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The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Pfizer exec: Mutate COVID virus to profit from more vaccines, Christian cop resigns after superiors upset with anti-“gay” marriage post, New video of cops beating a Tennessee motorist

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023


It's Monday, January 30th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Iranian Christians face increased pressure in Islamic Republic In the Islamic Republic of Iran, Christians continue to face increased persecution as the Muslim authorities tighten their grip in response to nationwide protests since September 2022. Christian converts from Islam, in particular, face imprisonment of house church leaders and denial of their basic rights as citizens. Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, that brought the current Iranian government to power, hundreds of thousands of Iranians have trusted Christ as Savior. However, Christians are considered to be direct enemies of the Iranian state. According to Open Doors, Iran is the eighth most dangerous country to live in for Christians. Please pray for our Iranian brothers and sisters in Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:26 says, “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” Pfizer exec: Mutate COVID virus to profit from more vaccines The Project Veritas staff filmed  Jordan Walker, the Pfizer Director of Research and Development, revealing the company might consider creating mutated forms of COVID-19 to develop highly profitable vaccines, reports LifeSiteNews. Listen. UNDERCOVER REPORTER: “Pfizer ultimately is thinking about mutating COVID?” WALKER:  “Well, that's not what we say to the public. You know how the virus keeps mutating?” REPORTER: “Yeah.” WALKER: “Well, one of the things we're exploring is like, ‘Why don't we just mutate ourselves?' If we're gonna do that, though, there's a risk of, as you could imagine, no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating viruses. It would be very controlled to make sure that the virus that you mutate, doesn't create something like, goes everywhere.” Dr. Robert Malone, a scientist and the Medical Director of the Unity Project, was horrified. MALONE: “The gentleman seems to have absolutely no moral compass at all. If this is the quality of individuals within Pfizer that are making these huge decisions that risk global public health, it's profoundly corrupt!” In response, Republican leaders and conservative commentators have demanded answers from Pfizer and criticized the power held by pharmaceutical companies.  Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio sent a letter to CEO Albert Bourla  asking for transparent information regarding the pharmaceutical's plans to mutate the COVID virus.  In a written statement, Pfizer did not dispute that Dr. Jordan Walker told a Project Veritas journalist that Pfizer is exploring how to “mutate” the COVID-19 virus. However, Walker, the Pfizer Director of Research and Development, explained how Pfizer was already mutating the COVID virus. WALKER: “The way it would work is that we put the virus in monkeys.” UNDERCOVER REPORTER: “Okay.” WALKER:  “and we successively causing them to keep infecting each other, and we collect serial samples from them. And then, once they're more infectious, the virus we'll put them in another monkey and just constantly actively mutate it. That's one way.” Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighed in.  CARLSON: “A Pfizer executive bragging on camera about how his company conducts a kind of Frankenstein science, manipulating COVID viruses for profit, imperiling potentially the entire world doing it in secret, possibly in violation of federal law. Bragging about this. No matter what your politics are, doesn't matter who you voted for, that's a huge story. And you would think every reporter in this country would be itching to follow up on it, calling Pfizer, telling the public about it. But no, that's not happening.” Bodycam video reveals hammer assault of Paul Pelosi Two disturbing police videos were just released Friday. First, the long-suppressed October 28, 2022 video from a San Francisco policeman's bodycam that shows a portion of the brutal hammer attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The assailant's name is David DePape, a 42-year-old Canadian illegal alien, who abused drugs, was part of a public nudist group, and had exhibited psychotic behavior, reports the New York Post. In a bizarre audio statement which DePape read to a KTVU reporter last Friday, he didn't apologize for the attack, but apologized for not hurting more people. New video of cops beating a Tennessee motorist In the second video released Friday, Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old black motorist who was pulled over in Memphis, Tennessee on January 7th for reckless driving, was aggressively beaten by five black Memphis police officers, reports National Public Radio. He had tried to flee on foot. Nichols died three days later in the hospital. The footage emerged one day after the officers were charged with murder in Nichols' death. In response, talk show host Todd Starnes reports that a truck rammed stores followed by looting Saturday. Christian cop resigns after superiors upset with anti-“gay” marriage post And finally, Jacob Kersey, a 19-year-old Christian police officer in Georgia, has resigned after he was told by superiors that he could not share his personal religious views on social media, reports The Daily Signal. On January 2, Kersey posted a 20-word message about his view of marriage on Facebook. In a paraphrase of the Apostle Paul's teaching in Ephesians, he wrote, “God designed marriage. Marriage refers to Christ and the church. That's why there is no such thing as homosexual marriage.” The next day, Kersey said he received a phone call from his supervisor, who told him that someone had complained about the post and to take it down.  When Kersey refused, the supervisor warned him that failure to delete the Facebook post on marriage could result in his termination. Kersey said he then was contacted by Lt. Justin Hardy who told him that the Port Wentworth Police Department did not want to be held liable by homosexuals. Kersey still refused to delete the post. Kersey said that Police Chief Matt Libby told him that his Facebook post on marriage was the “same thing as saying the N-word.” After a week of paid administrative leave, Kersey was told he could not work as one of the department's officers if he continued to share his “interpretation or opinion on Scripture if it was deemed offensive.” He refused to be censored and quit. He told The Daily Signal that his decision to share his story “could very well mean I will not have another opportunity to be a police officer. That has been an extremely difficult reality to accept, but I sincerely believe speaking up is the right thing to do.” Jacob Kersey exemplifies 1 Corinthians 16:13 which says, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” Join me and send a polite email of objection to Port Wentworth Police Chief Matt Libby about his department's bullying of Officer Jacob Kersey. His email address is mlibby@cityofportwentworth.com Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, January 30th, in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

HerCsuite™ Radio - For Women Leaders On The Move
How to KNOCK and Thoughtfully Open Doors with Rebecca Otis Leder

HerCsuite™ Radio - For Women Leaders On The Move

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 23:55


When Rebecca Otis Leder, a digital marketing veteran, discovers the power of cultivating meaningful relationships, she creates The Knock Method, a five-step framework to build high-quality career relationships. She embarks on her journey to unlock mutual value and create impact. You will learn the secrets to successful professional networking and unlock the doors to exciting career opportunities! In this episode, you will learn the following: 1. How to uncover the power of meaningful career relationships through The Knock Method 2. Other-centeredness: exploring how to shift from self-serving to mutually beneficial communication 3. Investing in research and outside perspectives to build successful partnerships. Read the full blog and episode show notes at HerCsuite™. Resources: www.buildmeaningfulcareers.com www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccaotisleder www.instagram.com/theknockmethod www.twitter.com/rebeccaleder Rebecca Otis Leder is a Career curriculum designer & Trainer, Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Founder of Opportunities Knock, a career development training company helping students, leaders, and teams build meaningful careers. Thank you, Rebecca, for this interview, for being a member of HerCsuite™ community, and special thanks to HerCsuite™ member Melanie Neal, Vice President at Terumo BCT and to HerCsuite™ Alliance Partner Bobbie Carlton from Innovation Women.  HerCsuite™ Radio is sponsored by our Turnkey Speaker Programs. Schedule a call to learn more.  Natalie Benamou can be found LinkedIn | HerCsuite™ LinkedIn | HerPower2 LinkedIn     

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast
#768: Closed Doors and Open Doors

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 5:24


When we surrender our lives to the lordship and leadership of Jesus, in His sovereignty, he will open doors of opportunity. Sometimes He will close doors. Surely, you have seen both in your life. In both cases, the issue is the surrender of our will to God. Will we let the Lord direct our steps? Main Points:1. When it comes to allowing God to guide our lives, the struggle is often the surrender of our own will. When God opens a door will you, by faith, walk through it? When God closes a door, will you recognize it as one of the ways God protects and guides us? 2. We celebrate open doors. They are exciting. We praise God for making a way and leading us forward. While closed doors don't seem quite as exciting, we should thank God for them because they are one of the ways he protects us and directs our steps. 3. Let's allow the God who sees and knows all things to take us where we need to go. When a door needs to be opened, God can open it. When a door needs to be closed, He can certainly do that as well. Let's trust His plan for our lives.Today's Scripture Verses:Revelation 3:7-8 - “What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.”1 Corinthians 16:9 - “For a wide door for effective work has opened to me…”Colossians 4:3 - “Pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word…”Acts 16:6-7 - “Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.”Quick Links:Subscribe to The 5 Minute Discipleship NewsletterDonate to support this podcastLeave a review on Apple PodcastsGet a copy of The 5 Minute Discipleship JournalConnect on SocialJoin The 5 Minute Discipleship Facebook Group5 Minute Discipleship on Instagram

Youthscape Podcast
Should we lead in the midst of a faith crisis? | Naomi Allen | Tough Questions for Youth Ministry | Episode 233

Youthscape Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 51:05


In this week's episode, Martin sits down to hear from Naomi Allen from Open Doors as they try and tackle a question that includes suffering and looks at doubt in the midst of leading young people. Rachel and Martin discuss the 'dark night of the soul' and Martin lets us know what strange request he received around a recent funeral.

