God on the Go: Massachusetts Church Offers Drive Through Prayer


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Oh Dear… I guess it was only a matter of time.

Originally posted on NewsFeed:

In a society that is increasingly oriented around quick results and instant gratification, it should come as no surprise that we’ve found a way to make religion as convenient as possible.

At Christ Lutheran Church in Scituate, Mass., parishioners don’t have to wait until Sunday to sit in pews and ask the Almighty for what they need. Instead, they are able to get service through a “drive-through ministry,” which launched on Saturday in the church’s parking lot.

The program started with pastor Dan Eddy, who wanted to invite more people to join his congregation and create new relationships with people passing by. He got the idea from a church in Florida that had a similar outreach.

“We want to let the community know we’re here for them,” Eddy told the Boston Globe. “This isn’t a country club that’s members only. . . . People are looking for authenticity, so we listen…

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China: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the beating of a Chinese House Church leader.

For more visit:
http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue20866.html

Bible Apps in the Pew


The link below is to an article that reports on the increasing use of tablets, smartphones and other gadgets in the pew during church services as modern technology impacts at the local level.

Do you use a digital version of the Bible during church services? If so, what do you use? Please share in the comments.

For more visit:
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/the-bible-gets-an-upgrade/

China: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the raiding of two more house churches in China.

For more visit:
http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/07/two-more-house-churches-raided-in.html

China: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from China, where a house church has been raided.

For more visit:
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1286066/xinjiang-christian-desperate-after-police-raids-house-church

China: The Underground Churches


The link below is to an article that reports on the underground churches of China.

For more visit:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/17/4171647/chinas-underground-christian-churches.html

The Church: In Decline in Europe


The link below is to an article with some very interesting statistics concerning the church in Europe, that is using the ‘church’ in a very loose manner I should add.

For more visit:
http://blogs.christianpost.com/dear-ephesus/empty-churches-the-decline-of-cultural-christianity-in-the-west-17067/

China: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the pressure a church is facing to demolish their church building.

For more visit:
http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/07/members-of-shunzhuang-christian-church.html

Pakistan: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Pakistan, where militants have attacked a church.

For more visit:
http://www.worthynews.com/12480-pakistan-militants-attack-pentecostal-church-1-killed

Kenya: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on an al Shabaab bomb attack on a church in Kenya.

For more visit:
http://au.christiantoday.com/article/explosion-in-attack-on-church-in-kenya-injures-15/15575.htm