LAST GENERATION NETWORK NEWS: "Christian Edition" DECEMBER 10, 2013 - TUESDAY - Tevet 7, 5774 Vol.I No.9

"Facts are subjective; Jesus is the Truth" -MJS

Obama Compares Mandela to Gandhi, Dr. King and Abraham Lincoln at Memorial Service

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a speech on the life of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday in Johannesburg, South Africa, describing the late South African president as "the last great liberator of the 20th century," and compared him to the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.


Top Healthcare Companies Avoid Obamacare Exchanges

Three of the richest healthcare insurance companies in America are reluctant to join the state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." One expert said their minimal participation will contribute to making the Obamacare plan in the exchanges essentially the same low quality as Medicaid.

Paul Crouch

Jan Crouch: I Never Dreamed That One Day TBN Would Be Here and Paul Wouldn't

Trinity Broadcasting Network aired a 3-hour tribute Sunday evening to its founding visionary, Paul F. Crouch, that included a fascinating documentary-style history of the media organization and short testimonials from many well-known Christian leaders. Wife and ministry partner, Jan Crouch, also spoke briefly about her husband, who died on Nov. 30, following a decade-long battle with degenerative heart disease.

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Candace Cameron Bure Hosts Tonight's K-Love Music City Christmas Featuring TobyMac, Kari Jobe, and More (INTERVIEW)

Actress Candace Cameron Bure has had a long career in Hollywood starting out as DJ Tanner in Full House as a kid, and working until she became a full time wife and mom in a full house of her own. These days Bure is making the most of her time with her family, starring in positive moral movies, and even hosting Christmas music shows.

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N. Korea Frees US Veteran Merrill Newman; Christian Kenneth Bae Still at Labor Camp

North Korea has released 85-year-old U.S. veteran Merrill Newman after holding him for more than a week for allegedly making plots against Pyongyang, but American Christian missionary Kenneth Bae is still being held at a labor camp.



Paul Crouch

Jan Crouch: I Never Dreamed That One Day TBN Would Be Here and Paul Wouldn't

Trinity Broadcasting Network aired a 3-hour tribute Sunday evening to its founding visionary, Paul F. Crouch, that included a fascinating documentary-style history of the media organization and short testimonials from many well-known Christian leaders. Wife and ministry partner, Jan Crouch, also spoke briefly about her husband, who died on Nov. 30, following a decade-long battle with degenerative heart disease.

Antoinette Tuff has written a book Alex Tresniowski called Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage, and Compassion in Crisis

Antoinette Tuff, Hero Hostage Who Talked Down Ga. School Gunman, Shares Story in New Book 'Prepared for a Purpose'

Antoinette Tuff has been showered with praise from everyone from the U.S. president to her Georgia congressman for her compassion and bravery in helping to prevent a 20-year-old gunman from harming elementary school students, their teachers and himself in a riveting confrontation partly captured on tape. Now, the Christian mother is sharing her story of hope and resilience, and her conviction that God had prepared her for a "moment of divine purpose."

Rick Warren

Rick Warren Talks About 'The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life;' Health Care You Can Believe In?

Pastor Rick Warren and members of Saddleback Church have undergone life-changing weight-loss experiences after collectively realizing three years ago that many of them needed to shed their extra weight. About half of the megachurch loyally participated in the challenge, resulting in a collective weight loss of more than 250,000 pounds after the first year. Now, Warren aims to go beyond his own congregation and spread the word about living healthy with his new book, 'The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life.'


Image Recalls Christianity's Arrival in Ethiopia

The Root - ‎9 hours ago‎
One of its greatest rulers was Ezana, during whose reign Axum converted to Christianity in about 330. In actual fact, the new religion was brought to Ethiopia not by Matthew in the first century but by one Frumentius, a young man whose fortuitous ...

Conference on Christianity and Religious Freedom Coming Up this Weekend

Aleteia - ‎21 hours ago‎
In view of this global crisis, the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University will host a two-day (December 13th and 14th) conference in Rome highlighting Christianity's contributions to the understanding and practice of freedom for all people.

