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The Moral of Moral Failings of Christian Leaders
Christianity Today 2018-04-22 @ 04:00
The character of Christian leaders is in question. We need to ask why and work for change. The past few months (and if we are honest, the past few years) have been hard for Christians, and...
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
Christianity Today 2018-04-21 @ 18:00
“We are sorry,” elder board says as more women claim misconduct. Last night, Willow Creek Community Church made a promise to its members following the early departure of its founder and senior...
One-on-One with Brian Stiller on “From Jerusalem to Timbuktu”
Christianity Today 2018-04-21 @ 15:00
The gospel springs into life and people are transformed. Ed: What led you to write From Jerusalem to Timbuktu? Brian: North America media promotes the perception that the church is slowly dying. But...
Jesus, Take the Control Wheel: Southwest Pilot Saw Flying as Ministry
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 22:00
Fellow Texas Baptists cheer on Tammie Jo Shults, who heroically landed Flight 1390 after engine failure. BOERNE, Texas (BP)— When members of First Baptist Church in Boerne, Texas, heard...
My Son’s Down Syndrome Showed Me the Real Imago Dei
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 17:00
It didn’t look at all like I thought it did. For the majority of my theologically trained life, my ideas of what it meant to bear the image of God were quite conventional—easy inheritances...
How to Become America’s Fastest-Growing Church? Think Like a Startup.
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 17:00
Cincinnati’s Crossroads uses entrepreneurial strategies for gospel ends. The fastest-growing congregation in America is one you may never have heard of with a name you hear everywhere: Crossroads...
Gleanings: May 2018
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 17:00
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue). Supreme Court hears pregnancy centers' plight The US Supreme Court will decide in June whether pregnancy...
Rwanda Weeds the Church Plants
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 17:00
Thousands of churches closed in attempt to curb bad buildings—and bad preaching. Authorities have closed more than 6,000 churches across Rwanda, including 714 in the capital city of Kigali, in...
Sectarian Cinema: Oscars Highlight Muslim Defense of Persecuted Christians
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 17:00
Watu Wote joins other films attempting what African sermons cannot. Two years ago, the heroic actions of some Kenyan Muslims brought their majority-Christian nation together. The Oscar-nominated film...
‘These Bombs Led Me to Christ’
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 17:00
The “Napalm Girl” from a famous Vietnam War photo tells her story of coming to faith. You have seen my picture a thousand times. It's a picture that made the world gasp—a picture that...
Whatever Happened to Gifts of Language, Prophecy, and Healing?
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 17:00
Let’s ask the early church fathers. Sometimes we start our history in the wrong place. It can be tempting to trace our roots back to the origin of our denomination or even the origin of...
Southern Christianity Is Bigger Than the Bible Belt
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 17:00
A scholar’s journey through the region reveals much more than Baptists and church barbecues. In the spring of 2008, my wife and I loaded up a truck and moved to Tennessee, where I'd taken a job as...
The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?
Christianity Today 2018-04-20 @ 14:00
Why is it uniquely challenging for us to address issues often associated with mental illness? Most of us know someone who is in counseling, on medication, or has even taken his or her own life as a...
German bishops' spokesman denies report that Vatican has rejected intercommunion policy (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 11:04
Referring to the "pastoral guide on inter-confessional marriage and common participation in the Eucharist," Matthias Kopp said that "news that the document has been challenged by the Pope or by the...
Faith leaders call for urgent climate change action at Commonwealth leaders' meeting (Anglican Communion News Service)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 11:04
Cardinal Maurice Piat of Mauritius was among the signatories.
Macron seeks Merkel's support for EU reform in Berlin talks (France 24)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 10:04
L'Osservatore Romano (4/20 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.
German bishops devote ecumenical pro-life week to prenatal diagnosis (Servizio Informazione Religiosa)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 10:04
The initiative's goal is "to encourage parents to accept their child unreservedly" when faced with a diagnosis of a birth defect. "Diseases and disabilities of the newborn are diagnosed without risks...
Holy See adheres to European agreement on cultural routes (Council of Europe)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 10:04
Wikipedia offers an overview of the Council of Europe's cultural routes program and the 2010 Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes.
Leading EU official meets with head of EU bishops' commission (COMECE)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 10:04
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, "acknowledged the positive role of the Church in the society," while Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, SJ, "recalled the need to base the...
After priest is killed in Congo, clerics say they won't be intimidated (RNS)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 10:04
"Priests are living in fear, but they cannot leave the villages where they are with the people," one priest said in a telephone interview. "They are running schools, hospitals and peace programs...
Catholic agency says UK's attempted deportations reveal flawed system (Crux)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 10:04
BBC reports on the Windrush deportation controversy.
10% of children arriving in Uganda say they were raped as they fled DR Congo's brutal conflict (Save the Children)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 10:04
L'Osservatore Romano (4/20 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story.
Alfie Evans' dad emphasizes Vatican hospital is ready to care for his son (Liverpool Echo)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 10:04
Thomas Evans spoke with reporters in England following his audience with Pope Francis. The president of the Vatican's Bambino Gesu pediatric hospital said that the hospital has been in contact since...
Changing Latin America with radio
Mission Network News 2018-04-20 @ 10:02
International (MNN) -- Trans World Radio’s Bonaire Transmitter Upgrade project has helped in expanding the ministry’s Gospel reach throughout Latin America. Changing a Region with Stronger Radio...
Young Syrian refugee forgets aspirations of terrorism in light of the Gospel
Mission Network News 2018-04-20 @ 10:02
Lebanon (MNN) – How can we fight terrorism before it happens? How can we vanquish hopelessness and poverty? Would you believe me if I said education was the answer? Through education, Heart for...
