Evangelical Colleges Consider Making Vaccination Requirements
Should you be forced to get a covid-19 vaccination in order to participate in life? A hotly debated topic, and one being considered by evangelical colleges. Out of the roughly 140 US schools that belong to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, so far only one is planning to require students to receive COVID-19 vaccines before starting school in the fall: Seattle Pacific University. The Chronicle of Higher Education has identified 375 US schools that are requiring vaccinations. About 50 percent of them are private institutions; 48 percent, public. Read more about the school’s decision here.
Alliance For The Unreached Urges Christians To Pray for Those Without Access To The Bible
Shockingly, still one-third of the world’s population still lack access to the Bible, the church, and other believers. And as such The Alliance For The Unreached, organized a coalition of more than 50 Christian ministries in launching a 33-day prayer challenge to raise awareness. The 1:11 Prayer Challenge, which began on Sunday at 1:11 p.m. in each U.S. time zone, urges Christians around the country to take a moment each day for 33 days at 1:11 p.m. to pray for those who do not have access to the Bible or other believers. Read more about the challenge here.
Ohio Megachurch Donating $2.5 Million
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Crossroads Church will donate $2.5 million to local, national and international nonprofits over the next five-plus months. “God has blessed Crossroads over the past 25 years and we don’t take that lightly, so we want to use what we’ve been given to bring positive change in the communities we serve,” the church’s founder and Senior Pastor Brian Tome said in a statement. “That means sharing our resources with partners who are doing good work. Where God is moving, we want to be investing.” The multi-campus church, started in Cincinnati in 1995, now has 10 locations throughout Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Lexington. Read more about the donations here.
Total Lunar Eclipse And Full Super Moon Happening In May
The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a super moon this week for quite a cosmic show. This super “blood” moon will be visible on Wednesday across the Pacific as well as the western half of North America, the bottom of South America and eastern Asia. the total eclipse will last about 15 minutes as Earth passes directly between the moon and the sun. But the entire show will last five hours, as Earth’s shadow gradually covers the moon, then starts to ebb. The reddish-orange color is the result of all the sunrises and sunsets in Earth’s atmosphere projected on to the surface of the eclipsed moon. Read more about the sky spectacle here.