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The Human Right

The Human Right movement was launched this week during the 2014 Assemblies of God National Youth Convention and Fine Arts Festival being held July 28-August 1 in Columbus, Ohio.

"The Human Right is to know Jesus and the movement is to make Him known," explains Heath Adamson, senior director for AG Youth Ministries. "This is the beginning of the launch that will continue through the Centennial and reverberate for years to come as we summon the world to come alongside this generation of students to fulfill the original mission of the Assemblies of God, which is the greatest evangelization the world has ever known."

Adamson says that during this week, the focus is on seeking the presence of the Lord and a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on this generation in light of Acts 1:8.

Heath Adamson
Adamson

Friday evening's service from the 2014 Assemblies of God National Youth Convention and Fine Arts Festival is being live-streamed online. The live streaming of the evening service begins at 7 p.m. EDT. Tuesday's service, featuring the launch of The Human Right, is located in the archives section, found by clicking on the "Videos" link to the right of the viewing area.

"The evening services have been phenomenal," Adamson says. "The presence of the Lord has been the focus of our prayers, and I'm delighted that God has continued to surprise us with His rich presence. Students are encountering the presence of God as they are being urged to abide in Christ, abandon everything, and advocate for the gospel."

This year's national theme for youth has been "Limitless," which, in part, urges students not to limit what God can do through them. Speakers at this year's convention include Greg Steir, president of Dare 2 Share Ministries; Scotty Gibbons, AG national youth strategist; and Jason Frenn, Power to Change ministries.

As dozens of Fine Arts Festival categories are going on simultaneously, live streaming of the FAF preliminary performances is not offered. However, during Friday evening's celebration service, which will be live streamed, many of the Fine Arts Festival Merit Award winners will be performing.

For a schedule of events of National Youth Convention and Fine Arts Festival, click here.


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Depicted TV romance sours real relationships

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 - 1:45 PM CST

A new study has found that the more a person believes in television depictions of romance, the less likely that individual is to be committed to a real marital relationship.

"People who believe the unrealistic portrayals on TV are actually less committed to their spouses and think their alternatives to their spouse are relatively attractive," says researcher Jeremy L. Osborn of Albion (Michigan) College.

Osborn found that the more a viewer watches skewed representations of TV romance, the more he or she counts the "costs" of a real relationship in terms of losing freedom or focusing on a partner's unattractive qualities. Osborn followed 392 married couples and their reaction to romances in shows such as True Blood, The Bachelor and Two and a Half Men.

The study, published in Mass Communication and Society, suggests that TV typically shows people happily moving from relationship to relationship, with a seemingly endless supply of attractive partners. Further troubling to Osborn is the finding that most viewers don't realize such messages increases their dissatisfaction with their own spouse. Osborn warns that marriage in real life doesn't work like televised relationships.

"As Christians, it is our duty to protect the sanctity of the marital vow and the importance of marriage as a lifelong commitment," Osborn says. "Our marriages should be modeled after the relationship between Christ and His bride - the Church."

Osborn also urges Christians to look to the Bible as a guide for expectations rather than the small screen.

"Our love should be patient and unconditional," Osborn says. "That's not what we see on TV."

Author: Pentecostal Evangel


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