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  • Deadly Tennessee church shooting: Sudanese immigrant arrested, FBI to launch civil..

    09/24/2017 5:09:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 92 replies
    FOX News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jake Gibson & AP
    One woman was killed and seven other people were hurt after a suspect identified as a Sudanese immigrant opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday, police said, as federal officials told Fox News the FBI will initiate a civil rights investigation into the shooting. The suspect, 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson, immigrated from Sudan two decades ago, police said. He's suspected of bringing two pistols and a mask to the predominantly white Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, before opening fire just after 11 a.m.
  • 1 killed, at least 6 injured at Antioch church shooting

    09/24/2017 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    WSMV TV ^ | Updated: Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:54 PM EDT | Kyle Cooke
    One person has been killed and at least six others have been wounded in a shooting at the Burnett Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch (,TN). Police said the victim was a woman and was found dead in the parking lot. Police said six other people were shot. Metro police said the gunman was wounded and has been transported to the hospital. Another victim at the church was pistol-whipped and transported.
  • Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, several wounded, officials say

    09/24/2017 11:02:39 AM PDT · by Kent1957 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/24/2017 | Fox News
    At least one woman was shot and killed and several others were wounded on Sunday when a gunman opened fire inside a Tennessee church, Nashville police said. Nashville police received calls about a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch just after 11 a.m., officials told Fox News. The church is about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville.
  • Faith-based pregnancy clinics: Hawaii law forces them to promote abortion

    09/24/2017 8:56:19 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Friday, September 22, 2017 | Rick Daysog
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Pro-life pregnancy centers went to court Friday to try to overturn a new law that they argue requires them to publicly post abortion referrals. During a hearing before U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, attorneys for Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor and the Aloha Pregnancy Care and Counseling Center argued that the law violates their right to free speech and religion because it forces them to post signs that interfere with their faith. "It compels even non-medical pregnancy centers to recite what amounts to a government-scripted advertisement for abortion," said Kevin Connelly, Calvary's attorney. "It forces a church, Calvary...
  • Should Church Worship Spaces Be Used for Yoga?

    09/19/2017 5:25:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2017 | Mark D. Tooley
    Recently Duke Chapel at Duke University in North Carolina tweeted photos of yoga exercises on the floor of its majestic worship space as part of Healthy Duke Week of Wellness. Built in the 1930s as a Methodist sanctuary in the style of a Gothic cathedral for what was then a Methodist affiliated school, Duke Chapel is now nondenominational. There are Evangelicals and Catholics who critique yoga as wrong for Christians because its mantras originate in eastern religion. Setting aside that concern, should worship space be open to recreation and "profane" (i.e., secular) activities? Tai-chi? Kickboxing? Karate? Spinning? Ballroom dancing? Salsa?...
  • Sodomites and Power: Either You Let Us Destroy The Church, or We Will Destroy The Church

    09/17/2017 12:14:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Ann Barnhardt ^ | 9/15/17 | Ann Barnhardt
    I have received many emails from folks thanking me for discussing the Antipapacy and the ascendancy of the apostate anti-church, and how consoling it is. I hear you. There is much more to say and discuss. The first thing I want to discuss is a theme that I have been desperately trying to convey for years, namely that “they don’t actually believe any of that Catholic bullshit“. Still, after all of this, so many comment boxes and written commentary simply can’t understand how it is that Antipope Bergoglio, Fr. James Martin, Ethh Jay (the notorious faggot priest who is aggressively...
  • Separation of Church and State: Kamala Harris and the Dem Exemption

    09/08/2017 9:40:57 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 7 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 9/8/17 | Bob Parks
    The left denigrates religion and those who worship... except for Muslims. They demean almost all who believe in something greater than themselves. Churches are of no value to the left unless they can get something from them for either free or a greatly reduced rate. If they need somewhere to use as a staging area for a protest that can also house participants, churches are just fine. If a Democrat needs to reach a loyal constituency, churches are a no-brainer. U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California is hardly an exception when it comes to Democrats using the church for political...
  • FactChecker: Are All Christian Denominations in Decline? Which ones are growing and declining?

