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  • Mother of an 11-year-old boy finds naked pictures of his pastor, 30, on his phone

    12/09/2016 7:40:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 9, 2016 | Giulia Crouch For Mailonline
    The mother of an 11-year-old boy found naked pictures of his pastor on his mobile phone. The Florida woman recognized the man in the indecent photos and typed his phone number into Facebook. It led her to Harbor United Methodist Church pastor Tyler Sinkus Smither. The 30-year-old youth pastor from Wilmington, North Carolina was arrested and is charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child. An affidavit, written by a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Detective Christina Starman, says that Smither first contacted the boy using a chat website, Omegle.
  • Pope Francis names new bishop, John O. Barres, for Long Island

    12/09/2016 7:04:42 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Aletelia ^ | December 9, 2016 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From the Long Island Catholic, some happy news for my neighbors to the east: Pope Francis today appointed Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania, to serve as the fifth Bishop of Rockville Centre. He succeeds Bishop William Murphy, 76, who has led the Diocese of Rockville Centre since 2001.The appointment was made public in Washington, December 9, 2016 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.Bishop-designate Barres will assume leadership of the Diocese during a Mass of Installation at the Cathedral of Saint Agnes on January 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. Until that time,...
  • Do not fear the future[CharismaticCaucus]

    12/09/2016 6:35:48 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Do not fear the future my children for I am your Redeemer(past brought forward) to condemn darkness so that you may walk in the light therefore I am the alpha and omega of your life's existence for you abide in me alone. Romans 8:1-2 Escape from Bondage 8 Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from...
  • Could Pope Francis Be a Secret Protestant?

    12/04/2016 7:15:49 AM PST · by pinochet · 156 replies
    Pope Francis put up a statue of Martin Luther in a prominent place in the Vatican. He then received a delegation of Lutherans, who presented him with a copy of Luther's 95 Thesis. He then put on a blue scarf, representing the Lutheran tradition, at his meeting with the Lutherans. See: http://www.traditioninaction.org/RevolutionPhotos/A700-Luther.htm Luther, who was historically considered a Catholic heretic and apostate, has received more honor from Pope Francis than most Catholic saints. On the other hand, conservative Catholic cardinals like Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Sarah, are treated like dirt. What more evidence do we need, to prove that Francis...
  • Scans give 3D look at Coughton Court’s priest hole

    12/01/2016 2:00:42 PM PST · by fishtank · 22 replies
    Stratford-upon-Avon Herald ^ | 30th November 2016 | Chris Smith
    Scans give 3D look at Coughton Court’s priest hole By Chris Smith - 30th November 2016 1 1694 One of the 3D images of the priest hole at Coughton Court which have been produced by researchers at the University of Nottingham. THE first 3D images of a hiding-hole at Coughton Court that was used by 17th-century Catholic priests escaping religious persecution have been created by university researchers. The priest hole was first discovered in the 1850s in Coughton – a key building in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 – hidden in a turret of the main gatehouse, concealed between the...
  • Christian University Openly Promotes Abortion Clinic Partnership

    11/30/2016 7:38:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | November 29, 2016 | Jessilyn Justice
    Presbyterian-affiliated Whitworth University openly partners with the area's Planned Parenthood, according to several reports. The same students who are encouraged to be dedicated Christian scholars are also given the opportunity to work with the local abortion clinic. "They are not equipping their graduates to be Christians and follow Christ," Katie Lodjic of Students for Life of America tells One News Now.
  • SPEAK LIFE ![Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2016 7:18:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-30-16 | Holy Spirit, Bible
    A word for the prophets of doom and gloom, Your day is coming soon, You see my spirit does "NOT" deliver fear, For I AM Salvation the Cross makes this clear! So instead speak life to these bones, For My eternal army is coming home, Continue to spread my love and Word, For there is no death in My Kingdom it is never heard, But a Life of Freedom and Hope ! My perpetual fire is what you stoke, So take up the coals of My testimony, Spread them wide for all to taste and see, I AM The True...
  • Building on a Sure Foundation (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus & Devotional)

