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Death toll in Nigeria Christmas bombing rises to 37

Nigeria bombing

THE bombing at St. Theresa’s Catholic church in Madalla on Abuja’s outskirts during a packed Christmas mass was the deadliest of a series of Christmas attacks on Nigerian churches and other targets by the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram.

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in Africa,World | Read More »

Church challenges people to read Bible in 90 days

Holy Bible

“LIVES are transformed when people read the Bible,” said Peter Larson, Senior Pastor of Lebanon Presbyterian Church. “For that reason, we’re asking all of our 900 members to read the Bible from cover-to-cover in 12 weeks.”

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in News Headlines | Read More »

Vellore Christian Medical College bags India Healthcare Awards

Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

THE Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, has bagged two national awards recently. The famed medical institution secured the honors in the best multi-specialty (non-metro area) and best cardiology care in India categories.

December 31st, 2011 | Posted in India | Read More »

Kashmir clergyman launches Islamic website to prevent ‘conversions’

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq

ONE of the top Muslim clergymen in Jammu & Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has launched an orthodox Islamic website to prevent what he claimed as religious apostasy and ‘conversions’ among Kashmiri Muslims.

December 30th, 2011 | Posted in India | Read More »

Murder of Christian activist in Orissa creates climate of fear

Orissa map

THE murder of Christian activist Rabindra Parichha in Kandhamal district of Orissa in India has been interpreted as “a strategic move by extremists to create a climate of fear among Christians” in the run-up to Christmas.

December 30th, 2011 | Posted in India | Read More »

Christian couple in Iraq killed as US troops withdraw

Black Hawk helicopter

A young Christian couple have been killed and a Christian man kidnapped in Iraq, heightening fears about the increasing threat to the Christian community now US troops have left the country.

December 30th, 2011 | Posted in Middle East,World | Read More »

Feast of Trumpets – not your typical New Year resolutions

Barabara Lardinais

DOES the Bible recommend New Year’s resolutions? Does the Bible even advocate celebrating the New Year? Actually, New Year’s is a huge feast in the Old Testament but the timing and style is totally different than our modern one.

December 30th, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Prayer points for 2012: What to pray for in the New Year!

Even as you thank God for all wonderful guidance and counsel you received from Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior in 2010, pray also that the New Year will be a time of coming closer to God. 2 Peter 3:18 asks us to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May that be our prayer for 2012.

December 30th, 2011 | Posted in Best of 2011,Prayer | Read More »

Where do you see yourself in 2012?

What time is it?

WHAT’S so special about New Year that people seem so eager to cuddle up into its open arms? Is it the fascination for the unknown, the yearning for a time like no other or the hope of new vistas and promises?

December 30th, 2011 | Posted in Editor's Blog | Read More »

A Christmas Message: Whoever takes the Son

Greg Laurie

WHAT is Christmas at its worst? It is crass, commercial, empty, exhausting, and very expensive ritual. But the fact is, Christmas should not be about the activities, the shopping, the parties.

December 24th, 2011 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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