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Young Christian Man Hacked to Death in North-Central Nigeria

Young Christian Man Hacked to Death in North-Central Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, October 20, 2020 (Morning Star News) Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria hacked a young Catholic man to death with machetes on Wednesday (Oct. 14), one of eight Christians killed this month in Plateau state.The herdsmen ambushed 25-year-old Justine Patrick and two Christian companions... Read more

China Aid’s Bob Fu receives death threats – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) —Bob Fu, the president of China Aid, has receiveddeath threats and currently is being protected by U.S. law enforcement. China Aid is an international human rights organization that seeks to expose the human rights violations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and promoting religious freedom in the country. Who is threatening? The source... Read more

Greeting Death For the First Time – Daughters of Promise – October 20

GREETING DEATH FOR THE FIRST TIMEBy: Christine WyrtzenAnd the Lord God commanded the man, saying, You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Genesis 2:17-18I remember... Read more

Death on Netflix: Im Thinking of Ending Things and Dick Johnson Is Dead

As a hospital chaplain working specifically in palliative care and end of life, death is something I encounter and contemplate often. In 2020, weve all probably thought about death more than normal. With more than 1 million deaths globally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are considering the fragility of life in a... Read more

Christian Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’ in Pakistan Acquitted

Christian Sentenced to Death for 'Blasphemy' in Pakistan Acquitted LAHORE, Pakistan, October 6, 2020 (Morning Star News) A Christian sentenced to death in Pakistan on blasphemy charges six years ago was acquitted by a high court in Lahore on Monday (Oct. 5), sources said.Sawan Masih, a 40-year-old Catholic father of three, had been handed the... Read more

Will Covid-19 be the death of theatre?

4Front Theatre's Artistic Director Rob Holman says many theatre companies have had to change to video and online productions to survive.(Photo: 4Front Theatre)4Front Theatre was halfway through a 90-date tour when the country went into lockdown.  The rest of the Christian theatre company's tour was cancelled and other projects were put on hold indefinitely.  While other... Read more

Woman Says the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Led Her to Join the Satanic Temple

Woman Says the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Led Her to Join the Satanic Temple On Thursday, Jaime Smith, a 40-year old mother and attorney, wrote an op-ed in The Huffington Post explaining how the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg led her to join The Satanic Temple because of their pro-abortion stance.She... Read more

No Officers Will Be Charged Directly in Breonna Taylor’s Death | RELEVANT

A grand jury in Louisville has indicted former detective Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He will be the only officer indicted for his actions during the police shooting that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her own home on March 13. Neither Sgt. Jon Mattingly or Myles Cosgrove will faces charges. Wanton... Read more

Christian father-of-four sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

Asif Pervaiz (second right with handcuffs) with Sajid Christopher (far right)(Photo: Tanveer Bhatti)A Christian father-of-four has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages seven years ago.  Asif Pervaiz has been in prison since being accused of sending the text messages on 25 September 2013.  His former garment factory supervisor, Muhammad... Read more

Helping Protect Your Pastor from Death by Suicide

The woes of ministry can quickly lead a pastor into the throes (and lows) of life. Andrew Stoecklein, the 30-year-old lead pastor of Inland Hills Church in Chino, California, battled anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Hardly anyone knew of the panic attacks. After a four-month leave he came back, preaching through a series on mental... Read more

Another Christian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan on Weak Blasphemy Charges

Another Christian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan on Weak Blasphemy Charges LAHORE, Pakistan, September 8, 2020 (Morning Star News) A court in Lahore, Pakistan today (Sept. 8) sentenced a Christian to death over charges that he allegedly sent blasphemous text messages to a Muslim colleague seven years ago, his lawyer said.Asif Pervaiz, a 37-year-old father... Read more

The Brightness of Life in the Shadow of Death

In the movie The Matrix, just before Cypher betrays Morpheus and Neo to Agent Smith over dinner, he says, I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, do you know what I’ve realized?... Read more

Bishop Tweets #WrongTrump following the Death of Robert Trump

Bishop Tweets #WrongTrump following the Death of Robert Trump Following the death of Donald Trumps younger brother Robert, the hashtag #WongTrump started trending, implying that the President should have been the one to die instead.One post that gained particular steam came from Bishop Talbert Swan, a radio host, activist and president of the NAACP, The... Read more