    11/29/2016 4:46:47 AM PST · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 11/29/2016
    René Descartes intentionally doubted everything he could possibly doubt until he reached the point where he realized there was one thing he couldn’t doubt. He could not doubt that he was doubting. To doubt that he was doubting was to prove that he was doubting. No doubt about it. From that premise of indubitable doubt, Descartes appealed to the formal certainty yielded by the laws of immediate inference. Using impeccable deduction, he concluded that to be doubting required that he be thinking, since thought is a necessary condition for doubting. From there it was a short step to his famous...
  • Membership in Catholic, Muslim communities surges in Norway

    11/25/2016 6:44:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 4:45 AM EST
    Norway’s official statistics agency says the country’s Roman Catholic and Muslim communities have added tens of thousands of members in recent years while the state Lutheran Church is declining. Statistics Norway said Friday the number of Catholics has jumped 42 percent since 2012, to 145,000 this year. Membership in Islamic groups rose by 32 percent to 148,000 in the same period. Those figures were not broken down by denomination. …
  • Norwegian Church Denounces Luther’s Anti-Jewish Writings

    11/25/2016 10:38:24 AM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2016
    Norwegian Church Denounces Luther’s Anti-Jewish Writings November 25 STOCKHOLM — Norway’s state Lutheran Church has condemned the anti-Jewish legacy of Martin Luther, the 16th century German theologian who started the Protestant Reformation. In a statement issued Friday ahead of next year’s 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, the Church of Norway’s General Synod said some of Luther’s writings were later used in anti-Semitic propaganda, including in Nazi Germany. Noting that such propaganda was also spread in Nazi-occupied Norway during World War II, the synod said that “in the Reformation anniversary year of 2017, we as a church must clearly distance ourselves...
  • German Protestants Officially Renounce Converting Jews to Christianity

    11/22/2016 6:58:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 11/17/16 | Tom Heneghan
    (RNS) Tackling a delicate issue as it begins its yearlong celebration of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, Germany’s main Protestant church has officially renounced its mission to convert Jews to Christianity. In practice, the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), made up of 20 regional Lutheran, Reformed and United churches, mostly gave up efforts to convert Jews in the decades after the Holocaust, and closing that chapter should have been a formality. But officially abandoning the “Judenmission,” or Mission to the Jews, turned out to be theologically complicated. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus gave his Apostles the Great Commission to “make disciples of...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • Influential Episcopal Seminary No Longer Offering Degrees Amid Report of $7.9 Million Loss

    11/21/2016 12:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An influential seminary affiliated with The Episcopal Church has announced that it will no longer issue degrees starting next year, and is reporting a net loss of $7.9 million in assets since last year. The Episcopal Divinity School of Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced in July that they will stop granting degrees at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Last week, the divinity school sent out an update to supporters and members of its campus community wherein they noted that the net assets of the seminary had declined rapidly over the past couple of years. "At our meeting, we also accepted...
  • [Abp of Canterbury] Justin Welby: It's Time to Stop Saying ISIL has ‘Nothing to do with Islam’

    11/19/2016 5:21:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/18/16 | John Bingham
    Claims that the atrocities of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have “nothing to do with Islam” are harming efforts to confront and combat extremism, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted. Religious leaders of all varieties must “stand up and take responsibility” for the actions of extremists who profess to follow their faith, the Most Rev Justin Welby said. He argued that unless people recognise and attempt to understand the motivation of terrorists they will never be able to combat their ideology effectively. It follows calls from a series of high profile figures for people to avoid using the...
  • Literal interpretation of Bible 'helps increase church attendance'

