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President and other leaders respond on Twitter to Aurora shooting

Read words of support and sympathy from President Donald Trump and others below. Great job by law enforcement in Aurora, Illinois. Heartfelt condolences to all of the victims and their families. America is with you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2019 pic.twitter.com/xlbcTBYmEo — Bill Foster (@RepBillFoster) 15 February 2019 Closely monitoring the horrifying news in #Aurora and am on my way home to be with neighbors. Too soon to know the full details of what has happened, but what I do know is Aurora is a strong communityRead More


World Relief urges the President to pursue broad-based immigration reform in partnership with Congress.

World Relief Responds to President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency at the Border

World Relief rresponds to President Trrump's National Emergency.

Feb. 15, 2019 Baltimore, Md. – Today, President Trump declared the situation at the border a national emergency, invoking presidential emergency powers to increase border security. While appreciative of his commitment to securing the border, World Relief urges the President to pursue broad-based immigration reform in partnership with Congress. While avoiding a second shutdown, the president pivoted from seeking a cooperative solution with Congress to escalating the status of the situation at the border to that of a national emergency. World Relief President Scott Arbeiter commented, “Securing the southern borderRead More


Pray for those injured!

Aurora Police Department news conference coming on Henry Pratt shooting

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Apprehended!!

Update: News conference at 5 p.m. The active shooter in Aurora has be apprehended.

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Editor's Links of Interest

The National Moral Crisis Is Already Here -Sojourners

Prayer and fasting prepares us for action; prayer and fasting are actions in themselves. Source: The National Moral Crisis Is Already Here – Sojourners


Editor's Links of Interest

Mancow bites minister: Radio host brings down Harvest Bible founder

“I’m upset that I was duped by a con man,” said Muller, who was baptized in the River Jordan by James MacDonald, fired this week by the mega-church. Source: Mancow bites minister: Radio host brings down Harvest Bible founder


“The Our Lady of Guadalupe Church was really where my story started on the west side of the city,” Castro told Religion News Service...

Julián Castro opens his presidential bid with a Catholicism aimed at Latino vote

Julián Castro announces his 2020 presidential bid.

By: Jack Jenkins, Feb. 14, 2019 WASHINGTON (RNS) — As Julián Castro officially launched his candidacy for president over the past few weeks, he invoked a certain female figure so frequently she might as well have been his running mate. On Dec. 12, as he declared that he was forming an exploratory committee, Castro, 44, a Texan who served as U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development during President Obama’s second term, stood in front of a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Catholic Church’s patron saint of Mexico. TheRead More


Replacing Leith Anderson

NAE Launches Search for Next President

Leith Anderson current NAE president

Feb. 1, 2019 – The National Association of Evangelicals, which represents more than 45,000 local churches from 40 different denominations, announces the search for the next NAE president. In addition to denominations, NAE membership includes leading Christian nonprofits, schools, churches and individuals. Leith Anderson, who has served as the organization’s president since 2006 after twice serving as interim president, plans to retire at the end of 2019. The NAE Board of Directors has been preparing for this transition for several years through a detailed presidential succession plan. The NAE presidentRead More


His departure follows years of controversy over MacDonald’s leadership style and the church’s finances.

James MacDonald fired as pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel by church elders

James MacDonald

by: Bob Smietana, Feb 13, 2019 (RNS) —  James MacDonald, the embattled pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, has been fired by the suburban Chicago megachurch he founded three decades ago. His departure follows years of controversy over MacDonald’s leadership style and the church’s finances. The church’s elders announced the move in an update posted to the church’s website on Wednesday (Feb. 13). According to the update, MacDonald “was removed as Senior Pastor and as an Elder of the church for engaging in conduct that the Elders believe is contrary andRead More


[Hollywood] was founded as an alcohol-free Christian community.

“Walk of Faith” tour tells tale of Hollywood’s Christian beginnings

Tour looks at Christian beginnings of Hollywood.

by: Heather Adams, Feb 12, 2019 LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Walking past the First Baptist Church of Hollywood, April Clemmer pauses. “This church is a survivor,” she tells the dozen or so people taking her Walk of Faith tour in a neighborhood better known for its movie-star-spangled Walk of Fame. “I will show you a lot of churches but very few” — First Baptist among them — “have been able to remain in their original locations.” Clemmer, a Los Angeles resident and a Baptist herself, came up with the WalkRead More