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Congregation Collects Marlboro Miles, Decorates Church

Mar 9th, 2009 | Category: Church

WABASH, IN. – Bake sales. Car washes. Bingo. Churches for decades have relied on tried and true methods of fundraising when tithes and offerings left vision-thick congregations in a lurch. But Wabash Christian Center has taken a unique approach to supplying ministerial needs. Eschewing fundraising altogether, the 20-year-old fellowship collects Marlboro Miles to outfit its church.



Youth Group Wants Shy Member Back in Shell

Obnoxious behavior and bad jokes make leaders and youth long for quieter days

Mar 8th, 2009 | Category: Youth

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — For years leaders and youth group members at New Mexico Church of Christ took great pains to get the group’s shyest member, Corey Tait, to take part in more activities and show more of his personality. But these days, those well-intentioned folks are feeling like victims of their own success. […]



Worship Leader Sues Church for Thigh Slapping Injury

Mar 8th, 2009 | Category: Worship

OAK PARK, IL — Worship Leader Eunice Matthews has brought suit against Oak Park Community Church, claiming that they are responsible for a thigh injury that she suffered while leading Sunday morning worship. The lawsuit, filed in US District Court last week, claims that Matthews gave herself a severe deep thigh bruise while slapping her […]



Outreach to Midgets Comes Up Short

Mar 8th, 2009 | Category: Church

Pastor John Huber still has a burden for little people. This, in spite of the fact that his evangelistic efforts among Orange County’s diminutive sinners have produced no converts. “We’ve just got to raise the bar,” the unflappable Baptist minister said. A weekend crusade for little people held last week at his Santa Ana church […]



Church Leaders Urge Christians to Reduce Their Prayer Footprints

Experts warn of a looming shortage of "supernatural resources"

Mar 7th, 2009 | Category: Church

VATICAN CITY — An unprecedented summit of Christian leaders convened here earlier this month to take part in a summit to address what many fear could be the greatest spiritual crisis of our time — a shortage of prayer.



Study: Small Group Hazing At All-Time High

2 Dead, Some Churches Impose Outright Ban

Dec 19th, 2008 | Category: Church

CHICAGO – A new study to be published in Christianity Today magazine exposes a dangerous wave of church subculture that has built enormous momentum over the past decade. Hazing, which until now has been almost entirely associated with college fraternities and sororities, has made its way into our churches as a method of initiating would-be small group members and filtering out those too weak to join. While most colleges have squelched hazing in recent years, a new surge in small group hazing—resulting in at least two fatalities—is causing some pastors to follow suit and ban the practice altogether.



EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Trinity Broadcasting Network Run by Atheists

Officials say goal was to make Christians look stupid

Jul 15th, 2008 | Category: The Media

SANTA ANA, CA – For everyone who has ever tuned into the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN)—broadcast on satellite and cable systems across the country—and thought, “This can’t be serious,” it turns out you were right. Local and federal law enforcement officials have uncovered an elaborate scheme engineered by an atheist group and aimed at embarrassing […]



Hacker Attacks BibleGateway.com, Switches KJV and Amplified Bibles

Fundamentals everywhere lament their "unauthorized" scripture references

Jul 12th, 2008 | Category: Technology

MUSKEGON, MI – In the days leading up to July 6th, the U.S. government and private technology experts issued warnings that hackers involved in a loosely organized contest planned to attack thousands of computers across the country. Although the contest is over and the severity of the damage is unknown, it is certain that at […]



Shutdown Season: Willow Creek Community Church Will Close its Doors for the Summer

May 13th, 2008 | Category: Church

SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL – In perhaps the most extreme example to date of churches halting ministries during the traditionally slower summer months, Willow Creek Community Church – one of America’s prototypical mega-churches – has decided to close its doors until after Labor Day. “The church leadership took a look at where attendance and giving were […]



Bible Smugglers Release 31,103 Scripture Duckies on Euphrates River

Dec 17th, 2007 | Category: Missions

BASRA, Iraq — Call it fowl play. Open Doors, the legendary missions network led by Brother Andrew, recently smuggled one Bible into the Middle East. The big deal? Not in traditional format—print, cassette tape or MP3—Andrew’s crew floated all 31,103 verses of the Bible down the Euphrates River, via rubber duckies.