    11/17/2016 11:32:53 PM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | Harriet Sherwood
    Study finds conservative theology mixed with innovative worship approach helps Protestant churches grow congregations “If we are talking solely about what belief system is more likely to lead to numerical growth among Protestant churches, the evidence suggests conservative Protestant theology is the clear winner,” said David Haskell, the Canadian study’s lead researcher. ...The authors of Theology Matters: Comparing the Traits of Growing and Declining Mainline Protestant Church Attendees and Clergy surveyed 2,225 churchgoers in Ontario, Canada, and conducted interviews with 29 clergy and 195 congregants. The paper is to be published in next month’s issue of the respected international journal,...
  • Church Vandalized With Nazi Graffiti Saying “Heil Trump,” But It Won’t Remove the Hate Message Yet

    11/17/2016 12:17:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | November 17, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    until Nov. 30. “The reason we’re leaving it up, though, is symbols are what you make of them,” she said. “And if we decide to look at these and be embarrassed and consider them hateful and angry and we decide to cover them up, then we give the power to the idea that hate is more powerful than love, and that’s not the case.”
  • PCUSA Official Spreads Divisive Post-Election Discourse

    11/17/2016 9:13:07 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 11 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | November 17, 2016 | Peter Johnson
    The newly selected Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA), Rev. Dr. J Herbert Nelson II, recently released a statement about the presidential election entitled, “When Incivility Becomes the Norm.” Nelson characterized his missive as a “response to the violence on America’s streets after the election of Mr. Donald Trump as President–Elect of the United States of America.” One might think, upon reading this introduction, that the venerable Reverend Doctor would be making an appeal for peace and calm. After all, peaceful protests are a proud legacy of the church, while violence and riots are generally discouraged...
  • Cardinal Marx Under Fire For Removing Pectoral Cross at Temple Mount

    11/16/2016 6:21:40 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 11/16/16 | Maike Hickson
    In October of 2016, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the head of the German Bishops’ Conference, along with Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, the head of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), together made an official visit to Israel. In spite of the fact that this visit was meant to be an ecumenical event, it turned out, in part, to be something very different. That is to say, the two most prominent representatives of German Christendom – Catholic and Protestant alike – caused a national debate by hiding their own distinctively Christian symbol and Sacred Sign – the Pectoral Cross – while they were...
  • TRUE WORSHIP(charismatic caucus)

    11/06/2016 8:18:02 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,holy spirit
    I saw the form of The Lord step into our presence and walk among us and a great Peace filled the room then I heard this . . .   The Shulamite(peaceful) Bride is in the Garden and I smell her "Aroma of Delight" and "this is worship" .  I shall reveal the answers to dilemas,the truth(clarity) where there has been revelations,visions and dreams yes,but in this truth shall come My strategy for your breakthroughs.   Song of Solomon 6:2-4Amplified Bible  (The Shulammite Bride) 2  “My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To feed his...
  • When a Pope Understands Luther

    11/04/2016 2:41:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Zenit ^ | November 4, 2016 | Thomas Schirrmacher
    I have often referred to the signing of the document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World” by the Vatican, the World Council of Churches, and the World Evangelical Alliance in 2011 as a crucial event in the history of the church. Now I was allowed to witness another event in Lund of at least equal importance. I am neither Catholic nor Lutheran. But what has happened here paves the way for all Protestant churches and confessions. And the presence of Orthodox representatives, even of the ancient oriental churches, such as the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Aphrem II, proves that the results...
  • New Poll: Trump up 13 Points with Catholics (22 points with Protestants)

    11/02/2016 9:58:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    FaithZette ^ | November 2, 2016 | Elisa Cipollone
    It seems referring to the Catholic Church as a “Middle Ages dictatorship” and religious Americans as “backwards” might just cost you in the polls. Donald Trump is up 13 points against Hillary Clinton among American Catholics, according to a new IBD/TIPP Presidential Election Tracking Poll out Nov. 2. The same poll reports that Trump is up 22 points with American Protestants. This stunning new poll is a dramatic change from numbers reported earlier, particularly before the Clinton campaign’s disparaging emails about Catholics were leaked. In the now infamous “Catholic Spring” emails, Sandy Newman, president and founder of the progressive nonprofit...
  • Pope in Sweden Heaps Praise on Luther, but no Breakthrough on Communion

