Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bible Across America

A handwritten Bible has sold on eBay for just over $15,400. It crisscrossed the country this year as part of the Bible Across America project in honor of the 30th anniversary of the New International Version, published by Zondervan. More than 31,000 different people wrote a verse for each of two copies during the 22,579-mile journey. One copy was sold online with the proceeds going to Bible distribution and the other went to a museum. The printed version of Bible Across America goes on sale next month.

Pastor May Have Brain Tumor

A Texas megachurch pastor is facing surgery after suffering a seizure Thursday. Doctors found pastor Matt Chandler has a brain mass. He leads the Village Church in Highland, Texas with more than 6000 members.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Church Reinacts Thanksgiving

WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana reenacted the first Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

College Sued Over Prayer

A California college is headed to court because it opens its public ceremonies with prayer. Americans United for Separation of Church and State are trying to stop the practice by Saddleback College in Mission Viejo and have filed a lawsuit against the practice. A school attorney says the school plans no changes.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Baptist Leader Faces Surgery

The head of the Southern Baptist Convention has prostate cancer. Johnny Hunt says he'll have surgery in January. He pastors of the Atlanta-area First Baptist Church of Woodstock. He took the reigns of the largest Protestant denomination in the US during June 2008 and was re-elected at this year's summer meeting.

Obama Over Bible

More Americans mistakenly attribute a Bible verse to Barack Obama than to Scripture. Proverbs 31:8-9 says:
"You must defend those who are helpless and have no hope. Be fair and give
justice to the poor and homeless."

A Harris Interactive poll found only 13% accurately identified the Bible as the source of this verse while 16% thought it came from President Obama. 9% awarded it to the Dalai Lama, 8% named Martin Luther King Jr. as the source, 4% cited Oprah Winfrey, and 3% named U2 singer Bono. A third of respondents said they had no idea.

Battle Over Abortion & Communion

A congressman and a politician are squaring off. WPRI-TV has the story of a Catholic Bishop and a Kennedy fighting over abortion and communion.

Anti-religion Billboards

KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports on atheist billboards.

Nativity Complaint

Grace Church of the Nazarene in Clarksville, Tennessee plans to go forward with its nativity scene over ACLU objections. The civil rights group says the city's riverfront Christmas observance, planned for December 11th and 12th, violates the First Amendment.