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Examiner.com article: Raleigh churches help with disaster relief in Japan

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in examiner.com | Comments Off

Examiner.com article: Raleigh churches help with disaster relief in Japan

I’ve published another article for Examiner.com as the Raleigh Practical Christianity Examiner. The article is called “Raleigh churches help with disaster relief in Japan.”

There is a Japanese congregation in Raleigh that has been in the news alot lately. Obviously, they are concerned about the people of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami last week.

But, what about churches who are not ethnically Japanese? How should they respond to this natural disaster or other similar disasters?

Here is part of my article:

How will the church in Raleigh respond? In the New Testament, two famines struck the area around Jerusalem. In each case, the churches outside the area sent support to the believers in Jerusalem. In the later famine, Paul encouraged churches far away from Jerusalem to collect money and choose individuals to take that money to the churches around Jerusalem.

Please use the link above to jump over the Examiner.com and read the rest of this short article.