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Archive for February, 2010

-Can Evangelical Christians Support LGBT Folk in Any Way?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

(Image by Remon Rijper via Flickr) A new campaign called ‘Believe Out Loud’ has been launched to encourage Christians to not only support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people but to speak out and not be silent. The new movement is primarily targeting mainline denominations hoping that their influence and voices will heard and make […]

-China: Demand for Bibles Outstripping Supply

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

(Chinese Bible by Wesley Fryer via Flickr) Although China maintains the largest Bible printing plant in the world, the demand for Bibles continues to outstrip the supply. According to the UK based Bible Society, more than 500,000 Chinese convert to Christianity every year so the demand for the word of God is not going to […]

-Elton John: ‘Jesus was a compassionate…gay man’

Friday, February 19th, 2010

In Parade Magazine this week, Elton John raised a few eye brows when he claimed that Jesus was Gay: “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him.” However, before you think that the entertainer may have gotten ‘religious’ consider what […]

-America: Christianity Losing Out to Secular Humanism?

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Christian apologist Ken Ham recently talked about the current ‘state’ of America and observed that the prevailing world view in the country was changing and secular humanism was replacing Christianity as the norm: "Whatever we (America) once were, we are no longer. We have changed." "Most of the founding fathers of this nation … built […]

-Quebec: Doctors Mull over Euthanasia

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Doctors testifying before a National Committee said that they were ready to debate euthanasia. Recent polls indicate that a high percentage of Quebecers actually favor some form of euthanasia, including doctors. Quebec is already the only jurisdiction in Canada where patients can refuse vital medical treatment which in some cases does lead […]

-British Church Leaders Call for a ‘Carbon Fast’ for Lent

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

(iPods  via Wikipedia) Senior Bishops in the Church of England are calling for a ‘carbon fast’ this year for Lent. The church leaders are urging folks to give up their iPods and limit their use of technology for the penitent season leading up to Easter. The Rt Rev James Jones-Bishop of Liverpool and the Rt […]