Demographic Shift: Where Have All the Christians Gone?

Christian Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
Today, the map demographics has been completely scrambled. In Latin America alone, there are 517 million Christians. In Africa, 411 million.


NWAOnline (subscription) - ‎9 hours ago‎
You may never have thought much about Him; you may even have been put off by things you didn't like about Christians you've known.

Faith in values: Repairing Christianity's damaged brand - ‎22 hours ago‎
One of the saddest and most damaging consequences of the Religious Right's grip on partisan power over the past three decades has been the tarnishing of Christianity. Since the 1980s, the Religious Right—an organized political force consisting of ...

Yes, stand up for Christianity... and all other faiths too

Belfast Telegraph - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
You have to respect the DUP for giving over one of their precious opposition days to the persecution of Christians around the world.

'Both Syrian govt & rebels play Christians as political card'

RT (blog) - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
It's a Christian town where most of the people speak the original language of Christianity, which Jesus Christ spoke, Aramaic.

The Slow, Steady Decline of Evangelical Christianity

Houston Press (blog) - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
Just over a decade ago, evangelical Christians were ascendant. After the legwork of Falwell's Moral Majority and Ralph Reed's Christian Coalition, an evangelical Christian was in the White House, George W. Bush, whose favorite philosopher was "Jesus ...

Russian Businessmen to Turn Sofia Mall into Orthodox Christianity Museum ... - ‎2 hours ago‎
Russian businessmen are interested in purchasing the Sofia Central Department Store (Tsum) building and turning it into a museum of Orthodox Christianity. Tzum owner Georgi Gergov has received a written purchase offer signed by noted Russian ...

The Christianity of Nelson Mandela

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
In his autobiography, “The Long Walk to Freedom” he talked of his early experiences withChristianity, praising its engagements with the society around him: “The Church was as concerned with this world as the next: I saw that virtually all of the ...

Our View: Can Christianity and capitalism be compatible?

Peoria Journal Star - ‎14 hours ago‎
Curious, too, is the discomfort being produced by those who suggest that Christianity and capitalism may not be so compatible, who dare question collective priorities - out-of-control consumerism, the "idolatry of money" - who ask their followers not ...

Christianity is not gullibility

New - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
My heart bleeds in the wake of this age's breed of Christians. In my own opinion, apart from the high moral blameworthiness of their leaders, I maintain that this new breed of Christians is also largely to blame for their gullibility. They are party to ...

Gohmert says atheists should be encouraging Christianity

Austin Chronicle - ‎18 hours ago‎
"We may see the elimination and extinction of Christianity in it's very birthplace, without a whimper of protest from the West," he begins, doing his best Deliverance sheriff.

Liberal Pundit Details Converting From Atheism and Agnosticism toChristianity ...
Dec 2, 2013
Written by
Billy Hallowell
Liberal pundit Kirsten Powers stunned some political observers when she recently opened up about her evangelical Christian faith in an op-ed for Christianity Today, offering readers an inside look at her journey from atheism and agnosticism to a ...

Theology Wasn't Always so Dull and Pointless - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
God has gone to great trouble to make himself known, Packer avers alongside all Bible-valuing, Christ-honouring, Holy-Spirit-blessed Christians, and we must do all we can to learn all we can of what God has deemed important to tell us. As Packer sets ...

Jim Frederick's New Book Brings Science and Christianity Together

PR Web (press release) - ‎11 hours ago‎
"To Adam about Adam: Where Science and Christianity Meet" (published by WestBow Press) is Jim Frederick's thought-provoking exploration of how the Bible and science are both integral to the understanding of God's plan for the heavens and earth.

Christianity at risk of extinction in areas of persecution, says Warsi

The Guardian - ‎Nov 15, 2013‎
Lady Warsi told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: "I'm concerned that the birthplace ofChristianity, the parts of the world where Christianity first spread, is now seeing large sections of the Christian community leaving, and those that are remaining ...

