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  • Indian Christians on edge | Big win for Hindu Nationalists
    by christiannewsjournal on June 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Two weeks ago, Narendra Modi was sworn in for a second term as India’s Prime Minister. His party, the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party], won a resounding victory in parliamentary elections. As Indian pundits – a word that is, by the way, of Indian origin – will tell you, if Modi and the BJP were the … The post Indian Christians on edge | Big win for Hindu Nationalists appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Southern Baptists approve amendments dealing with sexual abuse, racism
    by christiannewsjournal on June 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Southern Baptists, faced in recent months with hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse in its ranks, have overwhelmingly adopted changes to governing documents that will bring greater visibility to their desire to disaffiliate with churches that do not handle instances of abuse properly. A new standing “Credentials Committee” also will consider whether churches are not … The post Southern Baptists approve amendments dealing with sexual abuse, racism appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Matt Chandler addresses allegations of abuse at Village Church
    by christiannewsjournal on June 14, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Matt Chandler, pastor of a Texas megachurch whose former youth minister has been charged with sexual molestation, addressed the scandal before a group of Southern Baptists and said his “imperfect church” takes abuse allegations seriously. The church’s handling of the alleged abuse, which Chandler said occurred at a church camp more than six years ago, … The post Matt Chandler addresses allegations of abuse at Village Church appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Who knew that BDS could benefit Israel?
    by christiannewsjournal on June 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement continues to be the best-kept secret in a lot of circles, including the evangelical community. While its proponents will tell you that it was born in 2005 in “Palestine”, the concept goes back in history, much earlier than that. It was also supposed to be modeled after the boycott of South … The post Who knew that BDS could benefit Israel? appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • The victims of words | Reality isn’t whatever we want
    by christiannewsjournal on June 11, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    In one of Marvel’s recent blockbuster superhero movies, a genocidal alien-arch-bad-guy named Thanos acquires an “Infinity Stone,” which allows him to change the world around him at will. With this stone, he says, “Reality can be whatever I want.” Well, many today imagine they’ve got that same mastery over reality—not with the use of a … The post The victims of words | Reality isn’t whatever we want appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Southern Baptist report condemns ‘epidemic’ of abuse
    by christiannewsjournal on June 11, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    A new Southern Baptist Convention report on sex abuse, filled with the voices of survivors, acknowledges numerous ways the denomination has failed to protect members of its churches. The “Caring Well” report also summarizes a range of next steps to address the issue, including educating congregations about abuse, preparing them to help survivors and fostering … The post Southern Baptist report condemns ‘epidemic’ of abuse appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ leads June streaming lineup
    by christiannewsjournal on June 10, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Superhero movies are ultra-popular in our culture, but they’re also ultra-violent and, sometimes, ultra profane. They’re also loved by young children, even if the kids never have watch one and even though the PG-13 content would give many of them nightmares. I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve told my children: “No, you can’t … The post ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ leads June streaming lineup appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Mexican church says leader is innocent, denies sex crimes charges
    by christiannewsjournal on June 7, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Mexico’s largest evangelical church, La Luz del Mundo, is defending its leader, despite his arrest on a slew of sex crime charges involving minors. The church has denied all charges against Naasón Joaquín García, known by church members as the “The Apostle,” in a statement. Church leaders say they are confident Garcia’s innocence will be … The post Mexican church says leader is innocent, denies sex crimes charges appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • New book uses religious art to explore generosity
    by christiannewsjournal on June 7, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    A well-known financial services ministry has launched an effort to teach generosity in a not-so-well-known way: through artwork. Thrivent Financial this year released a book — Inspiring Generosity: Stories of Faith and Grace in Art — that explores generosity by examining the inspiration and stories behind 40 original prints, drawings and illuminated manuscripts spanning 800 … The post New book uses religious art to explore generosity appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Forced conversions to Islam, marriages spike in Pakistan
    by christiannewsjournal on June 7, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Sixteen-year-old Suneeta and her 12-year-old sister were walking home in March when they were kidnapped. The men who took them forced the girls to convert to Islam. “We were walking back to our house after working on the farm when men in a car came out of nowhere and dragged us in with them,” said … The post Forced conversions to Islam, marriages spike in Pakistan appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]