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Category: Missions

david-archuleta

At a concert in Salt Lake City last week, pop star David Archuleta of American Idol fame made an unexpected and emotional announcement. After a couple of years of skirting questions about it, he revealed that he will indeed serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though he hasn’t…

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RevVincentNichols

Winston Churchill knew that there comes a time in any military campaign when playing safe and exhibiting caution simply won’t work. This is why, he later confided, he’d lost confidence in General Claude Auchinleck, the man in charge of the North Africa campaign in 1942: to rout Rommel, only all-out aggression would do. So Churchill…

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gleaning

Forbes Magazine has just recognized Gleaning For The World, a faith-based humanitarian organization, as the most efficient charity in the United States. This marks the third time that Gleaning For The World has been honored by Forbes. More than 200 charities were evaluated in Forbes’ annual study, including World Vision, the American Red Cross, Campus…

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megachurchpakistan

Pakistan’s tiny and downtrodden Christian community thought big when constructing its latest church — a domed, three-story building that towers over the sprawling slum it serves and is the largest yet in the violent, Muslim country. St. Peter’s of Karachi, which opened its doors this month and can fit around 5,000 people, is a sign…

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personhood mississippi

Pro-life advocates were dealt a hard blow last night after Bible Belt voters in Mississippi defeated the so-called “personhood” initiative. But abortion opponents appear undeterred, saying that they’re still pursuing life-at-fertilization ballot initiatives in six other states following the major loss. While aired prior to yesterday’s polling results, the following NBC video provides an overview…

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Shorter University

Shorter University and Mercer University are institutions of higher education in Georgia, and both have been historically related to the Georgia Baptist Convention — the state’s largest Baptist group. Both schools have been in the news in recent days over the issue of homosexuality. Seen together, the actions taken by the schools point backwards to…

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interreligious

The Special Council for America of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops celebrated its sixteenth meeting from 27 to 28 October. According to a note published Friday, the meeting reflected upon such themes as the new evangelisation, inter-religious dialogue and the situation of the Church and society in various parts of the continent,…

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sudanchild

For more than two centuries, Sudan has attracted an unusual level of attention beyond its own borders. This international interest converged in the last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century as four independent forces met. First, there is the rebellion in Darfur, which has generated greater international concern…

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sfpilgrims

Representatives of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism gathered to speak of peace at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco at the same time that Pope Benedict XVI was meeting in Assisi, Italy, with representatives of world religions as well as with atheists. Both meetings were held Oct. 27 and…

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Arab-Spring

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the Arab Spring and the Muslim campaign against Catholic University are symptoms of a growing anti-Christian climate, and pledged to defend religious freedom around the globe. Speaking at a South Carolina fundraiser Saturday, Gingrich criticized the Obama administration’s involvement in the Arab Spring – the Middle East grassroots uprising…

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mormon temple

A number of years ago, I was on Larry King Live and was asked point blank if I had a problem with the appointments of Justices Roberts and Alito (both are Roman Catholics). My answer was very clear that I did not, as long as they shared my own conviction of upholding the Constitution —…

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davidlivingstone

They are words that have been hidden for 140 years – and may just be about to change the way we think of one of Scotland’s most famous historical figures. Scots explorer David Livingstone had run out of ink and paper after famously witnessing the massacre of hundreds of slaves in Africa. He was forced…

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dawkins1

You may have heard that the illustrious Scripture scholar, Richard Dawkins (also known in some circles as Richard Dawkins, bedazzling philosopher, ahem), recently pronounced the following finding, based on years of, well, being a humility-challenged atheist: “Jesus was a great moral teacher,” Dawkins said. “Somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist if…

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Harold Camping

With his speech sounding somewhat slurred and labored, Family Radio Stations Inc. founder and chairman Harold Camping sought to address in a recent message why Christ failed to return on Oct. 21 as the Bible teacher had predicted. Camping confessed, after decades of falsely misleading his followers, that he was wrong and regrets his misdeeds.…

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chinese musicians

Consider this challenge: Travel to a foreign country and make an everlasting impact for Christ in six months. You most likely won’t know the language or understand the culture. Most people you come in contact with have never heard the name Jesus. Chances are your new friends will reject your beliefs. While the challenge may…

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osteen (1)

Here we go again. Joel Osteen is in the news once again, this time for saying that Mormonism is just another form of Christianity. Osteen, pastor of “America’s largest church,” as the media repeat over and over, was speaking to The Washington Times in an interview that covered a variety of issues. It was the…

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