|PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. MARK C. OLSEN, U.S. AIR FORCE
Jersey shore ... no more - An aerial view during a U.S. Air Force mission shows extensive damage along the New Jersey coast.
The milestone means China is now the biggest publisher of Bibles worldwide.
Chinese government spokesperson Guo Wei said, "The Chinese government respects and protects religious freedom and will continue to support printing and publishing Bibles in China."
Amity Printing began as a joint venture between the United Bible Societies (UBS) and the Amity Foundation in 1988. The company currently is based in Nanjing, China, about three hours from Shanghai.
You can’t spell “Bisons” without “Si.”
The 2013 Don Meyer Evening of Excellence at Lipscomb University, named in honor of the longtime men’s basketball coach at the Nashville, Tenn., university, features guest speakers who represent a different sport entirely.
|Lipscomb University mascot Big Dave and Si Robertson (Screenshot via lipscomb.edu)|
Phil, Kay and Si Roberston, the stars of A&E Network’s “Duck Dynasty” and members of the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., will speak at the April 27, 2013 event. In a promotional video, Phil Robertson urges attendees to bring their duck calls “what you call ducks with,” and their Bibles, “the Gospel of Jesus, what you call men with.”
Brent High, Lipscomb’s associate athletic director for spiritual formation, made a marathon, 1,100-mile round trip from Nashville to West Monroe to shoot the video. Along for the ride were videographer Tom Zaleski and cross country runner (and confessed “Duck Dynasty” addict) Alexander McMeen, who played the role of Lipscomb’s mascot, Big Dave.
In a message to Lipscomb athletics boosters, High writes:
I visited with Phil in his duck blind as Tom was getting everything ready for the video shoot. Phil asked very simply, “Is there going to be anyone there who needs to hear about Jesus?”
I assured him the answer was yes. That’s quite honestly the main reason I’m writing tonight.
Who can you invite that needs to hear about Jesus?
I can tell you right now without a shadow of a doubt that Phil Robertson is going to present the good news of Jesus on April 27th in as direct and powerful a way as anyone you have ever heard in your life. It’ll be a powerful reminder and encouragement for those of us who have already accepted him as Savior and Lord.
We don’t need to miss this opportunity as Christians to let God increase His Kingdom.
from the Christian Chronicle Blog
At the end of every episode of “Duck Dynasty,” the Robertsons gather for a family meal and pray.
For one night at least, that changed.
“Through Jesus, I pray,” Phil Robertson, an elder for the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., prayed at the end of Wednesday night’s second new episode. “Amen.”
Al Robertson, Phil’s son and a fellow elder with the White’s Ferry Road church, said the family was pleased.
“We are pleased that A&E honored Phil’s persistence, and our Lord, by leaving in Jesus’ name at the end of our family prayer,” Al Robertson said in response to a question from the Chronicle.
from the Christian Chronicle Blog
|Just three days after Superstorm Sandy pummeled much of the nation’s East Coast with severe winds and torrential flooding, donations to relief efforts are pouring in, CNN reports.|
Ministries associated with Churches of Christ are among those responding to the needs:
• Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort: Truckloads of emergency food and supplies are on the way to the Roosevelt Freeport Church of Christ in Roosevelt, N.Y., the Gateway Church of Christ in Union Beach, N.J., and the Garretson Road Church of Christ in Bridgewater, N.J., according to the ministry’s website. Volunteers are busy packing additional food boxes at the Nashville, Tenn., warehouse.
• Disaster Assistance CoC: The ministry, sponsored by the Lake Jackson Church of Christ in Texas, is in Hoboken, N.J., preparing hot meals for storm victims. Mike Baumgartner directs the effort.
|PHOTO BY TED PARKS HE WALKS THE TALK - Minister David Jones visits residents at the Schrader Acres Assisted Living Center, a ministry of the Schrader Lane Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn.|
One side of the sign read “Christ voted Democrat” and the other read “Romney hates women”.
Luke Jackson, the pastor of the church, said the statements on the sign were vandalism and that the authorities had been contacted.
"I had about eight missed calls from church members and people from the community," Jackson said.
He said the sign must have been changed late Thursday night, but not by anyone associated with the church. The sign was still up Friday morning, but Jackson said an elder with the church came in and changed it.
Jackson said the person responsible used letters that were already on the marquee, and stole the remanding letters that were used Thursday.
"One community member in particular had said, 'I don't believe a church should be promoting anything like that in a political way,' and I agreed 100 percent," he said.
On one part of the sign, it says "Jesus said forgive". Jackson said that's in reference to he and the church forgiving the person responsible for changing the sign.
"I would like for them to come and visit us on Sunday, we'll love to have them," said Jackson.
NewsChannel 15 tried to call Huntington Police regarding the investigation and see what charges could be faced in this situation, but our calls were not return.
Online now, find The Christian Chronicle’s coverage of the recent protests over a YouTube video that angered the Muslim world.
• How should Christians respond to Muslim rage? We talk to church members, including those with extensive experience in North Africa and the Middle East, about the issue.
• EDITORIAL: The high calling of free speech. We defend the First Amendment — and use it to express our distaste at the insulting video and condemnation of the acts of violence that followed.
• Christ and Islam: A view from Africa. In a web-exclusive column, a longtime missionary in Mozambique talks about his experiences living among Muslims.
Understandably, we have received responses to the stories as they appeared in the November print issue. Statements in our front-page story led some readers to believe that we were linking the protests against the film to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya, and a statement in the editorial made a direct link between the two. (U.S. officials were making similar claims as we went to press with the issue.)
Recent news reports indicate that the death of Stevens was the result of a terrorist attack that was not connected to the demonstrations. We have corrected the references in the story and editorial and sincerely apologize for the error.
We approached this emotionally charged topic prayerfully as we reported on it. We continue to pray, echoing the sentiments of Khalil Jahshan, one of the experts we interviewed for our coverage.
When asked what he prays for with regard to the Middle East, Jahshan replied, “Any time you see turmoil like this, what else? My permanent prayer always has been and always will be for peace and stability. That is what we are instructed to do as Christians.
“Our No. 1 priority always should be peace, which is probably the furthest thing right now from the region.”
from the Christian Chronicle Blog
|PHOTO BY BOBBY ROSS JR.
Elder Randy George and minister emeritus James O. Maxwell visit outside a one-time dry cleaners that the Roswell Church of Christ intends to convert into a resource center for released inmates.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY AL ROBERTSON
Jacob and Esaus - Al Robertson, third from left, dares to be different. He's pictured with his brothers Willie and Jase, father Phil, uncle Si, brother Jeptha and duck call makers Justin Martin and John Godwin.