Jul 11, 2006
America is at war. This is a wartime national security strategy required by the grave challenge we face—the rise of terrorism fueled by an aggressive ideology of hatred and murder, fully revealed to the American people on September 11, 2001. This strategy reflects our most solemn obligation: to protect the security of the American people.
—George W. Bush, introducing the National Security Strategy for 2006
Young conservatives, bloggers help pick new SBC president: Agree on inerrancy and wish to consider new ideas
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NCC urges closure of Guantánamo center following suicides: Proposes sending delegation to the prison
Souper Bowl and eBay auction raise money for needy: Innovative events successful for social ministry funds
Lone Christian in Palestinian cabinet quits after violence: Factional fighting prompts tourism minister's resignation
Most valuable payer: Dwyane Wade was the Most Valuable Player in the recent NBA basketball finals, in which his team, the Miami Heat, beat the Dallas Mavericks. Wade, who just completed his third year of professional basketball, is already being compared to Michael Jordan, the best player of all time. But perhaps Wade should be known for another trait: he tithes 10 percent of his $3.03 million income to his home church in Chicago (www.time.com).
At the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly in June, delegates agreed to a delicate compromise on the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy, an issue that has torn the denomination for nearly three decades.>Episcopalians seek compromise to avoid schism.>Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice exhorts Southern Baptists to support the United States in spreading freedom.>Christian Reformed urge churches to raise moral questions about preemptive military actions.For detailed coverage on these denominational conventions, visit our news page.