Archive for June, 2012
A few weeks ago, Christians believed a Muslim Brotherhood victory in Egypt’s presidential election would mark the end of religious freedoms and abolish any hope they still had of living a peaceful existence in post-revolution Egypt. …Read the rest of the story at The Underground.
Contact: Greg Cox, Faith and Action, 618-407-8908 WASHINGTON, June 30, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ — The Reverends Paul and Rob Schenck, representing the National Pro-Life Center and Faith and Action, respectively, issue the following praise for John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.? “In the wake of the Supreme Court decision on government-mandated health insurance, it may seem strange for two career-long pro-life activists like ourselves to Source: Faith and Action
Participants in the June 20-22 General Assembly meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship considered what moderator-elect Keith Herron described as “life in the wrinkle of time between the past and the present,” as Coordinator Daniel Vestal was honored for 15 years of leadership and a strategic report to refocus and streamline organizational structures was embraced unanimously.
Viola Blayton Brooks, the mother of newly-elected SBC President Fred Luter Jr., passed away Wednesday, June 27, at the age of 82. She lived long enough to see her son installed as the first African American president of the SBC in a historic election reported heavily by the press.
When asked why Southwestern Seminary would go around the world to take the Gospel to a hard-to-reach people in Madagascar, columnist Jason Duesing responds with two answers, each revolving around Romans 15 and Coca-Cola.
Jim Tatum, founder of the ministry “Suits for Servants,” died in May at age 85. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.
LA MIRADA, Calif. (BP) — La Convención Bautista del Sur, es la denominación cristiana más grande de los Estados Unidos y quizá del mundo entero
Exodus International is no longer trying to “pray the gay away.” At least that’s the word from The Associated Press this week: MINNEAPOLIS — The president of the country’s best-known Christian ministry dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer is trying to distance the group from the idea that gay people’s sexual orientation can be permanently changed or “cured.” Read more on No longer ‘praying the gay away?’…
Here is a very curious story from a paper in Virginia Beach: The story talks about the difficult conditions under which the Navy special warfare community (Navy SEALs) have to train, including simulated conditions in which they go through rooms that are designed to resemble “a mosque, bank, post office, market and residential compound. In one section, nine chairs painted in primary hues sit behind desks in an elementary school classroom.” The story doesn’t mention it, but something caught my eye: the image that they are using for target practice is unmistakably that of a Muslim woman wearing hijab, with what looks like Qur’anic inscriptions behind her on the wall
A Virginia school board has settled its legal fight to display a set of historical documents that would have included the Ten Commandments at a public high school.