Monday, July 24, 2006

Cindy's FYI--Monday, July 24, 2006

Note: "Cindy's FYI" is a new feature that I'm experimenting with. I'll try to consistently provide this small news report in the early morning...usually it will be followed by my regular blog post later. I'd love your feedback!--CSS

--A well-known scientist who says he's a Christian is arguing for theistic evolution. Francis Collins is the former director of the Human Genome Project and the author of the book, "The Language of God." He tells AP he's convinced that God used
evolution over (m) millions of years to create life.

--A board member of a Christian ministry called Hopegivers International was among those injured in the July 11th train bombings in Mumbai, India. Hopegivers' Michael Glenn reports: "One of our board members, P.C. Varghese, was on one of the trains and was seriously injured. In fact, he was the only one to survive the blast inside his car." Hopegivers' Mumbai outreach ministry targets the thousands of street children who live in or frequent the train stations along the tracks where the bombs went off.

--Among those evacuated from Lebanon were 19 "tired and relieved" Southern Baptist volunteers. Reportedly the volunteers had been helping with various Lebanese summer ministries. Read more in this Baptist Press report.

--The family of the latest American to win the Tour de France went to church Sunday rather than watch him cross the finish line. AP reports that Floyd Landis is a lapsed Mennonite. However, Paul and Arlene Landis are proud of their son. They welcomes visitors to a celebration at their Farmersville, Pennsylvania home, with a sign in their yard that said, "To God Be the Glory."

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