The Chronicles

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Have God, will travel

Daily worship together has been the stabilizing force in Keith and Ruth Snider’s 37 years of marriage on the move

Hoops, Michigan, Jesus

I gained both a wife and a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, so I enjoyed Friday night’s scintillating 87-85 NCAA men’s basketball tournament victory over Kansas. But embedded in that result is a thought about how Christ died for sinners like you and me. Just after the game began, Kansas guard Elijah Johnson poked […]

Edith Schaeffer, 1914-2013

The widow of Francis Schaeffer and co-founder of L’Abri Fellowship is remembered for her humanity, humility, and hospitality

Weekend Reads: Studying and singing the Word of God

Body of Pilot Found: Man Found After Being Thrown From Plane at 2,500 Feet (VIDEO)

The body of a pilot thrown from a plane has been found, authorities confirmed on Saturday. Search teams had been working tirelessly across rural Tennessee to find the body of the man thrown from his plane when the cockpit canopy came off as he flew at 2,500 feet.

Fifth-Graders Murder Trial: Kids Go to School With Semi-Automatic Pistol, Knife (VIDEO)

Two fifth-graders at the center of a murder trial in Washington state will stand trial as juveniles, a prosecutor has confirmed on Friday.

Kate Middleton Baby Shower: Any Baby Shower Gifts Would Be ‘Respectfully Returned,’ Royal Expert Claims (VIDEO)

Kate Middleton’s baby shower will reportedly not happen, despite persistent rumors over recent weeks that the Duchess’ sister, Pippa Middleton, was planning a big baby shower for Kate and her husband Prince William.

Planned Parenthood Defends Infanticide

Planned Parenthood has worked tirelessly to ensure the long-term viability of abortion-on-demand in America. With a mantra of “between a woman and her doctor” they have earned the title of America’s largest abortion mill. Perhaps now they will also become America’s largest infanticide provider as well.

The Holiness Factor

We may need to ask ourselves: What are we showing the world? What is it that keeps us “salty”? How do we, as Christians, keep our lights shining in the darkness around us? Aside from our Jesus pins and bumper stickers, what sets us apart in the world?

Ten Commandments for Guest-Friendly Church Members

I travel a lot and spend a lot of time in different churches. I have had a church consulting firm that did “guest” visits as part of our services. Sadly, many times I do not feel welcome as a guest when I visit churches.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wichita State Shockers Live Stream Free: Watch Online NCAA 2013 March Madness Elite 8 College Basketball (TV Schedule)

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Wichita State Shockers takes place in the NCAA 2013 tournament on Saturday, in one of two March Madness Elite 8 games taking place today.

Texas Church Has Sermon Series Featuring Zombies, Easter

As American entertainment continues to delve into television and books featuring zombies, one Texas church has opted to have a sermon series with themes about the undead.

White House Easter Egg Roll to Feature Many Celebrities; Obama Reflects on Jesus’ Sacrifice

The White House put out the talent line-up and the roster of celebrity attendees for the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll to be held Monday. The announcement came Friday, the day President Obama talked about Jesus’ sacrificial death and resurrection in his Easter message.

Re-enactment of Christ’s Crucifixion Draws Thousands to Philippines

At least 16 Filipinos were nailed to crosses on Good Friday in an extreme show of devotion that drew thousands of tourists to the northern Philippines. The Catholic Church decries the 60-year-old annual ritual as a form of folk religion.

Christian Leader in Vietnam Beaten to Death by Police

ICC Note: A Christian leader belonging to the Hmong ethnic group was brutally murdered by Vietnamese police earlier this month. Sources say Vam Ngaij Vaj, a church elder, was beaten and likely tortured using electric shock before his death on March 17th. It was not immediately clear why police had chosen to target Vaj specifically, […]

Christian Persecution Continues to Grow Worldwide

ICC Note: Unfortunately only a small percentage of Christians in the West are even aware of the extent that their brothers and sisters are persecuted worldwide. The article below provides a good brief overview of all of the avenues through which persecution comes, whether by Islamic radicals or one of the five remaining Communist governments. An estimated […]

Christians in Pakistan Protest Government’s Lack of Aid

ICC Note: Christians in Pakistan have staged a protest, claiming that the government has ignored their needs after being made homeless by mobs of angry Muslims. On March 9th, mobs rampaged through the Christian neighborhood of Joseph’s Colony and burned down as many Christian homes as they could find. Since then, Christians have been living […]

Christians in Egypt Remain Vulnerable

ICC Note: As Holy Week comes to a close, Christians in Egypt continue to find themselves vulnerable to attacks by Islamists. Attacks against Christians have increased in the new Egypt. Without the government to help protect them, Christians will likely continue to be attacked and isolated in Egypt.  3/30/2013 Egypt (Globe Post) – It’s been […]

Christian Family in India Beaten for Observing Holy Week

ICC Note: A Christian family in India has been attacked and beaten by religious fanatics. While observing Holy Week, a band of fanatics burst into their home and beaten all family members and permanently maiming the mother. The attackers chopped the mothers hand in two pieces. Will Christians ever get peace in India?  3/30/2013 India […]

Christian Woman Arrested in Sudan

ICC Note: A Christian woman and NGO worker has been arrested and detained for over a month by Sudanese security forces. According to Amnesty International, security forces arrested her at her home in Khartoum and then confiscated her electronics and sealed off all of the Bibles found in the home. What is this woman’s crime? […]

Why is Burma Army Targeting Kachin Christians?

A Special Report by ICC 3/30/2013 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – The Burma army has finally allowed the United Nations to provide humanitarian aid to the tens of thousands of displaced people, mostly Christian, in the war-torn Kachin state. It has also held peace talks with Kachin rebels. But one thing the federal government […]

Cut in child allowances would push over 40% of children below poverty line, says NII

Israel Police drag their feet in investigation of attack on foreign national

Study: Children with abused mothers 4 times more likely to have autism

Palestinian budget reflects PA's dependence on Israel, U.S.

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