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Most printers outside of China don’t have the range of facilities to manufacture the same Bibles...

China tariffs could lead to a ‘Bible tax’ in the US, say Christian publishers

by: Emily McFarlan Miller June 21, 2019 (RNS) — If President Trump gets his way, reading the Bible could get more expensive. The parent company of the two largest Bible publishers in the United States has warned the Trump administration that proposed tariffs on China would amount to a “Bible tax.” Trump’s proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese-made products would affect books and other printed materials, according to Bloomberg. That includes Bibles, which are overwhelmingly printed in China because of the specialized technology and skills they require to produce.Read More


During the 30-minute comment time, the majority of speakers expressed concern and support for Wayside Cross Ministries (WCM)...

Aurora city council hears support for local ministry

Pastor Jeff Moore addresses Mayor and the Aurora City Council.

Aurora, Ill., July 9, 2019 – Tonight, the Aurora City Council and Mayor Richard Irvin heard a mouth-full from citizens and clergy. During the 30-minute comment time, the majority of speakers expressed concern and support for Wayside Cross Ministries (WCM) in its dispute with the Mayor over 19 registered sex offenders (RSO) and the request to leave WCM in 30 days from Aurora police. Speakers in support of WCM included Mary Ann and John Vincent, Jon Konz, Mike Mueller, Rev. Jeff Moore of First Presbyterian Church, and Marjorie Logman, TwoRead More


Abraham Deng sees God opening a door for the church to bear fruit...

Sudan crisis: Door is ‘wide open’ for the Gospel

by Timothy Cockes CLARKSTON, Ga., July 8, 2019 (BP) — Despite continuing protests and violence in the nation of Sudan, Abraham Deng sees God opening a door for the church to bear fruit, particularly among Muslims. Deng, who came to America as a refugee from what is now South Sudan, frequently visits both his hometown area in South Sudan as well as visiting his wife and three children in the nation of Sudan as they await approval to move to the United States. Deng recounted that three women came toRead More


Rides in MAF Kodiak available

Mission Aviation Fellowship coming to Aurora on July 19

Mission Aviation Fellowship

EXPERIENCE MAF: CHICAGO JULY 19TH 3PM – 7PM Join them at J.A. Air Center – Aurora Municipal Airport July 19, 2019 3PM – 7PM 43W730 US Highway 30 Sugar Grove, IL 60554 You’re invited to Experience MAF at J.A Air Center – Aurora Municipal Airport, just west of Chicago. Festivities begin at 3pm with the departure of the first of 4 flights offered in the MAF Kodiak that served in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and piloted by Jungle Pilots are Superheroes star, Brian Shepson! Reserve your seat today! Flight Registration.Read More


Rev. Daniel Haas and other clergy express support for WCM

Aurora clergy speak out in support of Wayside Cross Ministries residents

Rev. Daniel Haas addresses media.

AURORA, Ill., July 5, 2019 – On Wednesday afternoon, several members of the Aurora clergy gathered at the Wayside Cross Miniseries’ (WCM) chapel to give support and speak out against actions taken by the City of Aurora  to WCM residents. The city asked, on June 26, 19 residents who are registered sex offenders at this downtown gospel mission, 215 E. New York St., to leave within 30 days. The city feels that the residents are not compliant with Illinois statues and are within a 500 feet residence restriction. Because ofRead More


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Wayside Cross registrant staffer: “Right now I am scared and confused” – NARSOL

By Sandy . . . Illinois statute 720 ILCS 5/11-9.3(b-10) states, “It is unlawful for a child sex offender to knowingly reside within 500 feet of a playground, Source: Wayside Cross registrant staffer: “Right now I am scared and confused” – NARSOL


The effort, which organizers are calling the “For His Children” campaign...

Hispanic evangelical group offers to house migrant children in churches

by: Emily McFarlan Miller  July 1, 2019 (RNS) — The head of the largest Hispanic evangelical Christian network in the United States announced it will offer to work with the Trump administration to provide resources and shelter to migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Speaking during a call with reporters Monday (July 1), the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said his organization plans to launch a campaign to offer aid to immigrant children held in detention centers at the border. The effort, which organizersRead More


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Attorneys say Wayside Cross child sex offenders shouldn’t have to move – The Beacon-News

Chicago attorneys, who have been retained to represent the 19 child sex offenders who were told they must move out of Wayside Cross in Aurora, believe McCarty Park is not a playground, but simply a park. Source: Attorneys say Wayside Cross child sex offenders shouldn’t have to move – The Beacon-News


Thousands of women and girls in Africa’s newest nation have suffered brutal sexual violence...

South Sudanese churches call for acceptance of wartime sexual violence survivors

South Sudan civil war

by: Fredrick Nzwili  June 28, 2019 (RNS) — South Sudanese churches are urging local communities to accept women who have been victims of sexual violence during the country’s civil war, many of whom are returning after being kept in captivity by state and non-state forces. Thousands of women and girls in Africa’s newest nation have suffered brutal sexual violence as armed groups employed rape as a weapon of war. Last year, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan documented 238 cases involving 1,291 victims. Many have been rejected by theirRead More


SES President Richard Land said Geisler influenced him as a seminary student in the early 1970s.

Norman Geisler, theologian and prolific author, dies at 86

Norman Geisler

by: Adelle M. Banks July 1, 2019 (RNS) — Theologian and Christian apologist Norman Geisler, the author of dozens of books and the co-founder of two seminaries, has died. He was 86. His family announced his death on Monday (July 1) on his website. “It is with great sadness that we share this news that Norm Geisler passed away peacefully this morning,” reads the brief statement. “He has left behind an amazing legacy that will continue to have a ripple effect for many years to come.” In April, Southern EvangelicalRead More