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Billy Graham Center Explains Survey on Evangelical Trump Voters
Christianity Today 2018-10-19 @ 00:00
Wheaton College-based institute studied how and why both white and non-white believers voted in 2016. The main takeway of the 2016 election for American evangelicals: they "feel committed to engaging...
For Blacks, Lies Matter: Black Christians, The Trump Presidency, and New Research
Christianity Today 2018-10-18 @ 22:00
I fear evangelicals have risked years of processing past racial trauma for a future devoid of Black voices among them. For two years we've seen and heard it everywhere. Eighty-one percent of white...
What Your Pastor Won’t Tell You (But Wishes You Knew) About Pastor Appreciation Month
Christianity Today 2018-10-18 @ 17:00
An open letter to congregants. Dear churchgoer, You may not know it, but this is a significant month for your pastor. October is Pastor Appreciation Month, bringing with it a complex mix of...
Why Evangelicals Voted Trump: Debunking the 81%
Christianity Today 2018-10-18 @ 16:00
Ahead of the midterms, the Billy Graham Center Institute examined the most infamous statistic about faith and the 2016 election. Over the past two years, few statistics have sparked as much debate...
The Importance of Narrative: Utilizing the Entire Bible to Train Up Well-Rounded Leaders
Christianity Today 2018-10-18 @ 15:00
How does theological education think through relevancy in the 21st century? We all have diets. We all consume different types of food habitually. Necessarily, it would also seem that the word 'diet...
Vatican diplomat renews call for nuclear disarmament, says nuclear deterrence is 'deeply flawed' (Holy See Mission)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 11:10
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, apostolic nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressed his remarks to a UN committee on disarmament.
'Romero saved my wife's life,' says husband of woman cured through saint's intercession (Crux)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 11:10
In a miracle recognized by the Vatican, Cecilia Flores was cured of HELLP syndrome.
1st international dialogue between Catholic, Buddhist nuns held in Taiwan (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 10:10
The theme of the 5-day event was "Contemplative Action and Active Contemplation: Buddhist and Christian Nuns in Dialogue." The gathering took place at Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monstery (photograph) in...
'Tolerance must be the chief characteristic of the Church,' new Indonesian bishop says (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 10:10
Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation (261 million), has more Muslims than any other country. The nation is 87% Muslim, 7% Protestant, and 3% Catholic.
Cardinal Kasper laments xenophobia, nationalism, 'America first' (SIR)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 10:10
"The xenophobia that spreads throughout Europe today is in clear contradiction with the Bible and the Christian conception of man, according to which every person has their value and must be accepted...
French parish desecrated ( (French))
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 10:10
The desecration took place in Saint-Cyr-l'École, in the suburbs of Paris.
Pope Francis pays tribute to St. John Paul II, St. Ignatius of Antioch (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 10:10
The Pontiff made his remarks following his October 17 general audience (video) in St. Peter's Square.
In Vietnam, Catholic mother and blogger freed from prison, but forced into exile (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 10:10
The Catholic activist was jailed in 2016 for her defense of the environment.
Church groups seek more aid for quake-hit Indonesian province (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 10:10
The Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, which took place on September 28, killed 2,100 people. Over 70,000 people have been evacuated from the region.
Vatican Secretary of State offers Mass for peace in Korea (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 10:10
The Mass took place in St. Peter's Basilica; South Korean President Moon Jae-in was in attendance.
Christians in Iraq facing extinction, says Archbishop
Mission Network News 2018-10-18 @ 10:03
Iraq (MNN) -- Christianity has been around in Iraq for approximately 2,000 years -- one of the oldest Christian heritages. However, Iraqi Christians are teetering on the knife’s edge of extinction,...
Bethlehem Bible College informs US Christians about Palestinian believers
Mission Network News 2018-10-18 @ 10:02
United States (MNN) -- Every other year, Bethlehem Bible College hosts the Christ at the Checkpoint conference in Bethlehem. However, this is the first year the college is hosting a follow-up Christ...
Wycliffe USA hosts Scripture Celebration in Orlando and online
Mission Network News 2018-10-18 @ 10:01
USA (MNN/WYC) -- If you care about Bible translation, you won’t want to miss this: Wycliffe USA is live-streaming their biannual Scripture Celebration this afternoon. Wycliffe’s Kristie Frieze...
Fear grips churches in northeastern Kenya as Muslim extremists kill 2 Christian teachers (Morning Star News)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 09:10
One of the victims was Catholic, the other Pentecostal. Kenya, a nation of 48 million, is 60% Protestant, 23% Catholic, and 11% Muslim. The jihadist group Al-Shabaab, founded in 2006 and most active...
Hardliners threaten judges as Pakistan awaits Asia Bibi ruling (AFP)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 09:10
Asia Bibi is the Pakistani Christian woman who has been jailed since 2009 on an unsupported charge of blasphemy against Islam.
Christianity in Iraq 'one wave of persecution' from extinction, archbishop says (The Tablet)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 09:10
Archbishop Habib Hormuz Al-Naufali, 58, was named the Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Basra in 2014.
Prelate welcomes court decision striking down death penalty in State of Washington (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 09:10
"We join the Catholic Bishops of Washington, the Washington State Catholic Conference, the Catholic Mobilizing Network, and all people of good will in welcoming this development and persevering in...
In eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists seize houses of worship (Forum 18)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 09:10
Separatists in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (map) have seized two Baptist churches, a mosque, and a house of worship used by Jehovah's Witnesses.
Activists attack church in Chile's capital as Mass is being celebrated (ACI Prensa (Spanish))
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 09:10
Since 2016, activists from the indigenous Mapuche people have engaged in a campaign of attacks against Catholic and Protestant churches.
