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  • Long-Lost Medieval Monastery Discovered Beneath Parking Garage in England

    10/27/2020 6:18:23 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 10/20/20 | Livia Gershon
    Carmelite friars established Whitefriars in 1270, but the religious site was destroyed during the Protestant ReformationArchaeologists digging under the remains of a demolished parking garage in Gloucester, England, have found the ruins of a 13th-century monastery, BBC News reports. Established around 1270, the Carmelite friary—known as Whitefriars—was all but demolished during the 16th century. Historians had long been aware of the house of worship’s existence, but they didn’t know exactly where it was located. Researchers from the Gloucester City Council and Cotswold Archaeology took advantage of a redevelopment project in the city’s King’s Quarter neighborhood to investigate. “For around 300...
  • Episcopal Bishop William Love announces resignation in response to hearing panel ruling that he violated canon law by refusing to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese

    10/25/2020 11:34:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/25/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    A bishop of The Episcopal Church announced that he'll be stepping down from office weeks after the denomination’s disciplinary panel ruled that he violated canon law by refusing to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese. Addressing the Diocesan Convention on Saturday, Bishop William Love of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany said he will resign as bishop on Feb. 1, 2021, according to Anglican Ink. On Oct. 5, the denomination’s Hearing Panel found Bishop Love guilty “by clear and convincing evidence” of violating Resolution B012, a measure passed in 2018 requiring that all Episcopal dioceses allow for the blessing of same-sex...
  • Church Tribunal Condemns Episcopal Bishop for Rejecting Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

    10/23/2020 4:00:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/15/20 | Michael Haynes
    The Episcopal Church introduced same-sex ‘marriage’ as ‘trial rites’ in 2015.ALBANY, New York, October 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — After refusing to conduct same-sex “marriages” in his diocese, William Love, the Episcopal bishop of Albany, New York, was found guilty of violating the “Discipline of the Church” and the Canon Law of the church. At the 2018 General Convention, the Episcopal Church had made changes to the rites for same-sex “marriage” that were approved as a trial at the 2015 convention. The new resolution, entitled B012, stripped diocesan bishops of their autonomy to prohibit homosexual “marriage”, yet still characterized such ceremonies...
  • United Methodist evangelicals, the traditionalists, are growing amid UMC denominational decline

    10/21/2020 8:41:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/21/2020 | Kyle Huckins
    At the United Methodist Church, money’s tight, factions are readying exits, and social justice takes priority in witness. However, the denomination’s “traditionalists” — so named for their support for the accuracy and authority of the Bible, especially regarding LGBT marriage and clergy — are growing in number and telling others how Jesus saves. The Wesleyan Covenant Association, the largest of the groups forming out of the UMC, champions evangelical beliefs and values. WCA President Keith Boyette tells The Christian Post more than 3,000 churches have affiliated with the association, and the number is steadily climbing, though the next General Conference...
  • Queering Calvin University

    10/19/2020 11:12:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    TAC ^ | 10-18-2020 | Rod Dreher
    A sign of changing times from Claire Murashima, writing in the student newspaper of Calvin University (formerly Calvin College) in Grand Rapids, Michigan: "In the 102 years that Student Senate has existed, we’ve never had an openly gay student body president. It’s beyond time that the LGBTQ community is represented in the highest student leadership position at Calvin. I’m proud to be the first. A few years ago, I never thought that I would be coming out to the world through my school newspaper at my Christian university. I wanted to be known as the girl who started Dance Marathon...
  • A Message from Bishop Dunlop 10/08/20

    10/13/2020 7:12:55 PM PDT · by lightman · 2 replies
    Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA ^ | 8 October A.D. 2020 | Bishop James Dunlop
    October 8, 2020 Season after Pentecost “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Luke 6:31 Dear Siblings in Christ, Thank you for your creative and dedicated leadership as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer our nation and upend how we minister to God’s people. I am grateful that congregations are taking the threat of the virus seriously and doing all they can to minimize the chances of infection among their leaders and membership. Thank you! Our work is especially difficult because the pandemic’s course has proven unpredictable. Responding to what’s happening on the ground, public...
  • German Churches Plan to Continue Talks on Shared Communion

