BAPTIST PASTOR AND AUTHOR ELECTROCUTED WHILE PERFORMING BAPTISMAL SERVICE
ASSIST News Service
WACO, TEXAS (ANS) -- A Baptist pastor has died after being electrocuted while performing a baptism at his church in
The accident happened on Sunday, October 3, when
”We're grateful to have had the opportunity to partner with Kyle on two phenomenal books, “Cameron Strang, president of Relevant Media Group said. “It's reassuring to know that the printed word is permanent, and many, many lives will still be impacted by his life and message through these works. Our prayers go out to his family and church.”
School Permits 'Do-Over' After Previously Prohibiting Student Prayer Rally
By Jim Brown
October 28, 2005
(AgapePress) - Christian students at Brackman Middle School in Barnegat, New Jersey, initially barred from holding a "See You at the Pole" (SYATP) prayer rally, have been permitted to hold a "do-over" prayer event.
Last month, administrators told three students they were "mixing church and state" by praying before school in front of the campus flagpole. The students were then ordered to stop praying and move around the corner so other students would not see them praying.
Attorney Jeremy Tedesco with the Alliance Defense Fund threatened to file a federal lawsuit against the school, at which point school officials allowed the students to go ahead with their "do over" gathering. The student-led assembly ended up garnering more attention than it would have had the students been allowed to proceed with their original plans.
Around 20 students showed up at the make-up event. Community members, parents, apparently the mayor of the town, and a local radio station all came in support of the kids' right to pray. The pro-family attorney feels school officials should be applauded for doing the right thing. SYATP is not necessarily a "household word" in every schoolhouse, but Tedesco notes that
THREE INDONESIAN CHRISTIAN GIRLS BEHEADED
October 31, 2005
(The Barnabas Fund) -- On Saturday, October 29, a group of Christian school girls in
The girls were making their way to their Christian school through a cocoa plantation, a mile from the
The murdered girls were Theresia Murangke (14), Ida Lambuaga (15) and Alfina Yarni Sambue (15). Another girl, Noviana Malewa (14) was able to escape the attack, despite receiving severe machete wounds to her face. She is under guard in
The Poso area has been the scene of much anti-Christian violence since 1998. Many Christian villages have been systematically burned. A government-brokered agreement in December 2001 eventually led to a decrease in violence, but it has never ceased, with murders of those in Christian leadership positions still common.
Pastor takes open approach toward sexuality
October 28, 2005
New Beginnings, a nondenominational Protestant church on the southern edge of
No other church in
Despite his novel approach, Grant holds to traditional beliefs that sex before marriage and abortion are outside God’s intent. He also believes the Roman Catholic Church was misguided when it forbade priests from having sexual relations or marrying.
Grant said his strategy is working; the word of God is getting through to people who wouldn’t otherwise be interested. Eight newcomers, all women, have joined his congregation since the sex-talk began.