    11/01/2016 7:25:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/31/16 | Austin Ivereigh
    Although he made no reference to the issue of the Eucharist, Francis in Sweden has issued some of the most positive language ever used by a pope to describe Martin Luther and his beliefs. The question that haunted Martin Luther about God’s mercy is “the decisive question of our lives,” while the doctrine of justification “expresses the essence of human existence before God,” Pope Francis told a joint Catholic-Lutheran gathering in Lund, Sweden today. Francis’s words at a joint prayer service at the city’s eleventh-century cathedral to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s protest at Wittenberg in 1517 are the...
  • Catholics and Lutherans Must ‘Move Beyond Controversies of the Past’, Says Pope Francis

    10/31/2016 5:30:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Francis was speaking at a service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant ReformationPope Francis urged Catholics and Lutherans to take decisive steps toward unity and “move beyond” the controversies that have divided western Christianity. However, the Pope nevertheless offered no new openings to the idea of sharing Communion before full unity is achieved. “We Christians will be credible witnesses of mercy to the extent that forgiveness, renewal and reconciliation are daily experienced in our midst,” the Pope said on October 31 during an ecumenical prayer service in the Lutherans’ Lund cathedral, which was built as a Catholic cathedral...
  • Catholic and Lutheran Churches Pledge to Work for Shared Eucharist

    10/31/2016 8:26:42 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Crux ^ | October 31, 2016 | Austen Ivereign
    At the conclusion of a historic ecumenical celebration in Lund, Sweden, Pope Francis and the general-secretary of the world's Lutheran churches agreed to work together for a shared Eucharist. Pope Francis and the global Lutheran leader have jointly pledged to remove the obstacles to full unity between their Churches, leading eventually to shared Eucharist. They made the commitment in a joint statement signed before a congregation of Catholic and Lutheran leaders at the conclusion of a joint service in Lund, Sweden, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation. The statement was signed by Pope Francis and...
  • Methodist Pastors Promote Abortion, Call It a “Moral, Pro-Life Decision” Made “in God’s Will”

    10/30/2016 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | October 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Sadly, the United Methodist Church is one of a handful of Protestant denominations with clergy who strongly support abortion. LifeNews.com has frequently profiled UMC pastors and church leaders who advance abortion and the denomination has often pushed abortion as a member of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Now, a pro-life writer has posted a collection of quotes from Methodist pastors pushing abortion. Here are a few selections form that list: Pro-abortion Methodist pastor John M. Swomley: It is not enough to say that abortion is not violent. Abortion is a positive decision and not a lesser evil. …[Abortion] is...
  • Martin Luther to be canonized

    10/30/2016 7:43:54 PM PDT · by fishtank · 62 replies
    Eccles and Bosco ^ | Oct. 16, 2016 | Mr. Eccles
    Sunday, 16 October 2016 Martin Luther to be canonized As part of the celebrations of the Reformation, and to mark his excellent relations with the Lutherans - "After all, they're far more Catholic than the German cardinals Kasper, Marx, and their cronies" - Pope Francis has agreed to canonize Martin Luther himself.
  • Pope to Commemorate Protestant Revolt

    10/30/2016 10:14:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 29, 2016 | David Martin
    In what is being hailed as a milestone in the ongoing progress toward Catholic-Lutheran unity, Pope Francis will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 31 [Halloween!], in Lund, Sweden. At 2:00 pm, the pope will participate in an ecumenical prayer service in the Lutheran cathedral in Lund, where he will deliver a sermon aimed at strengthening ecumenical ties between the two religions. Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, sums it up. "For the very first time, Catholics and Lutherans will commemorate together, at the global level, the anniversary of the...
  • Catholics Should Learn from Luther, Pope Says in New Interview

