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Why Disasters?
Why earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions, famines, typhoons, epidemics, drought, and horrific accidents that kill hundreds, thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of people and cause untold suffering? Why are children and the elderly—the most innocent and helpless—often the ones to die in such tragedies? These questions have plagued the world for ages.
To truly understand the answer, it’s necessary to believe in a loving God and a better life after this one. Those who have confidence in God’s love, mercy, justice, and fairness can find comfort in knowing that God has good reasons for everything He allows—even disasters.
It is also important to understand that God knows and loves each of us individually, and that He has a plan for our lives. When people depart from this life, whether it is through a natural disaster, accident, or otherwise, it is because it is their appointed time.
For some, it is their time to be relieved of suffering. For others, it is their time to have a chance in the next life to experience God’s love and understand Him better than they ever could in this life. And for others, it is their time to be rewarded for their love and service to Him and humanity. But for those who have done grave evil for which they have not repented, it is their time to be faced with the error of their ways and the consequences of their choices.
God also uses disasters to work in different ways in the lives of the survivors. Suffering can be a catalyst. Sometimes it causes those who know God, but who have not lived up to the truth they have been given or been loving to others, to learn from it and be more mature in the future. Other times, it causes people to shift their attention from trivial pursuits to the true values of life. And if they let it, it teaches everyone lessons such as love, compassion, mercy, unselfishness, and humility. It draws those who love God closer to Him, and it brings some of the wayward to repentance and salvation, when in their suffering they cry out to Him (…)
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Why Disasters?

Why earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanic eruptions, famines, typhoons, epidemics, drought, and horrific accidents that kill hundreds, thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of people and cause untold suffering? Why are children and the elderly—the most innocent and helpless—often the ones to die in such tragedies? These questions have plagued the world for ages.

To truly understand the answer, it’s necessary to believe in a loving God and a better life after this one. Those who have confidence in God’s love, mercy, justice, and fairness can find comfort in knowing that God has good reasons for everything He allows—even disasters.

It is also important to understand that God knows and loves each of us individually, and that He has a plan for our lives. When people depart from this life, whether it is through a natural disaster, accident, or otherwise, it is because it is their appointed time.

For some, it is their time to be relieved of suffering. For others, it is their time to have a chance in the next life to experience God’s love and understand Him better than they ever could in this life. And for others, it is their time to be rewarded for their love and service to Him and humanity. But for those who have done grave evil for which they have not repented, it is their time to be faced with the error of their ways and the consequences of their choices.

God also uses disasters to work in different ways in the lives of the survivors. Suffering can be a catalyst. Sometimes it causes those who know God, but who have not lived up to the truth they have been given or been loving to others, to learn from it and be more mature in the future. Other times, it causes people to shift their attention from trivial pursuits to the true values of life. And if they let it, it teaches everyone lessons such as love, compassion, mercy, unselfishness, and humility. It draws those who love God closer to Him, and it brings some of the wayward to repentance and salvation, when in their suffering they cry out to Him (…)

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http://christian-daily-news.com/why-disasters/

When Disaster Strikes – For Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda
Shock, pain, anguish. Fear, confusion, turmoil. Disbelief, terrible sadness, anger. In this dark hour, God knows that even these words cannot fully express what you who have been touched by grave tragedy feel inside.
God feels and understands your pain. He hears the questions that barrage you. He sees the horror that haunts you. He knows the havoc, the devastation, the tragic loss of life. He grieves for you. He sees your misery. He feels your heavy-heartedness.
And he knows many of you feel that, at this point, there is no peace to be found. Mental anguish and an array of emotions grip you. You may ask yourself whether God cares that your loved ones are gone, that you lost your livelihood. You may wonder if He cares that your heart is breaking. You may question if He sees. Yes, God sees. He does care. He is deeply touched with your loss and your grief.
His heart aches for you, and He wants to comfort you. He wants to relieve your pain and clear your mind. He wants to give you peace that passes all understanding. He wants to give you peace though all seems lost. He wants to give you peace in place of fear, and comfort in place of distress, turmoil, and confusion (…)
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When Disaster Strikes – For Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

Shock, pain, anguish. Fear, confusion, turmoil. Disbelief, terrible sadness, anger. In this dark hour, God knows that even these words cannot fully express what you who have been touched by grave tragedy feel inside.

