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New children’s Bible reaches the un-reached in Eurasia

Mission Network News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:00am
Int'l (MNN) -- Across Eurasia, children’s literature is in high demand. There are many people who have no complete Bible or New Testament in their language, and not many children have a good incentive to learn how to read. Enter Operation Mobilization and The Right Choices Bible. The children’s Bible storybook has been produced in 12 Eurasian languages, and it’s a great way to share the Word of God with people who haven’t ever heard the good news of Jesus.

(Photo courtesy Operation Mobilization)

The Right Choices Bible isn’t an ordinary Bible, either. It is family oriented, featuring questions and activities after each Bible story. The goal is to get not only the kids into the Word; this Bible can reach parents, too. The focus of many of the chosen stories is choice. Readers are encouraged to think about the decisions the people in the passages make and think about how a Christian should approach everyday choices. The colorful illustrations are entertaining for those who can’t read, but many teachers and parents say the kids are eager to learn how to read so they can take in Scripture themselves. The latest edition of The Right Choices Bible has just been printed and will be distributed in a country known for being primarily Muslim. Copies have been handed out in Albania, Siberia, Macedonia, and more. Thousands of the Bibles are being distributed across Eurasia, and Operation Mobilization is asking for your prayer for distributors, as well as for the families that receive the Bibles.
Categories: Mission Network News

70 years after WWII: ‘further generations shouldn’t be predestined to apologize’

Mission Network News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:00am

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
(Wikipedia)

Japan (MNN) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzu Abe brought dissatisfaction and caused a stir in several Asian countries with his 70-year commemoration World War II speech. But Asian Access is working to bring peace and unity throughout the Asian and global church. During his speech, Abe expressed grief and reaffirmed past apologies from Japanese leaders for the actions the country took in the war, as well as the losses it suffered. “History is harsh,” he said. “What is done cannot be undone.” Abe later added a twist to his apology, which has attracted complaints. “We must not let our children, grandchildren, and even further generations to come, who have nothing to do with that war, be predestined to apologize,” he said. Reports and leaders of neighboring countries have expressed their frustration and described his speech as a "watered-down apology." Gerald L. Curtis, an expert on Japan at Columbia University, told the Washington Post Abe’s speech didn’t satisfy anyone. But Curtis did point out the Prime Minister included the four "sacred words" past Japanese leaders have used in commemorative speeches: aggression, colonialism, apology, and repentance. “Even if not in first-person declaratory sentences,” Curtis said. “ And, he did not say anything so outrageous as to make an angry response unavoidable.” But even so, Abe's speech irritated retorts. According to the Japan Times News, China called his speech "evasive." “We know that the statement that ‘we should no longer apologize’ will be taken by Chinese government as quite negative,” says Takeshi Takazawa of Asian Access. Takazawa further explains that the Chinese government will view Abe as not taking full responsibility of the pain Japan inflicted on China and several other neighboring countries in the war.

(Photo courtesy Caribbean360.com)

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Japan had "inflicted untold sufferings" on these countries during a press conference. In response to earlier accusations, Japan said China has been dwelling on the past for far too long. Though the diplomatic relationship between the two countries has been restored for some 40 years, tensions are still thick, and it’s taking a toll in the lives of younger generations. Japan has been revising textbooks in schools for several decades. The books are now covering less of the events leading up to, during, and after World War II, as well as Japanese invasions. “On the contrast, China and Korea--South Korea and North Korea--continue to educate young people what Japan has done,” Takazawa says. “So the gap between the understanding of what has happened during the war has been widened, especially among young generations.” 90-year-old war veteran, Mai Sanyi told Yibada News, Japan needed to become more sincere and should stop revising textbooks to "gloss over history." South Korean President Park Geun-hye also commented, “History can never be covered up. History remains alive through its witnesses’ vivid testimony.” What is Asian Access doing?

(Photo courtesy Asian Access)

The best move right now is to promote healing and unity, and that’s exactly what Asian Access is bringing to the 11 countries it serves in Asia. “We encourage spiritual leadership to take a step toward the future with the kingdom values,” Takazawa says. “We encourage [the] church to continue to keep the unity not just within Japan, but within the Asian churches as well.” You can take part in that encouragement by joining the global church in prayer for one another to have fellowship, for governments in Asia to have wisdom and to move forward with the Lord’s values in mind. Finally, Asian Access invites you to go to Japan and encourage believers and on-the-ground staff. Find details here.
Categories: Mission Network News

Viral miscarriage star Sam Rader kicked out of conference after Ashley Madison revelation

Christian Post - Living - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:48am
Viral miscarriage star and Christian vlogger Sam Rader was booted out of a conference after he allegedly threatened attendees with violence.
Categories: Christian Post

Albert Mohler, Franklin Graham Denounce Historic Baptist Church's Decision to Ordain Gay Ministers

