LAST GENERATION NETWORK NEWS: "Christian Edition" DECEMBER 18, 2013 - WEDNESDAY - Tevet 15, 5774 Vol.I No.11

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Christianity beginning 'to disappear' in its birthplace, warns Prince of Wales - ‎15 hours ago‎
Christianity is beginning “to disappear” in its own birthplace after 2,000 years because of a wave of “organised persecution” across the Middle East, the Prince of Wales has warned.

Fundamentalist: When founders said 'religion,' they meant Christianity

PolitiFact - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
Correction: Thomas Jefferson wrote about religious tolerance in the context of a proposed Virigina law. An earlier version offered a different context.

Ken Starr: No tolerance without Christianity

USA TODAY - ‎Dec 13, 2013‎
In a recent speech at Georgetown University, a British cabinet minister said some startling things about Christians in the Middle East: "Across the world, people are being singled out and hounded out simply for the faith they hold….

The Coptic Christians of Egypt

CBS News - ‎Dec 15, 2013‎
Think of Egypt and the first thing that comes to mind is not Christianity. But Egypt is home to the Copts, one of the world's oldest Christian communities, with roots dating back to the time of Christ himself.

Disgraced Ex-Preacher Says There's a Major Culture Problem in Evangelical ...
Dec 16, 2013
Written by
Billy Hallowell
While many Christians assume that a conversion to the faith heals all past problems, Haggard said this wasn't the case in his own experience.

Ann Voskamp's Simple, Upside-Down Christmas - ‎19 hours ago‎
Ann Voskamp is a wife, mother of six, blogger, and the best-selling author of One Thousand Gifts. Her second book, an Advent devotional titled The Greatest Gift, has already spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Politifact Debunks Bryan Fischer's Christianity Only View of the First Amendment

Patheos (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
Politifact Debunks Bryan Fischer's Christianity Only View of the First Amendment. December 17, 2013 By Warren Throckmorton Leave a Comment.

Another Voice - Religionless Christianity

Ukiah Daily Journal - ‎Dec 15, 2013‎
But it was in his prison writings that he began to explore a new theme, which he called "Religionless Christianity." He was quick to say in his letters that this idea was still in the formative stage.

Religious activist group says ENDA would discriminate against Christians

PolitiFact - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
"Most American Christians do not want a gay pastor overseeing their church, and that is not likely to change soon," said Kate Bowler, an American Christianity professor at Duke University. "However, we are seeing thawing numbers of those who agreed ...

Christianism at Its Worst: Faux Christianity Revealed

Huffington Post - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
If there were as many Christians in this world as there are people who call themselves Christian, it would be a different world, indeed.

The European crusade against Christianity

The Voice of Russia - ‎Dec 15, 2013‎
The believers in Europe and America, i.e. residents of the states where the adoption of Christianity in the past determined their development and formation, increasingly often face anti-religious prosecution.

The historical birth of Christianity

Kankakee Daily Journal - ‎Dec 13, 2013‎
When it comes to marketing one's own literary production, no one can touch Bill O'Reilly. For weeks now, the TV personality has been trumpeting the newest of his "Killing" series, "Killing Jesus" (after "Killing Lincoln" and "Killing Kennedy") on his ...


NWAOnline (subscription) - ‎4 hours ago‎
DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Our daughter graduates from high school this coming May. She's been looking at colleges, but she can't decide which one to go to, what she wants to major in, or even if she should be doing something else instead.

Should I Give a Cow or Cash for Christmas? - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
A few weeks ago the Heifer Project animal gift catalog made its annual pilgrimage through our mail slot, landing on our entryway floor right on time for the holidays.

The Arrogance and Impatience of Church Planters - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
I met with a pastor of a large and influential church with the hopes of engaging him in a church planting movement for our city. Over lunch, his observation about church planters surprised me, "I find that most church planters are characterized by two ...

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

RT (blog) - ‎Dec 5, 2013‎
Christians of Syria are being used both by the regime and rebels as a political card, which puts them in enormous danger, Reverend Nadim Nassar, an Anglican priest from Syria told RT.

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.

Iraq's battle to save its Christian souls: 'Christians are finished here' - ‎Dec 14, 2013‎
As the last remaining Christian priest in the Baghdad suburb of Doura, Archdeacon Temathius Esha no longer just puts his trust in God's all-seeing eye.

Santa Claus, St. Nicholas and Christianity

Guardian Express - ‎Dec 15, 2013‎
Stories of both Santa Claus and St. Nicholas have continued to be associated with both Christmas and Christianity. Santa Claus slowly evolved from an interesting thread woven throughout the world's cultures.

