More than 170 have been killed, including Christians, in attacks carried out by extremist militants that have allied themselves with the Islamic State (IS) in a majority-Muslim island in the Philippines, since May 23, according to reports.
The Internet has certainly brought us incredible ways to do commerce, to get information, and to communicate. But it has an ugly and evil side to it as well. It allows cowardly critics to hide behind a keyboard and cut people to the core through blogs, social media, and email. So how do we respond when we get a hurtful email?
The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, located on the campus of Northwestern University, announced earlier this month that it will be promoting an Asian American female to full professor for the first time in its 162-year history.
For those in the Korean American community who may have been wanting to learn more about services that are available to them regarding counseling, domestic violence prevention, and foster care, one non-profit opened up its doors to present the services that they provide in those areas.
At least 28 Coptic Christians and dozens more were injured when multiple gunmen attacked them on their way to a monastery on Friday. According to reports, eight to 10 gunmen stopped the bus in which the Coptic Christians were traveling, and forced the passengers to recite the ‘shahada,’ a declaration of the Islamic faith.
Jesus wants us to be a faithful and wise worker. God entrusts each of us with a precious task. God is glorified through what He has entrusted to us. Jesus said, “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” (Jn 17:4). Workers work.
About 20 years ago, a church member was considered active in the church if he or she attended three times a week. Today, a church member is considered active in the church if he or she attends three times a month. Something is wrong with this picture. For 2,000 years, the local church, as messy as it is, has been God’s place for believers to gather, worship, minister, and be accountable to one another.
At a ceremony which took place at a church on Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that prohibits the government from compelling clergy to testify regarding their sermons, or to produce copies of their sermons for a civil or administrative proceeding.