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Archive for October, 2010

-Christian Churches Condemn Caste Discrimination in India

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Last week at a conference sponsored by the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches in India, 31 Indian churches condemned the continuing practice of caste discrimination in India particularly against those who are considered  “untouchables” (Dalits). The churches in a joint ‘affirmation of faith’ condemned casteism as a: […]

-“By Their Creator”

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Earlier this month President Obama stirred up a controversy when he paraphrased and quoted from the Declaration of Independence in 3 speeches but left ‘God’ out of it: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed (by their Creator) with certain unalienable Rights,  […]

-Young American Muslim: "I am a traitor to America because my religion requires me to be.”

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Here’s a quote from an al Qaeda magazine interview of  24 year old American citizen Samir Khan who was born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Queens NY, and use to live in North Carolina: "I am proud to be a traitor to America.” "I am a traitor to America because my […]

-Should Christians Practice Yoga?

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

(Image by myyogaonline via Flickr) Way back on September 20th Dr. Albert Mohler wrote an article on his blog about Yoga and Christianity. It touched off a firestorm of controversy among Christians who regularly practice yoga. Here’s a quote from the article: When Christians practice yoga, they must either deny the reality of what yoga […]

-Sola Scriptura?

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

(Image by Getty Images via @daylife) Here’s an insightful article on Sola Scriptura by NT scholar Ben Witherington: “Sola Scriptura—- What Does it Really Mean?” Witherington points out that ‘sola scriptura’ wasn’t really possible until the 4th or 5th century: This of course raises the question of what ‘sola Scriptura’ could profitably mean in view […]