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Archive for November, 2007

Taliban Kills 16 Year Old for Teaching English

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Taliban militants dragged a 16 year old Afghan boy out of a government run school and killed him for teaching English. The Taliban continues to try to reassert their authority over the area through intimidation and terror. Comments: This is really a sad story. It is hard for us in the West to see how […]

Georgia Gets Rain After Governor’s Prayer

Friday, November 16th, 2007

The rain poured on Georgia one day after Gov. Sonny Perdue led a public prayer for the drought to end in his state. The governor observed: “Certainly, we’re not gloating about it. We’re thankful for the rain and hopefully it’s the beginning of more. … Frankly, it’s great affirmation of what we asked for.” The […]

Saudi Arabia: Rape Victim gets 200 Lashes and Jail Term

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

A 19 year old Saudi woman, who was the victim of gang rape, was sentenced to receive 200 lashes and 6 months in jail for being in the company of men who were not her relatives. The decision was rendered by the General Court in the Saudi city of Qatif. The Justice System in Saudi […]

The Governor of Georgia Prays for Rain

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

On Georgia’s capitol steps, Governor Sonny Perdue led a crowd of several hundred people in a prayer for rain. With a choir singing “What a Mighty God We Serve” and “Amazing Grace” as a backdrop, the Governor began: “Oh father, we acknowledge our wastefulness, but we’re doing better…” More than 20 protesters were on hand […]

Iran: The Political Landscape

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Here’s an essential article from the LA Times: “Iran : the anti-democracy”, by Akbar Ganji who is a leading Iranian dissident living in exile. Akbar gives some great insights into the political machinations of the regime in Tehran. The Islamic Republic pretends to be democratic and to hold elections. Iranian President Ahmadinejad tours and lectures […]

Nov.11: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP)

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Today, Nov. 11, 2007, marks the official ‘International Day of Prayer’. Millions of fellow Christians around the world will unite in prayer Sunday for our persecuted brothers and sisters suffering under intolerant governments. This year, Christians are asked to concentrate their prayers on all the “Secret Believers,” those who live in Muslim countries and cultures, […]

Book Review:”Religion of Peace?: Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t”

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

By Robert Spencer (Washington DC: Regnery Pub., Inc., 2007, 264 pages) It is fashionable in the Western world to treat all religions the same except Christianity. Post- modern writers, educators, and historians have reserved their greatest fears and concerns for Christianity –past and present. Even in the midst of overwhelming evidence that a large portion […]

GodblogCon 2007 -Day Two

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Day two at GodblogCon started with Paul Spears, from Torrey institute of Biola University and a contributor @ ScriptoriumDaily.com; talking about “Substance in Blogging and the Case for Blog Euthanasia”. Dr. Spears pointed out that millions of blogs are started every month and multi-millions are abandoned or flushed. The fact is that not everyone is […]

GodblogCon 2007 -Day One

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Greetings from Las Vegas, Nevada, I am here at the Blogworld & New Media Expo and GodblogCon 2007, along with thousands of fellow bloggers. Today has been an eye opening experience. I am like a kid in a candy store. In the exhibition hall are hundreds of booths with promotions and products designed to meet […]

Bibles Will be Allowed at Beijing Olympics

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

According to Chinese authorities, earlier reports that Bibles would be banned from the summer Olympics in Beijing were false. Li Zhanjun, director of the Beijing Olympics media center, responded with the following: “There is no such thing. This kind of report is an intentional distortion of truth.” A recent religious news and European media report, […]