The First People of the United States and Canada are often the last considered in church outreach programs – if they’re considered at all. But Native American experiences actually look a lot like Christ’s.
One in seven Christians worldwide lives in a country where persecution is high or commonplace. Walking alongside and supporting these individuals is like a two-edged sword – the journey involves blessings and hardship.
“Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is the faithful God who for a thousand generations keeps His promises and constantly loves those who love Him and who obey His commands”— Deuteronomy 7:9 (TLB).
Strains in the world’s largest economies point to a pending global recession. The United States struggles to control inflation. China is paying a high price for lengthy lockdowns, and the Russia-Ukraine war continues in Europe’s backyard.
Politicians and media around the world have reacted with horror, incomprehension and weary resignation to news that an 18-year-old gunman had murdered 19 children and two teachers in America’s 27th school shooting so far this year.
Marking Good Friday ahead of Easter Sunday, TODAY’s Craig Melvin travels to Dallas, Texas, to sit down with Bishop T.D. Jakes for a conversation centered on faith during challenging times. “The very symbol of Christianity centers around the cross and the pain and the resurrection, […]