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  • World’s oldest Methodist chapel to host homosexual ‘celebration’

    07/17/2018 6:43:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LONDON -- The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is about to be the site of an LGBT “celebration,” in direct contradiction of Scripture and the chapel’s own founder. On Saturday, the pro-homosexual group Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a “Service of Celebration” at The New Room in John Wesley’s chapel in London, Christian Concern reports. The chapel was built in 1778 under the direction of English theologian John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The pro-gay group says the event will be “an affirming service with songs, prayers and symbolic actions,” after which attendees will be invited to attend...
  • World’s Oldest Methodist Chapel to Host Homosexual ‘Celebration’

    07/17/2018 4:13:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/13/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    LONDON, July 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is about to be the site of an LGBT “celebration,” in direct contradiction of Scripture and the chapel’s own founder. On Saturday, the pro-homosexual group Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a “Service of Celebration” at The New Room in John Wesley’s chapel in London, Christian Concern reports. The chapel was built in 1778 under the direction of English theologian John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The pro-gay group says the event will be “an affirming service with songs, prayers and symbolic actions,” after which attendees will...
  • Did Luther say, “Be a sinner and sin boldly”?

    IV. Sin Boldly: A Detailed Analysis The Letter to Melanchthon ends with the famous “sin boldly” statement: “If you are a preacher of grace, then preach a true and not a fictitious grace; if grace is true, you must bear a true and not a fictitious sin. God does not save people who are only fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin boldly,  but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly, for he is victorious over sin, death, and the world. As long as we are here [in this world]  we have to sin. This life is...
  • The blood of Jesus[charismatic caucus]

    07/05/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Do you see my children even as the resistance builds against My Body and Bride, ( ( ((Truly My blood has already claimed victory)) ) ) for as you recognize the lies of the enemy and "declare" victory by My blood it is then My Holy Fire overtakes the enemies encampments and I turn their swords on the enemies of My Heart . So be at peace at you declare victory for I AM your Melchizedek and even now I bring to you the Bread and New Wine for The Battle is mine and not yours. Rejoice for it sends...
  • The German Rebellion on Eucharistic Communion for Protestants: The Ground Opens Up

    07/01/2018 5:40:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | July 1, 2018 | New Catholic
    The German Rebellion on Eucharistic Communion for Protestants: The Ground Opens Up Sandro Botticelli Punishment of the Rebels [Moses and the Sons of Korah] Sistine Chapel, 1482 And immediately as Moses had made an end of speaking, the earth broke asunder under their feet: And opening her mouth, devoured them with their tents and all their substance. And they went down alive into hell the ground closing upon them, and they perished from among the people. But all Israel, that was standing round about, fled at the cry of them that were perishing: saying: Lest perhaps the earth swallow us...
  • Women Deacons- The Book of Concord- The Filioque- Unam Sanctam etc...

    06/27/2018 8:05:28 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Pastoral Meanderings ^ | ongoing | Pastor Peters (LCMS)
    Not going to excerpt this as most of the good stuff (and the fireworks) are in the comments. This is very definitely an open thread. I think almost everybody is mentioned.
  • I'm a pastor and I want you to quit church. Now!

    06/23/2018 5:43:33 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 June 2018 | Chris Sonksen
    At a time when church attendance is shrinking in America, I, a pastor, am encouraging people to quit church. Why? The answer is birthed out of conversations and research I’ve been a part of over the last several years. Regularly, I meet and train pastors and church leaders from all over the country through my leadership platform, ChurchBOOM. The conversations carry a common theme – a lot of people who attend church are passive towards serving, giving and community outreach. In most churches, 80 percent of the work is being carried out by 20 percent or less of the people....
  • Pope Calls for Christian Unity in Protestant Heartland of Geneva

    06/21/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 6/21/18 | Carol Glatz
    A 'worldly mindset' caused divisions in Christianity, the Pope saidNot only God, but today’s broken, divided world is begging for unity among Christians, Pope Francis said on an ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva. “Our differences must not be excuses,” he said, because as Christ’s disciples, Christians can still pray together, evangelize and serve others. On his 23rd apostolic journey abroad on June 21, the Pope spent several hours with Christian leaders at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches, a fellowship of 350 ecclesial communities, including many Orthodox churches. The Pope came to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the...
  • Vatican to Host Conference on ‘Migration, Xenophobia, and Politically Motivated Populism’

    06/17/2018 4:46:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/18 | Thomas D. Williams
    The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced a joint venture with the Vatican to co-host a meeting next September on “migration, xenophobia, and politically motivated populism.” The WCC said it is partnering with the Vatican department for Promoting Integral Human Development in preparing the conference to be held September 17-20 as part of ongoing work toward “peace-building and migration.” The General of the WCC, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, said the meeting would be a “very useful and significant workshop to dig a bit deeper” into the problems of xenophobia as an expression of populism, as well as its links...
  • Clergy Buy Cassocks Recycled from Bottles as Church of England Joins War on Plastic

    06/14/2018 6:58:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/26/28 | Olivia Rudgard
    The Church of England has joined the war on plastic as vicars buy cassocks made from recycled bottles. A clerical clothing manufacturer has launched the first-ever plastic cassock in a bid to make priestly clothing more eco-friendly. Butler & Butler has begun selling a men's cassock made from 100 per cent recycled polyester made from reclaimed PET bottles. The company, which specialises in fair trade and organic clerical outfits, first began selling the clothing a fortnight ago and Mr Butler says it has been popular with ethically-minded clergy. Director of the company the Rev Simon Butler said it had come...
  • Satanist loses legal challenge to strip 'In God We Trust' from currency

