The Chronicles

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Irene Aftermath: Churches Step in to Take Action

Many communities along the East Coast were spared major damage from Hurricane Irene but with millions still affected, pastors are stepping in to make sure the church doesn’t stay cooped up and instead makes an impact in the storm’s aftermath.

Rick Warren: 9/11 National Prayer Day Planned 2 Blocks From Ground Zero

A church located two blocks from New York City’s Ground Zero which was planted in Manhattan shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. will be part of live webcast memorial services led by Orange County, Calif., megachurch pastor Rick Warren.

Federal Judge Blocks Ala. Immigration Law; Religious Leaders Continue to Pray

A federal judge temporarily blocked Alabama’s most recent and controversial immigration law days before its September 1 implementation to allow more time to consider the many lawsuits that seek to block the legislation.

Cheney: ‘No Regrets’ With Waterboarding

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is making waves with his new memoir “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.” Many people, including Colin Powell, have lashed out at some of the “outlandish” statements in the book as well as the statements he has made on national television in defense of his book.

Do Natural Disasters Stimulate the Economy?

Some have made the argument that the destruction caused by Hurricane Irene will boost the economy as people work to repair the damage. Some economists, however, point out that wealth cannot be created by destroying things of value.

Ex-Gang Members Forbidden From Sharing the Gospel with Latin Kings Gang

Former gang members trying to help save the lives of their peers are being restricted from doing so, at least in the state of Illinois.

Tropical Storm Katia Approaches, FEMA Funds Deplete After Hurricane Irene

As Tropical Storm Katia continues to strengthen in the Atlantic, victims of Hurricane Irene are concerned that FEMA’s low disaster relief fund will not be able to handle another natural disaster.

Ancient Burial Box Linked to Priest Who Played Part in Christ’s Crucifixion

Scientists at a university in Israel believe they have discovered an ancient burial box belonging to the family of the high priest who played a part in the crucifixion of Jesus as described in the Bible.

Michele Bachmann Memoir Shares ‘Enthusiasm for Pro-Growth Economy’

Michele Bachmann’s memoir will hit bookshelves in November, a conservative imprint of Penguin Group (USA), Sentinel, announced on Monday.

Why Are Atheists Praising an Ohio Church’s Billboards?

A church marketing strategy that was designed to get people thinking about God has had some unintended side-effects, leading some people to believe that the billboards created by McElroy Road Church of Christ in Mansfield, Ohio were actually posted by a local atheist group.

The Church in Post-Christendom: Understanding the ‘Good News’ (Part 2)

What exactly is the church’s mission? In order to answer this question, we must first accurately define the gospel or “good news.” I say accurately because I think many Christians, particularly in our highly individualized culture, have come to view the gospel as simply the personal plan of salvation.

Chaplain Explains Why Some Turned to Atheism in the Aftermath of 9/11

Pastors and theologians agree that an individual’s core spiritual beliefs play a significant role in determining whether they will choose to believe in God or turn away from religion altogether in the aftermath of a tragedy such as 9/11.

Should Clergymen Get Tax Exemption for Multiple Homes?

There’s a lot of talk these days as to what Congress can afford to cut out of the budget. Right now, they may have their eye on the tax allowance that enables clergy members to buy or live in multiple homes tax-free.

Court Rejects Prostitution Restrictions on AIDS Funding

Evangelical NGOS say the ruling is unlikely to change their operations, but the case touches on larger principles.

DeVon Franklin Keeps the Faith in Hollywood

The studio exec says it’s alive and well.

Irene Death Toll Jumps to 40; Flood Warnings Still in Effect

The death toll from Hurricane Irene has jumped to 40 as more people were pulled out of floodwaters, according to new reports. The latest number is nearly double what was reported on Sunday.

Landlocked Vermont Dealt a Deadly Blow by Hurricane Irene

The worst flooding Vermont has suffered in 83 years has claimed the lives of three residents of the Green Mountain state. The victims include a woman swept away by the raging Deerfield river in Wilmington, a man who drowned in Mendon when flood waters took him away, and another man found dead in Lake Rescue […]

Land-Locked Vermont Dealt a Deadly Blow by Hurricane Irene

The worst flooding Vermont has suffered in 83 years has claimed the lives of three residents of the Green Mountain state. The victims include a woman swept away by the raging Deerfield river in Wilmington, a man who drowned in Mendon when flood waters took him away, and another man found dead in Lake Rescue […]

Are Evangelicals Seeking ‘Dominion’ Over Politics, Government?

News reports, discussions and rumors have been circulating that evangelical members of a radical Christian sect called the “New Apostolic Reformation” are seeking to take “dominion” over the earth through politics, media and other sectors.

Calif. Science Center Allows Intelligent Design Film to Be Shown

The American Freedom Alliance will be allowed to present a pro-intelligent design event at the California Science Center, two years after it filed a lawsuit against the center.

Conservatives Worry About Perry Campaign, Presidency

As Texas Governor Rick Perry’s path to the nomination begins to look more likely, some conservatives have started to wonder if he can beat Obama, and if he does, whether he will be a good president. Criticisms point to his temperament, ideology, and religiosity.

Bachmann on Her Conversion, Miscarriage, Parents’ Divorce

Michele Bachmann, who extended her weekend Florida outreach into Monday, spoke freely about her conversion to Christianity, her parents’ divorce and losing a child through miscarriage as she urged a group of conservatives to spend their lives for Jesus.

Nepali Terrorist Leader to Be Released From Life in Prison Sentence

A man responsible for killing at least six people in various bombing incidents could be set free from his life in prison sentence.

Gaddafi’s Family Flees to Algeria; Strongman’s Whereabouts Uncertain

On Monday, the Algerian foreign ministry confirmed that members of Muammar Gaddafi’s family have managed to flee Libya into neighboring Algeria.

Seven Things That Leaders Should Never Apologize for

Never Apologize For Not Embracing Someone Else’s Agenda! I often tell people, “your burden is not my passion!”

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