    10/29/2016 4:25:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    Pope Francis said that Catholics can learn a great deal from Lutherans, in an interview published as he prepared for a trip to Sweden to join in commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Holy Father’s latest interview appeared in the Italian Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica. The Pope was interviewed by Father Ulf Jonsson, the editor of a Swedish Jesuit magazine, Signum. Speaking about what Catholics should learn from Martin Luther, the Pope said: “Two words come to my mind: reform and Scripture.” He explained that Luther set out to reform “a complex situation” in the Church, but because...
  • Pope’s Statement Raises Questions Among Swedish Catholics

    10/29/2016 4:14:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    You cannot be Catholic and sectarian. That’s why the Pope didn’t plan to celebrate Mass in Sweden. The statement was made in an interview with Pope Francis, made by Swedish Jesuit and editor Ulf Jonssons in September. It was recently published in the Jesuit magazine Signum as well as in the Swedish newspaper Dagens nyheter: ”We must strive to be together with others. «Catholic» and «sectarian» are two words in contradiction. This is why at the beginning I wasn’t planning to celebrate a Mass for the Catholics on this trip. I wanted to insist on an ecumenical witness.”Later on the...
  • Into the Heart of Godlessness, Pope Francis Heads for Sweden

    10/28/2016 11:36:42 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/27/16 | Alistair Scrutton
    Usually feted ecstatically by Catholics across the world, Pope Francis may face a far more muted reception when he arrives next week in Sweden, one the world's most secular nations, with openly gay Lutheran bishops and special cemeteries for atheists. Add to that the fact that Francis will be there to take part in a joint Catholic-Lutheran service in Lund to mark the start of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's anti-Catholic Reformation that led to a bloody schism in Europe. In the first papal visit to the country in nearly 30 years, Francis, who is seen as breathing freshness...
  • Christian University Comes Under Fire for Partnering With Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    10/26/2016 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Students for Life
    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis details a conversation between a senior demon Screwtape to his nephew and apprentice Wormwood on how to make sure the “patient” compromises his values and morals. It’s eerily close to our current world, where evil infiltrates the very institutions that are supposed to be churning out well-formed pro-life individuals. Instead, we see Christian colleges and universities partnering with Planned Parenthood, allowing the students in their care to be educated by the nation’s largest abortion provider. Recently, we exposed an internship with Planned Parenthood that Texas Christian University was offering for school credit to their...
  • Black Pastor: Pro-Abortion “Hillary Clinton as President Will be an Unmitigated Disaster for Our..

    10/26/2016 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Black Pastor: Pro-Abortion “Hillary Clinton as President Will be an Unmitigated Disaster for Our Country” Four years ago Bishop E.W. Jackson released an explosive video, seen by millions, compelling black voters – especially Christians – to abandon the Democratic Party. In a new video released this weekend Jackson claims that poverty, violence and family breakdown in the inner cities, are the direct result of Democrat policies. The Bishop says, “Their policies have rewarded the absence of men in the home, disintegrated the black family, contributed to more black poverty, gangs, crime, violence and rampant drug addiction.” Speaking to...
  • Pope CalvinLuther institutes the dogma of Total Depravity

    10/25/2016 7:35:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    non veni pacem ^ | October 25, 2016
    Can we at least agree that a Lutheran cannot be pope? HERE Francis yesterday continued his twisting of the One True Faith by demonstrating, once again, that Calvinist/Lutheran theology is at the core of his own false religion. All the “mercy” that Francis talks about is NOT the mercy of God, but rather a false mercy, because it is grounded in this false idea of Total Depravity. You absolutely MUST understand Total Depravity, and why it is false, if you want to make sense of how Francis operates. First, here are the comments from yesterday: HERE “Behind an attitude of...
  • Key Ecumenical Bishop: “The Reformation Was a Great Misunderstanding, We All Got it Wrong”

    10/25/2016 9:04:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 24, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    In a new interview in Crux, Auxiliary Bishop William Kenney of Birmingham, England — co-chair of the international dialogue between the Lutheran World Federation and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity — offers us a glimpse of what to expect in Lund, Sweden, on October 31, when Pope Francis joins the LWF to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It’s a long interview, and much of it is background on the event, but what really stood out what this:
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • United Church of Christ Pastor Celebrates Planned Parenthood, Prays for “Right to Choose”