Finding life and hope at times of death and grief

(Photo: Unsplash/Prateek Gautam)This Shabbat, the focus was Devarim 11:26-16:17, known as Parshat Re'eh, which means simply 'see!' or even better, 'take a good look and digest ...' As I mentioned in my last article, in this parsha of Re'eh, G-d talks about grief, death and dying, and He prohibits self-mutilation or overdoing grief in mourning the dead because... Read more

Death of ‘Well-Loved’ Texas Pastor Shows Coronavirus Spread to Rural Areas

Death of 'Well-Loved' Texas Pastor Shows Coronavirus Spread to Rural Areas (RNS) A small United Methodist church in Texas is absolutely heartbroken after losing its pastor to COVID-19 as the pandemic spreads to rural areas of the country previously spared by the virus, according to its district superintendent.The Rev. Tom Wood, pastor of... Read more

9 Things You Should Know About Death and Dying

Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more than 700,000 deaths, including the death of more than 160,000 people in the United States. Yet while death has become a daily focus for many Americans, we are often unfamiliar with terms and concepts related to mortality, such as how death is defined,... Read more

Death and Life, Daily | by Jason Weimer

And he said to all, If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. Luke 9:23 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has been part of my life since I was ten, like constant static from a white noise machine. The noise frequently rises in the form of profane... Read more

8 Lessons from a Friend Whose Life (and Death) Preached Christ

Every Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m., nine college guys, ranging from 18 to 25 years old, would amble into an urban Louisville garage.We called ourselves the band of brothers. These meetings started several months earlier when we were crammed into a 15-passenger van on a church trip. We began confessing how we wish we could... Read more

Parents: To Join Social Media Is To Witness Death – Tim Challies

Social media was still in its infancy when it showed me a death for the first time. All these years later the details remain vivid in my mind. A colleague said, Tim, check this out. He turned his screen toward me to show a blindfolded man kneeling before his captors. They spoke a few words... Read more

7 Lessons from a Friend Whose Life (and Death) Preached Christ

Every Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m., nine college guys, ranging from 18 to 25 years old, would amble into an urban Louisville garage.We called ourselves the band of brothers. These meetings started several months earlier when we were crammed into a 15-passenger van on a church trip. We began confessing how we wish we could... Read more

Faith Leaders Decry Trump Administration’s Renewed Use of Death Penalty

Faith Leaders Decry Trump Administration's Renewed Use of Death Penalty WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith leaders are speaking out against the federal governments decision to begin executing federal prisoners, decrying the Trump administrations decision to end a nearly two-decade-long moratorium on the federal death penalty.The outcry comes as the U.S. Department of Justice carried out... Read more

Podcast: How Confronting Death Helps Us Live (Matthew McCullough)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Thinking about Mortality In this episode, Matt McCullough, author of Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope, discusses how thinking and being really honest about the reality of death can paradoxically free us to find hope and joy in God like never before. He... Read more

TGC Podcast: Discussing Death: A Pathway to Deeper Hope

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Matthew McCullough: So the title of today’s session is Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope, which is the title of a book that I wrote and was published, I guess it... Read more

Pro-life MP receives death threat after voting against abortion clinic buffer zones

Dr Lisa Cameron with flowers from SPUC after a death threat was directed towards an elderly relative following her pro-life vote in the House of Commons.(Photo: SPUC)SNP MP Dr Lisa Cameron says an elderly relative has received a death threat after she voted against a Bill to criminalise prayer vigils outside abortion clinics.  The Bill passed by... Read more

Christian Mother of Four in India was Persecuted before Her Death

Christian Mother of Four in India was Persecuted before Her Death NEW DELHI, July 7, 2020 (Morning Star News) Tribal Hindus persecuted a widowed, Christian mother of four before her body was found severely mutilated in the wilderness near her village in Chhattisgarh, India, sources said.The body of 40-year-old Bajjo Bai Mandavi was... Read more

Death of Megachurch Pastor Darrin Patrick Officially Ruled a Suicide

Death of Megachurch Pastor Darrin Patrick Officially Ruled a Suicide (RNS) Megachurch pastor Darrin Patricks cause of death has officially been ruled a suicide, according to the Franklin County Sheriffs Department.Patrick died May 7 in Pacific, Missouri, just outside of St. Louis. The cause of death was a gunshot wound and the medical examiner... Read more

Pastor Darrin Patrick’s death officially ruled a suicide

Darrin PatrickThe death of a pastor from a gunshot wound in May has officially been ruled a suicide.  Pastor Darrin Patrick, 49, was founder of The Journey megachurch in Missouri and was serving as a teaching pastor at the Seacoast Church in South Carolina at the time of his death.  He died on 7 May... Read more