The Church wastes too much time waiting for a word from God, says New York Times bestselling author and popular pastor Francis Chan. Christians should instead be more active in translating the knowledge they have into action rather than languishing in fear and indecision.
British Prime Minister David vowed Friday to do “everything we can” to bring to justice terrorists such as Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John,” who has been identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer-programming graduate from London. Cameron also defended Britain’s security services.
Scientists have claimed an initial breakthrough in their efforts to make human egg and sperm cells using skin from two adults of the same sex. The process would also help couples affected by infertility.
“I have my children with me and [they] are healthy,” she said, beaming.
And in that moment, in the run-down, 2-room house on the side of a snow covered mountain, I envied her. I wanted what Aida had, all of her children healthy and with her.
An American blogger has been hacked to death by a “knife-wielding mob” in Dhaka, Bangladesh, police have said. Avijit Roy, an atheist, is believed to have been attacked for promoting secularism and criticizing religious extremism online, which has angered hardline Islamic groups.
Patrick Sookhdeo, the founder and international director of Christian aid group Barnabas Aid International, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a female staff member in an incident that occurred in February 2014.
Norwegian police raided the offices of Bishop Bernt Eidsvig, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Oslo, after a prosecutor accused the church of defrauding the state of $6.57 million by falsely registering people as Catholics. Eidsvig has formally denied the accusation and said he’s “extremely unhappy” with the charges, though he admitted that mistakes were made.
After the World Vision Bloggers’ first day in Armenia—visiting Etchmiatsin Cathedral and the genocide memorial—Addie Zierman reflects on the ways in which we bear witness to tragedy and poverty, and how we can respond to suffering.
This morning, I lit candles in the Church of St. Etchmiatsin—the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The oldest cathedral (according to Wikipedia) in the world.
The sanctuary was under construction. The whole place smelled of sawdust and paint, and men climbed on high ladders, banging around in the ancient rafters of this old place of worship. At the altar, a large tapestry hung heavy with the scene of Gregory the Illuminator receiving a vision: Christ descending from the clouds with a golden hammer, telling him where to build the church.
The first clear photo of Jihadi John, now revealed as Mohammed Emwazi, has emerged on Thursday night, with a British publication allegedly showing Emwazi as a primary school student attending the St Mary Magdalene Church of England School in Maida Vale, West London.
Anti-Christian graffiti written in Hebrew was found at the scene of a Greek Orthodox seminary arson near Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday.