Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article that reports on persecution news from Nigeria.

For more visit:
http://www.frontlinemissions.info/?p=1759

Calvinism and the Southern Baptist Convention


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the debate within the Southern Baptist Convention concerning Calvinism.

For more visit:
http://theblog.founders.org/reflections-on-the-calvinism-debate-in-the-sbc/

Bhutan: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article that reports on persecution news from Bhutan.

For more visit:
http://crossmap.christianpost.com/news/two-pastors-in-bhutan-jailed-without-charges-christians-there-trust-in-god-to-change-their-country-gain-true-freedom-9871

Facebook Admits Users Are Confused About Privacy, Will Show More On-Screen Explanations


Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Facebook today offered reporters a deep dive on how it handles privacy and previewed some upcoming changes. The company revealed it does 80 trillion privacy checks per day on the backend to make sure data isn’t wrongly exposed. It runs 4000 surveys about privacy per day which pushed it to now begin displaying on-screen descriptions of how privacy controls work, including for status update audience selectors and resharing.

Facebook used to have every team work on its own privacy functionality, and then would have dedicated teams for privacy sprints around specific privacy changes. But as the company grew, two specific privacy teams evolved. One is the Privacy Product Engineering team that builds the settings that let users control who sees their content. The other is the Privacy Infrastructure Engineering team, which “helps engineers move the fast and build things” while still being confident there will be no privacy breaches, says Privacy…

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United Kingdom: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article that takes a look at a form of persecution that many western Christians may face into the future.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-26816850

Mark Driscoll Resetting Life


The link below is to an article that reports on the latest news concerning Mark Driscoll and various issues concerning his ministry at Mars Hill Church in Seattle.

For more visit:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2014/march/mark-driscoll-retracts-bestseller-status-resets-life.html

Pakistan: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Pakistan.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/27/pakistan-court-sentences-christian-man-death-blasphemy

Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article that takes a look at persecution news from Iran.

For more visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/15/opinion/irans-oppressed-christians.html

Westboro Baptist Church: Fred Phelps is Dead


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the death of Fred Phelps and his twisted legacy.

For more visit:
http://www.albertmohler.com/2014/03/21/fred-phelps-and-the-anti-gospel-of-hate-a-necessary-word/

Can 130,000 online supporters get this young woman access to life extending drugs?


Originally posted on PandoDaily:

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It’s easy to forward an email, “Like” a Facebook page, or support a petition. Tugging heart strings is one of the quickest ways to make a message go viral. But what’s the weight of these actions? Can they help effect meaningful change?

Mikaela Knapp is 25 years old and suffering from aggressive metastatic kidney cancer. She’s been turned down from four clinical trials for a new cancer drug and might not have much time left. The FDA has compassionate use provisions designed to help patients like Mikaela to get access to trial drugs, but compassion is a highly subjective response.

Keith Knapp, Mikaela’s husband, has turned to Change.org to gather support. He’s a quarter of the way to his goal of getting half a million people behind him. The million dollar question now, is how this type of activism impacts upon Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck and Genentech – the companies running the trials.

Mikaela…

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