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Hillsong is Becoming Its Own Denomination - Here's Why
CBN - Christian World News 2018-09-20 @ 21:04
Reflecting on the Rewards and Risks of Going on the StartUp Business Podcast, Part 1
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 21:00
'Fascinating' and 'terrifying' are the words that come to mind when I think about my experience of being recorded for days on end. I recently had the pleasure of being shadowed by an ambitious young...
This Will Be America’s Worst Year on Record for Refugee Resettlement
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 16:00
The administration says there is a genocide happening to Christians in Iraq. Only 18 of them have been given resettlement in America this year. Only 30,000 refugees will be allowed to resettle in the...
Should Hymns Keep the Theology of Their Writers?
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
Experts weighed in. John Piper needed "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" to match a sermon, so he wrote two new Reformed verses. Many of writer Thomas Chisholm's fellow Methodists, who "sing their theology,...
Gleanings: October 2018
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue). Israel: Christians worry about official secondary status Israel's legislature passed a special law this...
Interview: Richard Foster: Effort Is Not the Opposite of Grace
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
As he retires from public ministry, the ‘Celebration of Discipline’ author reflects on the heart of spiritual formation. Richard Foster wrote Celebration of Discipline 40 years ago as a young...
Cover Story: God of the Second Shift
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
The theology of work conversation is thriving. Why are most workers missing from it? Our group was white, college-educated, and passionate about helping people find meaning in their careers. We...
Reflecting on the Rewards and Risks of Going on the StartUp Business Podcast, Part 1
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
'Fascinating' and 'terrifying' are the words that come to mind when I think about my experience of being recorded for days on end. I recently had the pleasure of being shadowed by an ambitious young...
Why Does the Red Planet Call to Us?
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
What space exploration tells us about human curiosity, from Eden to Mars. Blue is the color of Mars at sunset.From the surface, the cold, dim light of the setting sun comes in from the horizon as it...
God Shook My World at an EDM Concert
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
I was rolling on Ecstasy when the scales suddenly fell from my eyes. I never thought I would become a Christian. I wasn't raised in church. I grew up believing science had all the answers, that...
When God Makes Sunbeams Collide with Waterfall Spray
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
Rainbows signify something more than a post-Flood peace offering. There is more to a rainbow than meets the eye. In one sense, I mean that literally: The human eye cannot see the colors at either end...
What Trees Teach Us about Life, Death, and Resurrection
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
Other than God and people, they’re the most mentioned living thing in the Bible. I've always loved trees. I love their look, their shade, the sound of wind in their leaves, and the taste of every...
Mr. Rogers Had a Dangerous Side
Christianity Today 2018-09-20 @ 15:00
Underneath the gentle smile and neighborly manner, he was driven by anger at the way the world treated children. Fred Rogers—perhaps you know him by the title "Mister"—is a cultural...
Brooklyn diocese reaches record $27.5M settlement with 4 victims of abuse (NBC News)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 11:09
When they were teenage boys, the plaintiffs were abused by a layman who was his parish's director of religious education.
Vatican newspaper highlights: Syria, general audience, carbon dioxide emissions, Kenyan hospital (CWN)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 11:09
L'Osservatore Romano (September 20 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to the following stories:
Pope reflects on 'Honor your father and mother' (Zenit)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 10:09
In recent months, Pope Francis has devoted his Wednesday general audiences to the Sacrament of Baptism (April 11-May 16), the Sacrament of Confirmation (May 23-June 6), and the Commandments (beginning...
Bishops join Japan-Korea pilgrimage against nuclear energy (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 10:09
The Japan-Korea Anti-Nuclear Peace Pilgrimage has been held each year since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Korean cardinal lauds summit results, welcomes denuclearlization of peninsula (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 10:09
Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul praised the results of talks between South Korean President Moon Jae-in (a Catholic) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Bono meets with Pope, offers support of papal educational initiative (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 10:09
Founded by the future Pope Francis in 2001, Scholas Occurrentes seeks to "educate young people in the commitment for the common good" and to "implement the culture of the meeting for peace through...
Foster solidarity, not fear, Vatican cardinal says at conference (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 10:09
Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, delivered the opening address at the World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism, and Populist Nationalism in the...
'The Chinese government wants absolute control over the Church,' missionary warns (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 10:09
Father Sergio Ticozzi, PIME, an Italian missionary, is project director of the Diocese of Hong Kong's Holy Spirit Study Center. He has lived in Hong Kong for 50 years.
Nigerian bishops: 'These are indeed very trying times in the life of the Church' (Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 10:09
The bishops of Africa's most populous country commented on the state of the nation, called on the government to secure the release of kidnapped Christians, deplored sexual abuse, and affirmed their...
Missouri: diocesan schools superintendent retires following allegations (Springfield News-Leader)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 10:09
Leon Witt, a layman, was superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
New Church growth in Arabian Peninsula
Mission Network News 2018-09-20 @ 10:03
Arabian Peninsula (MNN) -- You don’t often hear “good news for believers” coming from the Muslim-dominated Arabian Peninsula, or AP. Christians face extremely high levels of persecution in the...
Spiritual warfare conference aims to provide answers and hope
Mission Network News 2018-09-20 @ 10:01
USA (MNN) -- As we established yesterday, spiritual warfare isn’t an oft-studied topic. Speakers Karl Payne and Marcus Warner want believers to find answers and biblical truth at Set Free...
Christians mobilizing aid for Hurricane Florence victims
Mission Network News 2018-09-20 @ 10:01
USA (MNN) -- Hurricane Florence was downgraded from Category 4 to Category 1 as it made landfall last weekend in the Carolinas. Even so, the storm dumped nearly 36 inches of rain and claimed the...
