An American theologian says the violence in Egypt against Christians mirrors the same kind of persecution 2,000 years ago. Dr. Michael A. Milton, chancellor-elect of Reformed Theological Seminary, said the apostle Mark spread Christianity to Egypt in 42 AD, where it flourished until it was eventually driven out by Muslim forces. Milton added that Marks’s Gospel must be retold to the very Church he likely founded in Egypt. Egypt’s strict military regime currently in control poses danger to both religious plurality and international affairs, and the violence in Cairo that saw 26 Christians killed…. has upset many international groups. President Barack Obama has released a statement urging peace and compromise in Egypt.
A new education curriculum is raising controversy in public schools . It’s called “Cal State Fullerton’s Queer Studies”. The intent of the program is to educate students about the changing norms of sexuality and gender and to acknowledge those in the gay and lesbian community. But Forrest Turpin of “Christian Educators Association International” fears the program would eventually become a requirement for all schools, taking a similar route as the recent bill signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown requiring schools to now teach lessons about gays and lesbians in their social studies curriculum. Syndicated talk show host and author Michael Brown stated as an example that students could be taught that bullying is bad, apart from such a curriculum
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A New Jersey community college student is speaking out... after being told to keep quiet in class.
The 16-year-old says it's because he stutters…..
The Washington National Cathedral is the second largest Cathedral in the U.S. and the 6th in the World. It is designated by Congress as the “National House of Prayer.” Well the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in August cost tens of millions of dollars in damage to the Church. Joseph Alonso, the cathedral’s head stone mason, said that he has been working to remove loose stones to make the cathedral safe again: two tons of stonework have now been removed by engineers. The Cathedral also suffered damage from Hurricane Irene flooding. The Historic treasure was built in 1907 and took 83 years to complete.
A New Hampshire community is heartbroken after a teenager committed suicide.
Police are looking into whether she was bullied. Take a listen…..
AND IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS…..
A song about shallow worship practices has gone viral on Facebook, prompting some users on the social networking site to do a little bit of self reflection. The music video was produced by “First Baptist Church of Orlando.” The message is meant to show that sometimes we worship and we don’t really mean it, and then to show….what it would look like if we were to sing what we really meant. The latest facebook user to share the video is “Jesus Loves You”—a page with 1.4 million fans.
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