The Chronicles

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Q & A: John Piper on Racism, Reconciliation, and Theology after Trayvon Martin’s Death

The Minnesota pastor addresses the foundation for responding to questions on race.

Evangelical Evolutionists Meet in New York

N. T. Wright, Tim Keller, John Ortberg among Biologos conference attendees.

Wrath of the Titans

Damn the gods … and these movies. A lame sequel to a lame remake. Zeus, help us!

Perry Noble Apologizes for Criticizing Discipleship

After South Carolina Pastor Perry Noble apologized to his congregation for criticizing those seeking more discipleship, a Christian apologist and radio host said a simple apology isn’t enough. He suggested that Noble go on a “Repentance Tour.”

Legal Problems for Kennel in Israel Could Impact Long-Term Health of Biblical Dog Breed

A woman who immigrated to Israel to help preserve the Canaan dog, an Israeli breed believed to have made multiple appearances in the Bible, is now at risk of losing her home, and her kennel, due to a lawsuit filed by the Israel Lands Authority.

Ga. Legislature Approves Bill on Ten Commandments Displays

A bill that would allow displays including the Ten Commandments in all public buildings has passed in the Georgia Legislature and awaits the signature of the governor.

Jesus Would Not Approve of Abortion, Says Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter told The Christian Post that he believes Jesus would not approve of abortion with the exception of a few cases. He also criticized the Democratic Party for taking such a strong stance on supporting abortion for all women and encouraged them to soften their language in the party’s platform.

Dying to Meet Him: Limbo

Where do you want me to go God? Where do you want me to be? I long to rejoice at the feet of thee, to bask in thy radiance.

An Investment in Respite Care Saves Families

Nationally,there are some 16.8 million families caring for a child under the age of 18 who has special needs (Caregiving in the United States; National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP, November, 2009). These families are far more likely to experience divorce and are more likely to struggle financially (Council for Disabled Children, July […]

Why Going to Church Is Important, Part 1

Some people claim to be Christians but don’t attend church. But if you really love God, you will love His people and long to be with them.

CP World Report: Mark Driscoll, Anglican Church, Abortion, Apple

“Acts 29” Network co-founder Pastor Mark Driscoll has stepped down as President to make room for Matt Chandler . And later in the day, another major move was made by Driscoll.

Aborting Women’s Rights

For years, feminists have maintained that women will not be truly free or equal unless they are free to abort their unborn children.

Law and Gospel: Part 1

Every ounce of confusion regarding justification, sanctification, the human condition, God’s grace, how God relates to us, the nature of the Christian life, and so on, is due to our failure to properly distinguish between the law and the gospel.

Overcoming Heresy Among Former Muslims with Todd Nettleton

Recently, Todd Nettleton visited The Christian Broadcasting Network to discuss the growing problem of heresy within the church.  Listen in as he offers important solutions to this ever growing problem. Fear and inexperience can often present struggles for churches when ministering to former Muslims — especially in Islamic nations. Because of this, many Muslim background […]

Turkmenistan: Fined for Having a Bible

Four Protestants in Turkmenistan were arrested and fined in late February after police discovered Bibles in their possession. Although the judge initially refused to hear the case against the four Christians, citing a lack of evidence, she later changed her position and fined them for “violation of the law on religious organizations.” The Bibles were […]

VOM-USA Prayer Update for March 30, 2012

Thank you for praying for this weeks prayer requests and please share them with your friends, church and pastor. Iran–Arrests Continue as Government Clarifies Position on Nadarkhani CaseSources: Middle East Concern, ChristianPost.com, VOM Contacts Acts 20:23-24 As Iran celebrates the Iranian New Year, Iranian Christians face an ongoing wave of arrests that began last December. […]

Kids of Courage: Rocks in Church and a New Roof

If you haven't visited our Kids of Courage website recently, I'd like to encourage you go click here and go check it out.  The website is loaded with a lot of extremely valuable information to help parents educate their children about Christian persecution, in an age appropriate manner. Today, the Kids of Courage blog is […]

Christian Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Confirmed Alive

03/28/2012 China (ChinaAid) – ChinaAid has confirmed that relatives of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng were finally allowed to visit him in prison last weekend, putting to rest fears that the pioneer in the growing Christian legal defense movement in China had died during the two-plus years of his forced disappearance into police custody. […]

Persecution Builds Against Christian T-Shirt Company

03/30/2012 United States (ONN) – It appears the school district in Lexington Kentucky has decided to join forces with community homosexuals who are angry that a Christian company does not want to do business with them. The homosexuals accused the company, Hands on Originals, of discrimination after the owners said they would not produce T-shirts […]

Central Asian Pastor Better Able to Reach Muslims After Receiving a New Car

Pastor B oversees eight churches in a heavily persecuted Central Asian country. Since 2004, Pastor B has been arrested four times for leading unregistered prayer meetings. In 2009, accusations were made against the pastor for “drawing Muslims from Islam to Christianity”. In response, the pastor was fined and his vehicle was confiscated by the police. […]

The Plight Of Egypt’s Coptic Christians

ICC Note: “Coptic Christians are… living as an oppressed minority, denied religious freedom and equal status in Egyptian life. The Copts are routinely denied meaningful employment and may not hold positions in the Egyptian Civil Service. Copts are refused permission to build new churches… Recently, there have even been calls for a return to collecting […]

Iraqi Christians Still in Danger, Feel Neglected by Al-Maliki Government

ICC Note: “The year 2011 did not bring respite for Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq as hundreds of thousands of migrants who fled the country are still unwilling to risk returning due to reports of continued discrimination, fear of renewed violence and the government’s apparent inability to protect citizens,” the Christian Post reports. […]

Briefs: Recent Incident Of Persecution

Briefs: Recent Incidents Of Persecution ICC Note Christians in India continue facing persecution at the hands of Hindu radicals. They don’t get protection from the police. It is hightime for India to respect religious freedom for its Christian minorities. 03/29/2012 India (CDN)-Police arrested five Christians on March 25 in Dhanegaon, Chhinwara, after Hindu extremists from […]

Tunisian Salafists: Who Are They?

ICC Note: “In the following interview, Samir Amghar, a specialist of Islamist movements, states that the ruling Tunisian Islamist party Ennahda and the Tunisian Salafists groups are complementary, with ‘a sort of implicit division of the political work, between the two movements,’” the Gatestone Institute reports. The radical ideology of Tunisia’s Islamist dominated government will […]

Pakistani Girl Begs Court To Stop Forced Conversion And Marriage

Pakistani Girl Begs Court To Stop Forced Conversion And Marriage ICC Note Every year, close to 300 Christian and Hindu girls are kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan. Pakistan must address this growing persecution of religious minorities. 03/28/2012 Pakistan (Catholic Culture)-A 19-year-old Pakistani woman has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court for […]

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