    10/13/2020 6:03:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BONN, Germany (CNS) — The German Catholic bishops’ conference and the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany plan to continue their discussions about shared Communion, reported the German Catholic news agency, KNA. German Catholic and Protestant theologians and bishops had published an appraisal of the topic in May, and it was scheduled to be discussed at the German bishops’ fall plenary assembly in Fulda at the end of September. However, on Sept. 18, the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith voiced strong objections to the appraisal, saying that differences between Catholics and Protestants in the understanding of...
  • Prominent Black American N.C. Bishop Patrick Wooden Says: Kamala Harris ‘ain’t good for black folk’

    10/11/2020 2:48:19 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/11/2020 | Walter B. Hoye II
    Firebrand North Carolina Bishop Patrick Wooden Sr., of the conservative Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, slammed the newly minted Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris as "ain’t good for black folk" in a politically charged sermon... ...
  • ‘My sexuality is sacred’: Bisexual pastor-turned-stripper has never been happier

    10/08/2020 9:36:50 AM PDT · by Salman · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 28 2020 | Rebecca Shepherd
    Growing up in a strict Baptist family, Nikole Mitchell was expected to be quiet, reserved and sweet. But her dreams weren’t quite so conservative. “From a young age, I had fantasized about being a stripper,” Mitchell, who now works as an erotic dancer on OnlyFans, told The Post. “But I was indoctrinated to believe my desires and my body were innately sinful and bad.” So instead of pursuing the pole, the mother of three went all-in on religion — and became a pastor. Even that, however, was rebellious in her family’s eyes. “I was taught that women aren’t allowed to...
  • EP 5 | The Main Players of the Tribulation | The Last Words of Jesus: The Book of Revelation

    10/07/2020 2:29:23 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 3 replies
    John Ankerberg show - youtube ^ | Jul 16, 2017 | John Ankerberg Show
    As I've posted before: I still think Christians need to be watching and expecting His Return (for example, from Revelation 3:3). That is not meant to be a divisive issue, so, FWIW. Revelation 3:3 King James Version 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. That being said, if one has been warned not to present the preterist or partial-preterist view to me, please do not ping me...
  • Episcopal Church panel rules against bishop who banned gay marriage in diocese: He 'violated canon law'

    10/06/2020 8:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/06/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A disciplinary panel of The Episcopal Church has ruled that a bishop who refused to allow the blessing of same-sex marriages in his diocese violated canon law. Bishop William Love of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany was punished last year with a restriction on his ministerial duties after he refused to allow same-sex marriages in his diocese. Love had refused to allow for the enforcement of Resolution B012, a measure passed in 2018 requiring that all Episcopal dioceses allow for the blessing of same-sex unions. A Title IV Hearing Panel, which focuses on issues of ecclesiastical discipline when a clergy...
  • {Australian} ANGLICANS HAVE A TRANSGENDER PRIEST DILEMMA {Male transitioned to female pastor marries a woman, asks to remain a priestess}

    10/06/2020 6:59:16 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    Eternity News ^ | 1 Oct 2020 | Joel Sandeman
    Last week, Sorel Coward finally confronted her Archbishop. In a strange coincidence, Geoffrey Smith – who is Archbishop of Adelaide – was the bishop who ordained Coward as a priest (minister) years ago. Sorel Coward is a transgender woman, who wants Smith’s permission to act as a priest in Adelaide. Anglican ministers need the permission of their bishop or regional leader to preach, or hold holy communion. This often is called a PTO, or “permission to officiate”. Archbishop Smith has responded to Coward by refusing to give her a PTO. ....Coward wishes her situation did not get mixed up...
  • EP 3 | Delivered from Future Wrath | (trunc)