Repairing Christianity's Damaged Brand

Center For American Progress - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Since the 1980s, the Religious Right—an organized political force consisting of extremely conservative Christians—has inserted its theological views into federal and state laws and attempted to impose its doctrines on a diverse, pluralistic nation ...

Christians: Sheriff's decision rooted in symbolism; not spirituality - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
According to a December 8 article in CNN; a South Carolina sheriff has refused to comply with the President of the United States. The President ordered that all flags be at half-staff in honor of the death of Nelson Mandela.

An Ex-Mouseketeer's Journey Back to Christianity From Paganism

New York Times - ‎Nov 22, 2013‎
They're an august alumni association, the Mouseketeers of “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” which ran from 1989 to 1996 on the Disney Channel.

The Slow, Steady Decline of Evangelical Christianity

Houston Press (blog) - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
Just over a decade ago, evangelical Christians were ascendant. After the legwork of Falwell's Moral Majority and Ralph Reed's Christian Coalition, an evangelical Christian was in the White House, George W. Bush, whose favorite philosopher was "Jesus ...

Review of Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American ...

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
I admit to having a weakness for books about evangelicalism. Evangelicalism is my spiritual family and reading books about it can be almost an emotional experience.

Evangelical Post-Supersessionism

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
I explain in this video the approach we take in the Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations that can be called evangelical post-supersessionism. Supersessionism names a theological view whether explicitly or ...

Evangelical pastor continues 40-day immigration fast as House set to leave

NBC Latino - ‎7 hours ago‎
But as chairman of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, he oversees 40,118evangelical congregations across the country - a population that makes a good starting point for the GOP Latino outreach.

Coalition of Evangelical Churches Seeks Prayers for Boehner on Immigration

New York Times (blog)
Dec 5, 2013
Written by
Julia Preston
A coalition of evangelical Christian churches pushing for an overhaul of the immigration laws will run radio commercials over the next two weeks calling for prayers for the speaker of the House, John A. Boehner of Ohio, to take up legislation on the issue.

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church hosts annual Nativity Festival

Carlisle Sentinel - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
CARLISLE - For the fourth year, Jackie Gusler expects hundreds of area residents to visit St. Paul EvangelicalLutheran Church this weekend to check out this year's batch of nativity displays.

Evangelical Immigration Table Ad Campaign Asks Supporters to 'Pray for Boehner'

Christian Post - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
The Evangelical Immigration Table have announced a print and radio ad campaign asking supporters to pray for God to help Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) find a solution to the broken immigration system.

US Evangelicals, Indian Expats Teamed Up to Push Through Modi Visa Ban

New York Times (blog) - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
In the fall of 2002, an Indian-born, Washington-based evangelical Christian named John Prabhudoss led a delegation to riot-affected Ahmedabad that included two Republican congressmen, Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania and Mr. Wolf.

Plagiarism, Personality-Driven Leadership, and the Problem With Evangelicalism

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
The recent dust-up within evangelical circles over accusations of plagiarism highlights one of the problems with the personality-based leadership that encompasses most of American evangelicalism. For those of you unfamiliar with the hullabaloo, Tyndale ...

Great Catholic-Evangelical Conversation Leader Edward T. Oakes RIP

Crossmap - ‎Dec 7, 2013‎
Author of Infinity Dwindled to Infancy: A Catholic and Evangelical Christology (Eerdmans, 2011) which won the 2012 Book Prize from the Center for Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue; author of Pattern of Redemption: The Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar ...

Italy: Minister Kyenge Encourages Evangelical Churches to be Places of...

Crossmap - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
"Integration will take place with the help of Evangelical churches." This is what Italian Minister Cécile Kyenge said on 1st December in a public conference that was held in San Benedetto del Tronto on the Adriatic Sea.

Religion Grawemeyer Award Winner: Tanya Luhrmann on Demystifying ...

WFPL - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
As some Christian churches shrink in size, the Evangelical movement continues to explode across America. Louisvillians need only look in their backyard to see megachurches such as Southeast Christian Church that became dominant institutions in the city.

