Month: August 2015

What Is America’s Largest Protestant Denomination Doing to Combat Predatory Prosperity Preaching?

The lobbying entity of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination has made it clear that it is against predatory practices that take advantage of the poor, having joined a broad coalition earlier this year organized to “raise awareness about families in financial crisis and how high-cost lending negatively impacts them.” But what is the high-profile Christian …

‘Life Is Short; Repent, Get Right With God,’ Greg Laurie Says on Last Night of SoCal Harvest Crusade 2015

In his last nightly message at the 26th annual SoCal Harvest Crusade on Sunday, evangelist and Pastor Greg Laurie urged tens of thousands of Californians to realize that life passes too quickly, and that they needed to repent without any delay, rather than “have an affair,” as the Ashley Madison website suggests. Read Original Article

News: A Christian College President Falls

Video of apparent affair surfaces as Christian higher education leaders are debating sexual ethics standards. Hope was in short supply when James “Jimmy” Epting became president of North Greenville College in 1991. Enrollment at the two-year college had dropped to 329 students and the school’s finances were on shaky ground. Trustees for the Tigerville, South …

Shelter home: more than four walls and a roof

(Photo courtesy Open Doors USA) Bangladesh (ODM/MNN) — What would you do if neighbors constantly harassed your kids while you were at work? Muslim-background believers (MBBs) in Bangladesh don’t have many options. But thanks to a shelter home provided by Open Doors USA, they’re praising God anyway. “He provided a place where they [our kids] …

Tartus caught between epicenters of terror

Bombed-out bus in Aleppo, Syria.(Photo, caption courtesy Christian Aid Mission) Syria (CAM/MNN) — As ISIS tries to wrestle control of Aleppo and Damascus out of government hands, seaside Tartus absorbs the fall-out. Christian Aid Mission reports ISIS made steady gains toward Damascus this month, even as it continues fighting for Aleppo–the war-torn country’s largest city. …