USDA food report provides impetus for holiday giving

If you contribute to a domestic or international ministry your mailbox and e-mail inbox will be filled up soon if it isn’t already. In all the stories done about various Christian outreach efforts, the point that November and December are counted on as an important source of income is clear. Choosing what ministry(ies) to support... Continue Reading

Palin Mania Hits West Michigan

Sarah Palin will make her long-promised return trip to Michigan, and the visit is causing quite a stir in Republican-friendly Grand Rapids. The former GOP vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor will kick off a national tour for her book “Going Rogue” at a Barnes & Noble book store at Woodland Mall. The book hit... Continue Reading

Churches Win in Equal Access Debate

A California city has had a change of heart related to church activities in city facilities. Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) attorney Daniel Blomberg explains that the case boils down to the fact that public facilities are indeed public facilities — and that churches, which are part of the public, have equal rights of access. “[T]he... Continue Reading

Biblical anti-Obama slogan: Use of Psalm 109:8 funny or sinister?

There’s a new slogan making its way onto car bumpers and across the Internet. It reads simply: “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8” A nice sentiment? Maybe not. The psalm reads, “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.” Presidential criticism through witty slogans is nothing new. Bumper stickers, t-shirts, and hats with... Continue Reading

Jews raise millions to be ready for coming of the Messiah

Yehuda Glick is a 44-year-old American-born Jew who spends most of every day preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in Jerusalem. Since he became the executive director of the Temple Institute, Mr Glick’s main task has been to supervise the manufacture of the utensils the high priests will need when the day arrives. Crowns... Continue Reading

Obama Says Jerusalem Building Could Be ‘Dangerous’

Israeli plans to build 900 new homes in Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood, constructed beyond the city’s 1967 borders, could have “dangerous” consequences, President Barack Obama said. Obama said “additional settlement building does not contribute to Israel’s security,” according to a transcript of an interview he gave Fox News. “I think it makes it harder for them... Continue Reading

National Religious Leaders to Release Historic Declaration on Christian Conscience

On Friday (November 20) a group of prominent Christian clergy, ministry leaders and scholars will release the Manhattan Declaration, which addresses the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and religious liberty. The 4,700-word declaration issues a clarion call to Christians to adhere to their convictions and informs civil authorities that the signers will not – under... Continue Reading

Ex-Defense Department official to head Fort Hood review

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tapped a former senior defense official to lead a broad Pentagon review of the circumstances surrounding the Fort Hood shootings, The Associated Press has learned. Gates will announce today that it will be a single, coordinated review, and will call for a quick, short-term report, followed by a longer, more... Continue Reading

Creationist to dispense Darwin at College Campus

Bill Wiesner bought more than 250 copies of Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” this month. But he disagrees with the theory of evolution. Wiesner spent more than $300 on special edition versions of the book that include a 50-page introduction that instead supports the creationism-based theory of intelligent design. He plans on giving away 700... Continue Reading

Malaysian Bibles Confiscated over Translation Concerns

The Malaysian government faces a “herculean” task in prohibiting the use of the word “Allah” in Christian worship, says Bernard Dompok, president of a Sabah-based political party. Dompok, speaking at the Nov. 8 national congress of the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO), said the Malay-speaking Christian community, particularly in the eastern Sabah and Sarawak... Continue Reading