Sudan: 13 Christians arrested in Darfur, another church told to hand over property (World Watch Monitor)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 09:10
The nation of 37 million is 97% Muslim. Since 1983, the government has imposed sharia law on its citizens.
Brazilian presidential contender pledges to maintain law against abortion (AFP)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 03:10
Jair Bolsonaro, a leading candidate in Brazil's presidential race, has promised that, if elected, he will maintain the country's laws against elective abortion.
Chinese bishop at Synod was member of National People's Congress (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-10-18 @ 03:10
One of the Chinese bishops participating in this month's Synod has served three terms in the National People's Congress. Bishop Joseph Guo Jincai supported a measure to enshrine socialism in the...
Heroic Muslim Man Risks His Life to Save Ancient Christian Texts from ISIS Destruction
CBN - Christian World News 2018-10-17 @ 22:46
Three Ways You Are Just Like The Apostle Peter
CBN - Christian World News 2018-10-17 @ 22:28
A Landmark Victory for Norway Doctor Fired for Refusing to Dispense Birth Control
CBN - Christian World News 2018-10-17 @ 20:45
Sparing Nineveh: US Pledges $300 Million So Iraq’s Christians Can Return Home
Christianity Today 2018-10-17 @ 18:00
A new round of funding, plus improved processes, will help minority faiths rebuild four years after ISIS pushed them out. The problems facing persecuted faiths in the Middle East are too complex to...
What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin
Christianity Today 2018-10-17 @ 17:00
Our political loyalties often prevent us from thinking biblically about the human condition. I've read the words "credibility" and "character" more in the past two weeks than in the last two years...
One-on-One with Andy Stanley on ‘Irresistible,’ Part 2
Christianity Today 2018-10-17 @ 15:00
I'm talking with Pastor Andy Stanley on his newest book and seeking the Bible. Ed: So, if the resurrection story itself is of such great importance, how do we keep from reinterpreting Jesus without...
Some nuns press for women's vote at Synod (AP)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 11:10
A religious sister participating in the Synod said, "I believe that in future synods—I will not say the very next synod—but in future synods we will probably see a change as to who...
Chilean abuse survivors welcome laicization of bishops (Crux)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 11:10
Pope laicized 2 Chilean bishops for abusing minors
$1.2M settlement for former Atlanta fire chief, dismissed for writing Bible study criticizing homosexual acts (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 11:10
Kelvin Cochran, who served as US Fire Administrator during President Barack Obama's first term, was dismissed from his position as Atlanta's fire chief in 2015 after he criticized homosexual acts in...
Synod press brief: homosexuality, refugees, openness to change (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 11:10
The heads of the Jesuit, Dominican, and Conventual Franciscan orders addressed the press on October 15, as did Ms. Silvia Teresa Retamales Morales, a Chilean youth who "said that young people say...
Drugs, persecution are themes of Synod press briefing (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
Archbishop Jaime Spengler of Porto Alegre (Brazil) and Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, spoke at the briefing.
Vatican holds conference on peace journalism (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
The Dicastery for Communication sponsored the conference. "Editors and reporters making choices about what to report, and how to report it ... create opportunities for society at large to consider...
'Indifference kills': Pope, at general audience, continues focus on Fifth Commandment (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
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...
Watering down Church teaching won't attract young people, Cardinal Sarah tells Synod (CNS)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
Cardinal Robert Sarah is the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
Pope warns against 'rigid' laity, priests, and bishops (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
"Always, under or behind rigidity, there are problems, grave problems," the Pontiff preached during his October 16 weekday Mass. "Jesus is not there. The spirit of the world is there ... Be careful...
State Dept. official meets with Ukrainian Catholic leader (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, expressed his" hopes for the Ukrainian people to end the war in Ukraine" and "support of the international...
Orthodox patriarch of Antioch calls for pan-Orthodox council to address disunity (Moscow Patriarchate)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
The Orthodox patriarch Antioch ranks third in order of seniority among the heads of Orthodox churches. Neither the Moscow Patriarchate nor the Patriarchate of Antioch attended the 2016 pan-Orthodox...
Ukrainian Catholic leader: Pope's action on China, Ecumenical Patriarch's action on Ukraine are healing acts (Crux)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk referred to Pope Francis granting full communion to "millions of simple faithful, simple Catholic Christians in China who in this way have returned to the womb of...
Pope releases video for October missionary prayer intention (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 10:10
The Pope's October prayer intention, disseminated by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), is "that consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present...
Thousands of Pakistani protesters demand Asia Bibi’s execution
Mission Network News 2018-10-17 @ 10:03
Pakistan (MNN) -- Thousands of protestors and rioters in Pakistan have converged over the last several days to clamor for Asia Bibi’s execution. Bibi, a Christian wife and mother, has been in...
India home to the most unreached people groups
Mission Network News 2018-10-17 @ 10:01
India (MNN) – India is home to more unreached people groups than any other nation, and the numbers of unengaged people will continue escalating according to World Mission's Greg Kelley. “Within...
Jesus Film backpack accelerating ministry worldwide
Mission Network News 2018-10-17 @ 10:00
International (MNN) – In closed countries, the Gospel must be brought in in undercover ways, and in remote areas, it must be mobile. For the Jesus Film Project, this could’ve introduced a number...
Chaldean cardinal says promised US aid for Iraq hasn't come (AP)
Catholic World News 2018-10-17 @ 09:10
In contrast, Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako, the head of the Chaldean Catholic Church, praised Hungary for its aid to Iraq's Christians.
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