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In the News: August 2023


Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

August 4, 2023


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In Dallas, retired 33-year Baptist pastor George Mason wrote in a message: “The Disciples nailed it.”



“Christian nationalism is the greatest threat to democracy today,” he wrote.

“It is also the greatest threat to Christianity itself. Anytime Christianity and nationalism unite, the nation changes Christianity more than the other way around.”

Sure, the Christian (Disciples of Christ) church isn’t as big as it used to be. But neither is any other mainline denomination in an age when worshippers seek extremes and absolutes, not tempered messages of faith and love.


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Gretchen Eichenberg, Fox News

August 6, 2023


Excerpt:


Whether calling upon them for solace or divine protection, nearly 70% of U.S. adults believe in angels, according to a July 2023 poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.


It's a stat that beats out a belief in the devil and even hell.


"I think people want to believe that the universe is friendly and benevolent toward them," George Mason, 66, senior pastor emeritus at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, told Fox News Digital.


"Angels are consistent with the character of a loving God," he also said. "They are present in our lives in order to communicate that, whether through messages of grace and encouragement somehow received intuitively in human spirit or through human beings."


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