New Jersey town accused of 'hatred, bigotry' against Orthodox Jews settles lawsuit with state (
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 09:09
Mahwah is a town of 26,000 in northeastern New Jersey.
Hijab must be allowed in courtroom, European Court of Human Rights rules (Religion Clause)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 09:09
The Court found that the exclusion of a Muslim woman from a Belgian courtroom because she wore a hijab "amounted to a restriction on the exercise of her right to manifest her religion."
Man confesses to arson of medieval German church (Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 09:09
The church of St. Jodok in Ravensburg is over 600 years old; the church of St. Martin in Schlier was built in the 1830s.
Pope-emeritus Benedict defends his decision to resign (Bild (German))
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 03:09
Pope-emeritus Benedict defended his decision to resign in private letter, written last year to Cardinal Walter Brandmüller. The letter has been made public, nearly a year later, by the German...
Pope fears spread of racism (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 03:09
Pope Francis voiced his fear that racism is spreading, because of political leaders exploiting tensions for their own short-term gains. In an audience with participants in a conference on xenophobia...
South Sudan peace accord welcomed by bishops (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-09-20 @ 03:09
The Catholic bishops of south Sudan have welcomed a peace agreement, which was signed by the warring parties while the country's bishops were in Rome for their ad limina visits. Bishop Eduardo...
One Body, Many Parts: The Crucial Role of the ‘Faith-Based FEMA’ After Florence
Christianity Today 2018-09-19 @ 16:00
Working alongside government agencies, Christian volunteers aid hurricane victims based on what each denomination does best. For years, Ed and Marian Stinnette have served as the hands and feet of...
One-on-One with Daniel Darling on ‘The Dignity Revolution’
Christianity Today 2018-09-19 @ 15:00
What does it look like to reclaim God's rich vision of humanity in a world that is increasingly asking what it means to be human? Ed: What compelled you to write a book on human dignity? Daniel: I've...
Extremism advances in the largest Muslim country (Wall Street Journal)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 11:09
Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation (261 million), is 87% Muslim, 7% Protestant, and 3% Catholic.
Austrian bishop hopes Pope will speak on Viganò report (LifeSite News)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 11:09
"Silence would be a form of cover-up," said Bishop Andreas Laun, 75, the retired auxiliary bishop of Salzburg, in reference to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò's recent testimony.
Prelate laments Trump administration's refugee limit (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 11:09
The Trump administration will cap refugee admissions at 30,000 in 2019—the lowest level since the refugee program's inception in 1980. The announcement, said the chairman of the US bishops...
Turkish court rejects plea to open Hagia Sophia for Islamic prayer (AFP)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 10:09
Dedicated in 537, Hagia Sophia has served as the cathedral of the Patriarch of Constantinople (until 1453), as a mosque (until 1931), and as a museum (since 1935).
Pro-China rebels threaten Christians in Myanmar's Shan State (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 10:09
Located in eastern Myanmar, Shan State (map) is 81% Buddhist, 10% Christian, and 7% animist.
Catholic, Muslim leaders decry bomb attacks in Mindanao (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 10:09
Mindanao (map) has a larger Muslim population than other areas of the Philippines.
Indian court postpones bishop's bail plea in rape case (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 10:09
Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar recently offered to relinquish his pastoral ministry while his case is investigated.
Chaldean patriarch: 'care seriously and integrally about the continuity of Church teaching' (Chaldean Patriarchate of Babylon)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 10:09
Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako encouraged his priests to be close to the people, care for the poor, and communicate the Church's teaching to youth through social media.
Peruvian cardinal offers strong support for president's anti-corruption efforts (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 10:09
Six months after President Martín Vizcarra assumed office, Cardinal Pedro Barreto of Huancayo said, "Peru is going through a highly democratic phase. We fully support President Vizcarra because...
US bishops unveil new plans on abuse--without Vatican OK for apostolic visitation (CWN)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 10:09
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced a series of new responses to the sex-abuse scandal. But the USCCB request to Pope Francis for an apostolic visitation of the American...
Super Typhoon Mangkhut slams into the Philippines
Mission Network News 2018-09-19 @ 10:03
Philippines (MNN) -- Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit the northern Philippines early on Saturday morning before moving on to hit southern China as Sunday turned into Monday. The super typhoon has affected...
Scripture translation in Indonesia
Mission Network News 2018-09-19 @ 10:02
Indonesia (MNN) – 87 percent of Indonesia's population is Muslim. Though there are 24 million Christians in the island nation, believers only make up about 10 percent of the population. Here...
Spiritual warfare seminar coming to West Michigan
Mission Network News 2018-09-19 @ 10:01
USA (MNN) -- Audiences flocked to theaters recently to watch horror movies “The Devil’s Candy” and “A Dark Song”, which collectively grossed nearly $1 million in ticket sales. Do filmmakers...
The only one who can stop you from serving the Lord is you
Mission Network News 2018-09-19 @ 10:00
International (MNN) -- When Jesus tells His people to “go and make disciples of all nations” in Matthew 28:18-20, it can sound like a task for the highly gifted. However, this command -- also...
Al-Shabaab terrorists ambush bus in Kenya, murder 2 non-Muslims (The Standard)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 09:09
The jihadist group Al-Shabaab was founded in 2006 and is most active in Somalia and Yemen.
President Trump: Yom Kippur message (White House)
Catholic World News 2018-09-19 @ 09:09
The Day of Atonement, discussed in the Book of Leviticus (16:29, 23:27), is commemorated by Jews as a day of prayer and fasting.
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