Faith & Religion
Facebook/Pray-For-Peace Walks

Baseball fan walks the talk on prayer

by Mickey McLean
Posted 9/04/19, 12:35 pm

Al Forte believes in the power of prayer and wants others to join him in petitioning God. He could have tweeted his message, but the 76-year-old Stamford, Conn., resident instead lets his feet do the talking. For more than a decade, Forte has walked hundreds of miles wearing a “Pray 4 Peace” T-shirt while handing out cards with a photo of six soldiers huddled together praying that asks, “They pray for peace.

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Bible Society in Taiwan

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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Facebook/Rachel Held Evans

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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