Tag : church
Yu Jie title : Leading Chinese Author Says Christianity Is China's Future As Believers Refuse To Give in to Fear, Persecution
summary : Despite rampant persecution carried out against Christians by China's Communist leaders, a leading Chinese writer has argued that Christianity - not Confucianism, Communism, or Atheism - is the country's future.
date : Aug 04, 2016 01:18 PM EDT
Protesters in India title : Over A Hundred Rebels Murders Christian Pastor In India
summary : Being a pastor is not an easy task, as one has to shepherd a flock that might end up less than grateful for your efforts. However, a pastor in a hostile environment often invites persecution and sometimes, death threats -- which was what this Christian pastor in India experienced after being beaten to death.
date : Aug 04, 2016 01:10 AM EDT
China title : Chinese House Church Pastor Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison, Deprived of Political Rights for 'Subversion'
summary : A prominent Christian church leader in China has been imprisoned for his faith and forbidden to contact his family amid an ongoing crackdown on believers in the Communist country.
date : Aug 03, 2016 11:06 AM EDT
Christian Persecution title : Chinese Officials Seal Home Church, Interrogate Members and Charge Pastor with Illegal Activity
summary : Government officials in China's southern Guangdong province seized 30 members of a house church before sealing the building and charging its pastor with "conducting activities in the name of a social organization without registration."
date : Aug 01, 2016 11:58 AM EDT
Coptic Church Icon title : Coptic Orthodox Christian Minority In Egypt Face Attacks
summary : It is very rare that the minority in any nation would be able to rule over the majority and lord it over them. In fact, the opposite tends to happen -- the minority ends up being sidelined or even persecuted, and this is what has been happening to Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Christians.
date : Jul 28, 2016 11:26 PM EDT
China title : Chinese Pastor Imprisoned for Faith Thanks God for Using 'Special Method' to Give Him 'Gift' of Rest
summary : A pastor imprisoned for his faith in China's central Guizhou province has revealed he is thankful for his incarceration because it has allowed him to draw closer to God and "better listen to the Lord's voice."
date : Jul 27, 2016 10:00 AM EDT
Terri "Missy" Bevers title : Church Murder Mystery: Lab Results Released For Bloody Shirt in Texas
summary : Authorities concluded red fluid on a blood-spattered shirt, which was dropped off at a dry cleaner by the father-in-law of a Texas woman murdered inside a church, was not from the victim. The man, Randy Bevers took the shirts to a Midlothian dry cleaner four days after the April 18 murder of Terri "Missy" Bevers. Terri Bevers was found dead inside the Creekside Church in Midlothian, about six miles away from the dry cleaner.
date : Jun 09, 2016 11:01 AM EDT
Hillsong title : Megachurch Hillsong Plans San Francisco Expansion Campus, Some Say City is Under Siege
summary : Many Christians have been inspired by Hillsong-branded music and worship. Additionally, Hillsong LA is one of several Hillsong churches globally, including congregations in Australia, France, England, South Africa, Germany and Brazil. Recently, Hillsong pastor Ben Houston, announced the "planting" of Hillsong's new San Francisco campus, but not all people welcome them into the Bay Area.
date : Mar 03, 2016 07:33 PM EST
Jennifer Garner title : 'Miracles from Heaven' Jennifer Garner Started Taking Her Children to Church After Making Movie
summary : Actress Jennifer Garner, who plays Christy Beam in "Miracles From Heaven," opened up about faith and her family following the film's premiere this weekend, saying she now takes her children to church during a Monday appearance on "Good Morning Texas." The movie is set to release on March 16.
date : Feb 26, 2016 09:48 AM EST
Egypt Church Attack title : Egypt's President al-Sisi Apologizes to Coptic Christians, Vows to Restore Immediately Churches Destroyed by Muslim Brotherhood
summary : President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi apologized to the Christian citizens of Egypt for not being able to restore immediately their churches and other religious structures which were destroyed in 2013. The president, who is also a Muslim, vowed to rebuild these structures within this year.
