Young Earth creationist Ken Ham, reflecting on the recent "Reason Rally" atheist gathering in Washington D.C., said that with the growing "secular religion" in America it is the responsibility of Christians share the Gospel with non-believers.
"Jesus tells us to 'lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest' (John 4:35). We should recognize that the growing numbers of secularists are a mission field with whom we have the responsibility and privilege of sharing the gospel (Matthew 28:19)," Ham wrote on his Answers in Genesis blog.
"Our hearts should break at their lost state, and we should be encouraged to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13–16) as we share the good news of the message of Jesus Christ with a broken, hurting world." more >>
Ex-Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll appears to be on track for a fresh start with his new Arizona-based Trinity Church. Recent updates on the church's website indicate the congregation is beginning to mesh at its new Scottsdale digs.
The church recently held the equivalent of a field day for the congregation, which included a "huge family-style BBQ," and bounce houses for the children. The church is set for a public launch in early August.
"Our plan is to publicly launch our new church Sunday, August 7 at two services, 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m," read a message on the church's site. Until then, it will meet once a week for Bible study at its home, the Glass and Garden Drive-In Church. more >>
Gay Muslims say they are being rejected by the LGBT community amid the aftermath of the shooting massacre in Orlando, Florida, where 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub.
Reuters recounted the experiences of several gay Muslims who say their relationship with the LGBT community is changing given the revelations that the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. modern history was carried out by Omar Mateen, a Muslim-American who might have been gay, according to suggestions by his ex-wife and former classmate.
"The moment I introduced myself to someone who is also part of the (LGBT) community, she asked me what my nationality is and I said I am Afghan," Qais Munhazim, a doctoral political science student at the University of Minnesota, told Reuters about attending a vigil a day after the attack. more >>
Seven Christians have been arrested in Nepal for spreading the Gospel by handing out Bible handbooks to as many as 885 students in the Dolakha district.
International Christian Concern said the Christians have been charged with attempting to convert people to Christianity in the Hindu-majority nation, which has been illegal since 2015.
The arrested Christians include principles from two schools, along with five staff members from Teach Nepal, a Christian organization. more >>
Following the amputation of both of his feet last week to stave off a critical infection, there is good news for Big Daddy Weave bass player Jason Weaver.
"Yesterday Jason was able to get out of bed and push himself in a wheelchair," one update began. "The physical therapist also showed Jason a few exercises to start building back his muscle." more >>
In their zeal to win souls for Christ, some Christians slip into Beast Mode — that aggressive, sometimes negative manner of dealing with non-believers that, instead of drawing people closer to Christ, usually drives them farther away. If they're honest, many will admit that they've been on the receiving end of an awkward Beast Mode moment or two, or know at least a couple of Christians who fit the Beast Mode bill.
In his recent book Unanswered, a volume six years in the making that intends to shed light on such hot-button topics within today's Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston warns believers against being overzealous witnesses, instead reminding them to maintain a balance when evangelizing, using Jesus as the perfect example.
"I think that we always walk a fine line with people that are not following Jesus … what we say to them about their condition," Pastor Johnston told The Christian Post, reminding believers that Jesus was the ultimate evangelist. "Jesus was effective. He never went into Beast Mode, and he didn't bulldoze anyone with the Gospel." more >>