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SBC Leaders, Laymen meet in Dallas for day of Fellowship and Prayer September 29, 2006

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Leaders and laymen from across America met today in Dallas, Texas, to fellowship and pray for the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention and new SBC president, Frank Page. The meeting of like-minded believers created a stir among the press and bloggers, but the tone and prayerful spirit of the meeting encouraged leaders around the country that the men and women gathered today were seeking the Lord and his blessings on the churches, leadership, and future of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Bread of Heaven September 24, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Missions/Evangelism/Apologetics.
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Ramadan marks a time of great feasts among Muslim people groups. In Indonesia (pictured above), the masses purchase food to break the fast of Ramadan. Perhaps more Christians should fast for the salvation of Muslims so that Christ can break their fast with his death and resurrection power.

Christians Pray Muslims Find Christ September 23, 2006

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The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins this weekend. Evangelical Christians worldwide should be praying along with them. But many Muslims do not welcome the prayers because Christians are asking God for Muslims to turn to Christ for forgiveness of sin and faith in Jesus as Messiah.

Campaigns like “30 Days Muslim Prayer Focus,” draw believers to prayer asking God to help Muslims see the truth that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, and Lord and Savior of the world.
Read more in this Houston Chronicle article (here).

Links: IMB Beyond the Wall; Muslim prayer campaign; Imam Yahya Hendi

Values voters gather in district September 22, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Politics/Public Policy.
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Dobson, Perkins, Falwell, Hebert, Bauer, Johnson, Hannity, and over 1,000 conservative values voters gathered at the Omni in the district this week to discuss the importance of issues in the upcoming November elections. “We’re in a war and it’s time that we recognized it,” James C. Dobson told the crowd poised to make a difference on the hill.

Read the WashTimes take on the meeting (here).

KY teacher burns flag; no charges filed September 21, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Exposing Bias, Politics/Public Policy.
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In order to teach a lesson on free speech, social studies teacher Dan Holden burned a US flag. “On two occasions, teacher set fire to combustible material (flag), allowing material to burn … then left the classroom filled with students,” reads the investigation. The Stuart Middle School teacher will not face charges for burning the US flag, or exposing “captive audience” to untold stresses, conscious and unconscious.

Next week’s suggested Free Speech lesson plan: Instead of smoking the US flag, display the John 3:1-36 on the overhead. Leave the room, then return and discuss what the students feel. Then, ask them to go home and discuss their social studies experiment with their parents.
Read the CJ article (here)

Ethics 401 – Evangelicals and Embryo Adoption September 18, 2006

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From ART (assisted reproductive technology) to IVF-ET (in-vitro fertilization with embryo transfer) to embryo adoption, human embryonic stem cell research, “therapeutic cloning,” genetic engineering, and birth control, evangelicals disargree widely on discerning the dilemma of nascent life. This conundrum will be explored in a new book, Rediscovering the Natural Law in Reformed Theological Ethics (Eerdmans), by Stephen J. Grabill, Ph.D. Grabill is research scholar in theology at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty in Grand Rapids, Mich. Read more (here).

Joyce Meyer and Christian Celebrity September 17, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Bible & Theology, Church.
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If you ever stopped to watch Joyce Meyer rebuke/instruct an audience of thousands, and wondered why so many watch her speak, then you need to read this post. My wife and I have long agreed that when men start preaching the Word with power, calling out heresy instead of ignoring it, and living like disciples, then voices like Meyer’s would fall on more discerning ears. Read my friend Mark Moore and his brief observations here.

Immigrants – One Question, Four Answers September 17, 2006

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In this article, four pastors and missionaries, all of them with years of experience with Hispanic immigrants this question: How should the fact that illegal immigrants have knowing broken the law affect our attitudes toward them? Read their responses (here).

UVA responds to overwhelming criticism September 16, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Exposing Bias, Politics/Public Policy.
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In a previous post (here), I noted the hypocrisy of a society that allows attacks on Christians but files hate crimes charges and makes reparations with other religious groups (in the case of this paper, Muslims). Well, the paper removed the hateful “Jesus graph,” and apologized (sort of).

NBC Unveils new attack on “Crazy Christians” September 15, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Church, Culture/Society, Exposing Bias.
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In the premiere of the new NBC drama “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” created by “West Wing” producer-writer Aaron Sorkin, the show goes “behind the scenes” of a show resembling SNL, with a censor telling the producer that he can’t air another skit against “crazy” Christians. Read more (here) (more…)