Zion Impact Ministries
Walking in the Spirit for Open Doors and Breakthroughs (Part 2) - Apostle Kingsley Ajei-Godson

Zion Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 111:48


2 Timothy 2:20–21 (NKJV): 20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. 21 Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.

KCF Ministries
The Master Key To Breakthroughs And Open Doors - Rev. Roland Anang

KCF Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 65:12


CBN.com - NewsWatch - Video Podcast
CBN NewsWatch AM: January 20, 2023

CBN.com - NewsWatch - Video Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 28:30


President Biden addresses the classified documents found at his private home and office for the first time since a special counsel appointment. Open Doors has released its 2023 World Watch list and North Korea has returned to the top spot as ... ...

Your Faith At Work
Christian Persecution 2023 World Watch List | Open Doors Interim CEO Lisa Pierce and Wybo Nicolai

Your Faith At Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 37:22


Episode #192This episode discusses the current state of Christian persecution around the world today. Ryan discusses the Open Doors 2023 World Watch List with Interim CEO Lisa Pierce and Wybo Nicolai, Founder of the World Watch List. Persecution ranges from barbaric violence and imprisonment to advanced technological  surveillance and discrimination. On this episode:Incredible testimonies of how God's is moving miraculously among the persecutedChina's redefining of human rightsChina's use of advanced technology to monitor and restrict ChristiansChina's persecuting of citizens for accessing online Christian material years priorHow China is repurposing Covid-19 apps to target ChristiansNorth Korea's new "Anti-reactionary thought law" and multi-generational imprisonmentBarbaric persecution of violence and imprisonment around the worldHow Open Doors develops the World Watch ListEgyptian state persecution those who convert from Islam to ChristianityChristians denied education or employment for their belief in ChristDestabilization of Sub-Saharan Africa through extreme violence of Islamic militantsNigerian extreme militants have conducting raids on Christian communitiesLink to Open Doors 2023 World Watch List_________________________Submit a question or topic for the podcast:Visit ryanshoward.com/contact to let Ryan know what you want to hear about on the show, any questions or struggles you have, or what you think needs to be covered.Follow Ryan on Instagram @ryanshowardVisit ryanshoward.com/freedownload to download 21 Days to a Spirit-Led Life and JUMP START your  journey today.

MinistryWatch Podcast
Ep. 233: John Blanchard, Bryan College, Christian Persecution on the Rise

MinistryWatch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 26:22


On today's program, Virginia megachurch pastor John Blanchard had sexual solicitation charges against him dropped, but protesters are showing up at his church and even the town's police chief thinks the case was mishandled.  We'll have details.  Also on today's program, Open Doors releases its annual Watch List, which tracks persecution of Christians around the world.  This year's conclusions are bleak.  We'll explain why. We begin today with a lawsuit involving Bryan College that has been dragging on for more than five years.  In Closing:  I mention fairly constantly here at MinistryWatch the importance of the Form 990.  We use them every day here at MinsitryWatch, and we encourage donors to look at them before they give to a ministry.  In the past we've done a webinar entitled “How To Find and Read A Form 990.”  This webinar has proven so popular that we've repeated it three or four times over the past two years.  And we're going to do it again.  It will take place on Feb. 1 at 4 pm ET.  Just check the daily MinistryWatch email for a link to the registration page.  It's absolutely free, but you do need to register to get all the links and details. Don't forget to rate and leave a comment on your podcast app. Not only do these comments help us know what you're thinking so we can make improvements, but the more ratings and comments we have, your ratings help other people find us.  That's a huge help to us, and it helps us expand our reach. The producers for today's program are Rich Roszel and Jeff McIntosh.  We get database and other technical support from Stephen DuBarry, Emily Kern, Rod Pitzer, and Casey Sudduth. Writers who contributed to today's program include Jessica Eturralde, Anne Stych, Kim Roberts, Cheryl Mann Bacon, Emily McFarlan Miller, Dale Chamberlain, Adelle M. Banks, Jonathan Howe, Christina Darnell, and Rod Pitzer. A special thanks to The Christian Chronicle and ChurchLeaders.com for contributing material for this week's podcast. Until next time, may God bless you.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Open Doors documents persecution of Christians in new list, New York COVID-shot mandate for health care workers struck down, 22 Attorneys General oppose FDA on Kill Pill

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 6:16


It's Thursday, January 19th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Open Doors documents persecution of Christians in new list Open Doors US released its 2023 World Watch List on Tuesday.  The document ranks the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous for Christians. North Korea is back on top of the list after Afghanistan took the spot in the 2022 report. The other top 10 persecuting countries are Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Sudan. Open Doors estimates 360 million Christians faced high levels of persecution last year. Over 5,600 Christians were murdered, over 2,000 churches were attacked, and over 4,500 Christians were detained. According to Open Doors, Islamic violence is a driving factor which has led to the unprecedented numbers of Christians who have suffered. NARRATOR: “Right now, more Christians suffer higher levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith than at any time since the World Watch List began. “Over the last 30 years, Islamic oppression has grown and become more violent. Christian communities are severely attacked by a variety of jihadist groups. Converts pay a high price, and it's often their own families who carry out the so-called honor killings.” Church of England greenlights blessings of homosexual couples On Wednesday, the Church of England said it will not offer marriage ceremonies for people living in vile passions with the same sex. However, the organization plans to offer blessing services instead to homosexual couples. Bishops also plan on making an apology to people living sexually perverted lifestyles for any “rejection” they may have felt in churches. Proverbs 25:26 says, “Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” Transgender treatments for kids: Easier to get in U.S. A new study by Do No Harm found it is easier for children to get so-called “transgender treatments” in the U.S. than in Europe. Countries like the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, and France have been closing down gender clinics or urging caution with the use of puberty blockers. Meanwhile, children in the U.S. have easier access to such things -- even without parental consent. Dr. William Malone, a board-certified endocrinologist, told Fox News, “Transgender medicine is big business, and youth who are transitioning today will be medical patients for life . . . Mental health among youth is at an all-time low, making them particularly vulnerable to solutions that suggest an ‘easy fix.'” Iowan Catholic Diocese affirms biological sex Thankfully, not everyone is following the transgender trend. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa implemented 17 new polices on Monday in support of biological sex. The policies affect 17 schools and 80 parishes.  The diocese now requires students to use restrooms, wear uniforms, and play on sports teams that correspond to their biological sex. The policies also ban puberty blockers and so-called “preferred” pronouns.  The diocese stated, “Our biological sex, expressed by our body, is a gift from God and is unchangeable.”  New York COVID-shot mandate for health care workers struck down Last Friday, a New York state Supreme Court judge, Gerard Neri, struck down a COVID-shot mandate for healthcare workers. The state enacted the shot mandate in August 2021. Within months, tens of thousands of healthcare employees were terminated for not complying with the mandate, including many seeking religious exemptions. In June of last year, New York made the shot requirement permanent.  Plaintiffs welcomed the recent ruling. Mary Holland with Children's Health Defense said, “We hope that this decision will continue the trend towards lifting these dangerous and unwarranted . . . mandates throughout the country.” More tech layoffs Tech layoffs show no sign of stopping in the new year. Yesterday, Microsoft announced it would be cutting 10,000 jobs. So far this year, companies are laying off about 1,600 tech workers a day.  Tech layoffs in the first two weeks of 2023 amount to 15% of such layoffs in the whole of 2022. 22 Attorneys General oppose FDA on Kill Pill And finally, Attorneys General from 22 states are challenging the Federal Drug Administration's decision to increase access to the abortion Kill Pill. New FDA rules allow women to get the kill pills over the counter. The Attorneys General wrote a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf calling for him to reverse the decision. The letter stated, “Though the FDA has abdicated its responsibility to protect women's health, we have not. To be crystal clear, you have not negated any of our laws that forbid the remote prescription, administration, and use of abortion-inducing drugs. The health and safety of our citizens—women and children included—is of paramount concern.” Isaiah 1:17 says, “Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, January 19th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Catholic News
January 19, 2023