SAT-7 empowers women through “Needle and New Thread” programming
Mission Network News 2018-04-20 @ 10:00
MENA (MNN) -- SAT-7, a satellite TV ministry to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is empowering girls and women through its program, “Needle and New Thread.” "Needle and New Thread" The...
This Earth Day, support creation care that points to the Creator
Mission Network News 2018-04-20 @ 10:00
Rwanda (MNN) -- Earth Day is on Sunday, April 22nd. When you hear about earth care and sustainability, you may not automatically think about missions. However, at Food for the Hungry (FH), pairing...
Pope Francis pays tribute to Benedictine order's spirituality, legacy (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 09:04
"If St. Benedict was a luminous star," said Pope Francis, "this was because he was able to discern between the essential and the secondary in spiritual life, placing the Lord firmly in the center...
Resignations and appointments (4/19) (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 09:04
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a Tanzanian bishop for reasons of age and appointed a successor.
Papal audiences (4/19) (Vatican Press Office)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 09:04
Pope Francis received, in separate audiences, Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, Cardinal Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun of Laos, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the...
Caritas Syria's spokeswoman laments recent Western airstrikes (CNS)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 09:04
"When we heard the bombardment, we felt, please, no, not again," said Sandra Awad. "Those (strikes) won't help. It's the opposite. They are opening the wounds of our hearts. We don't want to live in...
Ukraine's government seeks autocephalous status for Orthodox church (Reuters)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 09:04
Ukraine's Orthodox faithful are divided into the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate), and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church...
Southern Italy awaits papal visit (Vatican News)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 09:04
On April 20, Pope Francis is traveling to two southern Italian towns to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of the Servant of God Bishop Tonino Bello (1935-1993).
Gunfire at UN team in Syria stalls chemical weapons inspection (CNN)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 09:04
L'Osservatore Romano (4/20 Italian edition) devoted prominent front-page coverage to this story. The Vatican newspaper also reported on the Syrian regime's offensive against an ISIS stronghold and a...
Remains of exiled Czech cardinal to be returned, re-buried in Prague (Radio Praha)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 08:04
The remains of Cardinal Josef Beran of Prague, who died in exile, have been removed from St. Peter's basilica in Rome and will be reburied in St. Vitus cathedral in Prague, in accordance with the...
Chilean cardinal: Bishop Barros should resign 'without doubt' (The Tablet)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 08:04
Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago has said that Bishop Juan Barros, the prelate at the center of a sex-abuse scandal in Chile, should resign "without a doubt." However, the cardinal added that "I...
China: churches demolished, bishop's tomb desecrated, children forbidden in churches (AsiaNews)
Catholic World News 2018-04-20 @ 08:04
Chinese officials have demolished another church, desecrated the tomb of an 'underground' bishop, and forbidden young people from entering church buildings. The AsiaNews service sees the aggressive...
Algeria's Crackdown on Churches
CBN - Christian World News 2018-04-19 @ 20:48
2000 Kachin Christians Trapped in Jungles of Myanmar
CBN - Christian World News 2018-04-19 @ 20:46
One-on-One with Jamie Aten on the Disaster Ministry Conference
Christianity Today 2018-04-19 @ 20:00
Below I talk with Dr. Jamie Aten about the upcoming Disaster Ministry Conference. Ed: What's can attendees expect from HDI's Disaster Ministry Conference? Jamie: The Disaster Ministry Conference will...
Remembering Bob Buford, the Christian Leader’s Leader
Christianity Today 2018-04-19 @ 17:00
Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, and other prominent pastors share how the innovative Leadership Network founder influenced their ministries. A businessman, philanthropist, management coach, and...
‘Little Girls Need Their Daddy’
Christianity Today 2018-04-19 @ 15:00
Billy Graham's children are thankful for their father; they just wish he'd been around more. When Franklin Graham was five, his famous father was in Australia for six months preaching at a Billy...
Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Christianity Today 2018-04-19 @ 15:00
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings. "Are you and Bryan okay?" asked a friend. "Yes, why?" "I noticed you weren't sitting together in...
Another Mexican priest murdered (Fides)
Catholic World News 2018-04-19 @ 13:04
English bishops applaud hospital care for Alfie Evans, call criticism 'unfounded' (Catholic Herald)
Catholic World News 2018-04-19 @ 13:04
The Catholic bishops' conference of England and Wales has released a statement praising the hospital where Alfie Evans is a patient for its "professionalism and care for severely ill children....
Benedictine Confederation celebrates 125th anniversary (Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino )
Catholic World News 2018-04-19 @ 11:04
In 1893, Pope Leo XIII united the congregations of the Order of St. Benedict.
Top EU court rules church job ads open to discrimination scrutiny (Deutsche Welle)
Catholic World News 2018-04-19 @ 11:04
The spokesman for Germany's bishops commented, "It is the Church that defines its own identity, and such decision cannot be left to the state or to a state court."
Church in South Korea frets as baptisms decline, flocks grey (UCANews)
Catholic World News 2018-04-19 @ 10:04
South Korea's population is aging, and the percentage of Catholics continues to increase; however, the number of baptisms has declined in nine out of the past ten years.
Retired bishop's ministry, 'urgent outreach' lead to revival of dying parish (OSV Newsweekly)
Catholic World News 2018-04-19 @ 10:04
The population of Gary, Indiana, fell from 178,000 in 1960 to 76,000 in 2016.
USCCB names manager of public affairs (USCCB)
Catholic World News 2018-04-19 @ 10:04
For 18 years, Miguel Guilarte was a reporter and editor at El Tiempo Latino, a Spanish-language weekly in Washington, DC.
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