    09/06/2017 7:04:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03/2017 | Joe Carter
    In a recent interview in which she announced she had joined the Episcopal Church, Rachel Held Evans said, Just about every denomination in the American church— including many evangelical denominations — is seeing a decline in numbers, so if it’s a competition, then we’re all losing, just at different rates. Many Americans, both within and outside the church, share Evans perception of the decline of denominations. But is it true? Are most denominations truly seeing a decline in numbers? Before we answer the question, we should clarify what is meant by “decline.” We could, for instance, say that Protestantism has been...
  • China Forbids Children From Attending Church

    08/30/2017 10:38:32 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 30, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    Chinese officials issued warnings to hundreds of churches that no child is allowed to enter a church or attend religious services, even with their parents. Four regional governments began notifying churches of this new ban against children participating in religious activities as early as mid-August, according to Daily Mail. Hundreds of churches in China’s Zhejiang province received notices that not only banned children from entering churches, but also threatened that any believer caught taking a child to church “will be dealt with severely,” according to a report from Vision Times.
  • Millennials are choosing pizza, push-ups and video games over church

    08/03/2017 2:28:07 PM PDT · by TBP · 42 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 2, 2017 | Lauren Steussy
    Millennials are losing their faith and replacing it with pizza, pushups and profound digital connections. Just 27 to 28 percent of people in their 20s and early 30s attend religious services regularly, according to the latest figures from the Pew Research Center. Compare that to the 38 percent of baby boomers who log time in houses of worship, and 51 percent of folks in the silent and greatest generations who still show up for services. Instead, millennials are getting their spiritual fix from secular pursuits such as fitness classes and Facebook groups — community-driven activities that create a sense of...
  • Bible Study Returns to White House as Trump Cabinet Members Attend Weekly Meetings

    08/01/2017 8:42:06 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 13 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 8/1/17 | Valerie Locke
    “Let not this Book of the Teaching cease from your lips, but recite it day and night, so that you may observe faithfully all that is written in it. Only then will you prosper in your undertakings and only then will you be successful.” Joshua 1:8 (The Israel Bible™) The Trump Cabinet’s weekly Bible study meetings, composed of the most influential lawmakers in the country, may be the first such gathering in 100 years, Ralph Drollinger, founder of Capitol Ministries and leader of the study sessions, told Breaking Christian News (BCN), bringing the Bible back to the White House in...
  • The First Church of Justin Bieber? Pop Star Considers Starting His Own Church.

    08/01/2017 10:31:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/01/2017 | BY JOHN ELLIS
    I have some good news, and I have some bad news. The good news is that Justin Bieber has canceled his current tour. The less trite, brain-cell rotting music from an effeminate man-child that's foisted on the world the better. The bad news is that Justin Bieber apparently wants to start a church. Via The Sun: “I am led to believe that the real reason he has come off the road is because he wants to reconnect with his faith and he may be even planning to start his own church,” veteran showbiz reporter Richard Wilkins told Today Extra. “We...
  • On Forsaking The Assembling of Ourselves...church 1

    And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.(Matthew 10:24-25)One trend I have been noticing lately with a good many of those who would consider themselves Evangelicals, Pentecostals and Charismatics, is that many are dismissing the importance of commitment to a local church, or in some cases they have just left off going to church. I know many longtime Christians, who have given up on the church....
  • Why The Church Is Divided

    07/29/2017 9:05:47 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 15 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/28/17 | Gary
    This is a subject I have very much wanted to address of late seeing as there continues to be so much division, even in the watching community.  It shouldn't be this way.  Those of us who have a genuine saving faith in Christ should be unified even if we disagree on the details.  Don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for godly division, but I see many Believers dividing for the wrong reasons. Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants...
  • Teen who ran into church naked indicted for rape hoax

