Missionaries from global South to North face hurdles

While Christianity’s center of gravity has shifted southward in the past century from Europe and North America, missionaries from the global South are still not welcome as full partners in global evangelism, an African missionary to Europe told a recent international gathering of Christians.Fidon Mwombeki, general secretary of United Evangelical Mission, talked about challenges faced […]

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Tenn school agrees stop handing Bibles

A school district in Tennessee has agreed to stop handing out Gideon Bibles to students during the school day, under threat of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union. The Tennessee chapter of the ACLU wrote Wilson County school officials in October, on behalf of the parents of a fifth-grade student. The parents objected […]

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President Bush discusses faith in TV interview

In a television interview broadcast Dec. 8, President Bush said he doesn’t know if God wanted him to be president, doubts the Bible is literally true, agrees you can believe in God and evolution simultaneously and believes Christians and those of other faiths pray to the same God. In the segment for ABC’s “Nightline,” Bush […]

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What Fad Would Jesus Follow?

Looking for a way to help members of her youth group use moral discernment when making life choices, a Lutheran youth minister in Holland, Mich., re-read a copy of Charles Sheldon’s “In His Steps,” a classic story from the 1890s in which the central character defines right and wrong with the question, “What would Jesus […]

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Senate votes to allow FDA to regulate tobacco

The Senate approved landmark legislation June 11 to give the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco, a long-sought move that anti-tobacco groups hail as an important step in improving the nation’s health. The bipartisan measure, adopted on a 79–19 vote, would give the FDA the authority and resources necessary to regulate the manufacturing, […]

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SCHIP passage to add 4 million

On his 16th day in office, President Barack Obama signed a bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $32 billion, providing coverage to an additional 4 million children in families with incomes too high to receive Medicaid but who cannot afford to buy health insurance. “Today marks a tremendous victory,” said Katie Paris […]

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Darwin ‘turns’ 200

By Bob Allen ABP Two hundred years after his birth in 1809, British naturalist Charles Darwin remains controversial. His theory of evolution became the linchpin of modern science, but a majority of Americans believe God created humans in their present form. And church-state battles continue to rage over whether teaching about evolution ought to be […]

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Assyrian Christians appeal to White House

 ABP A Middle Eastern ethnic umbrella organization has written President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden asking them to push for an autonomous region for Assyrian Christians in Iraq.  The Assyrian Universal Alliance released letters Feb. 10 appealing to Obama and Biden to urge Iraq to establish a self-administered region in ancestral Assyrian lands under […]

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