Archive for January, 2012

Update on Persecution of Churches in New York City

January 24, 2012

Matt Huffman sent me the following link with an update on the situation in NYC between churches and city property. You may remember hearing about the city’s decision sometime last year to no longer allow churches to meet in public schools. A lower court upheld the decision and the US Supreme Court refused to hear the case on December 5th. This will take effect in mid-February.
Shortly after the Dec. 5th decision, the NYC Housing authority, which provides space to many churches in community rooms of housing projects, decided to no longer allow churches to meet in its spaces either.
Throughout this process, many pastors have been arrested for protesting this injustice, and churches have united in prayer. Let’s join them and pray for the freedom of the gospel witness and for the hearts of the mayor of NYC and other officials to be changed.
Here’s the link:
http://www.nycreligion.info/?p=4058

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Great article on Transforming Culture through the Family

January 18, 2012

Here is a very thought provoking article on the potential of a family-centered society as a transformative agent of the gospel. It touches on theology, economics and our calling as Christians and as image-bearers of God.
Read it and let me know what you think!
http://www.reformation21.org/articles/oikos-a-case-for-reviving-the-household-economy.php
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Rick Reilly gets Tebowed

January 18, 2012

Here’s the best article I’ve read on Tim Tebow, written by the 11 time sportswriter of the year, Rick Reilly. A testimony to the power of a consecrated life.
http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7455943/believing-tim-tebow
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Article on Refugee Moratrium and the Election

January 10, 2012

Here we are, folks…Primary Day at last!
Hope you all are voting somewhere for someone.
Here’s an article that Bresca Gagnon spotted about Ted Gatsas trying to win support for a moratorium on new refugees from Mitt Romney, the republican frontrunner.
Let me know your thoughts on the moratorium in the comments section. Here’s the link:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/hampshire-mayor-hopes-romney-help-him-reject-refugees-203457211.html
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