Why I Am (Still) a Christian

I have been asked many times why I am a Christian. What people are asking for is “my conversion story,” which is both wacky and typical. But now, 14 years after I was baptized, those reasons I came to faith have very little to do with why I am a Christian this week, this month. And I think, as interesting as the stories of our Christian beginnings are, it would be grand and fabulous if the Church would more fully develop the skill of telling—as passionately—the stories of the middle of our faith lives.
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House Passes Abortion Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that will make it against the law for federal money to pay for any health plan that will provide abortions. The bill gained overwhelming support from Republicans, while only 15 Democrats voted for it. Critics say the bill restricts access to an abortion even if the mother’s life is at risk …

31 More People Die in Syria

An opposition group says that 31 more people have died in skirmishes between Syrian protesters and security forces. The deaths occurred during a weekend also marked by violence against Syrian holdings in other nations. Anti-government protesters stormed Syrian embassies in Germany, Austria and Great Britain …

Scientists Come Up with Environmentally Friendly Way to Kill Mosquitoes

Scientists at Hebrew University in Jerusalem have come up with a new way to kill malaria-carrying mosquitoes: environmentally-friendly toxic fruit juice. Apparently, mosquitoes mostly subsist on fruit nectar, and the poisoned nectar has killed 90% of mosquitoes in initial tests. It could be a hugely important step toward stopping the spread of malaria around Africa …