    10/01/2020 1:25:39 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 7 replies
    Youtube.Com (John Ankerberg channel) ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | John Ankerberg Show
    John Ankerberg with Dr. Ed Hindson, Dr. Ron Rhodes and Dr. Mark Hitchcock. Full Title is: "EP 3 | Delivered from Future Wrath | The Biblical Case for the Rapture of All Christians"
  • Word For 2021[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/25/2020 3:51:32 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    In this new Year my children of light shall be my children of gladness in that my spirit will overwhelm the valleys with floods of my Angels of Breakthrough . New cures for diseases will sprout up as blades of grass. In this very same way as my children of light touch those crying out to me, truly you shall see unclean spirits leave them as healing rises up in their wellsprings. My justice shall be swift and true. My Word will become paramount for there is power in My Word and as you declare I shall remove the mountains...
  • United Methodist Church demands release of immigrant caretaker after ICE arrest on church grounds

    09/23/2020 7:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2020 | Samuel Smith
    The United Methodist Church is calling on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release an undocumented immigrant and father of two U.S. citizens they say was detained on church grounds in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10. Binsar Siahaan moved to the U.S. from Indonesia in 1989 on a temporary visa. Soon after, his wife, Eko Sukemi, moved to be with him but both overstayed their visas when they expired a few years later. In 2003 the couple applied for asylum on religious grounds, according to The Washington Post, but two years later an immigration judge ordered...
  • The Patristic Exegesis of Romans 9:14-33

    09/18/2020 9:18:42 AM PDT · by NRx
    Orthodox Christian Theology ^ | 09-16-2020 | Craig Truglia
    In debates over predestination, synergism, Pelagianism, and the like Romans 9 often comes up in the conversation for the sake of proof-texting one position or the other. To address any one of the preceding topics would require us to exegete other passages and so, in this short exegesis, we will only cover the specific chapter in question in two parts.For those interested, I have already written my own opinion about passages about Eph 1 and the alleged “difference” between the soteriologies of Augustine and Chrysostom. If you have “bigger” questions than that of simply “what does Romans 9 mean,” you may want to...
  • From Canterbury to Rome: Why the Queen’s Former Chaplain Became Catholic

    09/16/2020 3:24:24 AM PDT · by Cronos · 42 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 8 March 2020 | KV Turley
    From 2008-2017, Ashenden was Anglican chaplains assigned to the queen. ... Why did he decide to become a Catholic? “Slowly, but surely over the last 10 years it became clearer, both in my mind and in my prayers, that what the Catholic Church taught, particularly about the Mass, was not only true, but had always been true, from the Apostolic Fathers onwards.” ... lacking a magisterium, there was no way [for the Anglican Communion] to draw together a coherent theological resistance to the spiritual decadence that this created.” ".. becoming Catholic was rather like climbing up the river, past the...
  • Whatever Happened to Psalm 58?

    09/13/2020 1:04:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    No Other Foundation ^ | 09-12-2020 | Fr. Lawrence Farley
    The 1962 edition of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer is very interesting. Along with the usual services of Morning and Evening Prayer and Holy Communion is a complete version of the Psalter. It is arranged for daily recitation at both Morning and Evening Prayer services so that the entire Psalter is recited liturgically every month. Well, more or less. For in the Prayerbook Psalter, right after Psalm 57 comes Psalm 59, prompting the obvious question, “Whatever happened to Psalm 58?” One is tempted to say that it vanished to keep the latter half of Psalm 137 company, for that...
  • (Catholic) Bishops missing in action as Christian pastors defy California gov’s orders to hold worship services

    09/05/2020 6:07:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 4, 2020 | Daniel Ruddy
    (Catholic) Bishops missing in action as Christian pastors defy California gov’s orders to hold worship services ‘Don't the bishops realize what a scandal it is that those who do not believe in the real presence of Jesus in the sacrament are more zealous to participate in worship than are the Roman Catholic bishops?’ September 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – As hundreds of Protestant pastors in California continue to offer worship services to the faithful, defying Governor Gavin Newsom’s order, Catholic bishops continue to largely remain missing in action, what one Catholic professor referred to as a “scandal.”  Protestant pastors have strongly opposed...
  • Move in Christ[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2020 9:06:00 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your proximity to my will is life changing and paramount for our oneness and virtue, in fact as you begin to walk in my footprint truly it is then my 7 eyes begin to reveal who I AM and who you have now begun to BECOME. So take the hand of My Spirit of Truth and the reality of My Kingdom WILL COME ALIVE in you . . . For In him we live and move and have our BEING Acts 17:26