We Now Know Rethinking Cold War History a Council On Foreign Relations Book
Antalan: The Olympic Games (Sun Star)
THE Olympic Games, an ancient athletic contest, started in Olympia, in the old district of Elis, a locality in Greece, in the year 776 B.C. It continued to be played every four years for 1200 years until the Romans gained power in Greece and proclaimed Christianity as religion. The Olympics was banned in 393 as a pagan practice by Theodosius 1, a Christian Roman emperor.
Uganda: Formalise Marriages, Youth Urged (AllAfrica.com)
Christianity has no room for trial marriages, Masaka diocese Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa has said.
Romania debates religion's role in schools (Times of Malta)
Orthodox believers during a march against the Gay Fest 2008, in downtown Bucharest. The school priest wanted to convert Andrei to Romania's Orthodox Christianity, because his school could not hire a teacher for religion classes for the 12-year-old Adventist.
Young Boonsboro sisters spread Christianity on other continents (The Herald-Mail)
BOONSBORO Alexie and Paige Flook traveled far from their Boonsboro home this summer to spread Christianity. Alexie, 17, went to Ethiopia with a group called Global Expeditions. Paige, 15, was in Peru through Focus on the Familys Brio Missions program.
In Other Words: The Church?s Cycle of Scandal (Foreign Policy Magazine)
Bishops named Robinson are causing considerable heartburn in Christianity these days. The Episcopalians famously have Bishop Gene Robinson, the openly gay prelate in New Hampshire whose 2004 ordination is threatening to split the worldwide Anglican Communion.
allAfrica.com: Comments (AllAfrica.com)
The Chairman of the Senate Committee of FCT Imams, Sheikh Tajuddeen Adigun, has suggested that the laws governing Islam and Christianity be incorporated into the country's constitution.
RATE THIS ARTICLE (Crosswalk.com)
Daily briefs of the top news stories impacting Christians around the world. Compass Direct News reports that a civil court on Aug. 5 denied a woman?s appeal to renounce Islam in favor of Christianity, highlighting the jurisdictional disputes in Malaysia?s dual legal system.
Cowboying up for Jesus (Los Angeles Times)
More Christians are praying on horseback at more than 600 such churches in the U.S. Wearing a white cowboy hat and preaching atop his horse Coby, Pastor Steve Hamson gives a modern-day meaning to "sermon on the mount." With a Bible in one hand and reins in the other, Hamson strikes the fear of God in his parishioners -- more than a dozen of them listening on horseback in a humid riding arena.
Book reviews: 'Eve's Bible'; 'Some Like It Wicked'; 'Sly Mongoose' (Detroit Free Press)
In this book of new looks at Christianity's and Judaism's old Bibles, Sarah Forth steps forth bravely with an idea that is experimental, experiential and exciting: Read the eternal texts differently, using Eve's eyes instead of Adam's.
After Bibles seized, U.S. group won't leave Chinese airport (CNN.com)
Four members of a Christian group from the United States are refusing to leave an airport in China after authorities confiscated their 300 Bibles, the group's director said Monday.