    10/24/2016 6:28:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | October 24, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    One of the key principles of the Christian faith is that all human lives are valuable because they are created in the image of God, and therefore killing an innocent human being is a grave evil. However, a few Christians stray from these teachings and argue that women should have a “right” to abort their unborn child’s life. Neichelle Guidry Jones, a United Church of Christ pastor from Chicago, is one of them. Last week, she praised and prayed for Planned Parenthood as it celebrated its 100th anniversary, Charisma News reports. “We celebrate today that on Oct. 16, 1916, Margaret...
  • Pope in Sweden Could Break Ground on Inter-Communion, Bishop Says

    10/22/2016 5:15:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/21/16 | Austin Ivereigh
    The English bishop William Kenney is a key figure in the official Catholic-Lutheran dialogue, and will be with Pope Francis in Sweden at the end of the month. He believes unity is a matter of decades away, and it's possible that Francis may use the trip to make a gesture on inter-communion.To describe English bishop William Kenney as an “auxiliary of Birmingham” doesn’t capture the depth and range of his longstanding roles in pan-European church bodies - for two terms, for example, he was president of Caritas Europe, and he played a key role in organizing relief efforts for former...
  • The Father's Plumb Line "Jesus Christ in us"[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/21/2016 7:06:32 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My Plumb Line is a constant in your life it will never leave you or forsake you but can you even see it or is it masked by Your own desires or distorted by those around you that are blind to my True Will for My Word is Eternal and so it is with The Plumb Line of My Heart for it is when you align your life with My Heart by becoming servant of The Living God that your Heart on earth Becomes aligned with My Heart Your Heavenly Father so as you surrender all to Me My Son...
  • WAKE UP America ! Wake Up Body of CHRIST ![Charismatic Caucus]

    10/20/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit , Bible
    You have allowed a breach in your walls my children! Seers awake ! Rise up to repair your borders and walls for you can not sustain what is about to come now as blind as you now are ! Awake ! Repair ! Come up higher and fast all distractions and guard your gates , replace your blind Seers with the ones that look to Me alone for guidance and KNOW I AM here. So there is no reason to tarry or allow in bitter waters that do not replenish and leave behind Asherah poles of disdain(contempt) . Am I...
  • Ptr Kirill Expresses Concerns to Abp of Canterbury About Anglicans' Apostasy from Christian Morals

    10/19/2016 5:37:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/19/16
    London, October 19, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in his talk with Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury said he was concerned that the Anglican Church deviates from norms of the Christian teaching. "The patriarch paid attention of the Archbishop of Canterbury that the Russian Orthodox Church is seriously concerned with liberalization of the teaching of the Anglican Church in questions of church rules - consecration of women to priests and bishops, and in morals and family issues," head of the patriarchal press service Priest Alexander Volkov told the journalists on Tuesday evening in London before the...
  • Plans to desecrate image of Virgin Mary in Estonian museum prompt protest

    10/18/2016 3:44:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 14, 2016 | David V Barrett
    Archbishop Viilma of the Evangelical Lutheran Church said that the exhibit ridicules religionAn image of the Virgin Mary in a museum in Estonia, designed to be desecrated to commemorate the Protestant Reformation, has provoked protests from religious and political leaders.The exhibit in the recently-opened National Museum of Estonia, in Tartu, is part of an exhibition on the Reformation in Estonia. It shows a virtual image of Our Lady of Graces on a screen in a glass box. If visitors kick a marked spot on the plinth supporting the box the image shatters into pieces and is replaced by the...
  • Cairo [Anglican] Bishop Urges Church to be Ready for Martyrdom

