Germany’s Rent-A-Jew suggests idea for Christians

(BNC) by Greg Wanderman — Rent-A-Jew. That’s what it said. At first I thought, it must be a Mel Brooks joke. Then it seemed downright offensive. Then, after careful consideration, I decided to take a closer look. Now, I say, “Bold move, Germany.” Despite your, eh, “checkered past,” you might be on to something.

The “Rent-a-Jew” program is a joint effort by Germany’s Justice Ministry and Jewish volunteers. The efforts are aimed at stemming a rising anti-Semitism in Europe, and especially in Germany. It may be hard to believe, but 2015 saw a rise from 691 to 2,083 cases of hate-crimes and hate speech against Jews in Germany. It seems that Germany needs a bit of a refresher. Continue reading “Germany’s Rent-A-Jew suggests idea for Christians”

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Plants become bomb-sniffers. What else might they tell us?

CLOVER, S.C. (BNC) by Greg Wanderman — If plants, trees, animals, and the earth itself, could warn humans of danger, what would they say? Well, as it turns out, plants are talking…and you really want to hear what they are saying!

In a journal article in Nature Materials, MIT researchers explained how they have helped turn spinach plants into “bomb sniffing machines.” The plants were embedded with tiny carbon tubes to help them detect “nitroaromatics” (chemical compounds used in explosives). Once the plant detects the compound in the air, it emits a fluorescent signal that is picked up by an infrared camera and wirelessly notifies a smartphone. Continue reading “Plants become bomb-sniffers. What else might they tell us?”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Preacher responds to his own invitation to come forward

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Greg Wanderman family

CLOVER, S.C. (BNC) — Gospel preacher Greg Wanderman responded this past Sunday to his own invitation after a sermon on “A New Way of Thinking (Stinking Thinking)”, based on Romans 12.2.

Greg confessed his focus on low numbers on Sunday and Wednesday nights, he said yesterday. Continue reading “Preacher responds to his own invitation to come forward”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Couple married for 72 years die within a day of each other

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (BNc) — A couple belonging to the Edgewood congregation died one day apart from each other. Norbert and June Rogers had been married 72 years.

They died Apr. 7 and 8. He was 97, she was 89. Their obituary is online. Continue reading “Couple married for 72 years die within a day of each other”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

2013 reflections: It’s impossible to ‘play responsibly’

Beth-johnsonCHENNAI, India (BNc) by Beth Johnson — A recent billboard ad intended to promote the local lottery in our home state of South Carolina asks the question, “What does ‘playing responsibly’ mean to you?”

How would you answer such a question if it were put to you directly?  Can there be such a thing as “playing responsibly?” Continue reading “2013 reflections: It’s impossible to ‘play responsibly’”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Interview: Brad Harrub on evolution-morals debate

Brad Harrub apologeticsCHARLESTON, S.C. (BNc) — Does the theory of evolution lead to bad behavior? The issue was debated Feb. 20 by Brad Harrub and Jim Miller.

We recently caught up with Brad Harrub to ask him about the debate, held at the College of Charleston during Darwin Week.

BNc: Why is it important to show the link between evolution and immorality?

Brad: Between 1959-1963 our government dumped millions of dollars into teaching science and evolution into public schools. At the same time the courts outlawed prayer and Bible reading in the classroom. This set in place the perfect recipe for disaster. Continue reading “Interview: Brad Harrub on evolution-morals debate”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

600 men attend Carolina fellowship

Carolina Men's Day FellowshipSubmitted by Chris Gallagher

FORT MILL, S.C. (BNc) — Over 600 men attended the 14th annual Carolina Men’s Day fellowship at the Gold Hill Road congregation, Sat., Mar. 10.

The annual event is sponsored by the Charlotte Avenue congregation located in Rock Hill, S.C.

The attendance capacity required that seats be brought into the back aisle and the foyers. People also watched from the overflow rooms.

It was an experience to sing along with 600 other men lifting our voices to God between each lesson and to sit at the feet of teachers speaking where the Bible speaks and being silent where the Bible is silent. Continue reading “600 men attend Carolina fellowship”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us