May 12, 2015
Breaking Church News

Fire Sparks Scare at Auburn Academy

No one is injured, but the blaze destroyed a warehouse. 

Nepal: Church Leader Reports Major Damage After 2nd Earthquake

Umesh Pokharel was holding a meeting about relief efforts for the April 25 earthquake when the ground started shaking.

Adventists Share Faith in Middle-East Workplaces

"Tentmakers" gather for a first conference on how to better share Jesus in closed countries.

Adventist Leader in Nepal Says God in Control Amid Distress

“He knows what is best for us, and we need to rely on Him completely,” Umesh Pokharel says.

'Miracle' Church Opens in Elite São Paulo Neighborhood

Church leader Ted N. C. Wilson also attends the 100th anniversary of Brazil Adventist University and visits a new center of influence.

ADRA, Global Medic Raise Medical Tents in Nepal

The first large tent goes to Adventist-operated Scheer Memorial Hospital.

Adventist Church of the Future Rises in Virginia

Mark and Teenie Finley are involved in building a church that plans to be open seven days a week and serve blueberry-flaxseed pancakes.

ADRA Teams Up With Scheer Hospital in Nepal

The two organizations work together to prepare 1,000 food kits and offer healthcare.

World Religion News

Headlines From Religion News Service

World Bank Launches Interfaith Push to End Extreme Poverty

The goal is to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Activists Want Presidential Envoy for Persecuted Christians

Twenty-three activists signed a petition to the White House.

Study: Americans Wary of Punishing Student Religious Groups

Few Americans appear to want groups punished for requiring their leaders to hold specific beliefs or practices.

NYC’s Museum of Biblical Art to Close

The museum will be closed to the general public on June 14.

This Week's Special Features

San Antonio and Beyond

Commentary: Mark A. Finley shares his perspective on what heaven really values. 

Unflappable

Editorial: Bill Knott on what it means to stand firm.

What Would Jesus Tweet?

May Cover Feature: Seth Pierce looks at social media as both a tremendous opportunity, and a terrifc way to embarrass ourselves.

Why the Devil Bestows Victory Over Sin

Commentary: Herod, by the demons of indulgence, killed John the Baptist; while the Pharisees, by demons of righteousness, killed Jesus, says Martin Weber.

Escape From Saigon

Forty years ago, at the end of the Vietnam War, came a moment in time when church and geopolitical history intersected.

San Antonio’s Free Clinic Changed Me as a Surgeon

Commentary: I wasn’t prepared for the effect that the three days would have on my view of my practice and my church.

What Christians Can Learn From a Marathon Cheat

Commentary: A woman who lost her gold medal at the St. Louis Marathon last week offers a lesson about shortcuts, says John Bradshaw.


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