Catholic News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 3:29


A daily news briefing from Catholic News Agency, powered by artificial intelligence. Ask your smart speaker to play “Catholic News,” or listen every morning wherever you get podcasts. www.catholicnewsagency.com - A new poll has found that a majority of Americans support some limits on abortion and that Americans' attitudes toward abortion have not significantly changed since last January, even with the overturning of Roe v Wade taking place last June. Conducted by Marist and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the 2023 poll found that when asked whether they identify as “pro-life” or “pro-choice,” 61% of Americans identify with the latter, compared with 39% who describe themselves as pro-life. However, the poll also found that 69% of Americans support limiting abortion to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. That figure is comparable to the 2022 poll, conducted before the overturning of Roe, in which 71% of respondents agreed that abortion should not be allowed after the first trimester. Only 21% of Americans overall said they support abortion on demand. The US Supreme Court's June 2022 decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization overturned a previously-found constitutional right to abortion instead returning the question of abortion policy to each individual state. In last year's poll, respondents were asked their opinion on how abortion should be regulated, and 44% said abortion policy should be determined at the state level. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253383/majority-of-americans-support-restrictions-on-abortion-new-knightsmarist-poll-shows Pro-life Americans from across the country are planning to attend the March for Life — which calls itself the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world — on Friday, January 20, in Washington, DC. It will be the first March for Life held in a post-Roe America. Catholic pro-life leaders agree that this year's demonstration is more important than ever, to provide a prayerful witness to the sanctity of life in the face of a push for abortion legalization at the federal level and in many states. Stay tuned to Catholic News Agency dot com for the latest updates on the March for Life, on Friday. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253385/2023-march-for-life-7-things-for-pro-lifers-to-know The persecution of Christians is at its highest point in three decades, according to the latest report from advocacy group Open Doors. The World Watch List, released by Open Doors on January 18, reported that, overall, the number of Christians facing persecution worldwide remained steady in 2022 at approximately 360 million. In a list of the 50 countries with the most persecution, North Korea returned to the first spot in 2022. The year prior, Afghanistan had landed in the top ranking following the Taliban's takeover of the country's government. Afghanistan ranks ninth in the latest list because the country's Christians have either been killed, fled, or are in strict hiding. The other countries classified as having “extreme” levels of Christian persecution this year are Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, Sudan, and India. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/253386/report-christian-persecution-at-its-highest-point-in-30-years Today, the Church celebrates Saint Canutus, King of Denmark, who succeeded his elder brother Harold on the throne of Denmark in the year 1080. The justice of Saint Canutus as sovereign was well known. His charity and tenderness towards his subjects made him study all possible ways to make them a happy people. He was martyred during a rebellion in his kingdom. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-canutus-king-of-denmark-121

Faith Radio Podcast from The Meeting House
Pearce, Lisa & Nicolai, Wybo - Open Doors (2023 World Watch List)

Faith Radio Podcast from The Meeting House

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 21:01


To coincide with the release of the 2023 World Watch List, identifying the 50 countries in persecution of Christians, Lisa Pearce, Interim CEO of the Open Doors U.S. national base and Wybo Nicolai, World Watch List Founder and former Open Doors global field director, discussed this year's list and its implications and trends. You can learn more at opendoorsus.org. 

The 4&3 Podcast
428 - REPORT: Jesus Appearing in Iranians Dreams, Open Doors World Watch List, Proverbs 5

The 4&3 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 23:24


On today's Quick Start podcast:NEWS: Jesus Appearing in Iranians Dreams, 'Self' Focus Leads to Satanism, China Population DropMAIN THING: Open Doors World Watch ListLAST THING: Proverbs 5Email us! QuickStartPodcast@cbn.org

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Radical Muslims kill 99% of martyrs, John MacArthur had surgery to clear artery blockage, UK failed to solve over a million crimes

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023


It's Tuesday, January 17th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Biden's proclamation on Religious Freedom Day On Monday, President Joe Biden issued a Proclamation on Religious Freedom Day, 2023.  He took the opportunity to announce his appointment of Rashad Hussain, a Muslim, as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Although the president mentioned the Rohingya people and the Ahmadiyya Muslim in his proclamation, recent news coverage has only mentioned the killing of nine Muslims at the hands of other Muslims in Burkina Faso, Africa. Radical Muslims kill 99% of martyrs Meanwhile, confirmed Christian martyrdoms came out to 5,898 in the last annual count according to the Open Doors 2022 report. And 99% of the martyrdoms occurred at the hands of radical Muslims, to include 4,650 in Nigeria, Africa, 620 in Pakistan, 100 in Burkina Faso, Africa, 100 in the Congo, Africa, 100 in Mozambique, Africa, 27 in Cameroon, Africa, 25 in Tanzania, Africa, and 15 in Indonesia. Gunman attacked mourners in London, injuring little girl A gunman attacked a Roman Catholic Church in London  over the weekend, leaving six wounded — including a 7-year-old girl fighting for her life, reports The Christian Post. The shooting occurred during a memorial service at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic church.  United Kingdom failed to solve over a million crimes The Epoch Times reports that the United Kingdom failed to solve over 1,100,000 crimes last year. The proportion of crimes in England and Wales ending with a charge was down to 5.6% in 2022, decreasing from a rate of 15 percent seven years ago. That's an over-all drop off of 65% in crime prosecution over seven years.   Two million criminal investigations in the last year led to no suspect being identified, a number including 300,000 violent crimes.  The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that 1.6% of adults, aged 16 years and older, were a victim of violent crime in the year ending March 2020. As of 2021, there were only 156,000 firearms certificates on issue in the UK. That's 0.2% of the population. One must have this certificate to possess firearms and ammunition.  That compares to 45% of U.S. households that own guns.  Romans 13:3-4 says, “Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. For he is God's minister to you for good, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” Shocking impact of inflation on savings How is inflation impacting Certificates of Deposit or savings accounts for retirees and other conservative savers in America? The average annual savings loss after inflation, over 12 years, for a three-month CD, stands at negative 2.26%. That means a retiree with $100,000 in savings would have lost $23,000 in value over the last 12 years. Over the same period of time, the Federal Reserve assets increased from $1 trillion to about $9 trillion.  Florida opposes the abortion “Kill Pill” Florida is taking a position against the recent FDA decision to allow local pharmacies to dispense the abortion “Kill Pill.”   Florida's Agency for Healthcare Administration issued a letter last week informing pharmacy chains, like Walgreens and CVS, the illegality of the sale of Mifepristone within the state. Oddly enough, in light of the state's stand against the Kill Pill, Florida allows the surgical killing of babies up until 15 weeks of gestation.  Christian colleges allowed to uphold God's sexual standards Good news here! A U.S. district judge has ruled in favor of Christian colleges which claim exemption on Title IX requirements on non-discrimination in the case of those who advocate sexual attraction to the same sex, reports Reuters.   The lawsuit came from disenfranchised students who were expelled or disciplined by Christian college campuses for their embracing of homosexuality.  The complainants were affiliated with Baylor University, Bob Jones University, Dordt College, and Union College. The lawsuit was aided by an organization called Religious Exemption Accountability Project.  Proverbs 21:1 reminds us that “The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.” John MacArthur had surgery to clear artery blockage And finally, Pastor John MacArthur is on rest recovery for a few weeks after undergoing a medical procedure to clear blockage in his arteries. The pastor fell ill on January 1st, and was unable to lead the second service. Please pray for Pastor MacArthur's complete recovery. Perhaps you and your kids can create and sign a get well card. Send it to Pastor John MacArthur, Grace Community Church, 13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352. Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, January 17th, in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Midlife with Courage
Looking for the Open Doors with Margo Johnson

