Friday, October 16, 2015

Weekend Roundup: Twelve Articles

How To Keep Shining As A Church Community When Things Go Wrong

Lights are meant to shine. And when they shine strong and true, they drive away the darkness. Read more

What Happens to Clean Hands in a Messy Situation?

Jesus' revolutionary touch puts transformation within reach. Read more

Et tu, Brute? (How to Handle Betrayal and Rejection)

Betrayal hurts. Whether it’s from a spouse, a parent, a child or a BFF, when someone is disloyal and lets you down, you feel it. Deeply. Read more

Preaching the Hard Letters of the New Testament

Preaching is never easy, but some portions of Scripture seem to be easier to explain than others. One of the difficult portions is the collection known as the General (or Catholic) Epistles (James through Jude). Read more

The State of Female Pastors

Despite less than groundbreaking numbers, there’s change in the air. Read more

Sydney Synod “Grieved” by actions of Bishops of Gippsland and Wangaratta

Wednesday night’s synod ended with the passing of a robust motion responding to the actions of Bishop Kay Goldsworthy and Bishop John Parkes in undermining the Biblical doctrine of marriage and human sexuality. Read more

Prayer Book defines marriage, Nigeria's Primate tells women's conference

The purposes and principles of marriage as given in the Book of Common Prayer defines marriage, the Primate of All-Nigeria, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, told his diocese’s 16th Annual Women’s Conference last week in Abuja. Read more

Religious freedom under threat worldwide as abuses increase, US says

Last year saw some of the most "egregious abuses of religious freedom and other human rights," the US State Department concluded in a report released yesterday. Read more

State Department Report on Religious Freedom Highlights Christian Persecution

A major concern addressed in this year’s report is the violent opposition to religious freedom by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Read more

Pakistan: More than 1,400 cases of blasphemy last year

More than 1,400 cases of blasphemy were registered in Pakistan last year, a senior lawyer has claimed, and it is becoming increasingly dangerous for lawyers to defend the accused. Read more

Evangelist in Uganda killed after debate

Islamists upset by a Christian-Muslim debate are suspected in the killing of a longtime evangelist in eastern Uganda who led many Muslims to Christ, sources said. Read more

Three men attack pastor with knife after asking to learn about Jesus

Fears of Islamic extremism in Bangladesh are increasing following a knife attack on a church pastor. Read more

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