The Chronicles

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Snowstorm Kills 3, Leaves 2.7 Million Without Power

An unusually early snowstorm struck the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Saturday and carried into early Sunday, leaving three dead, 2.7 million customers without power and thousands stranded at airports and train stations.

John Piper Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Lead Men

John Piper, author of What’s the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible, explained why men, and not women, should be the leaders in their homes and the church.

12 U.S. Troops Believed Killed in Afghanistan Blast

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least 12 American troops and five others in Kabul Saturday as he rammed a vehicle laden with hundreds of kilos of explosives into a bus carrying foreign forces, according to reports.

Rick Perry Not Dropping Out of GOP Debates

Texas Governor Rick Perry, after considering skipping some debates, has signed up to be in the next five debates. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Perry talked about his debate performances and his new tax plan.

Family Radio Founder Harold Camping Repents, Apologizes for False Teachings

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 confesses, after decades of falsely misleading his followers, that he was wrong and regrets his misdeeds.

Online Witch School Claims Wicca Fastest Growing Religion

An online witch school recently launched a public relations campaign declaring a shortage of teachers it claims comes as the result of Wicca becoming the fastest growing religion in America.

Seven Reasons Halloween Judgment Houses Often Miss the Mark

They’re not scary enough. To speak of hell, Jesus used the imagery of a garbage dump overun with worms, a place where babies were once sacrified to demons

What Abortion?

What’s fascinating to me is that throughout the Bible, it’s the immoral person that gets the Gospel before the moral person; it’s the prostitute who gets grace; it’s the Pharisee who doesn’t

Cain, Romney Tied as Frontrunners in Iowa

The latest Des Moines Register poll of Iowa Republican voters shows Herman Cain and Mitt Romney tied for the lead.

India To Probe The Suspicious Death Of Church Leader

CBI Begins Probe Into Karnataka Priest’s Death ICC Note Indian officials are investigate the suspicious death of Fr James Mukalel in 2009. The priest was found dead in India state of Karnataka, a state where there has been rampant attacks of Christians by Hindu radicals. By Babu Thomas 10/26/2011 India (Christian Today)-The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has […]

Nigeria: Christians Are Fleeing City Of Jos Due To Fear Of Muslim Attacks

Nigeria: Christians Are Fleeing Jos From Fear Of Muslim attacks ICC Note ” At the slightest provocation, they will just start attacking us. But God has been helping us. Many people have relocated from Chwalnyap. Our people are relocating and selling their houses…” 2011/08/28 Nigeria (Digital Journal)-A pastor of the Church of Christ in Nigeria […]

Religious Tolerance Bill May Restrict Religious Freedom In Indonesia

10/28/2011 Indonesia (AsiaNews) – Far from being a breakthrough, the religious tolerance bill has stirred controversy on fundamental issues. Drafted by the three government bodies, namely the Ministry for Religious Affairs, the Interior Ministry and the Ministry for People’s Welfare, the bill on religious tolerance, known here as the Rencana Undang-undang (RUU) Kerukunan Beragama, was […]

Malaysia’s Minorities Fear Expansion Of Islamic Law

10/27/2011 Malaysia (BBC) – Malaysia’s Islamic party is pressing for more areas of law to be dealt with under an Islamic legal code, causing concerns among religious minorities, despite reassurances they would not be affected. There are two Malaysias. One for the Muslim majority – the other for Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and non-Muslims. For example, […]

Where have all the Christians gone?

ICC Note: “Christians are being killed by radical Islamists because of their beliefs. Why then, while the world celebrates revolution in the Arab world, are we standing silently while these atrocities are taking place in these democratically-liberated lands?” asks Elwood McQuaid in The Jerusalem Post. By Elwood McQuaid 10/25/2011 Middle East (Jerusalem Post) – Christians […]

Christians Under Threat as Radical Islam Spreads in ‘New Middle East’

ICC Note: “Attacked by mobs and terrorists, repressed by the growing popularity of fundamentalist Islamic law and cut off from crucial business ties, Christians are fleeing the Middle East in an unprecedented exodus,” News Max reports. By Henry J. Reske 10/24/2011 Middle East ( – Attacked by mobs and terrorists, repressed by the growing popularity […]

Christian churches attacked or bombed in Iraq since June 2004

ICC Note: The Florida Baptist Witness reports that seventy churches have been attacked or bombed since June, 2004. 10/26/2011 Iraq (Florida Baptist Witness) – This list compiled from sources provided by the Assyrian International News Agency and news sources that document the violence against Christians in Iraq. Seventy churches have been attacked or bombed since […]

Second cease fire between Israel, Gaza reportedly brokered

Rockets from Gaza continued to hit southern Israel as a second cease fire in less than 24 hours was scheduled to go into effect.

Saudi prince offers $900,000 for Israeli soldier

A member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family has offered a $900,000 reward for the capture of an Israeli soldier.

Social protest rally held in Tel Aviv, other cities

Some 20,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv for Israel’s first social protest in two months.

Ex-soldier Anat Kamm sentenced for stealing classified documents

Former Israeli soldier Anat Kamm, who turned classified military documents over to a reporter, was sentenced to 54 months in jail.

White House tells Rubashkin supporters it can’t get involved

Supporters of jailed kosher meat executive Sholom Rubashkin who signed an online petition on the White House’s We the People website received a reply saying the government cannot get involved.

Youth group advisor sues O.U. over unpaid overtime

A youth group adviser from California has brought a class action suit against her employer, the Orthodox Union.

Israeli man convicted of organ trafficking in N.J.

An Israeli citizen who lives in Brooklyn was convicted of organ trafficking.

Kent State University president slams anti-Israel professor

The president of Kent State University decried the behavior of a professor who shouted “death to Israel” during a lecture given by a former Israeli diplomat.

Marla Gilson, popular Capitol Hill lobbyist, has died

Marla Gilson, a Capitol Hill presence for decades with stints working for Hadassah, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and several Democratic Party campaigns, has died.

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