China's decisions on a new national security law in Hong Kong sparked further international criticism on Thursday with the democratic governments like the U.K., U.S., Australia, and Canada expressing "deep concern" over Hong Kong's future. Podcast of desiringGod.com looked back to a sermon preached back in 2009 to gain insight on what God's purposes were during a national financial crisis. With the North Korean government still not confirming a coronavirus outbreak and insisting that there has not been a single confirmed case, no foreigners are allowed in and no North Korean citizens are allowed to move within the country freely. Jon Steingard, a former member of the Christian band, Hawk Nelson, is embraced by his former group members despite Jon's recent renouncement of his Christian faith. His former bandmates express unwavering love and support for Jon for they know God hasn't forsaken him. Pastors and religious leaders are urging for prayer and manifesting furious and grief as police officers kneed the black man in head to death in Minneapolis. Tom Hanks posted on his Instagram pictures of where appears to be donating convalescent plasma to help in the fight against Covid-19. After recovering from the virus, Tom has actively involved volunteering whatever he can to defeat the virus. The National Association of Evangelicals(NAE) calls Christinas to lament and mourn the loss of life during the pandemic on Pentecost Sunday on May 31, which will lead to NAE's annual Pray Together Sunday on June 14. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany delivered a warning from Trump commenting he is displeased with China's efforts and that "It is hard to see how Hong Kong can remain a financial hub if China takes over." United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has notified the US Congress on Wednesday that the Trump administration no longer regards that Hong Kong enjoys the autonomy promised by Beijing. Hailey Bieber, a model and daughter of Christian actor Stephen Baldwin, and wife of popstar, Justin Bieber, opened up about her wedding day, marriage, and her growing faith with Hillsong Channel. On Tuesday, the UMC (United Methodist Church) announced the dates for the General Conference. The conference will be held at its usual location, the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis from August 29 to September 7, 2021. Christian Today recently introduced the story of a woman who miraculously survived from deadly coronavirus after a near-death experience in ICU. She testified it was by the power of God and prayers from Church congregants that she defeated the virus. A local pastor in Wuhan, China was taken away by police Saturday during an evangelical Christian event on Zoom, christian persecution watchdog reported. American computer animation giant Pixar has released a short film "Out," its first-ever short film to feature a gay main character. After watching live streams during COVID-19, a once Jewish woman has converted to Christianity through the phone.