Thursday, July 20, 2006

Breaking News & Confronting Culture

Baptists Warn Environmental Politics Could Divide Evangelicals
Southern Baptists are worried that environmental politics could divide evangelical Christians and distract them from their higher calling to spread the gospel.

Pope's assertion of primacy a problem for Protestants (from 12/2005)
An appeal by Pope Benedict XVI for non-Catholic Christians to recognise papal primacy risks reinforcing divisions between churches.

Va. Megachurch Sues County to Keep Classes
A megachurch in northern Virginia is suing Fairfax County so that it can keep giving religion classes that help students get a master's degree.

Study: House Church Participation Rises in America
Millions of American adults are trying out new forms of spiritual community and worship with many alternating between house churches and conventional churches, a new survey revealed.

Prayer in Prisons Now Unconstitutional
Evangelical? If you run a soup kitchen, prison ministry, or a home for the mentally disabled, to stay operational you’ll need to rethink — or hide — that label if U.S. District Judge Robert W. Pratt’s ruling against Prison Fellowship Ministries’ InnerChange is allowed to stand.

Couples find new names for marriage
NEWLYWEDS in America are “meshing” their names in an attempt to banish the sexism that comes when a woman takes her husband’s surname.

N.C. Woman Recognized for Church Attendance Streak
Cal Ripken Jr. played in 2,632 consecutive baseball games. That's not as long as Mary Payne's streak of Sundays in church.

The Tragedy of the Religious Left (opinion)
What do you get when you hold a conference with 1,200 people who are all afraid of offending one another? I’ll tell you what you don’t get...

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