Two Reasons Why the World Hates Christians

Beliefnet - ‎16 hours ago‎
Too many times, people strongly dislike Christians not because of the message of our Master, but because of the attitude we project when we seek to convey that message.
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Disgraced Ex-Preacher Says There's a Major Culture Problem in Evangelical ...
Dec 16, 2013
Written by
Billy Hallowell
Ted Haggard, a preacher who stepped down in 2006 from his position as president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., following a sex and drug scandal, recently spoke out about Isaac ...

The Latest Stats on Evangelical Giving Show Charity On the Rise Again - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
Giving to evangelical churches and ministries outpaced giving to secular charities in 2012. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's recently released giving data for the largest 400 charities in America reflected a giving increase of 4 percent for 2012 ...

Evans elected general superintendent for 93 Evangelical Friends churches

Massillon Independent - ‎8 hours ago‎
Wayne Evans of Richwood has been elected the 13th General Superintendent of the Evangelical Friends Church, Eastern Region.

Santa Lucia celebration at First Evangelical Free Church in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn Daily - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Scandinavian East Coast Museum held its 10th annual Santa Lucia's Day celebration at the First EvangelicalFree Church at the corner of 65th Street and Fifth Avenue on Dec. 13 - honoring the blinded Sicilian-born martyr who became a symbol of ...

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.

New leadership for Evangelical Friends Church Eastern Region

Akron Beacon Journal - ‎Dec 14, 2013‎
CANTON: The Rev. Wayne Evans has been elected to serve as the 13th general superintendent of the EvangelicalFriends Church Eastern Region, effective Jan. 1. Evans, who will replace the Rev.

Gay Man, Evangelical at a Bar: Beyond Culture Wars

Christian Broadcasting Network - ‎Dec 13, 2013‎
The Journey Church, a non-denominational evangelical church, organized the event and billed it as "A Gay Man and An Evangelical Walk Into a Bar." The event featured LGBT philosopher and author Dr. John Corvino and Matthew Lee Anderson, author and ...

Nelson Mandela Worth Commending Despite Ideological Differences, Say ...

Christian Post - ‎Dec 9, 2013‎
Various conservative and evangelical leaders who commended Nelson Mandela's work to end racism in South Africa have stated that these compliments come in spite of his views on other issues.

An evangelical conservative sizes up the 2016 field

RenewAmerica - ‎Dec 13, 2013‎
Mike Huckabee is obviously an attractive candidate to evangelicals. He's unapologetic about his faith, and strong on the sanctity of marriage and life.

Press Release: Garrett-Evangelical and MTSO appoint Timothy Eberhart ...

The United Methodist Reporter - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary have appointed Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart assistant professor of theology and ecology.

The Gift of Being Evangelical - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
The more I wrote about who I met and what I learned, I found that I was numbered among many who grew up evangelical without trauma or harm, with a full window into the world and no qualms whatsoever about the role of women in the church or at home.

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 ...

Evangelical Christian family who left Germany because they want to homeschool ...

Daily Mail - ‎Dec 15, 2013‎
Many American home-school families and evangelical Christians have taken up the family's cause. A group called the Home School Legal Defense Association helped the family's petition to the Obama Administration gain over 100,000 signatures in under 30 ...

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 ...

Progressives need to take another look at Evangelical Christians, Portland ... - ‎Dec 11, 2013‎
In his new book, Krattenmaker challenges readers to rethink their stereotypes of evangelical Christians by sharing stories of "new evangelicals" who are expressing their faith in nonpartisan ways by making a difference in the surrounding community and ...

Kay Warren Says 'Heart Is Broken' Over Joel Hunter's Son Suicide;Evangelical ...

Christian Post - ‎Dec 11, 2013‎
Kay Warren Says 'Heart Is Broken' Over Joel Hunter's Son Suicide; Evangelical Leader Laments Hunter Lost 5-Y-O Granddaughter Just 3 Years Ago.

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

NBC Latino - ‎Dec 10, 2013‎
But as chairman of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, he oversees 40,118 evangelicalcongregations across the country - a population that makes a good starting point for the GOP Latino outreach.

Evangelical Christians Tend to be More Depressed?

Crossmap (blog) - ‎Dec 13, 2013‎
Evangelicals are good news people (the “evangel” in Greek means the 'gospel' or 'good news'). It's about a victory that Jesus has secured entirely apart from us, apart from our works, apart from our feelings.

