YouTube censors John Piper’s audiobook, ‘Coronavirus and Christ’

May 19, 2020 by

From Christian Today: YouTube has censored the audiobook version of Reformed theologian John Piper’s new book, Coronavirus and Christ, claiming it violated “community standards.” The book offers six biblical answers to the question: What is God doing through the coronavirus? “This video has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines,” reads a message on the now blocked video by Piper, the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in...

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How Christians can share their faith in a changing world

May 12, 2020 by

from Christian Today: It’s been 40 years since Becky Pippert wrote her best-selling book on evangelism, Out of the Saltshaker & Into The World, and a lot has changed since that time. In Britain at least, neither nominal Christianity nor sceptics have even a basic knowledge of the main people and stories in the Bible stories. In the US, where Pippert is from, Christianity is still a visible part of the social fabric, but there too, secularism has been gaining ground, church attendance...

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Finding hope in a Covid-19 world

Apr 20, 2020 by

New website lookforhope.org features a number of short blogs and videos addressing different aspects of life in the current crisis, to help those with faith in Christ and those without faith yet, but looking for hope. Blog titles include: When longing for victory over Covid-19 When I fear the shadows of death When I’m feeling the pain of isolation When I’m wondering what life is worth When I’m struggling with the kids...

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Franklin Graham sues more venues over canceled tour stops

Mar 2, 2020 by

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post: Evangelist Franklin Graham has taken legal action against two more venues for canceling his U.K. tour events planned for May due to his biblical views on homosexuality, according to a spokesperson of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. After launching legal proceedings against the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, BGEA has now sued the FlyDSA Arena in Sheffield and ICC Wales in the city of Newport, South Wales, Christian Today reported. The Scottish...

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Glasgow venue ignores legal action by controversial US preacher over event axe

Feb 28, 2020 by

by Jack Aitchison, Herald Scotland: Bosses at Glasgow’s Hydro Arena have ‘snubbed’ legal action taken by a controversial US evangelical preacher over the cancellation of a show at the venue. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) began proceedings after the event space axed an event headlined Franklin Graham after claims the move “discriminated” against his Christian following. The BGEA asked Glasgow Sheriff Court to grant an interim order requiring the venue to hold the...

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Scottish churches demand Council apology over ‘illegal and discriminatory’ Franklin Graham booking cancellation

Feb 26, 2020 by

from Premier: Church leaders in Scotland have written to Glasgow City Council calling for an immediate reversal of the decision to cancel the booking of Franklin Graham at the city’s SEC arena. Despite contracts being signed, the Council urged the venue to reconsider, claiming the US evangelist’s appearance would cause division. The opposition is linked to previous comments he had made about homosexuality. The cancellation was one of eight arenas who told Graham that he was no...

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