What do I need to do to be more “liquid” right now?Preparing for the WorstDear Preparing for the Worst,Liquidity is the measure of your ability to exchange an asset for cash. It is a tool that gives the ability to stay...
PARIS (AP) - A man wielding a knife attacked residents of a French town while they ventured out to shop amid a coronavirus lockdown Saturday, killing two people and wounding eight others, authorities said.Police later arrested the assailant nearby, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said, thanking shopkeepers for their...
Theologian John Piper has shared what he believes children should understand about God and the novel coronavirus and identified how parents can address difficult questions pertaining to the outbreak. In a recent episode of his “Ask Pastor John” podcast, the 74-year-old pastor and grandfather-of-14 first stressed that “God is stronger than the...
Despite the best effort of critics to challenge the authorship and re-date the Old Testament book of Daniel to something written after the events that were prophesied in the book, the conclusion of one of the most careful and educated theologians I’ve ever known – Dr. Thomas Howe –...
Amid numerous reports pointing to the responsibility of the Chinese Communist Party in putting millions of lives and the global economy at huge risk due to its lies about the coronavirus outbreak, Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar has called on China to apologize to the world and pay compensation...
As we face the COVID-19 crisis together, we should trade our fears for trust as we are going through this trial. Now is the time to draw near to God and to draw near to one another, even as we remain physically distant. We hope this message from Tony’s...
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Welcome to the How to Stay the Coronavirus Plague Briefing Podcast #13. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International. Numbers 11:33 said, “And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the...
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