Persecution in China climbs for 7th year
Baptist Press

Government persecution of Christians in China increased in 2012 for the seventh consecutive year, ChinaAid reported Feb. 4, with the government especially moving to eradicate house churches.

About your boring job . . .
Josephus Flavius, Byzantine, TX

Written “To a certain engineer who complained about his boring job,” St. Nikolai wrote the following.

What Evangelicals Can Learn From Catholics
Joseph Pavicc, Homiletic and Pastoral Review

The biggest thing that Evangelicals can learn from Catholics is how to worship … liturgy, when celebrated reverently, can also give worshipers a connection to the sacred that is just not available through the type of worship service in Evangelical churches.

Boy Scouts Postpone Decision About Homosexuals
Thomas L. McDonald, National Catholic Register

The group’s national executive board defers the question of whether to lift the ban on open homosexuals to the Scouts’ national meeting in May.