God feels and understands your pain. He hears the questions that barrage you. He sees the horror that haunts you. He knows the havoc, the devastation, the tragic loss of life. He grieves for you. He sees your misery. He feels your heavy-heartedness.

And he knows many of you feel that, at this point, there is no peace to be found. Mental anguish and an array of emotions grip you. You may ask yourself whether God cares that your loved ones are gone, that you lost your livelihood. You may wonder if He cares that your heart is breaking. You may question if He sees. Yes, God sees. He does care. He is deeply touched with your loss and your grief.

His heart aches for you, and He wants to comfort you. He wants to relieve your pain and clear your mind. He wants to give you peace that passes all understanding. He wants to give you peace though all seems lost. He wants to give you peace in place of fear, and comfort in place of distress, turmoil, and confusion (…)

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UN: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines is ‘Major Emergency’

MANILA — International humanitarian officials are grappling with the challenges of trying to get help into the typhoon-ravaged Central Philippines while people on the ground grow more desperate for food, clean water and medicines. The United Nations is putting out a call for $301 million.



The United Nations says the greatest needs in the central part of the country are food, water, shelter, medicine and clearing up debris. Officials estimate the relief plan’s cost at $301 million.


Super Typhoon Haiyan
10,000 people feared dead
At least 9.8 million people affected
About 660,000 people displaced
394,494 people are in evacuation centers
1,316 evacuation centers have been established
Source: UN


In Manila Tuesday, U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said the magnitude of this crisis is “at the very top” of the U.N.’s scale for measuring the impact of emergencies.
“It’s been extremely difficult even to get a sense of what the immediate needs are because it’s been very difficult to get to some of the areas affected,” Amos said.
Electricity in some provinces remains completely out. In others it is only partially restored. Communications links are slowly improving but many are still trying to reach loved ones on the phones.
As aid groups struggle to deliver food, water and medicine to the some 600,000 people displaced by the crisis, reports from areas in the disaster zone say the situation is getting desperate (…)
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UN: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines is ‘Major Emergency’

MANILA — International humanitarian officials are grappling with the challenges of trying to get help into the typhoon-ravaged Central Philippines while people on the ground grow more desperate for food, clean water and medicines. The United Nations is putting out a call for $301 million.

The United Nations says the greatest needs in the central part of the country are food, water, shelter, medicine and clearing up debris. Officials estimate the relief plan’s cost at $301 million.

Super Typhoon Haiyan

  • 10,000 people feared dead
  • At least 9.8 million people affected
  • About 660,000 people displaced
  • 394,494 people are in evacuation centers
  • 1,316 evacuation centers have been established

Source: UN

In Manila Tuesday, U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos said the magnitude of this crisis is “at the very top” of the U.N.’s scale for measuring the impact of emergencies.

“It’s been extremely difficult even to get a sense of what the immediate needs are because it’s been very difficult to get to some of the areas affected,” Amos said.

Electricity in some provinces remains completely out. In others it is only partially restored. Communications links are slowly improving but many are still trying to reach loved ones on the phones.

As aid groups struggle to deliver food, water and medicine to the some 600,000 people displaced by the crisis, reports from areas in the disaster zone say the situation is getting desperate (…)

Read the full story here:

http://christian-daily-news.com/un-typhoon-ravaged-philippines-is-major-emergency/



Strongest Typhoon of 2013 Slams Into Philippines

A Prayer against Typhoon Yolanda

“Lord…hear our prayers. Please forgive all our sins and shortcomings. We know You are a loving God. Your children here on earth, especially in the Philippines are crying out loud to You Lord…spare them from this powerful storm. Send Your Holy Angels and protect them, command your Angels to wipe this super typhoon off the map. You have the power to calm storms and everything and we also command the typhoon to stop, in your Name. We trust in You and we love You Lord. Your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.”
By VOA News, November 07, 2013



The strongest tropical cyclone of the year has slammed into the central Philippines after President Benigno Aquino ordered mass evacuations to reduce the risk of disaster.
Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, made landfall in Samar province early Friday, with sustained winds of 315 kilometers per hour and gusts of 379 kilometers per hour.
In a national address on Thursday, President Aquino said there is a “very real danger,” but he added that “no storm can bring a united Filipino people to its knees.”
He warned people to beware of waves as high as six meters in more than 100 coastal areas. He said Philippine military planes, helicopters and vessels are on standby to respond to the storm, and relief supplies have been pre-positioned in areas expected to be affected (…)
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Image Courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan

Strongest Typhoon of 2013 Slams Into Philippines

A Prayer against Typhoon Yolanda
“Lord…hear our prayers. Please forgive all our sins and shortcomings. We know You are a loving God. Your children here on earth, especially in the Philippines are crying out loud to You Lord…spare them from this powerful storm. Send Your Holy Angels and protect them, command your Angels to wipe this super typhoon off the map. You have the power to calm storms and everything and we also command the typhoon to stop, in your Name. We trust in You and we love You Lord. Your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.”

