Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - A 7.3 magnitude aftershock shook Nepal on Tuesday (their time). As previously mentioned, the seismic event that began with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 is continuing and gives every indication that it will continue to continue. The Tuesday quake was followed closely by at least ten strong aftershocks.
A funny thing happened on the way to 2015. Long-established Protestant denominations have undenominated and redenominated. Once upon a time, the distinctions among Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians and so on were clear. Now those distinctions have blurred. Further blurring the issue has been the establishment of previously unknown independent interdenominational groups.
Striving to be "just Christians," we are amused by clumsy efforts to understand us. The religious world has a limited number of pigeon holes, and we just don't fit any of them. The Churches of Christ do not fit in any of the neat Judeo-Christian compartments of Protestants, Catholics, or Jews, or in the clear Protestant categories of Liberals, Evangelicals, or Fundamentalists, a group with whom we are often confused. This article is written to describe Fundamentalism and to describe the differences that distinguish the Churches of Christ from the Fundamentalists.
Several have asked about the impact of the recent earthquake on brethren in Nepal and on the work there. Here is a report complied from various news sources and from contacts with brethren in Nepal. The information is based on reports up to Monday, April 27.