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美國宗教左派並沒有因為宗教豁免問題出現分裂

This weekend, the day before President Obama signed an executive order barring federal contractors from engaging in employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Atlantic’s Molly Ball published a piece asserting that a “controversy” was emerging in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision i… 詳閱

為甚麼基督教援助人員自己家裡也有童工?

The above photo was taken literally 10 metres from where I am now sitting at my desk and writing this article for you. It’s of a young Nepali boy, who is only 13 years old, performing the dangerous task of breaking up rocks with a crude hammer for over eigh… 詳閱

求告神的名:Take An Identity

創世記四章26節:那時候,人才求告耶和華的名。 為甚麼亞當夫婦生了塞特,塞特又生了兒子,人才開始求告耶和華的名呢?在英文、希臘文、或其它一些語言中,名就是代表某人某物的一個發音記號而已。隨便甚麼聲音都可以作名字,這聲音和這人或物的屬性不必有甚麼連繫。在這些語言裡,稱呼張三或李四就是為了說話方便。 Moen博士在他的一篇原文默想網誌1上介紹說,… 詳閱

“Spiritual but not religious” 式調查的誤導

“The ‘religion’ being rejected turns out to be quite unlike the religion being practiced and described by those affiliated with religious institutions. Likewise, the ‘spirituality’ being endorsed as an alternative is at least as widely practiced by those same religious people as it is by the people drawing a mora… 詳閱

Tom Petty稱基督徒最誤解基督

Tom Petty has a new song out called “Playing Dumb,” and it’s about the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. So it’s clear Petty has some pretty strong views on the subject, and in an interview with Billboard, the rocker sounds off on that scandal, as well as his more genera… 詳閱

接觸宗教的兒童較難分辨事實與虛像

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science. Researchers presented 5- and 6-year-old children from both public and parochial schools with three different types of stories — religious, fantastica… 詳閱

關注溫州教會被強拆十字架事件

據本地與海外媒體報導,2014年7月21日凌晨,約600名警察、城管等人預備動手強拆溫州平陽縣水頭鎮救恩堂。近千名信徒與群眾高呼「反對暴力」阻止強拆行動,有多人在衝突中遭打傷,事件仍在發展中。 本港教會不能對此事漠不關心,因為中央的宗教政策明確有所逆轉,我們不能天真地認為胡溫執政期間較為寬鬆的宗教自由局面依然存在。教會人士需要重新認知習近平執政… 詳閱

美國波特蘭城家長登報揭出基要派佈道策略

An evangelical Christian group plans to try to convert children as young as 5 at Portland apartment pools, public parks and dozens of other gathering spots this summer — a campaign that’s got some residents upset. They’ve banded together in recent weeks to warn parents about the Child Evangelism Fellowship’… 詳閱

路透社報導浙江拆教會衝突

Police in eastern China clashed in the middle of the night with Christian protesters massed around their church on Monday, but failed to carry out a government order to remove a cross from the building, according to witnesses and online accounts. Several people were injured in the two-hour melee. 另一參考,BBC的報導:浙江溫州再有教堂遭強拆「十餘人被毆… 詳閱

再思@傳道、授業、解惑也……

今天有幸與幾位同儕共享晚餐,對我來說是一個「充滿眼淚」的晚上,彼此互討苦水,滿載濃烈「放棄」味道。 四個人當中,只有我仍在塵世間牧養群羊。另外三位同儕有回老本行工作、走了去做保險及需要長時間休息不能工作的…… 回家的路上,不斷沉思甚麼是牧養,這牧職生涯真的容易嗎? 韓愈:《師者,所以傳道、受業、解惑也。》某程度牧者也有著上述的責任。 傳… 詳閱

 

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