What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


Hillsong Has Released a Statement in Response to Anti LGBTQ Critism

Hillsong Church has released an official statement responding to recent criticism that they are “infamously anti-LGBTQ.” The controversy started after Chris Pratt appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and talked about the impact that his church made in his life and his Bible-based “Daniel Fast.” Pratt attend’s L.A.’s Zoe Church, though many media outlets suggested he was affiliated with Hillsong. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


Trump’s Bizzare Speech Announces National Emergency 

After failing for two years to persuade Congress to fund a wall on the southern border, President Donald Trump on Friday said he will declare a national emergency and reallocate some $8 billion to build the wall through executive fiat. Read Full Article

From The Atlantic


Love Comes From Self- Sacrifice

We live in a culture that doesn’t request love but demands it. We watch movies and hear songs that teach us an unrealistic kind of love. We lose ourselves inside of our own wants and fantasies of what we think love should be. This false reality of love falls short on its promise and delivers a lot of disappointment because real love, the kind we are made for, isn’t what our world tells us it is. Read Full Article

From Busted Halo


The National Moral Crisis Is Already Here

On Ash Wednesday 2018, a group of elders met for a retreat because of a national political crisis, which was also revealing a crisis of faith. At Pentecost, in overcrowded churches in downtown Washington, D.C., we launched a declaration that we called Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis. More than 5 million people have directly responded to the Reclaiming Jesus declaration thus far and many more have been reached by it and are addressing the declaration in their churches. A declaration is becoming a movement to re-claim Jesus; the message of Jesus needs reclaiming at a time like this. Read Full Article

From Sojo


This Map Shows You What Your City Will Feel Like in 2080

What will your city feel like in the year 2080? If you’re a frequent traveler in these United States, you might already know. A study out Tuesday in the science journal Nature Communications breaks down future warming by drawing parallels for 540 North American urban areas. Read Full Article

From Grist

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Author:Wood Lake Publishing

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