    06/10/2018 7:11:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    CNA ^ | Jun 9, 2018 | CNA/EWTN News)
    Chicago, Ill., Jun 9, 2018 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. appellate court has ruled against a self-described Satanist from Chicago who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove the motto “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency. The ruling, released May 31, found that “a reasonable observer would not perceive the motto on currency as a religious endorsement.” Kenneth Mayle, who describes himself as a non-theistic Satanist, filed the original lawsuit in May 2017. A lower court had dismissed the suit, and Mayle appealed. The 36-year-old told the Chicago Tribune that carrying and using money with the motto...
  • Massive Genetic Study Reveals 90 Percent Of Earth’s Animals Appeared At The Same Time

    06/10/2018 2:20:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 231 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 30 May 2018, | Nicole Arce
    Landmark new research that involves analyzing millions of DNA barcodes has debunked much about what we know today about the evolution of species. In a massive genetic study, senior research associate at the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University Mark Stoeckle and University of Basel geneticist David Thaler discovered that virtually 90 percent of all animals on Earth appeared at right around the same time. More specifically, they found out that 9 out of 10 animal species on the planet came to being at the same time as humans did some 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. "This conclusion...
  • “A momentum which is irreversible”

    06/07/2018 2:50:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Lutheran World.org ^ | June 6, 2018 | unknown
    German Lutherans meet LWF member church and Pope Francis in Italy (LWI) - "We have experienced a lot of encouragement for the ecumenical journey of Lutherans and Catholics worldwide," the chairman of the German National Committee (GNC/LWF) of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Bishop Gerhard Ulrich, said following a private audience of the GNC with Pope Francis.“With God's help, we hope for a future that aims at a complete overcoming of divergences. We have to go on.” Pope Francis told the German Lutheran delegation, according to the Vatican. “The Joint Commemoration of the Reformation anniversary has confirmed to us that...
  • Finding God (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    06/06/2018 5:27:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    We have all heard evangelists quote from Revelation: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Rev. 3:20). Usually the evangelist applies this text as an appeal to the unconverted, saying: “Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. If you open the door, then He will come in.” In the original saying, however, Jesus directed His remarks to the church. It was not an evangelistic appeal. So what? The point is that seeking is something...
  • Archbishop Welby Says EU ‘Greatest Human Dream Realised Since Romans,’ Brought ‘Diversity’

    06/05/2018 6:46:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/5/18 | Liam Deacon
    The principal leader of the Church of England has declared the European Union (EU) “the greatest dream realised for human beings since the fall of the Western Roman Empire”. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, made the statement in a speech to the General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) in Serbia on Sunday. “[The EU] has brought peace, prosperity, compassion for the poor and weak, purpose for the aspirational, and hope for all its people,” he claimed. He also highlighted how there are “Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and many of no faith at all” in European now, arguing:...
  • UK Cathedral Celebrates Ramadan on Anniversary of ISIS London Bridge Attack

    06/05/2018 5:13:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 06/05/2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    London's Southwark Cathedral hosted its second annual "Grand Iftar Service" on Sunday evening, marking the anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack last year. In addition to the 11 a.m. Eucharist service, the church also held a 3 p.m. Service of Commemoration for the attack, and an 8 p.m. service to celebrate the Muslim service. The Iftar service stood out, however, as it marked the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It has not yet been reported whether or not the prayers associated with Ramadan were performed inside the cathedral, which would be a serious violation of Christian holy space. Hosting...
  • Newcastle Cathedral Hosts Ramadan Fast-Breaking Feast for the First Time [UK]

    06/03/2018 5:31:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Chronicle Live ^ | 5/24/18 | Chris Knight
    Muslims joined worshippers of all faiths in St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle's city centre on Wednesday eveningMuslims joined worshippers of all faiths inside a Newcastle cathedral for an historic event as part of the holy month of Ramadan. Hundreds gathered at St Nicholas Cathedral on Wednesday evening for an Iftar - the first time a North East Anglican cathedral has hosted such an event. People from all faiths were welcomed for the “celebration of peace and unity” to mark the breaking of the fast observed by Muslims during Ramadan. The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman, and Acting...
  • Royal Wedding Pastor Michael Curry Leads 'Reclaiming Jesus' Movement Against Racism, Misogyny ...

    05/25/2018 9:38:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2018 | Samuel Smith
    WASHINGTON — Less than one week after speaking at the royal wedding in England, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, along with a group of multiracial progressive faith leaders, led hundreds in a procession to the White House Thursday night to condemn racism, misogyny and the immorality of political leaders."We are not a partisan group. We are not a left-wing group. We are not a right-wing group. We are a Jesus movement," Curry said during the prayer service at the Disciples of Christ national church. "We came together as Protestant, Catholic, evangelical. We came together — Republicans, Independents and Democrats....
  • Royal Wedding Bishop to Lead Anti-Trump Protest

    05/24/2018 10:30:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Bishop Michael Curry is using the attention he received while presiding over the Royal Wedding to lead a new anti-Trump protest. According to sources, Curry and other Chrisitan leaders will host a candlelight vigil to protest the “dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches” — crises that put “the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith” at stake. The event will kick off with a church service beforehand right in front of Lafayette Square, which is across the street from the White House. Who’s going?
  • Germany’s Communion Discussion ‘Puzzling,’ Says Canadian Archbishop

    05/24/2018 7:56:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | 5/23/18 | Deborah Gyapong
    Even a consensus among German Catholic bishops allowing intercommunion with Protestants cannot change Catholic teaching, says a Canadian archbishop. Even more important is the challenge to remain faithful to Catholic doctrine and not to propose practices that undermine the faith, and the need to foster loyalty and communion with the universal Church,” said Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, of Ottawa in an interview. “It is puzzling to learn that the Holy Father told the bishops that whatever they determine is acceptable as long as they all agree.” A majority of German bishops would like to offer communion to Protestant spouses of...