Midlife with Courage

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 21:56


Margo Johnson's journey includes what she calls a major pivot that led to a new career and opportunities for self-evaluation and freedom. When the floor dropped out from under her, a door opened and she talks about that experience including her reluctance to speak in front of others knowing that she needed to prove to herself and others that she could do it. She is a woman who truly shows courage and a great example to others. Margo owns OpenHeart Wellness and is an AcuEnergetics Practitioner. She uses energy modalities and meditation to teach balancing of body, mind and emotions. Margo focuses on restoring the body's natural flow of energy, so the body can organically restore its function. She offers sessions, classes and select products to bring you back into balance and help you create your life of joy, abundance and flow. You can go to her website ( www.openheartwellness.net) to learn more. You can also receive Margo's newsletter by emailing her: margo@openheartwellness.net ********************** Kim Benoy is a recently retired RN, wife and mother who has found a passion for inspiring other women using essential oils, blog, and podcast called Midlife with Courage. She is following her journey to be a light and lead others who are feeling stuck and even bored doing what is expected. She helps women over 40 find their courage, confidence and calm so they can live every moment! Website: www.midlifewithcourage.com Instagram: @midlife_with_courage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Midlifewithcourage LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/kim-benoy-250754111

Zion Impact Ministries
Walking in the Spirit for Open Doors and Breakthroughs (Introduction) - Apostle Kingsley Ajei-Godson

Zion Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 118:19


1 Chronicles 4:10 -  And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my [d]territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested. 2 Timothy 2:20 - But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor.

The Church of God of Licking County Sermon Podcast
1/8/23 AM - Tony Bartlette - Open Doors

The Church of God of Licking County Sermon Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 50:38


UpTime Community Church
Episode 204: Open Doors

UpTime Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 120:25


Join us for a continued discussion on the hope and freedom we have in Jesus.We welcome back Leora Rosenberg to UpTime and she has some exciting news to share.We will also have a roundtable discussion on the Bible, world events that may pertain to bible prophecy and the glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior, Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.-1 Thessalonians 1:10UpTime Community is a webcast that covers teachings and unique perspectives on end time events.

The Christian Post Daily
Open Doors Nonprofit Expands Vision, Kendrick Brothers Tease 3 New Projects, Twitter Reinstates Christian Post

The Christian Post Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 9:01


Subscribe to the Freedom Post, delivered every Monday and ThursdayThe Christian humanitarian organization Open Doors has announced it is changing its name to Global Christian Relief as it seeks to further its mission of creating the world's "most extensive, covert network serving persecuted Christians."The head of the World Boxing Council reportedly said the organization is looking into launching a new category for trans-identified fighters to ensure “safety and inclusion."U.S. forces and their allies killed at least 686 Islamic State suspects in Iraq and Syria in 2022, according to the U.S. Central Command.Filmmaking brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick have teased new films for 2023, including a videobcurriculum for college students.Twitter reinstated The Christian Post's account Saturday following a nine-month suspension in response to a March tweet that called a biologically male trans-identified Biden administration official a man.Subscribe to this Podcast Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Overcast Follow Us on Social Media @ChristianPost on Twitter Christian Post on Facebook @ChristianPostIntl on Instagram Subscribe on YouTube Get the Edifi App Download for iPhone Download for Android Subscribe to Our Newsletter Subscribe to the Freedom Post, delivered every Monday and Thursday Click here to get the top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning! Links to the News Evangelical nonprofit Open Doors USA changes name amid 'expanding' vision Church hosting Sean Feucht ‘Let Us Worship' event vandalized | Church & Ministries News World Boxing Council seeks to launch transgender category | Sports News WBC bans biologically male boxers from competing against women | Sports News Nearly 700 ISIS operatives in 2022, US says | World News 'War Room' directors Alex and Stephen Kendrick tease 3 projects | Entertainment News 12 judges recuse themselves from UMC church disaffiliation suit | Church & Ministries News Arkansas church sues UMC conference after disaffiliation rejected | Church & Ministries News UMC conference suspends pastor over disaffiliation vote | Church & Ministries News Judge rules against New York's gun ban in houses of worship | U.S. News Twitter reinstates Christian Post after 9-month suspension | U.S. News

Central Assembly · Springfield, MO
Open Doors & New Opportunities

Central Assembly · Springfield, MO

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 19:59


Speaker: Dr. Jim Bradford Sunday January 1, 2023

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
2,500 pack Indiana library for Kirk Cameron story hour, Pope Benedict died at 95, Brother Andrew's life remembered

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023


It's Monday, January 2nd, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Ugandan Muslims sprayed pastor with acid in the face A pastor has lost nearly all his vision after Muslim extremists lured him into an ambush in Uganda's capital city and sprayed him with acid, reports Morning Star News. Pastor Frank Mutabaazi of Mbarara can see only dimly out of one eye and has trouble eating and talking due to the burns from the acid attack on December 22 in Kampala. His shoulder was also seriously burned, and he cannot sleep without painkillers. After the pastor preached at an evening service of a church in the Kasubi area of Kampala, a Muslim extremist, pretending to be a congregation member greeted him, praised him for his “wonderful sermon,” asked for a ride, and later three Muslims ambushed him, spraying acid in his face.   They called the pastor a deceiver who was not worthy to live. John 3:20 says, “Everyone who does evil hates the light.” Pope Benedict died at 95 Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who will forever be remembered as the first pontiff in 600 years to resign from the job, died Saturday, reports the Associated Press. He was 95. Benedict stunned the world on February 11, 2013, when he announced, in his typical, soft-spoken Latin, that he no longer had the strength to run the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church that he had steered for eight years through scandal and indifference. And now Pope Francis will celebrate Benedict's funeral Mass on Thursday, the first time in the modern age that a current pope will eulogize a retired one. The former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger never wanted to be pope, planning at age 78 to spend his final years writing in the “peace and quiet” of his native Bavaria.  Being elected pope, he once said, felt like a “guillotine” had come down on him. Barbara Walters dead at 93 Barbara Walters, the trailblazing television news broadcaster and longtime ABC News anchor and correspondent, died Friday, reports ABC News. She was 93. Walters joined ABC News in 1976, becoming the first female anchor on an evening news program. Three years later, she became a co-host of "20/20," and in 1997, she launched "The View," a leftist talk program co-hosted by women. She was married four times to three different men. USA Today names Richard Levine — a man — among its 'Women of the Year' The editors at USA Today have officially drunk the “woke” Kool-Aid. The paper named Richard Levine — a man pretending to be a woman named “Rachel” -- among its “Women of the Year.” USA Today described Richard Levine as “the highest-ranking openly transgender official when the Senate confirmed her as assistant secretary of health in October 2021.” To be clear, Richard Levine has taken estrogen for years, has chosen mutilating surgeries, dresses like a woman, and now calls himself “Rachel” Levine.   The final vote was 52-48. Two Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, to their shame, joined all Democrats in supporting Levine. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female, He created them.” 2,500 pack Indiana library for Kirk Cameron story hour Last Thursday, 2,500 people packed the Indianapolis Public Library to hear Christian actor Kirk Cameron read his new children's book As You Grow after a debacle surrounding the actor's allegations that his request to host the event was initially denied, reports The Christian Post. The story hour booked by Cameron and his publisher, Brave Books, garnered large masses of people, forming an overflow crowd. A video posted on Twitter shows overflow attendees packed in the aisles of the library as there was no remaining space in the booked room.  In a public letter, Cameron questioned if he was prevented from reading his Christian children's book because his race and the book's Christian content didn't fit the library staff's view of diversity.  The book aims to use "brilliant art [to teach] the Biblical truths of the Fruit of the Spirit.” Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Cameron and Brave Books claim that over 50 public libraries have denied them the opportunity to host story-hour events. For many of those libraries, Drag Queen Story Hour events are typically included in their programs for children. Brother Andrew's life remembered And finally, as The Worldview looks back on the notable Christians who died in 2022, another disciple worth mentioning is Brother Andrew who died on September 27th at the age of 94. Brother Andrew earned the nickname "God's Smuggler" for his daring Bible deliveries behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War and was known by many for his adventurous faith and intensely devoted prayer life. Appearing on The 700 Club with Pat Robertson, he said this. BROTHER ANDREW: “My smuggler's prayer is when I say, ‘Lord Jesus, when You were on Earth, You've made so many blind eyes to see. Now, it's the same job for You to make seeing eyes blind. But You've got to do it now!' And if He doesn't, then I've had it. I cannot outsmart the crossing guards. “Just think when I pull my car in there and I get out the show my papers. I've had situations where they took four hours to search -- two fellows in the front of my vehicle, two in the rear, two underneath, and two standing there to watch the expression on my face to see if I was getting nervous.” ROBERTSON: “And all the time they couldn't find the Bibles?” BROTHER ANDREW: “I've never lost one Bible in 20 years.” (laughter and applause) He founded Open Doors, the oldest worldwide ministry to persecuted Christians, it reaches 60 countries, where it provides Bibles, emergency relief, and vocational training to Christians who are persecuted because of their faith. Open Doors is celebrating 67 years of ministry. Toward the end of his life, Brother Andrew said he often was asked a pointed question. BROTHER ANDREW: “'Andrew, what do you want written on your tombstone?' I have options. One of them, sounds very pious, ‘He's not here. He is risen.' Or, like Oswald Chambers' gravestone I visited that graveyard in Zeitoun in Egypt. ‘Oswald Chambers: A disciple of Jesus Christ.' That gives glory to God. A disciple of Jesus Christ.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, January 2nd, in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Indiana Grinch didn't have the last word, Bulgaria: Evangelical churches “dangerous,” cause “mental disorders”, States implemented 50 anti-abortion laws