By VOA News, November 07, 2013

The strongest tropical cyclone of the year has slammed into the central Philippines after President Benigno Aquino ordered mass evacuations to reduce the risk of disaster.

Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, made landfall in Samar province early Friday, with sustained winds of 315 kilometers per hour and gusts of 379 kilometers per hour.

In a national address on Thursday, President Aquino said there is a “very real danger,” but he added that “no storm can bring a united Filipino people to its knees.”

He warned people to beware of waves as high as six meters in more than 100 coastal areas. He said Philippine military planes, helicopters and vessels are on standby to respond to the storm, and relief supplies have been pre-positioned in areas expected to be affected (…)

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Image Courtesy of the Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan


Obama Pursues Syria Diplomacy, Fallback Airstrikes
WHITE HOUSE — President Barack Obama Tuesday laid out his case for stopping the Syrian government from using chemical weapons.  The president also cautiously endorsed a Russian diplomatic initiative to defuse the crisis.
In his 15-minute address to the American people, President Obama referred to the diplomatic developments of recent days as “encouraging signs.” 
Under the Russian proposal, Syria would surrender its chemical weapons to the United Nations, and the United States would freeze its plans for military strikes on Syria.
The president held out cautious optimism that the plan could work.


“It is too early to tell whether this offer will succeed, and any agreement must verify that the Assad regime [of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] keeps its commitments.  But this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force,” said President Obama (…)
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Obama Pursues Syria Diplomacy, Fallback Airstrikes

WHITE HOUSE — President Barack Obama Tuesday laid out his case for stopping the Syrian government from using chemical weapons.  The president also cautiously endorsed a Russian diplomatic initiative to defuse the crisis.

In his 15-minute address to the American people, President Obama referred to the diplomatic developments of recent days as “encouraging signs.” 

Under the Russian proposal, Syria would surrender its chemical weapons to the United Nations, and the United States would freeze its plans for military strikes on Syria.

The president held out cautious optimism that the plan could work.

“It is too early to tell whether this offer will succeed, and any agreement must verify that the Assad regime [of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] keeps its commitments.  But this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force,” said President Obama (…)

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Zamboanga: Situation has Stabilized after Islamist Attacks
Philippines (MNN) ―Renewed fighting between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has rekindled a turf war for independence in the Philippines. While a peace agreement was signed in 1996, the particular MNLF faction moved into the city of Zamboanga claiming they have been marginalized. The goal of MNLF: to break away from the country and declare its own Islamic State.
The violence has suspended flights from Zamboanga, and residents have fled areas hit by the fighting. Has it affected Edge Radio, Christian radio in Zamboanga? Yes. Edge Radio Network’s General Manager and missionary Mike Medlin says, “We were on Facebook with one of our volunteers yesterday when the violence began to unfold in the street just outside his home (…)
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Zamboanga: Situation has Stabilized after Islamist Attacks

Philippines (MNN) ―Renewed fighting between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) has rekindled a turf war for independence in the Philippines. While a peace agreement was signed in 1996, the particular MNLF faction moved into the city of Zamboanga claiming they have been marginalized. The goal of MNLF: to break away from the country and declare its own Islamic State.

The violence has suspended flights from Zamboanga, and residents have fled areas hit by the fighting. Has it affected Edge Radio, Christian radio in Zamboanga? Yes. Edge Radio Network’s General Manager and missionary Mike Medlin says, “We were on Facebook with one of our volunteers yesterday when the violence began to unfold in the street just outside his home (…)

Read the full story here:

http://christian-daily-news.com/zamboanga-situation-has-stabilized-after-islamist-attacks/

U2′s Bono talks openly about his Faith in Interview
Bono, the lead singer of the rock band U2, talked openly about his faith in an interview with Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family.
“When people say [Jesus was a] ‘good teacher,’ ‘prophet,’ ‘really nice guy’ … this is not how Jesus thought of himself,” Bono said.He continued with a polarized comment similar to what C.S. Lewis taught. “So you’re left with a challenge … which is either Jesus was who he said he was, or he was a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.”

