Government’s “Church Security Summit” to Convene in Detroit

Church security summit

Are you feeling a little less safe in church these days? Since Dylann Roof gunned down South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney and eight other worshippers last month in a Charleston church, some are concerned that their own church might be vulnerable to attack by a disgruntled or mentally disturbed shooter. If a deranged killer entered your church and opened fire, would you know how to react? In the wake of the Charleston shooting, three federal agencies have come together to help ch … [Read more...]

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Billy Graham’s Grandson Resigns Pastorate Over “Moral Failure”

CORAL RIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH By Jimmy Baikovicius (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jikatu/3780295748) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

I'm just so sorry this happened:  Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of the popular evangelist Billy Graham, has resigned from his post at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale.Apparently, according to a statement which Tchividjian gave to the Washington Post, the resignation is due to a "moral failure" that included extramarital affairs. In his public statement, Pastor Tchividjian said, “I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital … [Read more...]

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So Sad! Fire Destroys Historic French Basilica in Nantes

French mayor - statement re Basilica

Workmen upgrading the waterproofing in the roof of a French basilica may have been responsible for a fire which destroyed much of the historic building's roof and the back section of the building. The Basilica of Saint-Donatien in Nantes erupted in flames just as the morning Mass ended. Worshippers were evacuated from the building, and two workmen were rescued from the roof unharmed. Around 40 firefighters fought the blaze, but the flames spread quickly. Some of the roof's wooden beams have … [Read more...]

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