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Archive for June, 2009

-Judge Bans Christian Sidewalk Ministry at Arab Festival

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

There is an Arab Festival in Dearborn Michigan this weekend, but Christian ministries who usually hand out tracks at the event will not be allowed to do so this time. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmonds ruled in favor of the festival organizers who decided to ban Christian ministries from participating as they usually do.  The […]

“This is Your Brain on Religion?”

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

(picture via Wikipedia) In an article on Monday in USA Today by Andrew Newberg, the author makes the following evaluation of religion: “Faith can bring out the best in people (love, generosity, compassion) — and the worst (fear, hatred, violence). Whether people are the former or the latter depends on how they view the God […]

-Is Sunday School Worse than a Failure?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

(Image by bhardy via Flickr) There’s a survey that seems to indicate that young people who regularly attended Sunday School growing up are more likely to leave the church in their 20’s and even more likely to question the authority of the Bible, defend same-sex marriage, abortion, and premarital sex. Response: If this is true […]

-UCLA Will Allow Student to Thank Jesus at Graduation

Monday, June 15th, 2009

(Logo via Wikipedia) According to a Christian Post story, the University of California in Los Angeles responded to media pressure and has agreed to allow a graduating student to thank Jesus in her personal statement. UCLA student Christina Popa said that she was told by Pamela Hurley, a faculty adviser, that she could not mention […]

-Pakistan: Christian Raped and Murdered for Refusing to Convert to Islam

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

FOX NEWS: A young Christian man was raped and brutally murdered in Pakistan for refusing to convert to Islam, and police are doing nothing about it according to the victim’s brother and minister. Tariq "Litto" Mashi Ghauri — a 28-year-old university student in Sargodha, Pakistan — was raped, tortured, and stabbed at least five times. […]

“Why I Can’t Perform a Same-Sex Wedding”

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Here’s an article by J. Lee Grady, editor of Charisma Magazine: “Why I Can’t Perform a Same-Sex Wedding” Here is some quotes: While the debate rages over whether states should sanction gay marriage (we can argue about that later), we Christians must cling to three key principles revealed in the first chapters of Genesis: 1. […]