Bono continued by saying that Christians need to respect others, especially those who do not hold the same beliefs.
“I believe that Jesus was, you know, the Son of God,” he said. “And I understand that … we need to be really, really respectful to people who find that ridiculous and people who find that preposterous.”
In the interview, Bono expressed his connection to David as well as the value of being honest with God.
“First of all, David’s a musician, so I’m gonna like him,” Bono said. “What’s so powerful about the Psalms are, as well as they’re being gospel and songs of praise, they are also the blues. It’s very important for Christians to be honest with God, which often, you know, God is much more interested in who you are than who you want to be (…)”Read the full story here:http://christian-daily-news.com/u2s-bono-talks-openly-about-his-faith-in-interview/

U2′s Bono talks openly about his Faith in Interview

Bono, the lead singer of the rock band U2, talked openly about his faith in an interview with Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family.

“When people say [Jesus was a] ‘good teacher,’ ‘prophet,’ ‘really nice guy’ … this is not how Jesus thought of himself,” Bono said.He continued with a polarized comment similar to what C.S. Lewis taught. “So you’re left with a challenge … which is either Jesus was who he said he was, or he was a complete and utter nut case. You have to make a choice on that.”

Bono continued by saying that Christians need to respect others, especially those who do not hold the same beliefs.

“I believe that Jesus was, you know, the Son of God,” he said. “And I understand that … we need to be really, really respectful to people who find that ridiculous and people who find that preposterous.”

In the interview, Bono expressed his connection to David as well as the value of being honest with God.

“First of all, David’s a musician, so I’m gonna like him,” Bono said. “What’s so powerful about the Psalms are, as well as they’re being gospel and songs of praise, they are also the blues. It’s very important for Christians to be honest with God, which often, you know, God is much more interested in who you are than who you want to be (…)”

Read the full story here:

http://christian-daily-news.com/u2s-bono-talks-openly-about-his-faith-in-interview/


Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin E. Dempsey during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing at the Hart Senate Office building in Washington D.C. Sept. 3, 2013. President Barack H. Obama is seeking congressional approval for a limited military strike in Syria in response to their government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Department of Defense Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton.
US Attack on Syria may have Varied Ramifications
U.S. President Barack Obama returned to the United States late Friday after a three-day foreign trip with stops in Sweden and Russia where he worked to rally international support for military action in Syria.During the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Obama held bilateral meetings with leaders of the world’s major economies. He had support from French, Turkish and some other leaders, but Russian President Vladimir Putin remained adamantly opposed to any attack on the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Back in Washington, Obama will take his case for targeted military strikes on Damascus directly to the American people in a televised speech Tuesday. The president has argued that the Assad government has violated an international ban and committed horrendous murders of civilians, a crime that he says cannot go unanswered.


President Barack Obama and his advisers are talking about strictly limited U.S. military strikes to deal with Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons against anti-government rebels. Regional experts, however, warn that even limited U.S. military strikes could have longer-term consequences.Obama says that if and when he decides to attack Syria, the military operation will be designed to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for the suspected use of chemical weapons just outside Damascus on August 21, and to deter it from carrying out any more such attacks (…)
Read the full story here:http://christian-daily-news.com/us-attack-on-syria-may-have-varied-ramifications/Photo credit: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff via Photopin, CC

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin E. Dempsey during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing at the Hart Senate Office building in Washington D.C. Sept. 3, 2013. President Barack H. Obama is seeking congressional approval for a limited military strike in Syria in response to their government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Department of Defense Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton.

US Attack on Syria may have Varied Ramifications

U.S. President Barack Obama returned to the United States late Friday after a three-day foreign trip with stops in Sweden and Russia where he worked to rally international support for military action in Syria.During the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, Obama held bilateral meetings with leaders of the world’s major economies. He had support from French, Turkish and some other leaders, but Russian President Vladimir Putin remained adamantly opposed to any attack on the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Back in Washington, Obama will take his case for targeted military strikes on Damascus directly to the American people in a televised speech Tuesday. The president has argued that the Assad government has violated an international ban and committed horrendous murders of civilians, a crime that he says cannot go unanswered.

