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At least 30 faith leaders arrested in border protest

by: Jack Jenkins Dec 11, 2018 (RNS) – After a tense standoff with officials at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday (Dec. 10), at least 30 American clergy were taken into custody over the objections of demonstrators, who had come to protest the treatment of Central American asylum-seekers and to decry the extension of a border wall and the militarization of the border. Priests, pastors, imams and rabbis knelt at the border south of San Diego in front of a row of U.S. Border Patrol agents clad in riot gear. OrganizersRead More


Prominent evangelical organizations have posted the formal public comments

National Evangelical Organizations Post Comments on Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Rule

By EIT Staff Posted December 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Prominent evangelical organizations have posted the formal public comments they submitted regarding the Trump administration’s proposed “public charge” rule. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and World Relief each submitted comments. Leaders of these and other evangelical organizations released the following joint statement Monday, explaining their opposition to the proposed rule, including concerns about its potential impact on marriages and families: On October 10, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published a proposedRead More


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Beyond Disease Transmission: Evangelical Missions and the Consequences of Colonialism – Christianiy Today

It matters how the church enters a mission field. Source: Beyond Disease Transmission: Evangelical Missions and the Consequences of Colonialism – Christianity Today


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When Gospel Music Sparked a ‘Worship War’ – Christianity Today

How the Great Migration changed music in the black church forever. Source: When Gospel Music Sparked a ‘Worship War’- Christianity Today


A GC2 Summit on Responding to Sexual Harassment, Abuse and Violence, a one-day evangelical gathering around the topic on Thursday (Dec. 13)

Ending the year #MeToo went to church, Wheaton summit to discuss evangelical response

by: Emily McFarlan Miller Dec 10, 2018 CHICAGO (RNS) – For years, Nancy Beach had no idea there were women with stories similar to hers. Beach, the first woman to serve as a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, said her boss acted sexually inappropriately toward her in the late 1990s. Instead of speaking out, she said she went silent, like so many other women, wanting to protect the church and families involved and thinking her situation was an isolated case. When she learned other women said they had similarRead More


Ken Starr on his faith, the Mueller investigation, the Clintons and refugees

by: Maina Mwaura Dec 10, 2018 (RNS) – Growing up the son of a minister in Texas, Ken Starr learned two principles for how to live his life. Do the right thing. Always do it the right way. “You’ve got to turn square corners,” said Starr. “You can’t lie, cheat and steal.” Those principles, said Starr, guided his law career and later his work as independent counsel from 1994 to 1999, heading the controversial investigation that led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. Starr, who later would becomeRead More


Neither John nor the other gospel writers describe Jesus' skin color...

“Revival!” brings mostly black cast to movie depiction of Gospel of John

by: Adelle M. Banks Dec 7, 2018 WASHINGTON (RNS) – For creator Harry Lennix, the new movie “Revival!” – a retelling of the Gospel of John with a mostly black cast – is a film whose time has come. “I think to be able to imagine yourself as somebody like Christ is a great, powerful tool that has been denied us, not necessarily even from outside sources,” said Lennix, a black writer, producer and actor in the film. Neither John nor the other gospel writers describe Jesus’ skin color, butRead More


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Ezekiel Elliott Fined $13,369 By The NFL For Donating To The Salvation Army After Touchdown – DailySnark

Ezekiel Eliott just got fined by the NFL for perhaps the most un-fineable thing ever – donating to charity. The Cowboys running back ran in a score in the opening minutes of the team’s Thanksgiving day game against the Redskins and passed up a touchdown dance to donate to the Salvation Army. Elliott threw $21 […] Source: Ezekiel Elliott Fined $13,369 By The NFL For Donating To The Salvation Army After Touchdown – DailySnark


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Perspective | Trump didn’t say the Apostles’ Creed at Bush’s funeral. As a liberal evangelical, I say good for him. – Washington Post

Americans shouldn’t judge presidents on what they say about their faith. Source: Perspective | Trump didn’t say the Apostles’ Creed at Bush’s funeral. As a liberal evangelical, I say good for him. – Washington Post


But a group of biblical scholars, including some members of the museum's own advisory board, objected strongly to the gathering...

Under pressure, Museum of the Bible moves charismatic Christian conference off-site

by: Yonat Shimron Dec 6, 2018 (RNS) – After encountering a barrage of criticism for agreeing to rent space to a charismatic Christian group that claims the Trump presidency is part of God’s plan, the Museum of the Bible abandoned plans to host the group and moved its meeting to the Trump International Hotel. The Revolution 2018 event, a three-day conference run by Jon and Jolene Hamill of Lamplighter Ministries, begins in the nation’s capital Thursday (Dec. 6). It is intended, its website said, to “focus on real-time prophetic revelationRead More