    10/15/2016 6:43:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    World Watch Monitor ^ | 10/14/16 | Jayson Casper
    A senior Anglican archbishop from the Global South called for the Church to be “ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of Christ” in the face of persecution, restrictions, terrorism, and violence carried out in the name of religion. Archbishop Mouneer Anis of Cairo was addressing archbishops and bishops from some of the most difficult places in the world in which to practise the Christian faith: Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Southern Africa, West Africa, Indian Ocean, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South East Asia. More than 100 delegates also discussed the importance of ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue....
  • Evangelical Leaders Urge Bishops Not to Change Church Teaching on Gay Relationships [UK]

    10/14/2016 4:19:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/14/16 | Staff Reporter
    More than 80 evangelical leaders in the UK have written to the College of BishopsMore than 80 evangelical leaders in the UK have written to Anglican bishops saying that the church must not alter her practice or teaching on homosexuality, arguing that it would mark a departure from their “apostolic inheritance” and the moral teachings of the Bible. The letter which is signed by 83 leaders from different churches and organisations, states: “The Bible is clear that God has given the marriage of one man with one woman as the only context in which physical expression is to be given...
  • Proselytism Venom Against Ecumenism-Pope

    10/13/2016 6:57:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    ANSA.EN ^ | 10/13/16
    (ANSA) - Vatican City, October 13 - Pope Francis told a group of mostly Lutheran pilgrims on Thursday that proselytism was a potential threat to Christian unity. "The last thing you must do is 'to say, to convince'. It's not right to convince someone of your faith," he said. "Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism". The pope was speaking to around 1,000 pilgrims in the Vatican - most of them German Lutherans - who are in Rome as part of ecumenical preparations for the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran reformation. "The Apostle Paul...
  • Pope jokes in ecumenical meeting: Who is better - Catholics or Lutherans?

    10/13/2016 3:20:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 138 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 10-13-16
    POPE FRANCIS "I also want to ask you a question." "Who is better: Lutherans or Catholics?" "It is better when they are together.”
  • YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/12/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    You are not exempt my children from the harvest just because your priorities collide with My kingdom Rules and regulations(that is The Harvest first) for it is all about Salvation of the lost now for my time has come and soon I shall be with you for a sweeping up of all My sheep. So for those too busy as Martha and have not chosen the best as Mary, Truly your reward shall be diminished from those that have forsaken all to tend my sheep in the pasture of light I have supplied(that is My spirit upon the earth) for...
  • (Episcopal) Church defrocks priest accused of molestation at prep school

    10/11/2016 5:37:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | October 11, 2016 | wowk
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An Episcopal priest accused of molesting children at an elite Rhode Island boarding school and elsewhere has been removed from the priesthood. The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania announced Monday that it had defrocked the Rev. Howard White. The diocese says White accepted his removal but didn't admit guilt. White didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday. The move came after an investigation into widespread abuse at St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island, found White abused children there in the 1970s before being fired. He went on to teach in other private schools.
  • JUST ( (( ROAR )) ) [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/11/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-11-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    My Position(Plumb line) in your Life is about to take front seat and CENTER you in MY PERFECT WILL, for your hunger and thirst has been noticed by my Holy Angels observing you as a Mighty Warrior pushing through all resistance just to bring a drink of water to your King for I AM your ALL. So watch now as I open the Storehouses of Heaven for you for they can not be contained any longer as My blessings for you have overflowed the doors in such a manner they have burst open as the hinges of my mercies to...
  • The end of Freedom for America

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KogfFNifuN8
  • Anglican and Roman Catholic Bishops “Sent Out” for United Mission

    10/08/2016 4:03:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Anglican Communion News Service ^ | 10/5/16 | Gavin Drake
    The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis have commissioned 19 pairs of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops from across the world to take part in united mission in their local areas. The bishops, selected by the International Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (Iarccum) were “sent out” for mission together by the Pope and Archbishop from the same church were Pope Gregory sent Saint Augustine to evangelise the English in the sixth Century. “Fourteen centuries ago Pope Gregory sent the servant of God, Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, and his companions, from this holy place, to...