Christians are making headlines! On Thursdays I will bring you news, books, and articles that I find thought provoking. Please share what you think of this new addition.
(Oh. This is Wednesday. This week I’m ahead.)
  In The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated , author James Emery White questions why so many Americans are ‘allergic’ to organized religion. White points out that the un-affiliated person is the fastest-growing religious group, according to ARIS, American Religious Identification Survey. The “nones” nearly doubled from 1990 till 2008. The author then attempts to explain what every Jesus follower must do in response to the state of our culture. Here is a link to the book, and here is a link to a fascinating interview with the author.Congress, along with various Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox leaders have released a statement supporting Christians in the Middle East. Called, “the pledge of solidarity and call to action” it asks Americans to pray for learn about and encourage the federal government to help these forgotten people. Christians overseas are often beheaded, executed, kidnapped, and their buildings have been destroyed, with seemingly little or no response from the United States. Read more here.Last, Thomas Kidd asked the question: should Christians date online?
As I told Kidd in my comment on his column,[Tweet ” using a “Christian” dating site doesn’t guarantee that Christians are using it, or that it is being run with your set of standards/morals.”]  using a “Christian” dating site doesn’t guarantee that Christians are using it, or that it is being run with your set of standards/morals.We can’t make assumptions when we venture into the online world. I’ll write more on this topic at another time.