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Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

 

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How abortion unified Catholics and evangelicals to become a power on the right

March for Life

by: Steven WaldmanMay 7, 2019 (RNS) — In 1967, California State Senator Anthony Beilenson rose to speak to his fellow legislators, making a simple plea to those who opposed the abortion bill he had introduced for debate. “This bill is a request that they respect the sincerity, the religious beliefs, and the convictions of the majority of their fellow Californians.” The religious beliefs that Beilenson was defending were those of the state’s Protestants and Jews. Back then, many abortion opponents were Catholic Democrats, while many conservative Republican Protestants wanted nothingRead More


But faculty adviser Jill White hopes it's not too late for the paper.

Moody Bible Institute to stop publishing student paper

Moody Bible Institute campus

by: Emily McFarlan MillerCHICAGO, May 7, 2019 (RNS) — After 84 years, Moody Bible Institute no longer will publish a student newspaper. The administration of the historic Christian college recently informed staff of The Moody Standard that it will close the newspaper, pointing to changing budget priorities. But faculty adviser Jill White hopes it’s not too late for the paper. RELATED: After ‘challenging times,’ Moody Bible Institute inaugurates new president In an op-ed last week in The Moody Standard titled “No Journalism on Campus Leaves Us with Fake News,” White calledRead More


Writer and collaborator Sarah Bessey tweeted that Evans was surrounded by close friends and family at the end...

Rachel Held Evans, Christian writer of honesty and humor, dies at age 37

by: Emily McFarlan MillerMay 4, 2019 (RNS) — Rachel Held Evans, a popular progressive Christian writer and speaker, died Saturday morning (May 4) at age 37 after a brief illness. Evans had been in a medically induced coma for several weeks and never returned to an alert state. Writer and collaborator Sarah Bessey tweeted that Evans was surrounded by close friends and family at the end, and the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber shared that friends were at Evans’ bedside Friday night, offering “our touch and tears and song. I anointed her with oil.”Read More


An event organized by Pastor Randy Schoof that began as a bike blessing in the church parking lot...

Motorcycle Sunday 2019 in Aurora shows God’s love reaches no limits

Bike run beginning.

AURORA, Ill., May 7, 2019 – Motorcyclists and festival enthusiasts  gathered in Phillips Park – Aurora for the 19th annual Motorcycle Sunday. The yearly event is sponsored by Aurora’s Warehouse Church. An event organized by Pastor Randy Schoof that began as a bike blessing in the church parking lot is now fully-fledged community festival  Pastor Randy is a man of community engagement. This last Thursday, he has involved in the National Day of Prayer – Aurora walk. His involvement with this event has been for 16 years, walking and prayingRead More