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Archive for March, 2006

Update: Afghan Convert Case

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

     The Afghan Judge, in the case of the Christian convert, vows to ignore foreign pressure.  Meanwhile, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has spoken directly and specifically to Afghan President Karzai and foreign minister about the case, and “..urged President Karzai’s government to seek a favorable resolution to this case the earliest possible moment.”  Officials […]

City of Long Beach, CA Sets Its Sights On A Church –For Eminent Domain of Coarse.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

     Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (Calif.) voted 6-0 recently, to condemn the Filipino Baptist Fellowship Church, to make way for a couple of extra condos. This is clearly another case of Eminent Domain abuse.  If you look at the property, it is well maintained & far from being ‘blighted’.  Not only that, it actually serves the Filipino […]

Christian Convert in Danger of Execution in Afghanistan–Where is The Christian Outrage?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

     A convert to Christianity is being tried in an Afghan Shria court.  Death is the prescribed sentence in this case.  Abdul Rahman was turned in by his own family.  The judge offers to drop the charges if he converts back to Islam, but Addul refuses.  This points up a conflict in Afghan law. The new Afghan […]

Students Flock to Seminaries

Friday, March 17th, 2006

     Seminary enrollment has increased by 20% in the 15 years, at mainline Protestant seminaries, while the sponsoring denominations continue to decrease. Recent studies have shown however, that only about half of the seminary graduates are actually entering parish ministry.  Many graduates are using their theological educations in other allied fields, like education, hospital chaplaincies, family […]

Copyright Trial–Dan Brown & ‘Da Vinci Code’

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

     Authors Michael Baigent & Richard Leigh of the book- “Holy Blood, Holy Grail”, are in the midst of a copyright infringement trail with the publisher of “Da Vinci Code”.  They contend that Brown stole 15 central plot points and “appropriated the architecture” from their book.  Brown claims to have done his own research from other sources.  He […]

Muslim Prayers in the Schools?

Friday, March 10th, 2006

     School districts across the country are being asked to supply a private room for Muslim children to pray in.  I understand that schools in Chicago have already followed through?  I think it is a great idea!  Then Christian & Jewish children can ask for equal access for student driven Bible studies, prayer time, & clubs.  Official […]