President Barack Obama and his advisers are talking about strictly limited U.S. military strikes to deal with Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons against anti-government rebels. Regional experts, however, warn that even limited U.S. military strikes could have longer-term consequences.Obama says that if and when he decides to attack Syria, the military operation will be designed to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for the suspected use of chemical weapons just outside Damascus on August 21, and to deter it from carrying out any more such attacks (…)

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http://christian-daily-news.com/us-attack-on-syria-may-have-varied-ramifications/

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5,000 Christians Brought to Safety in South Sudan
The Barnabas Fund is on a mission to rescue 3,500 Christians from persecution in Sudan.
Their Exodus mission started last year. Since then, Barnabas has airlifted and bussed 5,000 Christians to safety in South Sudan.
Because of recent generous donations, Barnabas is initiating a second wave of rescues. Their organization is working with Africa Inland Church to transport 3,500 more Sudanese Christians to South Sudan.
Suzy, a young mother, was one of those rescued by the Barnabas Fund’s Exodus mission. She says, “After many years of suffering and prayers, God opened the way for us.”
Barnabas still needs $118,000 to complete the mission. A bus trip to South Sudan for just one person costs $169. Barnabas is prioritizing the rescue of needy children and women, two-thirds of whom are widows.
The clock is ticking. Rainy seasons are coming, and the Christian tent communities could quickly transform into bog-like conditions. At times, the mud is reported to be waist-high, according to Barnabas (…)
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5,000 Christians Brought to Safety in South Sudan

The Barnabas Fund is on a mission to rescue 3,500 Christians from persecution in Sudan.

Their Exodus mission started last year. Since then, Barnabas has airlifted and bussed 5,000 Christians to safety in South Sudan.

Because of recent generous donations, Barnabas is initiating a second wave of rescues. Their organization is working with Africa Inland Church to transport 3,500 more Sudanese Christians to South Sudan.

Suzy, a young mother, was one of those rescued by the Barnabas Fund’s Exodus mission. She says, “After many years of suffering and prayers, God opened the way for us.”

Barnabas still needs $118,000 to complete the mission. A bus trip to South Sudan for just one person costs $169. Barnabas is prioritizing the rescue of needy children and women, two-thirds of whom are widows.

The clock is ticking. Rainy seasons are coming, and the Christian tent communities could quickly transform into bog-like conditions. At times, the mud is reported to be waist-high, according to Barnabas (…)

Read the full story here:

http://christian-daily-news.com/5000-christians-brought-to-safety-in-south-sudan/

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XXXchurch Reaches out to Victims of the Pornography Industry
Tucked into the corner of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino convention hall in Las Vegas, Jillian Bloomer and Annette Screws smile at people who walk past their booth that proclaims in retro font: “Jesus Loves Porn Stars.” 
“Here, have a sticker,” Bloomer says, gently plunking a neon-pink circle with the same message on the shoulder of a college-age man, while Screws drops a Bible into his backpack.
At first glance, the booth run by XXXchurch seems out of place next to booths advertising escort services and promoting X-rated websites at the annual Adult Video Network Adult Entertainment Expo. But the nonprofit church has been going to porn conventions for more than 10 years — not to picket or protest, but to share their message.
“For the person who is addicted to viewing porn, XXXchurch offers some answers,” group founder Craig Gross writes in an essay included in the mini-Bible they pass out at each convention. “For the person who is performing, it offers some alternatives. Regardless, XXXchurch is expressing its voice of hope. I want to connect both with people who are in the industry and those messed up by the industry (…)”Read the full story here:http://christian-daily-news.com/xxxchurch-reaches-out-to-victims-of-the-pornography-industry/

XXXchurch Reaches out to Victims of the Pornography Industry

Tucked into the corner of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino convention hall in Las Vegas, Jillian Bloomer and Annette Screws smile at people who walk past their booth that proclaims in retro font: “Jesus Loves Porn Stars.” 

“Here, have a sticker,” Bloomer says, gently plunking a neon-pink circle with the same message on the shoulder of a college-age man, while Screws drops a Bible into his backpack.

At first glance, the booth run by XXXchurch seems out of place next to booths advertising escort services and promoting X-rated websites at the annual Adult Video Network Adult Entertainment Expo. But the nonprofit church has been going to porn conventions for more than 10 years — not to picket or protest, but to share their message.