    07/28/2017 12:30:17 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | JULY 28, 2017
    A TEXAS teen who ran into a church half-naked saying she was raped was indicted for what turned out to be an elaborate hoax. Breana Harmon, 19, was charged on Wednesday with two counts of tampering with physical evidence and two counts of tampering with a government record, which are felonies, according to the Herald Democrat. Officials said that teen, who also uses the last name Talbott, made a false report to police on March 8 claiming to have been abducted and gang-raped behind a church in Denison, Texas. The teen turned up at the local church covered in blood...
  • Man shoots, kills robber in Dothan church

    07/17/2017 4:50:02 PM PDT · by boycott · 49 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 17, 2017 | Erin Edgemon
    A staff member of a Dothan church shot and killed a man who robbed him and another parishioner inside the church on Sunday night, police said. Dothan police found Steffon Parreese Valentez Tolver, 26, dead of a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the Crossroads Baptist Church 2574 Westgate Parkway at around 10:34 p.m., police said. Police said Tolver had entered the back door of the church and robbed a parishioner of about $50. When Tolver then attempted to rob a staff member of the church, the staff member fired his handgun once, hitting Tolver in the upper torso....
  • Church of England Votes to Affirm Transgender People; Top Bishop Says LGBT 'Not a Sin'

    07/10/2017 11:51:54 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jul 10, 2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The General Synod of the Church of England has officially passed a motion welcoming and affirming transgender people to the church. A top bishop also declared that being LGBT is "not a sin." "That this Synod, recognizing the need for transgender people to be welcomed and affirmed in their parish church, call on the House of Bishops to consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials might be prepared to mark a person's gender transition," the motion that passed on Sunday reads. As the official CofE website points out, the vote went overwhelmingly in favor of welcoming transgender people, with 30 for the...
  • Do Some Evangelicals Go too Far in Their Efforts to Bring Patriotism into the Church?

    07/05/2017 10:00:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/05/2017 | BY CHRIS QUEEN
    The 2016 presidential election brought politics and faith together in a way that excited some evangelical voters but made others uneasy. Then-candidate Donald Trump courted the evangelical vote in an astonishing and unprecedented way, and the melding of Christianity and nationalism created a most unusual marriage.Trump's nationalism combined with the effort to win evangelical voters gave some Protestant leaders, like the Southern Baptist Convention's Russell Moore, pause. Other leaders, like Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Texas pastor Dr. Robert Jeffress, placed themselves firmly within the Trump camp, which paid off come Election Day.Jeffress appears to have doubled...
  • 1,600-Year-Old Basilica Found Underwater in What Was Ancient Nicaea

    06/28/2017 6:49:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 6/28/17 | Zelda Caldwell
    Archaeologists in Turkey suspect the church may have been built in the year 325, following the First Council of Nicaea.The remains of a 1,600-year-old Byzantine basilica have been discovered at the site of the Councils of Nicaea, at the bottom of a lake in northwest Turkey. “We have found church remains. It is in a basilica plan and has three naves,” said Mustafa Şahin, an archaeology professor at Bursa Uludağ University, told Hurriyet News. Plans are now underway to open an underwater museum to allow tourists to view the foundation of the church, which was found lying in 5-7 feet...
  • Voices Grow Louder in Turkey to Convert Hagia Sophia From a Museum Back to Mosque

    06/28/2017 6:56:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/24/17 | Umar Farooq
    As the time for afternoon prayers approaches, Onder Soy puts on a white robe and cap and switches on the microphone in a small 19th century room adjoining the Hagia Sophia. Soon, Soy’s melodic call to prayer rings out over a square filled with tourists hurrying to visit some of Turkey’s most famous historical sights before they close for the day. The room Soy is in — built as a resting place for the sultan and now officially called the Hagia Sophia mosque — fills up with around 40 worshipers, drawn not by the modestly decorated space itself, but by...