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  • William Barr and his detractors | Competing visions for religious freedom
    by christiannewsjournal on October 18, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    In a 1798 address to the Massachusetts Militia, President John Adams said, “We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion.” Human vices can, he continued, “break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net.” Then, Adams famously concluded, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious … The post William Barr and his detractors | Competing visions for religious freedom appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Study shows older U.S. Christians being quickly replaced by young ‘nones’
    by christiannewsjournal on October 18, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    The United States is steadily becoming less Christian and the number of people with no religion is rising. Those are the twin headlines from the latest Pew Research report released Thursday (Oct. 17), which shows a dramatic decline in American religious habits over the course of a decade. The report, an aggregation of yearly political … The post Study shows older U.S. Christians being quickly replaced by young ‘nones’ appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • National Association of Evangelicals names new president
    by christiannewsjournal on October 18, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Scholar and minister Walter Kim, an expert on the theology of race, has been chosen as the next president of the National Association of Evangelicals. Kim is a pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has served on the board of the group, an umbrella organization of 40 evangelical Christian denominations, since 2013. … The post National Association of Evangelicals names new president appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Church attendance remains flat, but giving remains strong
    by christiannewsjournal on October 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    All the available hard evidence — not to mention a look around many houses of worship — shows that congregations are declining.  As congregants increasingly head for the exits, younger Americans, who say they have no religion, are far less likely than previous generations to join a church. But a new nationally representative study from … The post Church attendance remains flat, but giving remains strong appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Lauren Daigle wins artist of the year at the 50th Dove Awards
    by christiannewsjournal on October 18, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Christian music’s past, present and future were celebrated at the 50th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. The 2019 event, held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn., honored today’s top Christian and gospel artists while paying tribute to its 50-year history through highlights from previous years and performances from artists representing diverse genres. … The post Lauren Daigle wins artist of the year at the 50th Dove Awards appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Andrew Brunson tells of ‘fight for my faith’ in Turkey
    by christiannewsjournal on October 15, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Andrew Brunson lived in Turkey for a quarter-century starting churches and helping refugees. His new book, “God’s Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance,” tells the story of his last two years in the country, spending months in a cramped cell built for eight with as many as 21 others. Detained in October … The post Andrew Brunson tells of ‘fight for my faith’ in Turkey appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • California governor signs law mandating public colleges offer abortion pills on campus
    by christiannewsjournal on October 15, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Oct. 11 that mandates student health centers of the University of California and California State University systems offer what are known as medical or chemical abortions — reportedly making the state the first with such a requirement. Newsom took the action though a fellow Democrat and abortion-rights supporter, Jerry … The post California governor signs law mandating public colleges offer abortion pills on campus appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • New training grounds for the next generation of anti-semites
    by christiannewsjournal on October 15, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    If you have been following my writing for the last two decades, you are already aware that “the oldest hatred” has been morphing from the taboo racial antisemitism of the 30s and 40s to a social justice struggle. Incidentally, another word for struggle is jihad! Antisemitism being the irrational hatred of the Jewish people characterized by thoughts, deeds … The post New training grounds for the next generation of anti-semites appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Christian casualties follow U.S. retreat from Syria
    by christiannewsjournal on October 12, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Turkish forces launched a bombing campaign across northeastern Syria on Wed. Oct. 9, targeting civilian areas and killing Syrian Christians. The bombing campaign, launched less than 48 hours after a phone call between President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appeared to target Christian and Kurdish enclaves in the cities of Qameshli, Kobani … The post Christian casualties follow U.S. retreat from Syria appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]

  • Beto O’Rourke’s tax-exempt opposition draws response
    by christiannewsjournal on October 12, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s declaration churches should lose their tax-exempt status if they do not agree with same-sex marriage drew quick rebuttals from Christian leaders. If elected president, the former congressman from Texas said he would make such a policy a priority in response to a question during the Power of Our Pride Presidential … The post Beto O’Rourke’s tax-exempt opposition draws response appeared first on Christian News Journal. […]