The front cover of New York’s ‘Daily News’ for Thursday takes a strong stance against how some politicians are reacting to the San Bernardino shooting with calls for prayer instead of tighter gun control laws.
CHR Comment: Christians may too easily say, “I am praying about it” or “I will pray for you” instead of “fixing” things, as the front cover of New York Daily News complains (see second link below). Yet ruling out prayer as part of the solution is also unhelpful. Underneath the headlines are differing views about the problems of gun violence and mass shootings in America. One group sees gun laws as the source of the problem or part of the solution. Another group sees mental health care as the trigger to the problem. By faith, Christians may view prayer as sincere action and seek God’s guidance on what they should do to address this very real issue in modern life.
Source: ‘Daily News’ provokes with cover on Calif. shooting: ‘God isn’t fixing this’
The Church of England is threatening legal action over the rejection of a one-minute film featuring the Lord’s Prayer that it wanted to run before showings of the new Star Wars film that opens shortly before Christmas.
CHR Comment: The Lord’s Prayer is perhaps the most widely known text of the Bible since it is memorized and most frequently repeated among Christians. The smartly placed ad was rejected by Digital Cinema Media.
Source: Church of England fighting ban of ‘Lord’s Prayer’ film spot | Fox News#.VlJujKzTcCE.email#.VlJujKzTcCE.email
All sports competitions in the Paris region have been suspended in the wake of Friday’s deadly attacks in the French capital.
CHR Comment: A student at a sports event between Roman Catholic schools Notre Dame University and St. Francis University held up a prayer request regarding the recent terror attacks in Paris.
Source: Sports Competitions In Paris Region Suspended In Wake Of Attacks
U.S. presidential candidate Ben Carson recommended praying for rival Donald Trump after the real-estate mogul and television personality, in a 95-minute rant in Iowa, likened him to a child molester, Carson’s business manager said on Friday.
CHR Comment: Carson’s demeanor is helpful and positive in this stormy political season. The question is whether this approach is what voters are looking for.
Source: Carson’s comeback to Trump’s insults: ‘Pray for him’ | Reuters#ZBQpkGF8FbQ6xkuc.97
Bremerton football coach Joe Kennedy knelt on the center of the field and prayed as his players left the field after the Homecoming game on Friday, October 16, . . .
CHR Comment: Sounds like the administration is trying to follow their understanding of church-state separation but dialoging with the coach. Hopefully things can be cleared up and he may continue to pray. Lord, grant it.
Source: Bremerton Football Coach Joe Kennedy Defies Orders, Prays On Field
This video segment and transcript describe the faith of Christians in the high tech industry. Unfortunately, the segment does not go too deep into their beliefs. Perhaps more is available on the blog, “Finding God in Silicon Valley.”
Finding God in Silicon Valley | April 3, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS.
Ashey wonders why the bishops are not more active in addressing these kinds of situations, citing other historic examples. Where are Bishops when you need them?.
Olesia Zhukovska struck by a bullet while offering aid to others. Prayers for healing and peace.
Violence in Ukraine touches fellow Lutherans | Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
The congregation’s leadership explain their practices, including a collection of photos about their work together.
Prelude: A Photo Essay of Redwood Covenant Church : Covenant Companion.
Canon Goddard causes offense by permitting Muslims to use the church, which violated official guidelines.
Canon Goddard apologises for Muslim prayers in his church.