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Will churches? changing funding priorities harm SBC mission work?

To give or not to give—that isn’t the question.   The Cooperative Program has been Southern Baptists’ unified missions mechanism for more than 80 years as churches faithfully allocate funds for collaborative missionary efforts. But a rapid decline in the average portion churches give through CP raises the question of whether church priorities are changing. 

Conference Highlights Increasing Opposition to Evangelism

Religious freedom experts meeting at Andrews University focused on the increasing opposition to evangelism in some areas of the world.

Mass Conversion damp squib

The mass conversion rally in Nagpur, where a million Dalits were to change their religion today, turned out to be a damp squib with only 600 of them in attendance.

Strip converts of quota benefits, demand tribals

source: New Kerala, Aug 24,2006 Aug 24: Jharkhand tribal leaders and priests want immediate stripping of reservation facilities of past members of their community who are now converted Christians. The tribal group, known as Sarna, has demanded that the reservation facilities provided to tribal Christians be stopped immediately. The Kendriya Sarna Samiitee (KSS), one of […]

Christianity vs Christianism: My problem with Christianism

source: Time, May 7, 2006 My Problem with Christianism A believer spells out the difference between faith and a political agenda By ANDREW SULLIVAN Are you a Christian who doesn’t feel represented by?the religious right? I know the feeling. When the discourse about faith is dominated by political fundamentalists and social conservatives, many others begin […]

The dying American church

The dying American church By THOM S. RAINER Baptist Press Published April 6, 2006 I am by nature an optimist. I have seen the hand of God too often in my life to live in a state of despair and defeatism. But the state of evangelism in the American church is such that I do […]

Evangelical Christianity, born in England and nurtured in the United States, is leaving home

source: The Philadelphia Enquirer, Feb. 20, 2006 Evangelical Christianity, born in England and nurtured in the United States, is leaving home. Most evangelicals now live in China, South Korea, India, Africa and Latin America, where they are transforming their religion. In various ways, they are making evangelical Christianity at once more conservative and more liberal. […]

Pastors, Churches Fight Back As Attendance Slips

source: PRweb, Feb 13 2006 Pastors, Churches Fight Back As Attendance Slips … With US church attendance nearing 20-year lows and growth stagnant, pastors, churches and religious leaders are fighting back with an arsenal of secular marketing know-how … (PRWEB) February 12, 2006 — With mainstream denominations struggling, and weekly worship attendance declining (down to […]

Poll: Americans shun conversion goals – Statistical Data Included

source: Christian Century, ?May 8, 2002 ? Poll: Americans shun conversion goals – Statistical Data Included Many Americans do not know people of other faiths, but a high percentage of them believe that Christians should be tolerant and not try to convert people of other religions, a new poll shows. While 94 percent of Americans […]

Christianity Vanquished in Britain?

Britain, Once the harbinger of Christendom is fast abandoning its faith. The prominent reason being its incompatibility with the changing social conditions

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