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Chaldean Archbishop Kidnapped in Iraq

posted by nsymmonds

Associated Press – February 29, 2008 BAGHDAD – Gunmen kidnapped a Chaldean Catholic archbishop Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police and the church said, in another attack targeting Iraq’s small Christian community. The gunmen killed three people […]

Prominent Muslim Seminary Condemns Terrorism

posted by nsymmonds

By Achal Narayanan Religion News Service CHENNAI, India (RNS) An influential group of Muslim theologians at a prominent Islamic seminary in northern India have denounced terrorism, saying it is goes against the teachings of Islam. The denouncement came during the […]

United Methodists Join Anti-Torture Campaign

posted by nsymmonds

By Brittani Hamm Religion News Service WASHINGTON — The United Methodist Church’s social policy office is circulating a petition that tells President Bush, a fellow church member, that torture is immoral and ineffective. The petition cites the Methodists’ Book of […]

Christian Group’s Study Links Subprime Crisis to Hunger

posted by akornfeld

Matthew Streib Religion News Service Washington – The poorest counties in the U.S. are among the hardest hit by the subprime mortgage crisis, according to a study released Wednesday (Feb. 27) by the Christian anti-hunger advocacy group Bread for the […]

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Are All These Christians' Complaints of Persecution Just So Much Empty Whining?
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How can Christians defend themselves against today's random violence?
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posted 2:53:48pm Sep. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Does Sunday Morning Church Really Need All This Glitter, Showmanship and Gimmickry?
What’s wrong with church today? Are we in danger of turning worship into a flashy concert? Of watering down the message so nobody is offended? Of forgetting the simplicity of the Gospel? I grew up with a preacher’s kid. He was a fake following in the footsteps of his flimflamming father who d

posted 11:26:20am Sep. 20, 2013 | read full post »


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