Being Evangelical

Huffington Post - ‎Nov 19, 2013‎
I may no longer share all of my former Southern Baptist theology, and certainly little of the social outlook that now dominates Southern Baptist life, but that basic evangelical piety still shapes my spiritual life and outlook. I often find myself ...

The Gift of Being Evangelical - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
I was a typical big sister growing up. The oldest of three, I saw myself as the guardian of tradition, the planner in an otherwise spontaneous family.

Evangelical Financial Group's Annual Report Shows Rise in Charitable Giving

Christian Post - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
An evangelical financial organization has released on Wednesday the findings of its fourth annual "State of Giving" report, which notes that giving to member groups has increased over the past two years.

Conservative MP, radical feminist and evangelical Christian come together to ...

National Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
Ms. Beazley said the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is “supportive of the idea … we will certainly be supportive of any initiatives that come forward, whether it's from the government itself or from Mrs. Smith.

Many Evangelicals Now Criticize Israel for Oppressing the Palestinian People ... - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
A major Christian Zionist ministry says many evangelical Christians now sympathize with the Palestinian plight and are critical of Israel.

Paul Crouch, controversial evangelical broadcaster, dies at 79

Al Jazeera America - ‎Dec 1, 2013‎
Paul Crouch, controversial evangelical broadcaster, dies at 79. December 1, 2013 2:45PM ET. Crouch founded Trinity Broadcasting Network, the largest Christian television company in the world.

The Intellectual Civil War within Evangelicalism: An Interview with Molly Worthen

Religion & Politics - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
MW: I wanted a way of defining evangelicals that would allow me to corral people who seemed to be part of the same conversation, who seemed to care about what one another got up to, even if they disagreed radically on nearly every point of doctrine.

Catholic women ordained priest and deacons in Ky.

USA TODAY - ‎22 hours ago‎
LOUISVILLE - Mary Sue Barnett lay prostrate Sunday before members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests and others laid their hands on her in solemn reverence and prayer.

Debate Over Catholic Directives That Affect 13 Percent of US Hospitals

ABC News - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
Hospitals that serve one in six Americans adhere to Catholic doctrine that threatens the lives of patients, the American Civil Liberties Union claims in a court case filed on behalf of a Michigan woman.

Gay Catholic School Teacher Fired for Wedding Plans

ABC News - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
Michael Griffin worked at the Holy Ghost Preparatory School for 12 years teaching French and Italian. He said that although administrators, including the principal, knew he was gay, he never had any major conflict with the Catholic administrators until ...

The Catholic Church Isn't Anti-Gay, but Are Its Bishops?

Huffington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
On Meet the Press earlier this month, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, claimed that the CatholicChurch is not anti-gay.

Catholic college police officer kills student after struggle, university says

CNN - ‎5 hours ago‎
Alamo Heights, Texas (CNN) -- Those who know him call him the "gentlest person," but campus police said Monday that a 23-year-old student at a San Antonio-area Christian college took an officer's police baton and struck him before the officer fatally ...

Pope Francis brings new hope to Md.'s Catholic faithful

Delmarva Daily Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Maryland Catholic Church lost more than 100,000 members between 2000 and 2010 according to the U.S. Religion Census, but a more direct and humble approach by Pope Francis is drawing mostly favorable reviews inside and ...

New book tells history of area Catholic schools

Mason City Globe Gazette - ‎7 hours ago‎
His latest self-published book, a comprehensive look at area Roman Catholic schools, is titled "Roots and Connections to Newman Catholic School System - A History of Cerro Gordo County Catholic Schools." "I wrote it because I wanted to preserve history ...

Catholic high school fires teacher who applied for gay marriage license

Washington Post (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Michael Griffin says it was no secret that he is gay at the suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school where he taught for more than a decade.