date : Feb 12, 2016 01:56 PM EST
Dr. Paul Church title : Prominent U.S. Hospital Expels Doctor for Opposing Hospital's LGBTQ Endorsements With Bible Verses
summary : Dr. Paul Church said his hospital privileges were revoked at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center because he disagreed with the center's promotion of gay pride events and overall LGBT lifestyles, which he believes is unhealthy and dangerous regarding the spreading of diseases. Church, 66, worked at the hospital for 28 years as a urologist. The hospital's 25-member medical executive committee voted to expel him last month, after a decade of email debates about whether his concerns were a form of discrimination.
date : Jan 11, 2016 02:16 PM EST
Muslim Extremists title : Indonesia Deploys 1,500 Officers To Guard Christian Churches During Christmas Season Amid Increased ISIS Threat
summary : In a sobering turn of events, the government of Indonesia has announced it will deploy nearly 1,500 officers to guard Christian churches this coming Christmas season due to the increased number of ISIS terror attacks in the region.
date : Dec 17, 2015 11:46 AM EST
Yoda at Church Nov. 14, 2015 title : Faith or Force: Star Wars' Christians Explore Connection Through Hope, Light Before #TheForceAwakens
summary : Religious-associated interests in the seventh installment of the Star Wars' series franchise to premiere Dec. 18 prompted 'geeks' at First United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin to present a special event about "Faith and the Force" on Saturday.
date : Nov 16, 2015 06:08 PM EST
Jackie Hill-Perry title : Former Lesbian Shares How Churches Can Better Minister to LGBT Community: 'Only Jesus Can Make You Whole'
summary : Jackie Hill-Perry, a Christian rapper and former lesbian, has shared her thoughts on how churches can better minister to the LGBT community and why she believes Christian leaders should remind those struggling with same-sex attraction that their identity is more than their sexuality.
date : Sep 02, 2015 02:03 PM EDT
Russell Moore title : Southern Baptist Evangelical Leader Russell Moore 'Grieved' by Eric Garner Case, Denounces Racism in Christian Church
summary : Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has denounced racism within the church and called for unity in light of Eric Garner's death.
date : Dec 04, 2014 01:27 PM EST
Archbishop Makinen title : Over 12,000 People Resign from Finland's Majority Lutheran Church over Archbishop's Pro-Gay Message
summary : An historic vote passed on Friday that allows same-sex marriage in Finland, but it was the support of that vote from Finland's archbishop that led nearly 12,000 people to resign from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in that country.
date : Dec 02, 2014 02:21 PM EST
Pope Francis title : Pope Francis Confirms Visit to Philadelphia, U.S. in September 2015
summary : Pope Francis has announced on Monday that he plans to visit the United States in September of next year, making him only the fourth Roman Catholic pope to visit this country.
date : Nov 17, 2014 05:49 PM EST
China Removal of Crosses from Churches title : Chinese Government Wants To Control, Nationalize Christian Theology
summary : The Chinese government recently announced it hopes to nationalize Christian theology in an effort to "integrate with Chinese culture"--a move many fear will stunt the spread of Christianity within the country.
date : Aug 14, 2014 01:15 PM EDT
St. Ann's Catholic Church title : Face of Jesus Statue Burned off in Pennsylvania Church Vandal
summary : A Catholic church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania has been a target for vandalism many times in the past with minor glitches that could easily be repaired. This time, an unknown individual caused the church its most damaging act yet by setting ablaze a statue of Jesus.
date : Feb 05, 2014 03:14 PM EST
title : Pope Francis Calls Social Media a “Gift from God”
summary : Pope Francis has been actively "tweeting" as the new head of the church when he was declared the new pope last year. Now he is labeling the Internet as a "gift from God," one that has the ability to reach multitudes with the right message.
date : Jan 25, 2014 11:45 AM EST
title : Pastor Creflo Dollar Overcomes “Bondage of Fear” with New Book
summary : Trying to connect with the majority of people during current times, Dr. Dollar's new book covers the topic of overcoming fears in everyday life and finding peace during the most frightful times in one's life. Using his own experiences and stories including his account of having cancer, Dr. Dollar hopes his testimony will reach out to others in dire need.
date : Jan 24, 2014 02:52 PM EST
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