Christian Post - Bible - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:55am
Notable Christian leaders have denounced the decision of a historic southern Baptist congregation to allow for LGBT ordination and marriage.
Categories: Christian Post

Albert Mohler, Franklin Graham Denounce Historic Baptist Church's Decision to Ordain Gay Ministers

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:55am
Notable Christian leaders have denounced the decision of a historic southern Baptist congregation to allow for LGBT ordination and marriage.
Categories: Christian Post

Virginia Pastor Stabbed Multiple Times by 'Grandson' in His Sleep Returns to the Pulpit; Says God Spared Him and His Wife

Christian Post - Pastors - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:24am
A Virginia pastor and his wife who were stabbed multiple times while asleep in bed by a man the couple reportedly treated like a grandson, have made a full recovery and the pastor is back in the pulpit preaching at his church.
Categories: Christian Post

Virginia Pastor Stabbed Multiple Times by 'Grandson' in His Sleep Returns to the Pulpit; Says God Spared Him and His Wife

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 11:24am
A Virginia pastor and his wife who were stabbed multiple times while asleep in bed by a man the couple reportedly treated like a grandson, have made a full recovery and the pastor is back in the pulpit preaching at his church.
Categories: Christian Post

Planned Parenthood Protesters Attacked With Comet Cleaner Outside Portland Abortion Clinic

Christian Post - Pastors - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:58am
A group of Christians protesting against abortion outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland were attacked Wednesday by a man who threw a white, powdery cleaning solution at them.
Categories: Christian Post

Planned Parenthood Protesters Attacked With Comet Cleaner Outside Portland Abortion Clinic

Christian Post - Evangelism - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 10:58am
A group of Christians protesting against abortion outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland were attacked Wednesday by a man who threw a white, powdery cleaning solution at them.
Categories: Christian Post

What is the Best Posture for Prayer?

Christian Post - Living - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 9:35am
I heard the story of three ministers debating the best posture for prayer.
Categories: Christian Post

John Piper Prays Planned Parenthood Will Stop Killing Children Before Crowd of 6,000 at Minn. Protest

Christian Post - Church & Ministry - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 8:59am
As thousands of Christians and others gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday to protest government funding for the abortion provider, theologian John Piper stood among the crowd at a clinic in Minnesota and prayed for the highly controversial organization.
Categories: Christian Post

John Piper Prays Planned Parenthood Will Stop Killing Children Before Crowd of 6,000 at Minn. Protest

Christian Post - Pastors - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 8:59am
As thousands of Christians and others gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country Saturday to protest government funding for the abortion provider, theologian John Piper stood among the crowd at a clinic in Minnesota and prayed for the highly controversial organization.
Categories: Christian Post

Unbelievers May Feel Welcome in Your Church, But Do They Feel Convicted?

Christian Post - Church Growth - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 8:31am
Pastors and preachers must balance the prophetic (convicting) with the pastoral (shepherding).
Categories: Christian Post

Images of the NEW Meizu MX5 Pro Plus leaked

Christian Post - Living - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 7:32am
Rumours have been around that Meizu would be bringing out a new device powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 chipset that has been called "Meizu MX5 Pro Plus". To support this images of the device has leaked out.
Categories: Christian Post

Android M is now 'Android 6.0 Marshmallow'

Christian Post - Living - Sun, 08/23/2015 - 4:24am
Google has just released the third and final version of the Android M Developer Preview, along with the Android 6.0 SDK. The company has also confirmed that Android M is the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and to prepare for it, the company will be opening up Google Play for apps that can handle the API level 23 found in Android Marshmallow.
Categories: Christian Post

Kirk Franklin Challenges Christian Artists to Raise Their Standards to 'Glorify Our God in Heaven'

Christian Post - Bible - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 5:50pm
Gospel music mogul Kirk Franklin says Christian entertainment doesn't typically excite him and is calling on believers in the music, film and television industry to maintain a standard of excellence.
Categories: Christian Post

Museum of the Bible to Display Biblical Artifacts From Israel Antiquity Authority's 2 Million Piece Collection

Christian Post - Missions - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 4:38pm
The Israel Antiquity Authority has announced that it will be providing ancient artifacts for display at the Museum of the Bible, a future educational facility focused on the history, culture and influence of the Bible, set to open in Washington D.C. in 2017.
Categories: Christian Post

Museum of the Bible to Display Biblical Artifacts From Israel Antiquity Authority's 2 Million Piece Collection

Christian Post - Bible - Sat, 08/22/2015 - 4:38pm
The Israel Antiquity Authority has announced that it will be providing ancient artifacts for display at the Museum of the Bible, a future educational facility focused on the history, culture and influence of the Bible, set to open in Washington D.C. in 2017.
Categories: Christian Post