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August, 2018

 

[A] eulogy by former Vice President Joe Biden

McCain’s Bapt. ‘church home’ & pastor host funeral

by David Roach Date: August 30, 2018 – Thursday PHOENIX (BP) — The Southern Baptist congregation late Sen. John McCain called his “church home” hosted his Arizona memorial service today (Aug. 30). In addition to a eulogy by former Vice President Joe Biden, the service included references by Pastor Noe Garcia to the love North Phoenix Baptist Church felt for McCain and “the faith he has placed in Jesus Christ.” McCain died Aug. 25 at age 81, a year after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. DuringRead More


Willow Creek Update

Statements from the Willow Creek Elders, Heather Larson, and Steve Gillen on August 8, 2018 Source: Willow Creek Update


For the first time, U.S. resettles fewer refugees than the rest of the world – Pew Research

In 2017, the U.S. resettled 33,000 refugees, the country’s lowest total since the years following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and a steep drop from 2016. Source: For the first time, U.S. resettles fewer refugees than the rest of the world – Pew Research


USA Today

Pope changes Catholic Church teaching on death penalty, declares it ‘inadmissible’ – USA Today

Pope Francis changes church teaching about death penalty, saying it can never be sanctioned because it “attacks” the inherent dignity of all humans. Source: Pope changes Catholic Church teaching on death penalty, declares it ‘inadmissible’ – USA Today


Parking tax could cost churches, ministries

by David Roach WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 (BP) — A little-noticed provision of last year’s Republican tax legislation which taxes employee parking at nonprofit organizations “will be a problem” for churches and other Christian ministries, one of the Southern Baptist Convention’s attorneys says. The only question is how many churches and ministries will be affected. “Until the regulations come out and we start seeing how the IRS is going to treat this issue, we don’t know how big the problem is going to be,” SBC attorney Jaime Jordan told BaptistRead More


Chrisitianity Today

Under the Law: Israeli Christians Worry About Secondary Status in Jewish Nation-State – CT

Palestinian Christians and Messianic Jews cautious as region’s only democracy makes its identity politics official. Source: Under the Law: Israeli Christians Worry About Secondary Status in Jewish Nation-State – CT