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022


It's Thursday, December 29th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Nigerian Muslim scourge continues Islamic militants carried out attacks on Christians in multiple states in Nigeria recently. On December 17, Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed three Christians who were working on a farm. The attackers had been destroying villagers' crops as well. A local official said, “These are some of the terrible things farmers in Benue state have been facing over the years.” On December 19, members of the Islamic State West Africa Province destroyed homes, livestock, and crops in a Christian village in Borno state. The attack came after militants killed a pregnant Christian woman in the same area. Nigeria leads the world in deadly violence against Christians according to Open Doors. Sweden halted puberty blockers for minors Sweden continues to cut back on providing so-called “transgender treatments” to children, reports CBN News. The country's National Board of Health and Welfare previously put an end to prescribing puberty blockers for minors. On December 16, the national board announced their latest guidelines on the subject. The health agency urged caution when treating people pretending to be the opposite sex, acknowledging “a lack of knowledge about the results of the care.” Another factor driving their recommendation for caution was the “documented occurrence of detransition.” Bulgaria: Evangelical churches “dangerous,” cause “mental disorders” The European Court of Human Rights condemned the Bulgarian government this month for interfering with Christians' religious freedom. In 2008, the eastern European country sent schools a public notice calling Evangelical Protestant churches “dangerous religious sects” that could cause “mental disorders” in their members. Municipal authorities were trying to combat “religious missionaries around the Easter celebration.” Alliance Defending Freedom represented two Bulgarian pastors in a case against the government.  After the court victory, Pastor Zhivko Tonchev said, “We are thrilled that the European Court of Human Rights has recognized our fundamental right to religious freedom just in time for Christmas.” Twitter files reveal suppression of COVID information On Monday, the latest batch of Twitter files came out. They expose how the U.S. government pressured the social media company to suppress information about COVID-19. Elon Musk is releasing the files as the new owner, showing how the company operated before he took control. The files show the Trump administration wanted Twitter to suppress information about panic buying during the pandemic while the Biden administration wanted to suppress anti-COVID-shot information. Twitter censored true, but inconvenient COVID-19 messages and discredited doctors and other experts who disagreed with U.S. government policy. During a recent podcast interview, Musk said peoples' suspicions about Twitter's internal operations turned out to be true. MUSK: “I mean to be totally frank almost every conspiracy theory that people had about Twitter turned out to be true. (laughs) Is there a conspiracy theory about Twitter that didn't turn out to be true? So far, they've all turned out to be true.” Luke 12:2 says, “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.” States implemented 50 anti-abortion laws A new report from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute found U.S. states implemented 50 anti-abortion laws this year. The report said abortions are unavailable in 14 states now after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  The number of anti-abortion laws is down this year from a high of 108 last year. The report noted, “However, many of the laws passed this year are near-total abortion bans; combined with the implementation of pre-Roe laws and trigger bans that had been enacted in previous years, these laws have restricted abortion access for millions of people.” Indiana Grinch didn't have the last word And finally, police officers in South Bend, Indiana saved Christmas for a family who had been robbed on Christmas Eve. A “real-life Grinch” broke into the family's home and stole their food and all their Christmas presents. Immediately, officers contacted a local toy drive and were back with boxes of presents and food for the family. The mother and her three children were overjoyed with the surprise. Officer Brian Meador told Fox News they were happy to do something positive. MEADOR: “It's why we do what we do. So many times you see just the negative, but this was an opportunity for us to do something positive. To see those children's reaction, that that makes everything worthwhile.” Acts 20:35 says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Close And that's The World View in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, December 29th in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Biden omitted name of Jesus in Christmas message, Nigerian Muslims killed 46 Christians, Snowstorms killed 55 people nationally

