February 26th, 2024

Tamsyn Cornelius

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Tamsyn Cornelius is a wife and mother, as well as a writer and editor, based in her home town of Cape Town, South Africa. As a creative, she loves color, décor and crafting beautiful things with her hands. Her first love is Jesus and she takes great pride in sharing her passion for God through the written word.

Exclusive articles:

When Women Hurt: The War Against Gender-Based Violence

As lovers of freedom and justice, the body of Christ cannot turn a blind eye to the abuse of women and gender-based violence around the world. We must act.

My Peace I Give You: How Do We Walk in the Peace of Jesus Christ?

Jesus gave us His peace. But how do we walk in the peace of Jesus during perilous times? Here are three things to remember about peace and how to pursue it.

How to Rekindle Your Child-Like Faith and Wonder in God

Is God calling you to risk it all and step out of the boat today? Perhaps it is time to restore your child-like faith and wonder in all He can do. 

5 Self-Care Tips That Will Enrich Your Marriage

Self-care is important to our personal well-being and for our marriage. Here are five self-care tips that will greatly benefit you and your relationship.

5 Ways to be a Blessing and Make a Difference This Christmas

The Christmas season is the perfect opportunity to be a blessing and make a real difference in someone else's life. Here are 5 ways to do just that.

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Are State Laws the Solution to Kids’ Access to Porn?

As data continues to show the harms of viewing porn, particularly for children, support for stricter legal limits on pornographers has grown.

The Burial: A Glimpse Into the Life of William Gary

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Pandemic Restrictions Had No Lasting Effect on Churches, Study Finds

Even in states where regulations were severe, most congregations moved on quickly. Jeff Schoch was ready to be done with COVID-19 health safety regulations. Like most ministers in the US, the pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose, California, did his best to comply with the many pandemic rules imposed by state and local governments. But as soon as they were lifted, he wanted to put them all behind him. He quickly tore down the state-mandated signs about social distancing, hand washing, and masks. “I got rid of every visual reminder in the church,” Schoch told CT. “I was anxious, personally, to make that a memory.” Across the country, Protestant congregations are dealing with the long-term impacts of the pandemic. A new, extensive study by Arbor Research Group and ChurchSalary, a ministry of Christianity Today, found that a lot of pastors are still in crisis. Some furloughed staff members haven’t gone back to work. And even when attendance numbers have rebounded, there are still people missing from many congregations. Christian leaders will likely be grappling with the fallout from COVID-19 for years to come. But, surprisingly, state-level pandemic restrictions had no measurable, lasting impact on American churches. Even in places like San Jose—where the county government imposed some of the strictest rules in the country, the restrictions changed frequently, and authorities aggressively went after churches they said failed to comply—pastors like Schoch were able to just move on. The data doesn’t show any adverse effects from the government regulations. Eric Shieh, a research consultant for Arbor Research, said that surprised him. “You would think that the restrictions made things tougher for churches. They didn’t meet as much, and so you’d ...Continue reading...
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