“For the person who is addicted to viewing porn, XXXchurch offers some answers,” group founder Craig Gross writes in an essay included in the mini-Bible they pass out at each convention. “For the person who is performing, it offers some alternatives. Regardless, XXXchurch is expressing its voice of hope. I want to connect both with people who are in the industry and those messed up by the industry (…)”

Read the full story here:

http://christian-daily-news.com/xxxchurch-reaches-out-to-victims-of-the-pornography-industry/

‘The Bible’ Miniseries to Produce Another Installment
Television network NBC announced that it will produce a sequel to the History Channel’s popular miniseries, “The Bible.” Producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, will continue working with the miniseries, which will follow the apostles establishing Christianity after Jesus Christ’s death. 
“I followed the development process of “The Bible” closely with Mark and knew that the story was far from over after Christ’s Crucifixion,” NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in an article on The Hollywood Reporter.com. “In fact, what happened in the aftermath — which is essentially the beginning of Christianity — is utterly fascinating. This will be attention-getting in every way.”
Burnett is confident the sequel to “The Bible” miniseries will be successful.
“I believe in the next 15 years, more people on the planet will have seen our “Bible” series than not seen it,” Burnett said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
The producer said he could see himself working on “Bible”-related material for the next 10 years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The original “Bible” miniseries ran on cable television for five weeks in March, bringing in 13.1 million viewers its first week and closing with 11.7 million viewers on Easter Sunday (…)Read the full story here:http://christian-daily-news.com/the-bible-miniseries-to-produce-another-installment/

‘The Bible’ Miniseries to Produce Another Installment

Television network NBC announced that it will produce a sequel to the History Channel’s popular miniseries, “The Bible.” Producer Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, will continue working with the miniseries, which will follow the apostles establishing Christianity after Jesus Christ’s death. 

“I followed the development process of “The Bible” closely with Mark and knew that the story was far from over after Christ’s Crucifixion,” NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in an article on The Hollywood Reporter.com. “In fact, what happened in the aftermath — which is essentially the beginning of Christianity — is utterly fascinating. This will be attention-getting in every way.”

Burnett is confident the sequel to “The Bible” miniseries will be successful.

“I believe in the next 15 years, more people on the planet will have seen our “Bible” series than not seen it,” Burnett said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

The producer said he could see himself working on “Bible”-related material for the next 10 years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original “Bible” miniseries ran on cable television for five weeks in March, bringing in 13.1 million viewers its first week and closing with 11.7 million viewers on Easter Sunday (…)

Read the full story here:

http://christian-daily-news.com/the-bible-miniseries-to-produce-another-installment/

Syria: International Tensions near a Boiling Point
As the drums of war grow louder, Syrians are drawing near to Christ. The ball is now in the U.N.’s court, so to say, following Britain’s official call for military action against Syria. Western nations including the U.S., U.K., and France are pushing for a military reprimand to Syria’s use of chemical warfare against its own people. 
“We’ve always said we want the U.N. Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria,” said a statement from U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office. “Today we are giving its permanent members the opportunity to do that.”
On the opposite side of the table, Syria and its allies claim innocence.
“We are not wrongdoers,” Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, told reporters early yesterday afternoon. “We are a peaceful nation seeking stability. The Syria government is totally innocent of these accusations.”
Russia and Iran, Syria’s strongest allies, insist no action should be taken until U.N. officials have finished their inspection in Damascus and announce their findings (…)
Read the full story here:
http://christian-daily-news.com/syria-international-tensions-near-a-boiling-point/
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Syria: International Tensions near a Boiling Point

As the drums of war grow louder, Syrians are drawing near to Christ. The ball is now in the U.N.’s court, so to say, following Britain’s official call for military action against Syria. Western nations including the U.S., U.K., and France are pushing for a military reprimand to Syria’s use of chemical warfare against its own people.

“We’ve always said we want the U.N. Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria,” said a statement from U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office. “Today we are giving its permanent members the opportunity to do that.”

On the opposite side of the table, Syria and its allies claim innocence.

“We are not wrongdoers,” Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari, told reporters early yesterday afternoon. “We are a peaceful nation seeking stability. The Syria government is totally innocent of these accusations.”

