LAUNCH OF THE BARNABAS CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY NETWORK (BCEN)

Apr 8, 2020 by

The needs of the poor and persecuted church are urgent and must be met now. Coronavirus is creating a humanitarian disaster especially for persecuted Christians in many parts of the world.   And the reason for this disproportionate effect on the Christian community? Persecuted Christians are on the margins of society, discriminated against in daily life, and often discriminated against when general aid is distributed.  Many are desperately poor already because of discrimination. They have no...

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Liberals object to Christians saving lives

Apr 5, 2020 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, The Conservative Woman: NEW York City is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the USA. When a 68-bed field hospital specifically equipped to deal with respiratory care and staffed by 60 to 70 medical professionals was erected within the wide open spaces of Central Park, it should have been good news. Not so for progressives, who quickly jumped in to criticise and complain. Many are deeply upset that this hospital has been erected by Samaritan’s Purse, the...

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Vicar blasts famous Christian hymn down London street and leads those in lockdown in the Lord’s Prayer

Mar 28, 2020 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: A vicar, known on Instagram as the Portobello Priest, has played Amazing Grace from his car to bring people in his parish some communal joy while in isolation. Rev Pat Allerton is the pastor at St Peter’s Notting Hill and posted a video on Friday of himself driving down Portobello Road with the caption; “If people can’t go to church, church must go to the people…” In the video, he drives along and explains that the vision is to go around the...

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The Christian background to China’s best hospitals

Mar 25, 2020 by

by William Huang, MercatorNet: Wuhan’s heroic healthcare staff were working in hospitals founded by Western missionaries. Now that it has brought its own coronavirus epidemic under control, China’s Communist government has shifted to what it does best: changing the narrative, pumping out propaganda, and fooling the masses. State media now boasts that medical teams from the best hospitals across the country came to Wuhan and orchestrated a massive turnaround in fortunes. With almost gleeful...

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When you can do ‘social distancing’ and still bring the love of Christ

Mar 24, 2020 by

From Canon Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council: In the heart of Pittsburgh, the Rev. Jonathan Millard and the staff of Ascension Church listened to the many medical professionals in their congregation who advised them urgently to “flatten the curve” of the pandemic by asking the congregation to observe “social distancing.” They did so immediately, weeks ago, but as they observe on their website: “The danger as we take these necessary measures is that social distancing would turn into...

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Ministry Ideas & Technology During COVID-19 Crisis

Mar 24, 2020 by

from the Gafcon Secretariat: Dear Brothers and Sisters, The global turmoil surrounding the coronavirus or COVID-19 virus has forced all of life: businesses, schools, and even churches into a new normal–we are all in uncharted waters at the moment. How does the church respond? How do we be the church amidst social isolation and preventative measures that keep us apart? We are seeing churches adapt and use creative means to continue ministering in the most challenging of times. In order to...

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