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022


It's Tuesday, December 27th, A.D. 2022. This The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus.  (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Indonesian Grinch tried to steal Christmas The Grinch showed up on Java Island in Indonesia over the weekend. Christmas celebrations were effectively banned in the Maja district, by one high-level official, the head of Lebak Regency, Iti Octavia Jayabaya, reports Morning Star News.   She told Christians they would have to hold their celebrations in another district, some 12 miles away. The area is made up of 1% Christians, and the rest are predominately Muslim.  According to Open Doors, Indonesia is the 28th worst country in the world for the persecution of Christians. Nigerian Muslims killed 46 Christians Muslim extremists killed another 46 Christians on raids on Christian churches in four Nigerian villages a week before Christmas. Meanwhile, the Biden administration has steadfastly supported the Nigerian government through some of the worst persecutions in Africa's history. Plus, the U.S. has excluded Nigeria from its religious freedom violations list of “countries of particular concern” for two years now. The Catholic News Agency noted that President Biden welcomed Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to the White House two weeks ago, despite the ongoing bloodshed, forced abortions reportedly implemented by the Nigerian military, and other atrocities tolerated by the government.  Yakubu Kundi, a Nigerian bishop, has denounced “a deliberate plan to unleash evil” on Christian villagers. Proverbs 24:24-25 speaks to this. “He who says to the wicked, ‘You are righteous,' him the people will curse; Nations will abhor him. But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.” Biden omitted the name of Jesus in Christmas message It's somewhat unusual for American presidents, but President Biden did not mention the name Jesus in his Christmas message to the nation this year. He spoke of the Muslims, Hindus, and other religions, and noted that Christians believe the child in the manger was the son of God. Listen. BIDEN: “How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given. There's a certain stillness at the center of the Christmas story. Silent night. When all the world goes quiet. And all the glamour, all the noise, everything that divides us, everything that pits us against one another. “Everything that seems so important really isn't. It all fades away in the stillness, in the winter's evening. And we look to the sky, to a lone star, shining bright then all the rest, guiding us to the birth of a child, a child Christians believe to be the Son of God.” By contrast, in President Donald Trump's 2020 Christmas address, he noted that Christmas was a time to “celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.” TRUMP: “More than 2000 years ago, the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary he said, ‘Do not be afraid you have found favor with God.' The angel told her that ‘you would give birth to a baby boy, Jesus, who would be called the Son of the Most High.'  Nine months later, Christ was born in the town of Bethlehem. The Son of God came into the world in a humble stable. “As Christians everywhere know, the birth of our Lord and Savior changed history forever. At Christmas, we give thanks to God, and that God sent His only Son to die for us and to offer everlasting peace to all humanity.” And, in President Obama's 2015 Christmas address, he told everybody, that “our family celebrates the birth of Jesus and the values He lived in His own life.”  Snowstorms killed 55 people nationally The Christmas storm of 2022 will go down into history as one of the most severe snowstorms ever.   At least 57 people are reported dead nationwide, reports NBC News. New York was hit the hardest, where 25 persons, who were made in the image of God, have lost their lives.  New York State police were involved in at least 500 rescues — a state that received up to 43 inches of snow. Most of the victims were found in or around stranded cars. Residents in Buffalo, New York may still remember the great blizzard of 1977, which resulted in 29 reported deaths.  Olympic Committee committed to men competing against women The International Olympic Committee has issued a new set of transgender guidelines, which still allows for participation of men, who are pretending to be women, in women's sports competitions. While encouraging the typical modern moralisms of  “inclusion,” the “prevention of harm,” “non-discrimination,” “fairness,” “no presumption of advantage,” and the “primacy of health and bodily autonomy,” the committee will leave the final decision to the governing body of each sport. American life expectancy dropped The Centers for Disease Control has released numbers for life expectancy in the U.S.  Sadly, the government recorded another drop of over half a year from 2020 to 2021 for males and females, reports Forbes.  Males now average 73.5 years, down from 76.3 years in 2019. That's a three-year loss in two years.    Females have dropped off from 81.4  to 79.3. That's a 2.1-year loss in two  years. Moses' estimate for longevity from Psalm 90:10-12 will not need to be adjusted much after 3,400 years of human history — despite medical improvements. He wrote, “The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. So, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Canadian scientists discovered two more of God's minerals And finally, scientists from the University of Alberta have discovered two more minerals God created, in a meteorite that dropped on Somalia — discovered in 2020. The 15-ton meteorite is the ninth largest found on Earth. The researchers have named the newly discovered minerals Elaliite and Elkinstantonite. There are about 2,000 known minerals on Earth.  Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, December 27th in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Tech in the Right Direction
Right Words can Open Doors

Tech in the Right Direction

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 36:21


Join the conversation as Jennifer Didier and Kristie Grinnell talk about how important the words are you use for yourself and in speaking to those around.  These words can open or close doors of opportunity. Kristie Grinnell Bio: Kristie was recently named a top CIO to watch in 2022 by WashingtonExec, is a member of the CIO Executive Council, and she serves as chair of the Capital CIO Advisory Board and is a member of STEMforHER Advisory Board. A strong supporter of academic STEM programs for young women, she is a recipient of the 2018 Women in Technology STEM Leadership award, Washington Business Journal's 2020 Women Who Mean Business Award, a 2020 Capital CIO of the Year ORBIE Award Winner and a 2021 National CIO of the Year ORBIE Award Winner. • Kristie earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and holds an MBA from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management.

The Sustainable Finance Podcast
EMERGE ETF Portfolios Open Doors for Diverse Asset Managers

The Sustainable Finance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 16:40


EMERGE Capital Management recently launched a suite of sustainability-focused, diversified equity ETF portfolios to open new doors for high caliber, diverse investment managers who are often underserved in the industry. Jane Liou Li of Zevin Asset Management has joined EMPWR, a select group of women portfolio managers chosen to manage the EMERGE ETF strategies. Li and Zevin Asset Management sub-advise for the EMPWR Sustainable Global Core Equity ETF. We're talking today about how these firms collaborate to achieve EMERGE's mission of highlighting these talented women fund managers through the EMPWR ETF strategies. For more details on the EMPWR ETF strategies see the docs linked below.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
43 state capitols feature Nativity scenes in 2022, 11,000 children in Yemen killed in last 8 years, Arizona judge declares Democrat Katie Hobbs governor

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022


It's Monday, December 26th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) 11,000 children in Yemen killed in last 8 years Yemen is an unstable country. International Christian Concern reports that it is torn between “Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who overthrew the Yemeni government in 2014, [which] are pitted against a multinational coalition led by Saudi Arabia.” The conflict over the past seven years has left the civilians in ruin. Tragically, 11,000 children have been killed during the conflict, equaling roughly four children a day according to the United Nations Children's Fund. This number only includes the verified cases; the actual numbers are believed to be much higher. At least 74 children were among the 164 people killed or injured by landmines between July and August alone. Plus, the Yemeni kids suffer from malnourishment, lack of effective medical care, preventable diseases, and little access to clean water and hygiene services. The small population of Christians, who converted from Islam, keep their faith hidden for their protection. According to Open Doors, Yemen is the fifth worst country in the world for the persecution of Christians. Coldest Christmas as storm causes flight cancellations & travel chaos Areas in the Midwest and the Plains experienced one of the "coldest Christmas" in 40 years,reports the U.S. Sun. Roughly a third of the country experienced a winter weather warning. The National Weather Service reported that wind chills from the blizzard conditions were "life-threatening" in the Midwest. Around 100 million Americans in 37 states were placed under winter alerts and wind chill alerts, and at least 18 people have died due to the severe weather. On Christmas Eve, 5,711 flights were cancelled, reports FlightAware. Arizona judge declares Democrat Katie Hobbs governor On Saturday, an Arizona judge ruled against Republican Kari Lake's election challenge, effectively confirming Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs as the state's next governor, reports Fox 10 Phoenix. Lake's team had called Richard Baris, the director of the Big Data Poll, to the witness stand, who claimed between 25,000 and 40,000 voters were disenfranchised on Election Day because of issues at polling locations. But, in the decision on Saturday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson, who was appointed by then-Republican Governor Jan Brewer, found that the court did not find clear and convincing evidence of the widespread misconduct that Lake had alleged had affected the result of the 2022 general election.  Lake has until 5 p.m. today to respond.  Hobbs takes office as governor on January 2. Missouri mayor bars kids from drag queen show A town in Missouri has kept minors from attending a holiday drag queen show officially promoted as “family friendly,” due to a trend of similar events proving to be anything but family friendly. The New York Post reports  that the Chesterfield concert venue, The Factory, which hosted “A Drag Queen Christmas” Wednesday, announced hours before the show that ticket holders younger than 18 would be turned away.  Chesterfield, Missouri Mayor Bob Nation addressed local ordinances which prohibit exposing minors to certain kinds of sexually-charged entertainment. Mayor Nation said, “In no way is this meant to disrespect or put down the LGBTQ+ community, or in no way is this meant to restrict drag shows. Those are legal entities. It's just the content that we were told might occur. We thought we should suggest limiting the age limit.” The Washington Times adds that doubts about how “family friendly” these shows really are were vindicated by reporting from journalist Tayler Hansen, who recorded another show of the tour in the same series in Austin, Texas. It “feature[d] nude prosthetic body parts and simulated sex acts.” Ephesians 5:11 says, “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” Top baby names of 2022 A popular parenting resource has identified top baby names and shifting trends after consulting hundreds of thousands of parents who named an infant in 2022, reports Fox News. BabyCenter, an online media company, released a baby name report based on responses it received from parents who welcomed "about 416,000 babies" this year from January 1 through November 1. The top 10 names for girls are Olivia, Emma, Amelia, Ava, Sophia, Isabella, Luna, Mia, Charlotte and Evelyn. And the top 10 names for boys are Liam, Noah, Oliver, Elijah, Mateo, Lucas, Levi, Asher, James and Leo. Plus, nature-themed names, which have become trendy, include Violet, Willow, Iris, Meadow, Juniper, Ivy, Nova, and Aurora. 43 state capitols feature Nativity scenes in 2022 And finally, a campaign that is working to have a Christian message present in all 50 state capitols during the Christmas season has confirmed that it is at 43 for this Christmas in 2022, reports WorldNetDaily.com. Officials with the Thomas More Society say there are Nativity displays scheduled in all but a handful of capitols this season. The Thomas More Society and the American Nativity Scene are helping a growing number of private citizen groups across the nation to display biblical manger scenes on government property this Christmas. State Capitols in Alaska, New York, Utah, and Virginia are scheduled to feature the traditional display of Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus in the manger for the first time this year. Ed O'Malley, president of the American Nativity Scene, said the 2022 total is more capitols than ever have participated in the past. And Thomas Olp, of the Thomas More Society, explained that many people "erroneously assume that government entities are prohibited from allowing a religious display." He said, "The law is clear. Government entities may erect and maintain celebrations of the Christmas holiday – or allow citizens to do so on government property, including nativity scenes, as long as a crèche's sole purpose is not to promote its religious content, and it is placed in context with other symbols of the season as part of an effort to celebrate the public Christmas holiday through traditional symbols. We pray that the nativity scenes of the Christmas season will help to foster a sense of unity and peace on earth." Luke 2:4-11 says, “Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem, the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. "And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today, in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Monday, December 26th in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Mind&Matter
The Open Doors from Obedience