Catholic Church Finally Admits Paying Sex Abuse Hush Money for First Time

Guardian Express - ‎4 hours ago‎
Catholic Church The Australian Newspaper The Daily Telegraph is reporting that a new scandal has come to light in the Catholic Church as the organization has finally admitted to paying out $43 million in hush money to victims of sex abuse at the hands ...

Lawrence Catholic Academy Teachers Fired For Out Of Wedlock Pregnancy

CBS Local - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
LAWRENCE (CBS) - Two Catholic school teachers in Lawrence have been fired after announcing they're expecting a baby out of wedlock.

Former altar boy sues national Catholic group, alleges defamation

Kansas City Star - ‎17 hours ago‎
A former altar boy whose case prompted a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese that resulted in a $2.25 million settlement is suing a national Catholic organization, alleging defamation and invasion of privacy. JILL ...

Female teacher arrested for sexual abusing student in Hayward - ‎16 hours ago‎
HAYWARD, Calif. -- A female after-school program coordinator at a Hayward Catholic school has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a male student beginning when he was 12, police said today.

College Notebook: Marin Catholic High grad Buckner closes out stellar career ...

Marin Independent Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
The 2010 Marin Catholic High graduate, who started all four seasons for NCAA Division III Redlands, was far and away the best player for the Bulldogs.

Lady Irish roll over Parkersburg Catholic, 91-38

Huntington Herald Dispatch - ‎12 hours ago‎
HUNTINGTON -- If girls high school basketball had a 4-point line, Huntington St. Joe might have scored 100 Monday night. Class A No.

Central Catholic's Thorpe drawing attention from colleges

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
Central Catholic's defense likes to call itself the "Chain Gang." For one of the Vikings' standout defensive players, a chain reaction of events is leading to a probable future in college football.

Book chapter 4: A Heritage Stolen

Catholic Culture - ‎2 hours ago‎
Even judged by purely human standards—even setting aside the immeasurable treasure that is the supernatural gift of faith—the riches of the Catholic tradition are staggering. Think about the literature and the oral traditions: the stories of martyrs ...

Mourning Nelson Mandela at South Africa's biggest Catholic church - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
More than a thousand people gathered at Regina Mundi Catholic church in Soweto, which was once a shelter to those who resisted apartheid, to remember former President Nelson Mandela.

Group disavowed by Catholic church names women priest, deacons

The Courier-Journal
Dec 9, 2013
Written by
Charlie White
Five Roman Catholic women were ordained (four as deacons and one as a priest) at Central Presbyterian Church in Louisville by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. Dec. 08, 2013 / David R. Lutman/Special to The Courier-Journal. More.

Catholic Church to publish latest tranche of child protection audits

Irish Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
This fourth tranche of reports from the NBSC, which oversees child protection in the Catholic Church in Ireland will address both current practice in the institutions investigated as well as their handling of all allegations received since January 1st ...

Fired Catholic school teachers want work record cleared

Eagle-Tribune - ‎11 hours ago‎
LAWRENCE - With community support mounting and free legal help offered, two fired Lawrence Catholic Academy teachers yesterday remained steadfast - saying all they want is the terminations removed from their professional records so they can get ...
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Canadian Protestant church launches West Bank settlement boycott

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
TORONTO - Canada's largest Protestant church launched a campaign to boycott goods made in the West Bank. The United Church of Canada campaign, dubbed “Unsettling Goods: Choose Peace in Palestine and Israel,” encourages “economic action” ...

Canadian Protestant church joins boycott Israel campaign

Redress Information & Analysis - ‎Dec 8, 2013‎
From the Zionist cesspit that is Canada's political elite, a voice of reason has emerged. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), Canada's largest Protestant church has launched a campaign to boycott goods made in the occupied West Bank.

Protestant Hookers…

Patheos (blog) - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
I just allowed your son to continue on in his belief that protestants were hookers because explaining it further would have been weird and awkward, and frankly, I value my life over death by Mameluke sword.

In This Episode

PBS - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
POTTER: What these worshipers do know is that they've found a home in this evangelical Protestantchurch. RUIZ: They like to be feeling free, freedom to worship the Lord with our heart.

