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Archive for August, 2007

China Continues To Clamp Down on Christian House Churches

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Chinese officials have intensified their crackdown and persecution of Christians who worship in unofficial ‘house’ churches rather than the communist dominated official ones. Religious activities conducted outside of the designated churches are considered illegal and members of the underground churches continue to face fines, imprisonment, and sometimes even torture for their faith. For a long […]

Is Hillary Clinton Sending Al Qaida A Message?

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Senator Hillary Clinton while campaigning in New Hampshire indicated that if another terrorist attack on America came before the 2008 election that it would help the Republican Party: “It’s a horrible prospect to ask yourself, ‘What if? What if?’ But, if certain things happen between now and the election, particularly with respect to terrorism, that […]

Should Christians Use the Name ‘Allah’ For God?

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Recently a Catholic Bishop in the Netherlands supported the use of ‘Allah’ instead of God. I wrote about this prospect earlier on this blog and offered a link to the original article. I continue the discussion from a Christian perspective in my Apologetica section. Here is a link to the article. *Top

Chinese Catholic Bishop is Arrested Again

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo was arrested today by the Chinese Public Security and Religious Bureau. The Chinese government has long held that they should have the final authority in choosing Bishops in China. The Roman Catholic Church has defied the Red Chinese officials and have continued to choose their own Bishops and issue messages from […]

Anglican Communion Seems to be Headed for Disunity

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

In speaking about the current state of affairs in the 77 million member Anglican Communion, Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria sees little hope of agreement. He contends that the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Canadian counterparts in the Anglican Church of Canada have departed from the faith and have expressed little or no […]

Muslims Take Over Sikh Temple in Lahore, Pakistan

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

A radical Muslim group has taken over an 18th century Sikh temple in Lahore, Pakistan. The Sikhs are no longer allowed to worship in their own temple and all their symbols have been replaced. Apparently the Pakistani government is going to do nothing about it. Comments: Another case of Muslim religious imperialism and intolerance toward […]