Dan Wooding introduces the ASSIST News Service:
A Matter of Faith -- And Here’s the Good News!
By Carol Round, Special to ASSIST News Service (Writer’s Opinion) GROVE, OK (ANS – October 23, 2016) -- “Now let me remind you, brothers, of what the Gospel really is, for it has not changed -- it is the same Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then and still do now, for your faith is squarely built upon this wonderful message; and it is this Good News that saves you if you still firmly believe it, unless of course you never really believed it in the first place” -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 (TLB). Tired of the negative news? Me too. You can’t watch television, read a newspaper or peruse social media without being bombarded with bad news. Depressing news. Sad news.…
Religion and Services for the Homeless. An Immoral Combination?
New Life movie: Real love, real life
By Rusty Wright, Special to ASSIST News Service (ANS Movie Review) MOUNT HERMON, CA (ANS – October 21, 2016) – As I watched this film, I often felt like the screenwriters had placed a hidden microphone in my home. True love. Romance. Exciting, intimate, emotional connection. Fulfilling, committed partnership. Joys and sorrows. Drama … tragedy … recovery … triumph. This one's got real love and real life, folks. New Life stars include Jonathan Patrick Moore (TV's Blindspot, Royal Pains, NCIS), Erin Bethea (Fireproof), and Emmy winner Terry O'Quinn (The Rocketeer, Places in the Heart; TV's Lost, West Wing, Alias). The girl next door (Spoilers ahead.) Ben and Ava meet as children – next-door neighbors – and become best of friends. They date through their teen…
The Cost of Sharing Christ
Gospel for Asia (www.gfa.org) News Release – For Immediate Release WILLS POINT, TX (ANS – October 21, 2016) -- Flip flops squish the mud as raindrops splatter on the tops of trees and the heads of the four young women. For three months out of every year, it is rainy season in the Himalayas, and the GFA-supported film team ladies trek and climb and slip and slide up and down the mountain range. As the four walk through forests and grassy stretches, leeches cling to their skin. Even though the girls hate leeches, they peel them off and press on. One of the girls smiles. She’s carrying on her back a cone basket full of materials the film team needs—that the people in the next…
This train is bound for glory!
Why pilgrimage is of such paramount importance By Charles Gardner, Special to ASSIST News Service DONCASTER, UK (ANS – October 18, 2016) -- I was thinking about the Feast of Tabernacles when I booked my train ticket to London and was rather tickled by the Virgin Trains slogan “Be bound for glory,” obviously based on the traditional gospel hit, This Train. If it means Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson is spreading the good news, who’s complaining? I was making a pilgrimage to see my mum, but I was also mindful of Sukkot, one of three festivals for which the ancient Israelites were required to visit Jerusalem (Leviticus 23) and which, in the millennial reign of Messiah, every nation will be required to make (Zechariah 14.16).…