Why Protestant Pastors Should Follow Pope Francis' Lead

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Nov 22, 2013‎
I'm under no illusions that he isn't without his flaws, but when it comes to the Christian faith and in particular being Christ-like he just seems to get it, probably more than any other major Christian leader I know.

Immigration Reform News: Research Finds Protestant Pastors Support ...

Crossmap - ‎Nov 27, 2013‎
Fifty-eight percent of Protestant pastors agree with the statement: “I am in favor of immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for those who are currently in the country illegally.

Protestant giving reaches Depression-era lows

Kansas City Star - ‎Nov 15, 2013‎
Collection plates are growing even lighter as giving by Protestant church members reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not recover from the recession, according to a new report by Empty Tomb, a Christian research group.

The Relentless Protestant Pursuit of Progress

Patheos (blog) - ‎Nov 21, 2013‎
As the Church of England moves to make women bishops it is worth reflecting on the tyrannical pursuit of progress typified by the progressives.

Poll: Protestant pastors support immigration reform

Baptist Standard - ‎Nov 22, 2013‎
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—News that immigration reform may be dead—at least for this year—may not sit well in many of America's churches.

RUSSIA: Catholic and Protestant "extremism"?

Forum 18 - ‎Nov 25, 2013‎
State moves against Protestant churches already sometimes involve Counter-"extremism" Police and/or informal accusations of "extremism".

Chapels schedule Protestant, Catholic Christmas services

Ventura County Star - ‎Nov 27, 2013‎
The first Christmas service of the year at Naval Base Ventura County takes place at the Chapel of Peace on San Nicolas Island. The Protestant service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Protestant services will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, at the ...

Protestant or Reformational Catholic

Patheos (blog) - ‎Nov 11, 2013‎
Over at First Things, Peter Leithart has an interesting piece on The End of Protestantism where he argues that we should think of ourselves not as anti-Catholic Protestants, but instead as Reformational Catholics. Protestantism has had a good run. It ...

EU and Danish Protestant Church for the development of poor farmers in Asia - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Tek Bahadur Thapa Gharti , Nepalese Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development , praised the involvement of theProtestant Church of Denmark and the European Union and pointed the finger at those that cater to Christians only to accuse them of ...

Attempt to smear Protestant faith

Belfast Newsletter - ‎Dec 1, 2013‎
This resulted in some Irish-Americans claiming that because Bill Greer was a Protestant he had to be involved in the murder of a Roman Catholic president.

Billy Graham, From the Other Side of the Protestant Table

Patheos - ‎Nov 15, 2013‎
I have always liked Billy Graham, even though he and I are different kinds of Christians and different kinds of Protestant Christians.

Turkish Protestant pastor arrested

Catholic Culture - ‎Nov 26, 2013‎
A spokesman for Turkey's Alliance of Protestant Churches said that Pickalar has been “harassed for years by local media and city authorities who openly opposed the church's existence,” according to World Watch Monitor, a news agency that reports on the ...

Henan, Protestant pastor arrested for defending faithful from authorities - ‎Nov 21, 2013‎
Zhang is part of the Three-Self Movement, the "official" Protestant Church built by Mao Zedong in the early years of his government.

At Least Two Cheers for American Protestants!

Patheos (blog) - ‎Nov 11, 2013‎
American Protestants, especially Evangelicals, are not loved by “outsiders.” Nobody writes romance novels about them the way they do about the Amish.

A Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal and Jew Walk into a… Garden!

Boulder Jewish News - ‎Nov 19, 2013‎
“Soil & Sacrament” is a spiritual memoir with real dirt under its fingernails, as deep and gritty and rich as well-tended soil––or Holy Scripture.

Mexico: Four Protestant Christians imprisoned, tortured

ChristianToday - ‎Nov 11, 2013‎
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on the Mexican government to prosecute local officials responsible for the unjust imprisonment and torture of four protestant Christians from Nov. 5-8 in the western state of Oaxaca. Rev. Leopoldo Alonso ...




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