Mind&Matter

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 10:58


Merry Christmas Eve EVE! I have a word for you on the power of obedience, grab some milo or hot cocoa and let's dive in!! Download the #1 daily devotional in the WORLD translated in ALL the known living languages in the world for the SOFTEST life: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rhapsody-of-realities/id463739646 Thank you so so much for listening kindly continue to share your thoughts and testimonies with me @feelfolah, with those it would benefit as it encourages me to continue and can inspire others to listen as well! Enjoying these episodes, subscribe and rate 5 starsRemember to grow in God & win with the Word, PEACEEE

RAW Mission
In Qatar for the World Cup

RAW Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 47:33


A team of guys headed into the Middle East to watch some football, but also (and far more importantly) to share the gospel with fans from the many Muslim nations represented in the tournament, most of whom will never have met a follower of Jesus.Ben, Mike and Matt reflect on the adventures they had, the unique opportunities that this World Cup presented, Arab hospitality, the very real challenges and opposition that they faced and many wonderful gospel conversations.Qatar is a country where evangelism is forbidden. So how did the guys get on?Do check out the excellent animated video series www.journeytotruth.tv - it's an 8 part story about 4 Muslim guys exploring faith and is packed with humour, apologetics and biblical content and will inspire you to pray for Muslims in your neighbourhood and around the world. It's already in 12 different languages, including Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Bengali.To go directly to a British English version, visit www.doorof.lifeBen mentions his previous work with Open Doors. Check them out here.

Be the Difference
47 | A Year in Review

Be the Difference

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 43:03


Another full year of stories of how everyday people are being the difference for one! Together, we've listened to stories of grit, determination, following promptings without knowing how things will end, and how people, everyday, choose to show up for others and leave an impact that won't be forgotten. Thank you for joining us, sharing with us, and gathering around others to ensure they feel known and loved. In this episode, Sammy and Chris share a Back2Back tradition called “picture of the day” and share each of their own “pictures of the year” from the podcast. You'll hear about moments they've loved, felt challenged, and grown as a result of people sharing their stories. Hear about their highlights from Season 2 as they review the last year of change-makers. Sammy's Clips 30 | Impossible Made Possible | Kevin Schwieger 32 | Patience and Perseverance | Rick and Lisa Bursey 42 | Everyone is Creative | Brad Wise 26 | Weightless Anchor | Andrea Holtman 27 | Open Doors & Red Carpets | Hope and Cheque Garcia 36 | Presence & Proximity | Mike Wilson Chris's Clips 25 | Saying Yes in Every Season | Sammy Mathews 29 | Cross Worship | Troy Culbreth 31 | The Power of Presence | Dynette Clark 24 | Being a Young Life Leader | Garrett Dexter 33 | Voices of the Next Generation 45 | From Planting to Preaching | Steve and Kelly Carr — Learn more about Back2Back Ministries Follow Back2Back Ministries on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bethedifference/message

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
Nigerian Muslims forced 10,000 rape victims to get abortions, Court forces girls to run against boys, Canadian COVID administrator dead at 35

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022


It's Tuesday, December 20th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com.  I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Nigerian Muslims forced 10,000 rape victims to get abortions A Reuters investigation found that the Nigerian military is adding insult to injury for women kidnapped and abused by radical Islamist insurgents. The military somehow recovers the women and forces them to submit to abortions if they are pregnant. Reuters concluded that “Since 2013, the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion program in the country's northeast, terminating at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, many of whom had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants, according to dozens of witness accounts and documentation.” In addition, Open Doors calculates that 4,650 Christians have been killed, and 3,500 were kidnapped last year.  Violence against U.S. churches Hostility against U.S. churches is on the rise, almost three times the incidents of violence in 2022 as compared to 2018. The Family Research Council report found a total of 420 documented acts of hostility targeting 397 individual churches. There were 12 gun-related incidents, and 11 bomb threats.  Most were incidents of vandalism. This amounts to 1 in 20,000 churches per year reporting a gun-related incident. This compares to 110 to 130 shootings on school campuses per year, which is a rate of about 1 in 1,000.  Canadian COVID administrator dead at 35 Here's another high profile sudden death -- in Canada this time.   Adam Exton was the Director of Parliamentary Affairs at Health Canada during the COVID-19 crisis, and led the roll out of the COVID shot for Canada.  He is dead at 35 years of age.   Argentina beats France for World's Cup Soccer Argentina is the soccer world champion, beating out France in extra time in Sunday's game. That's Argentina's first World Cup victory since 1986. An estimated two million people rushed out into the streets of central Buenos Aires Sunday night to celebrate the win. One fan told NDTV, “Let's be clear. Argentina is in trouble, economically, socially; it's bad. So, this distraction is richly deserved.”  Argentina is falling apart economically and socially Indeed, Argentina's inflation rate is about 93% year over year.  The value of the Argentina peso has dropped 94% against the dollar, over the last five years. Shockingly, 80% of their children are born out of wedlock — about the highest rate of all nations in the world, with the exception of Columbia. Argentina was the first nation in Latin America to legalize same sex faux-marriage in 2010.  Argentina is 66% Catholic, 22% secular atheist, 9% Pentecostal, and 2% other Christian.  Psalm 10:16 reminds us that “The LORD is king forever and ever; and the nations perish from His land.” Peru's president impeached Peru's newly elected president, Pedro Castillo, was leading the pink wave towards more redistribution of the wealth and a rewrite of the nation's constitution.   But, this has been stopped short by an impeachment vote from Peru's Congress. Castillo will be replaced by Vice President Dina Boluarte, who ran under the Marxist banner of the Free Peru Party in 2021  Court forces girls to run against boys Last Friday, a three-judge panel of the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a challenge to Connecticut's policy of allowing transgender students to compete in girls' high school sports. The court rejected arguments by four biological female runners who said they were unfairly forced to race against biologically male athletes, reports CBN. In arguments before a federal judge in Connecticut in February 2021, Roger Brooks, a lawyer for the Alliance Defending Freedom, said Title IX guarantees girls "equal quality" of competition, which he said is denied by having to race boys who have inherent physiological advantages. Brooks said the male transgender sprinters improperly won 15 championship races between 2017 and 2020 and cost girls the opportunity to advance to other races 85 times. The Second U.S. Circuit Court is populated with seven Democrats and six Republicans. Alliance Defending Freedom decried the ruled. Christiana Kiefer of ADF said, “Right now, 18 states have enacted laws that protect women and girls from having to compete against males, and polls show that a majority of Americans agree that the competition is no longer fair when males are permitted to compete in women's sports.”   ADF is considering an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  NASDAQ down Stocks are down for the week. The NASDAQ Composite Index is down 1,000 points, settling around 10,500 Monday. That's the lowest mark on the index since November 8th. Jan. 6 panel recommends 4 criminal charges for Trump over Capitol riot Former President Donald Trump should face criminal charges for his actions in connection with last year's January 6, 2021 events, according to the Democrat Party-dominated House Select Committee, reports The New York Post. The charges recommended include: obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to make a false statement, and insurrection. The report concluded that “None of the events of January 6th would have happened without [Donald Trump].” Churches cancelling Christmas Day services And finally, only five days left until Christmas. More churches are cancelling worship this Sunday for the holiday— according to Lifeway Research.  Only 84% of churches are committed to holding worship services. That's down from 89% in 2016.    Denominationally, 95% of Lutherans, 91% of Methodists, 84% of Presbyterian/Reformed, 64% of non-denominational churches, 60% of Baptists, and 45% of Pentecostals are holding Christmas Eve services. Hebrews 10:25 warns us not to “forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”  Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, December 20th, in the year of our Lord 2022. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

