Nigerian Christians are losing the demographic war

Aug 10, 2020 by

by William Huang, MercatorNet: Signs of genocide appear to be growing. The world’s most “unfashionable” persecuted minority is arguably Christian. Despite being persecuted in far more countries than any other religion, Christians are simply not on the radar of Western consciousness. At a time when the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar, Uyghurs in China and Yazidis in Iraq is being under-reported, the world has done little to help any of these minorities and persecuted Christians have become...

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An increasing portrayal of transgender characters on TV is ‘fuelling rise’ in the number of young people seeking medical help to change sex, says a leading expert

Aug 10, 2020 by

by Glen Owen, Mailonline: The increasing portrayal of transgender characters on TV is fuelling a dramatic rise in the number of young people seeking medical help to change sex, a leading expert has said. Polly Carmichael, who is head of Britain’s leading trans clinic for children, said that programmes such as Orange Is The New Black, Transparent and Butterfly helped ‘normalise gender diversity’. And she claimed exposure to social media could be persuading some children to ‘erroneously’ believe...

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Study: Over half of churchgoers find Bible ‘challenging’ when reading on their own

Aug 9, 2020 by

by Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post: Over half of Protestant churchgoers have difficulty understanding Scripture when they read it on their own, highlighting the need for communal Bible study, a new report revealed. A new poll from LifeWay Research, in partnership with Explore the Bible, found that 57% of Protestant churchgoers say the Bible is “challenging” when read alone. However, nine in 10 churchgoers agree they can usually understand how a passage of Scripture is relevant to them, and...

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End this Uighur injustice

Aug 9, 2020 by

Letter to The Guardian: As religious leaders and leaders of belief-based communities, we come together to affirm human dignity for all by highlighting one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust: the potential genocide of the Uighurs and other Muslims in China. We have seen many persecutions and mass atrocities. These need our attention. But there is one that, if allowed to continue with impunity, calls into question most seriously the willingness of the international...

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Burning Bibles in Portland and what every American needs to hear

Aug 9, 2020 by

by Jim Denison, Christian Post: Activists burned a stack of Bibles in front of the federal courthouse in Portland Friday night. A statue of Jesus was beheaded recently at a Miami church. A recent faculty survey at Harvard University found that 79.7 percent consider themselves “very liberal” or “liberal”; 18.9 percent say they are “moderate”; only 1.46 percent call themselves “conservative” or “very conservative.” Unsurprisingly, 67 percent of white evangelical Protestants believe...

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More evidence of correlation between transgender and autism in UK study

Aug 9, 2020 by

by Michael Cook, Bio Edge: Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely as cisgender adults (whose gender identity corresponds to their sex at birth) to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre. This research, conducted using data from over 600,000 adult individuals, confirms previous smaller-scale studies from clinics. The results were published in Nature Communications. The team used...

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COVID – God’s Providence and Human Agency – Vinay Samuel

Aug 8, 2020 by

Introduction: Most religions, if not all religions, believe that God created the universe and cares for his creation.  Overall, we can identify three different ways God’s providence is understood among people of faith.  One is to stress God’s plan and will for the World.  It is God’s will people say frequently recognising that God’s providence is to fulfil his will for individuals, families, communities, society, nations and the whole creation. A christian would also acknowledge God’s plan and...

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Taking a stand on bowing the knee

Aug 8, 2020 by

by Ben John, Christian Concern: Why might someone not say ‘Black Lives Matter’? Or why might someone choose not to ‘take the knee’? Must it be because they are racist? We must surely all agree that ‘black lives matter’? Surely we all want to highlight racial injustice? In the last two weeks there has been a storm when two sportsmen, NBA star Jonathan Isaac and Rugby League player Israel Folau, as well as several Formula 1 drivers, chose to remain standing during the national anthem. Isaac...

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The White Supremacist Roots of the Abortion Industry

Aug 8, 2020 by

by R C VanLandingham, Crisis Magazine: In an interview published in Forbes Magazine on July 8, rapper, producer, and presidential aspirant Kanye West spoke out against Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. West has made waves in recent years for his support of President Trump and his very public conversion to Christianity. While his support for the President has cooled, his love of Christ still appears to be strong. His 2019 album, Jesus is King, topped the charts and included a gospel...

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All Saints’ International Congregation Beirut Damaged in Blast

Aug 7, 2020 by

from Dr Peter Ford, All Saints Church, Beirut: Dear church family, We are all facing a new catastrophe, on top of the very challenging COVID and economic problems the Lebanon is dealing with. As far as I have heard, all members of All Saints Church (both International and Arabic congregations) are safe and uninjured. (If you know of anyone to whom this does not apply, please let us know.) For this we thank the Lord, while we also very much grieve at the tragic accident that left (so far as...

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