23 Apr 2017
23Apr17 EASTER BACK IN THE HUNT
EASTER BACK IN THE HUNT
According to The Christian Post, Christians in the U.K., including Prime Minister Theresa May, spoke out in outrage against the National Trust's decision to remove "Easter" from its egg hunt campaign. The Church of England compared the decision to "spitting on the grave" of John Cadbury, the founder of the chocolate company. The controversy arose after the National Trust presented its new logo for the nation's annual egg hunt for children and families, which initially did not include references to Easter. After the National Trust Twitter account was overloaded with social media messages from angry users asking how to cancel their membership, it then changed the event's name to "Join the Cadbury Egg Hunts this Easter," The Telegraph reported.
THE CASE FOR CHRIST
Author Lee Strobel, a former atheist and journalist who attempted to prove that Jesus did not resurrect from the dead, has told news outlets that nonbelievers who see the upcoming film The Case for Christ will witness real evidence for God.
POPE MENTIONS HIS OWN MORTALITY
The New Zealand Herald reports that Pope Francis urged young people to lead the church's future even as he voiced doubts that he'd be around much longer to see it.
The 80-year-old pope referred to his own mortality twice in the span of a few minutes during a vigil service to rally enthusiasm for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019.