In document, pope lays out his vision for an evangelical church

Today's Catholic News - ‎Nov 26, 2013‎
In document, pope lays out his vision for an evangelical church. By Francis X. Rocca. Pope Francis kisses a baby after his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 6. In his first extensive piece of writing as pope, Pope Francis lays ...

Is Mark Driscoll Getting Away With Plagiarism?

Slate Magazine - ‎Dec 12, 2013‎
When the evangelical radio host Janet Mefferd agreed to interview Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll on her syndicated talk show the week before Thanksgiving, she warned his publicist that she would be asking some tough questions.

50 educators sign letter to Catholic University protesting Koch Foundation's ...

Washington Post - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
Fifty prominentCatholiceducators have signed a letter protestingCatholicUniversity of America's recent acceptance of a $1 million grant from a foundation affiliated with the billionaire libertarian Koch brothers, saying the gift sends “a confusing...

Tevlin: The Catholic Church's long, weird week

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎10 hours ago‎
It was that kind of week for theCatholicChurch in Minnesota, from the St. John's incident, to the archbishop's odd news conference, to his announcement that he would step down temporarily because of an allegation he inappropriately touched a child, a...

Brooklyn federal judge says Catholic groups don't have to assist in providing ...

New York Daily News - ‎Dec 17, 2013‎
Judge Brian Cogan issued a permanent injunction Monday exempting four organizations with ties to the RomanCatholicChurch from complying with a rule to provide their employees with contraceptive health care coverage through a third party.

Central Catholic sophomore QB Petlansky thriving with the help of the player ...

Modesto Bee - ‎8 hours ago‎
CentralCatholicquarterback Hunter Petlansky looks for an open receiver during the CIF Division 4 Northern California bowl game with McClymonds at Lincoln High School in Stockton on Friday December 13, 2013.

Catholic schools adapt to Common Core - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
Diocese Schools Superintendent Alberto Vázquez-Matos said diocesan schools are adapting the Common Core by infusing it into the National Standards and Benchmarks for EffectiveCatholicElementary and Secondary Schools. Diocese schools began ...

Catholic Diocese launches marketing campaign

WZZM - ‎15 hours ago‎
Bishop Walkowiak prefers the term evangelization to marketing. "It is my hope that through these messages, people in West Michigan will learn more about theCatholiccommunity in our diocese and be inspired to return to the church or seek us out for...

The Catholic Church should respect is workers

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎Dec 17, 2013‎
I applaud your Nov. 23 “Church and State” editorial. I was tempted to write a rebuttal to the negative responses but refrained until now, when I read Ann Rodgers' analysis (“CatholicCharities Isn't 'Separate' from the Diocese,” Dec. 5). I enjoyed her ...

Winona Diocese priest list released

KARE - ‎45 minutes ago‎
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The RomanCatholicDiocese of Winona has named 14 priests accused of sexually abusing minors. The southeastern Minnesota diocese filed the list in Ramsey County District Court on Monday.

Allegations cause Minnesota archbishop to remove himself from ministry

National Catholic Reporter - ‎19 hours ago‎
That Nienstedt applied the same standards to himself that apply to priests was a welcome move, said Fr. Jim Connell, a Milwaukee archdiocesan priest and member of the abuse victims' advocacy groupCatholicWhistleblowers. "It's the right thing to do...

CONCLUSION: Multivitamins have no health benefit, researchers say

Catholic Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, CA (CatholicOnline) - "We believe that the case is closed -- supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no clear benefit and might even be harmful.

GIRLS' HOOPS: Carroll comes off bench to spark York Catholic over Eastern York

York Dispatch - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's not the easiest thing for a high school basketball player to come off the bench and make an impact on the game. Especially when that player was used to previously starting.

New Englander named Maine's new Catholic bishop

WCSH-TV - ‎1 hour ago‎
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Pope Francis has named the Most Rev. Robert Deeley to be the next bishop of the RomanCatholicDiocese of Portland.

No. 5 Cleveland Central Catholic boys basketball holds off No. 7 Beachwood, 66 ...

Plain Dealer - ‎9 hours ago‎
CLEVELAND, Ohio - In the eyes of his coach, Cleveland CentralCatholicsophomore wing Tervell Beck is merely scratching the surface.

Big Sell at Sotheby's for Painting of Boy at the Center of Notorious ...

Tablet Magazine - ‎8 hours ago‎
Fifty years ago, in 1962, aCatholicwoman in Liverpool with a penchant for antiquing went on a hunt for a handsome 60th birthday gift for her husband.

