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CUV centennial

Religion | The most widely used Chinese Bible translation turns 100
by June Cheng
Posted 5/18/19, 09:29 am

This year marks an important anniversary for Chinese Christians: It is the centennial of the publication of the Chinese Union Version (CUV) Bible, the most commonly used Bible translation in the Chinese world. Walk into nearly any Chinese church on a Sunday morning, and you’ll likely see members reciting verses from the CUV and see black CUV Bibles tucked into the backs of pews.

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Author Rachel Held Evans dies at age 37

by Mickey McLean
Posted 5/04/19, 07:11 pm

Rachel Held Evans, an author and blogger popular with theologically liberal Christians, died Saturday at a hospital in Nashville, Tenn., after a brief illness. She was 37. On April 19, her husband, Dan Evans, announced that doctors had placed his wife in a medically induced coma after she began “exhibiting unexpected symptoms” and “experiencing constant seizures” after being treated for an infection. Doctors, according to her husband, attempted to wean her off of the coma medication this week, but her condition worsened.

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Bible teacher Warren Wiersbe dies at age 89

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/03/19, 11:32 am

Warren Wiersbe, a pastor and teacher whose many Bible commentaries brought the Word of God to life for late 20th- and early 21st-century Christians, died Thursday. He was 89. Wiersbe’s grandson Dan Jacobsen confirmed in a blog post that “my grandfather, Dr. Warren Wiersbe, breathed his last breath in his earthly body and took his first breath in glory.” Wiersbe had been in declining health for several years, Jacobsen wrote.

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