Christians in the Western world are being called to speak with their pastors this Sunday on the International Day for the Unreached and reflect on what life would be like without Jesus Christ, a reality that close to 2 billion people around the world face today.
The Alliance for the Unreached, bringing together several different Bible translation and missionary organizations, is marking Pentecost Sunday on May 15 with a special call to churches, media, and individual believers to stand up and be the voice for multitudes who would benefit from hearing the Gospel in their own language, but have not yet had the opportunity to do so.
Wycliffe Bible Translators, one of the participating groups, coordinates 3,000 missionaries in 2,000 different programs around the world, and is aiming to translate the Bible into every language, so that one day, no man, woman or child will be Bibleless or unreached. more >>
The University of Notre Dame and the Vatican Library have made an unprecedented agreement to collaborate on various projects pertaining to the two Roman Catholic entities' collections.
The five-year agreement has several parameters, including the holding of jointly sponsored academic conferences, the first of which was completed on Tuesday at Notre Dame.
"We've never had anything formal like this. Members of our faculty have utilized Vatican Library but this is the first time we've had a substantial agreement like this one," Chuck Lamphier, director of Church Affairs at Notre Dame, told The Christian Post. more >>
Over 140 Christian organizations dedicated to providing copies of the Bible translated in people's native languages will converge in Philadelphia this week for a World Assembly that only happens once every six years.
Gunnar Mägi from United Bible Societies told The Christian Post there will be around 500 attendees representing work being done in 200 countries, which would be comparable to the previous World Assembly meeting held in Seoul, South Korea, in 2010.
"The theme for this year is: 'God's Word: Living Hope for All.' And the key Bible passage for the week is 1 Peter 1:3," Mägi said about the World Assembly that starts Thursday and runs through next week. more >>
A mainline Protestant congregation has decided to ban Jesus' recorded statements, over the belief that they are, in the words of the church's leadership, "exclusive" and "patriarchal."
All Faiths Episcopal Church, a congregation of a couple dozen who seek to be "opening and welcoming to all," voted Sunday to stop using quotes from the founder of Christianity.
"We believe that god or goddess can be expressed in many ways, thousands in fact, all of which are acceptable," stated All Faiths' Church Council. more >>
While American involvement in church may be on the decline these days, what remains of great interest to many is the End Times and what the Bible has to say about it.
Items like "Blood Moons," the Rapture, and predictions over specific dates for the end have captivated countless people in the United States and the world at large. Yet what do people mean when they talk about the Rapture or Millennialism? What do theologians have to say about the Tribulation, the Second Coming, and the final Judgment?
Billy Hallowell, faith editor with The Blaze, recently released a book detailing the diverse theological opinions on the End Times, titled The Armageddon Code: One Journalist's Quest for End-Times Answers. more >>
On National Geographic's last episode of "The Story of God" with Morgan Freeman, the Hollywood actor saves the best for last with his sentimental endeavor to discover the prospect of miracles.
Freeman kicks off the final installment of "The Story of God," titled "Miracles," just as he began every episode, by sharing from his own experience. The Mississippi native speaks of a time during his teenage years when he found himself in the hospital with pneumonia and suffered a hemorrhage because of overexertion. His recovery is his own personal experience with miracles, and he says many people told him that it was God who saved him.
"Believers say that miracles are proof of the divine," Freeman says, as his journey begins. more >>