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Supreme Court rejects atheists’ attempt to scrub ‘In God We Trust’ off US currency

June 14, 2019


The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove “In God We Trust,” the national motto, from all coins and currency from the Department of Treasury….

The phrase was first put on an American coin in 1864, due to “increased religious sentiment.” It was added to both coins and paper bills in 1955. Click here for complete story»

[Australia CS Branch] Church loses battle in Christian Science trust case

June 14, 2019

[Washington Post] CONCORD, N.H. — A Christian Science church in Australia cannot sue trusts created following the 1910 death of Christian Science movement founder Mary Baker Eddy, New Hampshire’s highest court ruled Friday. Click here for complete story»

Faith guided an Army colonel through 30 years of service

June 9, 2019

[St. Louis Post Dispatch] by Lori Rose

Following his Christian Science beliefs while serving in the U.S. Army for 30 years was a personal balancing act for now-retired Col. Paul G. Dixon.

As a company commander, he was well-known among his soldiers for abstaining from alcohol — the “forever designated driver,” he joked. But less obvious was his daily reliance on his faith to serve others and to survive the horrors of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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California city approves adding ‘In God We Trust’ to police, fire vehicles

June 7, 2019

[] Bakersfield, CA

After much controversy, the Bakersfield, Calif., City Council on Wednesday approved a proposal to add “In God We Trust” decals to both police and fire vehicles. Click here for complete story»

Explosions in Sri Lanka target churches, at least 185 dead on Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019


Please include this item in your prayer work…

Three churches were attacked in Sri Lanka, with explosions killing dozens of Christians as they celebrated Easter Sunday morning.

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Principia Announces receipt of $15 Million Gift

March 29, 2019

[Principia News –] March 27 2019

Principia School [in St. Louis, Missouri] has received an unprecedented $15 million gift from an anonymous donor, the single largest gift from an individual donor family in the institution’s history. This extraordinary investment will provide the lead funding for a new field house on the School campus…. Click here to read complete story»

Site update: Prayeropedia project

March 28, 2019

BEGINNING WORK on a new section of Prayerful Living. I’m gathering research for the “Prayeropedia” project which will encyclopedically cover aspects of Christian prayer and historical and contemporary thinkers in Christian prayer. Definitions, links to articles, talks, videos, cross-references etc. Entries on specific prayers (Lord’s Prayer, etc), prayer practices, etc. Hope to introduce many to “scientific prayer” and “affirmative prayer”, not just “prayer of petition” that many may be familiar with. Here is a link to a talk and demonstration on “Christian Centering Prayer” (Christian meditation)…

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