Gloucester Catholic's Tony Garczynski out as head football coach

The Bridgeton News - - ‎11 hours ago‎
Following a state championship appearance in 2008 and an 8-3 season in 2009, the GloucesterCatholicHigh School football team hasn't had a season with more than three wins since.

High school football: North hires former Lake Catholic coach Mike Bell - ‎14 hours ago‎
The product of Pymatuning Valley High School and Hiram College brings with him a career record of 96-49 at LakeCatholic, a ledger that includes state semifinal appearances in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Div. 1 boys hockey: Malden Catholic ready for show

Boston Herald - ‎21 hours ago‎
Sometime around last February, people were ready to declare an end to the MaldenCatholichockey dynasty. The Lancers were languishing with what would become a share of last place in theCatholicConference, and there were questions about whether ...

'The Catholic Conversation': New radio program hosted by local couple debuts

The Catholic Sun
8 hours ago
Written by
Joyce Coronel
“TheCatholicConversation” debuted Tuesday on 1310 AM in the Phoenix area. The weekly radio show airs at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays.

5 Philadelphia Priests Removed In Catholic Church Sex Scandal, One Placed ...

Huffington Post - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
According to Reuters, the allegations against the five priests grew from a 2011 Philadelphia grand jury report that culminated with the jailing of Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking U.S.

Canadian Protestant Leaders Speak Out Against Church Boycott

Jewish Daily Forward - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
Leaders of Canada's largestProtestantdenomination are speaking out against their church's boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.

Protestant leaders decry Canadian church's boycott of settlement products

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
TORONTO (JTA) - Leaders of Canada's largestProtestantdenomination are speaking out against their church's boycott of products made in Israeli settlements.

BBC poll finds Protestant support for Parades Commission

Belfast Newsletter - ‎3 hours ago‎
The poll for BBC Newsline found that 39 per cent ofProtestantswant to keep the body, with just 24 per cent wanting it abolished and a large percentage - 37 per cent - saying that they had no opinion on the issue.

Protestant prayer beads help put faith experience into action

McCook Daily Gazette - ‎Dec 16, 2013‎
Annie and Patty design and hand-craft "Protestantprayer beads," a circle of beads and a soothing rhythm of prayers whose purpose is to bring its user into the quiet presence of God.

Canadian Protestant church launches settlement boycott campaign

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎Dec 6, 2013‎
TORONTO (JTA) - Canada's largestProtestantchurch 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 ...

Gap between Protestant and Catholics in workplace closing, report shows

Belfast Newsletter - ‎Dec 12, 2013‎
“We have seen for a number of years a steady improvement in the extent to which the representation of theProtestantand Roman Catholic community in the monitored workforce approximates to the composition of those available for work,” he said.

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

Crossmap - ‎Nov 27, 2013‎
Fifty-eight percent ofProtestantpastors 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 Hookers…

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

RUSSIA: Catholic and Protestant "extremism"?

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

In This Episode

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

Protestant Churches of Egypt: Churches Gain, Islamists Lose in Latest Draft of ...

Crossmap - ‎Dec 13, 2013‎
"Christians have freedom of belief and practice," said Safwat al-Baiady, president of theProtestantChurches of Egypt and a member of the constitutional committee.

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.

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 largestProtestantchurch has launched a campaign to boycott goods made in the occupied West Bank.

Haiti - Politic : «The Protestant sector is unavoidable» dixit Laurent Lamothe - ‎Dec 10, 2013‎
Thursday, as part of the national dialogue initiated by President Martelly aimed at provide adequate responses to the real problems of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe as Minister of Planning and External Cooperation, accompanied by members of his Cabinet, met ...

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. TheProtestantservice will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.Protestantservices will be held Sunday, Dec. 22, at the...

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.

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.

Attempt to smear Protestant faith

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

Turkish Protestant pastor arrested

Catholic Culture - ‎Nov 26, 2013‎
A spokesman for Turkey's Alliance ofProtestantChurches 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"ProtestantChurch built by Mao Zedong in the early years of his government.
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Analysis: Conservatives Missing Opportunity to Defend Religious Freedom in Utah Polygamy Case

In reaction to Friday's ruling by a federal judge that parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law are unconstitutional, most conservatives, social conservatives in particular, have claimed that the ruling confirms the slippery slope arguments they made about the legalization of gay marriage. These conservatives are missing an opportunity, though, to praise the ruling for its defense of religious freedom.

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John Kerry on His Return to Christian Faith: Suffering Is Part of God's Plan

Sec. of State John Kerry spoke Sunday about losing his faith in God while a soldier in the Vietnam War, then returning to his Catholic faith after an "epiphany" that suffering is part of God's plan.

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