St. Louis on the Air
With expansion, St. Louis nonprofit continues to open doors for HIV/AIDS clients

St. Louis on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 16:59


The St. Louis nonprofit Doorways has spent decades connecting people living with HIV/AIDS with housing. The organization recently moved into a headquarters on its $40 million campus on Jefferson Avenue. Doorways President and CEO Opal Jones discusses the group's strategy that prioritizes connecting people with housing while also stabilizing their health. Cory McCormick, a Doorways program participant who moved into a new apartment on the group's campus last week, discusses what the program means to someone who has experienced homelessness.

Change The Map
Prayer Moment | December 2 of 4 | Open Doors for the Gospel

Change The Map

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 2:58


Prayer Moment 2 of 4 in DecemberPrayer for Open Doors for the Gospel...Pray for more opportunities for the gospel to spread and deepen throughout Thailand.1. Pray for an increase in spiritual breakthroughs throughout Thailand. Pray for more opened hearts and opened doors!2. Pray that village leaders and other influential leaders throughout the Buddhist world will open their doors to gospel opportunities for their people.3. Pray for open doors for the gospel, not only in villages, but in businesses, schools, metropolitan areas, and the government....For more resources and prayer opportunities, click the links below.Website: https://changethemap.netYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmu0ndxRYOLhYImtiGNtkzgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/changethemapprayerteamInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/changethemapTwitter: https://twitter.com/changethem...

The Katies
The Katies + Matt (The Danger of Open Doors)

The Katies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 56:33


This episode we are taking a pause in our Fruits of the Spirit series to chat with out producer, Matt Foreman. Matt shares the dangers of taking every opportunity that comes your way, and gives advice on how to know on opportunity is from the Lord.Insta: @thekatiespodcastEmail:thekatiespodcast@gmail.comMusic and production courtesy of @matt_foreman_official

Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Sermon Podcast

One of the identifying attributes of a Christ-honoring church is a constant seeking and pursuit of open doors. Jesus Christ has the key of David and opens doors that no man can shut, and shuts doors no man can open. God will open doors for a church who remains faithful and devoted to his word […]

Books Business Abundance
Books Open Doors Insights #36: What if my book is too short?

Books Business Abundance

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 6:29


Too many authors worry that their book is going to be too short. This usually reveals an insecurity on the author's part; they are afraid they won't be taken seriously and that the book will fall short. But in truth, more authors make their books too long. In this training, Ellen Violette shares what should go into your book and what should not and what to do if when all is said and done you still feel your book is too short, how you can make it longer.

When Christians Speak
Lifeline with Apostle Shirley Jones: “Closed and Open Doors”.

When Christians Speak

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 58:00


Lifeline with Apostle Shirley Jones: “Closed and Open Doors”. Apostle Shirley J. Jones is the Senior Pastor of Rehoboth Family Life Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md.  She pushes them forward that the world may be saved by those birthed out in the Spirit. Apostle Jones has declared that she should be about her Father's business and acknowledges that her life is called to be an available vessel to set the captives free. Her desire is to spend her remaining years furthering the Kingdom of God. She feels honored and so blessed that God would choose her to deliver His Word and to love His people. She gives Him all the glory. There is no other place that she would rather be than in the hands of her loving Father. WEEKLY: “His Abounding Grace” Tuesdays @ 7 pm; ”Challenged To Change” Wednesdays @ 7 pm; "Declaring The Finished Work" Thursdays @ 12 Noon; "Friday Night Joy" Fridays @ 7 pm; "Bread of Life” 1st & 3rd Sundays @ 7 pm;   “Mid-Day Glory Prayer” (Wednesdays @ 1:00pm) Dial-in#:(712) 770-5505 Access Code:732-499 “LifeLine" 1st Mondays @ 7 pm; “Adoration”  3rd Mondays @ 7 pm; “Matters Of The Heart” 3rd Fridays @ 7pm; “Bold And Beautiful”  2nd Saturdays @ 10:00 am; “R3: "Real Life, Real Men, Real Talk” 2nd Sundays @ 7:00pm;  “Marriage Takeover” 4th Sundays @ 7:00 pm;Spiritual Nuggets of Truth" 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 8 pm. Minister Karmen A. Booker,

Redeeming Love Church
Open Doors | Ps. Matt Medick | 12/04/22

Redeeming Love Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 54:10


Open Doors | Ps. Matt Medick | 12/04/22 by Redeeming Love Church

It’s The Little Things
Ep 50: Open Doors, Grief, and Ministry with Brittany Dawn

It’s The Little Things

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 31:57


Today the podcast welcomes Brittany Dawn Nelson to discuss life. Brittany Dawn has experienced a lot of trials and grief and opens up about what healing looks like from that. She also talks about her ministry, She Lives Freed, and how when God closes one door a better one opens up later!

Radio Voice of the Cross (RVC) Podcast
RVC460-11-2022-VPN: Many in the nations fasted and many open doors after the fast(T. Andoseh)

Radio Voice of the Cross (RVC) Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 63:57


You are listening to the first vision prayer night in Koume with brother Theodore Andoseh after 2022 ministry fast. It took place on the 31st/1st of December 2022 at the base of Christian missionary fellowship international, Koume - Bertoua

The Kingdom Daughters Podcast- Christian Woman, Christian Mom, Identity in God, Christian Marriage, Christian Living,

Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.Quick devotional about seeking the Lord and trusting that God will give us what we  need and we can come to Him with our needs! Woot!Remember TODAY is the day!!! The doors for the Intentional Reset open TODAY! Get an EARLY BIRD discount of $50 off with the code INTENTIONAL fro today until next Friday the 16th!  This is a great program to reset your new year and get you walking with the Lord in ALL areas of your life! I'd love for you to come and join!! Just got to thekingdomdaughters.com/intentional  to check it out and sign up!!

Books Business Abundance
Books Open Doors Insights #34: Lessons for Authorpreneurs from my Thanksgiving Dinner

Books Business Abundance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 8:12


A few weeks ago, I tripped over a stool and hurt my hip, my knee, and my ankle so I wasn't able to make Thanksgiving the way I usually do.  But as I did I realized that there were some good lessons for authorpreneurs in how I made it work and I share them in this week's podcast.

Joni and Friends Radio
A Glorious Calling

Joni and Friends Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 4:00


Today is Giving Tuesday and Joni Eareckson Tada invites you to be a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves! Donate to make a difference where Christ's love is needed the most. Give the Perfect Gift! ---Looking for more encouragement?  Follow Joni on Facebook and subscribe to her daily devotional. Listen to all of Joni's 4-minute and 1-minute programs at  joniradio.org!Joni and Friends envisions a world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ. Get involved at joniandfriends.org or on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.