Russia and Iran, Syria’s strongest allies, insist no action should be taken until U.N. officials have finished their inspection in Damascus and announce their findings (…)

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Emergency Supplies for Flood Victims in Manila
It’s not unusual for the Philippines to be under water in August. While many countries in the West battle the “dog-days of summer,” countries in southern Asia and Oceania fight torrential rain and flooding. The Philippines are especially affected: approximately 20 tropical cyclones hit the archipelago each year.
But this year, monsoon rains, combined with a recent tropical storm, are spelling disaster for Manila. Over 60% of the city was submerged last week; close to 300,000 people are stranded because of severe flooding.
The government shut down all work except rescues and disaster response, and a “state of calamity” has been declared in several areas.
AMG International reports minimal damage to its 18 childcare centers in Metro Manila, a region consisting of approximately 12 million residents. The report comes as a relief to AMG, whose work was severely affected by last year’s flooding (…)Read the full story here:http://christian-daily-news.com/emergency-supplies-for-flood-victims-in-manila/

Emergency Supplies for Flood Victims in Manila

It’s not unusual for the Philippines to be under water in August. While many countries in the West battle the “dog-days of summer,” countries in southern Asia and Oceania fight torrential rain and flooding. The Philippines are especially affected: approximately 20 tropical cyclones hit the archipelago each year.

But this year, monsoon rains, combined with a recent tropical storm, are spelling disaster for Manila. Over 60% of the city was submerged last week; close to 300,000 people are stranded because of severe flooding.

The government shut down all work except rescues and disaster response, and a “state of calamity” has been declared in several areas.

AMG International reports minimal damage to its 18 childcare centers in Metro Manila, a region consisting of approximately 12 million residents. The report comes as a relief to AMG, whose work was severely affected by last year’s flooding (…)

Read the full story here:

http://christian-daily-news.com/emergency-supplies-for-flood-victims-in-manila/

Kirk Cameron Film Deals with the Question: ‘Why does God allow Suffering?’
Actor Kirk Cameron considers his new film project, UNSTOPPABLE, one of the most unique of his entire career. It forms the centerpiece of a live event at Liberty University on September 24 – and broadcast live via satellite to theaters around the country. 
“It’s by far the most personal project I’ve ever made regarding my faith,” says Cameron. His motivation to embark on the film stems from the untimely cancer death of a 15-year-old friend this year. After the funeral and burial of his friend, Cameron began to reflect on questions universal to the human experience.
Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering? he wondered. Why does he let bad things happen to good people? (…)Read the full story here:http://christian-daily-news.com/kirk-cameron-film-deals-with-the-question-why-does-god-allow-suffering

Kirk Cameron Film Deals with the Question: ‘Why does God allow Suffering?’

Actor Kirk Cameron considers his new film project, UNSTOPPABLE, one of the most unique of his entire career. It forms the centerpiece of a live event at Liberty University on September 24 – and broadcast live via satellite to theaters around the country. 

“It’s by far the most personal project I’ve ever made regarding my faith,” says Cameron. His motivation to embark on the film stems from the untimely cancer death of a 15-year-old friend this year. After the funeral and burial of his friend, Cameron began to reflect on questions universal to the human experience.

Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering? he wondered. Why does he let bad things happen to good people? (…)

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http://christian-daily-news.com/kirk-cameron-film-deals-with-the-question-why-does-god-allow-suffering

Taking the Time to Care
I don’t know how she did it, but the cashier’s eyes peered right into mine. I’d been discovered. I had tried to avoid eye contact as I was finishing the grocery shopping. More embarrassing than being seen in public coping with a rare meltdown would be someone discovering the “nothing to cry about” interaction that had triggered it. 

I was holding it together—as long as I didn’t have to talk. My husband tried to phone me, but I couldn’t respond. It would have been messy (and noisy) if I attempted to communicate anything at all.

Then it was my turn at the checkout. I knew from past experience that in this store the cashiers work like automatons, processing items in a jiffy. That was fine by me. I was ready for the speedy processing and looked forward to getting out of there as soon as possible—before I let it all out (…)
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Taking the Time to Care

I don’t know how she did it, but the cashier’s eyes peered right into mine. I’d been discovered. I had tried to avoid eye contact as I was finishing the grocery shopping. More embarrassing than being seen in public coping with a rare meltdown would be someone discovering the “nothing to cry about” interaction that had triggered it.

I was holding it together—as long as I didn’t have to talk. My husband tried to phone me, but I couldn’t respond. It would have been messy (and noisy) if I attempted to communicate anything at all.

Then it was my turn at the checkout. I knew from past experience that in this store the cashiers work like automatons, processing items in a jiffy. That was fine by me. I was ready for the speedy processing and looked forward to getting out of there as soon as possible—before I let it all out (…)

Read the full story here:

http://christian-daily-news.com/taking-the-time-to-care/