Friday, April 25th, 2014

All posts tagged Christians

Why did Jesus have to die?

By Peter Lundell Good Friday. The day we remember the Cross. Jesus’ suffering. God’s answer to our sin problem. And I ask Christians, “Why did Jesus have to…

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More Muslims may be coming to Christ in Iran than anywhere else

By Dennis Crowley Open Doors USA has ranked Iran number 9 on its list of 50 countries where persecution of Christians for religious reasons is most severe. The…

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Chinese Christians form human shield to protect church

By Kelly Givens Thousands of Chinese Christians have camped in and around Sanjiang Christian Church in eastern China to prevent it from being demolished under a provincial campaign…

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Christian couple in Pakistan sentenced to death for ‘blasphemy’

LAHORE, Pakistan – A Christian couple in Punjab Province incapable of writing proper Urdu was sentenced to death today (April 4) for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages, bringing…

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Iraq Christians say homes seized as unrest spikes

By Agence France-Presse As Iraq suffers its worst violence in years, gangs claiming ties to powerful militias have been commandeering empty homes in Baghdad with little official sanction,…

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‘All Nations’ and Church Planting

By Ed Stetzer The Great Commission. Neither the words “great” nor “commission” are in the text, but the descriptor fits. This “authoritative order, charge, or direction” is “unusually…

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The courage to declare

By Ed Koster I graduated from Seminary 40 years ago, well equipped to distinguish between Presbyterians and Baptists and Methodists and Pentecostals and Episcopalians… Not that it was…

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Washington holds moment of silence as mudslide death toll rises to 27

By Anugrah Kumar Exactly a week after Washington witnessed its deadliest natural disaster in nearly a century, communities observed a moment of silence Saturday even as the death…

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United Nations report: Unprecedented Christian persecution in Iran

By Ryan Mauro A new United Nations report concludes that the persecution of Christians in Iran is at unprecedented levels. A minimum of 50 Christians are in prison,…

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Christians in captivity – the agony of waiting

By Lela Gilbert Patience is in short supply these days. Despite our instant communication capabilities, just about everyone is waiting for something.  The phone doesn’t ring. The cable…

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