PENTECOST SUNDAY IS THIS SUNDAY: “RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT”

  By: Frank G. Tunstall, D. Min. When Jesus wanted to teach about receiving the Holy Spirit, He chose to tell a story about a man who was on a journey and stopped about midnight at his friend’s house. Of course, the traveler was hungry, but the host was out of bread. So, he went […]

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CHINESE AUHORITIES BLOW UP CHRISTIAN MEGACHURCH WITH DYNAMITE

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-christianity-religion-crackdown-megachurch-chinaaid-golden-lampstand-church-linfen-communist-a8156031.html? Chinese authorities blow up Lampstand Church with dynamite in LinFen, China, Pop. 4.3 million. ‘The repeated persecution… demonstrates that the Chinese government has no respect for religious freedom or human rights,’ says Christian group. By: Chris Baynes of The Independent Chinese authorities have demolished a well-known Christian megachurch, inflaming long-standing tensions between religious groups […]

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THE BATTLE FOR GAINESVILLE HAS NOT BEEN WON, BUT IN JESUS’ NAME IT HAS BEGUN

  By: Frank G. Tunstall The pastors of fourteen congregations of different faith groups in Cooke County in Northern Texas joined together in Gainesville, Texas on May 2 to participate for the first time ever in the National Day of Prayer. Gainesville is the county seat and the home of Hope Connection IPHC, a Heartland […]

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EVANGELISM IS MORE PRAYER THAN ACTION FOR PROTESTANT CHURCHGOERS

www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/april/evangelism-survey-protestant-churchgoers-prayer-invite.html By: Aaron Earles Most Protestant churchgoers say they are eager to talk to others about Jesus, and are praying for opportunities to share their faith. But most say they have not had any evangelistic conversations in the past six months. The 2019 Discipleship Pathway Assessment study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found excitement and eagerness […]

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Pennsylvania Democrats: Allah is fine, Jesus is not.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/todd-starnes-pennsylvania-democrats-allah-is-fine-jesus-is-not By: Todd Starnes William Penn (October 14, 1644 – July 30, 1718) established a colony where people of faith could practice whatever religion they desired. Pennsylvania became the only colony without a state-run church. Penn’s gift to America was freedom of religion, the right to practice one’s faith in the public marketplace. “All Persons […]

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SEXUAL ABUSE AND THE CLERGY

 www.snapnetwork.org/abuse of faith_feb19 Debbie Vasquez at 14 By:  SNAP  Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests February 19, 2019 SNAP is the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others). She was 14, she said, when she […]

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