Monday, November 4th, 2019
"I invite you not to neglect, if possible, a visit and prayer to the cemetery.”
by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Nov. 1, 2019 (RNS) — For many, Halloween is mostly a fun opportunity to slip into a spooky costume, indulge in sugary delights or let their party animal run wild. But Pope Francis on Friday invited the faithful to bring it back to basics, or rather, to cemeteries. “In these days, when, unfortunately, messages of negative culture on death and dead people are circulating, I invite you not to neglect, if possible, a visit and prayer to the cemetery,” the pontiff said Friday (Nov. 1),Read More
"Because of these findings, James [MacDonald] was biblically disqualified from the position of Elder..."
by: Bob Smietana Nov. 3, 2019 (RNS) — Former pastor and radio preacher James MacDonald is no longer fit for ministry, said the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel, the megachurch MacDonald founded in the Chicago suburbs in 1988. In a statement released Sunday (Nov. 3), the church elders found MacDonald was prone to anger, “had a pattern of improperly exercising positional and spiritual authority over others to his own advantage” and sought to profit from the church’s ministry. “Because of these findings, James was biblically disqualified from the position ofRead More
Note from Matthew Soerens of World Relief
Note from Matthew Soerens of World Relief on Facebook… Among many immigration stories, you might have missed this, but it’s one you could really help with The president signed an order that could soon halt ALL refugee resettlement to a state unless the governor consents Here are tools for evangelical Christians (especially but not exclusively pastors) to speak up, particularly for those in AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, WA & WI https://worldrelief.org/sign-on/ Read more on immigration at XPian News… https://xpian.news/category/immigration/