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  • The World Council of Churches Visits Protestants in China (but only official ones)

    01/15/2018 5:49:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 1/5/18 | Wang Zhicheng
    The ecumenical delegation will be in the country from January 7 to 16. Meetings scheduled with the authorities of the Religious Affairs Office and with the Three-Self Patriotic Movement; preaching in the oldest Protestant churches in Beijing; visits to Shanghai and Xian. But unofficial Christians (80 million) are more numerous than the official ones (20 million) and criticize the Movement’s subjection to the Party. Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Pastor Olav Fykse Tveit, will visit China from January 7 to 16. This was announced by the press office of the ecumenical body...
  • ADVANCE

    01/13/2018 2:56:46 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Perspiration of blood comes from the mind of a True Heart for The Father's will at all cost to self for Truly as John The Baptist suffered all for Me even as I was with him, in this same manner I am eternally with you in all you do in My name . Advance my children for I have already given you the victory as Gideon and David for you Carry My Kingdom with you for Zion is your home even now onto forever and my angels surround you in the myriads . Your Trust in Me is your Shield...
  • Kent Christmas 2018 prophecy

    01/11/2018 10:36:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    https://youtu.be/TqQL--1Rx20
  • You HAVE arrived to Mt. Zion

    01/09/2018 7:56:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You are of heavenly creation no longer earthly bound, My crown of salvation freed you from earths ground, For now you are grounded in Me, Mt Zion your home for all eternity, The Father and I light your day, No illness or sadness its all washed away, My Blood the payment for the fallen world, You in Me The Word , Now and forever I AM your Truth and Life, Nothing else will suffice, Worshipping your Majesty, Savior, Lord, your Gethsemane, Come up higher this very day, Listen closely for I have much to reveal and say, Your kingdom has...
  • Senior Anglican Priest Slams Opposition to Assisted Dying as 'Pure Fatalism and Superstition'

    01/08/2018 6:16:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 1/4/18 | James McIntyre
    A senior Anglican priest has spoken out in favour of assisted dying, dismissing as 'pure fatalism and superstition' the notion that 'the time of someone's death is purely God's business'. Canon Rosie Harper, the chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and a member of the Church's General Synod, has written a controversial post on the ViaMedia blog urging acceptance of the right to die. In it, she writes: 'Don't tell me that the time of someone's death is purely God's business. That at the moment when all a human soul wants is for it to end, God stands at the...
  • [Barf Alert] Discovering my priesthood as a Catholic woman in Protestant seminary

    01/06/2018 2:31:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    America - The Jesuit Review ^ | January 3, 2018 | Nancy Small
    “What are you, a deacon?” the man asks from his bed. We are about 20 minutes into a pastoral visit. His parish deacon has been visiting regularly since he got sick. Now I have entered this man’s life as a hospice chaplain, and he does not quite know what to make of me.It is not the first time I have been asked the question. Sometimes they ask if I am a priest or a sister or if they should call me “Reverend.” Their questions bring a smile to my face, but they also take me back to a time...
  • PCUSA Updates Book of Common Worship to Have 'Inclusive Language' for Same-Sex Marriage

    01/04/2018 8:52:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    (Photo: Courtesy of PCUSA)The national office for the mainline denomination Presbyterian Church (USA), located in Louisville, Kentucky.Presbyterian Church (USA) will soon have a new Book of Common Worship, which will include a new marriage service text that will feature "inclusive language."Scheduled to be released in May, the latest edition of the BCW is the first revision of the voluntary worship resource since 1993.Among the changes made, the new edition will feature what the PCUSA publication Presbyterians Today described as "inclusive language" for its marriage rite."A revised marriage service features inclusive language and a flexible format, making the service useful...
  • For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever Amen

    01/04/2018 7:12:23 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-18 | Bible
    Posthumous awareness is yours for the taking as you enter My gates of Thanksgiving and fill My courts with praise for Truly as you enter in My likeness I arise in you ! My words become yours and your words become My knowledge for you HAVE obtained The Mind of CHRIST that "IS" The Manifold Wisdom of God Himself in an eternal manner for His Glory "as" The Kingdom of ZION above all kingdoms for this is the inheritance of The Sons and Daughters of The Living GOD "YAHWEH" 8888888 EPHESIANS 3:8-11 8Though I am less than the least of...
  • Is Germany about to go to war ?

    01/02/2018 10:58:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 17 replies
    Bible | Bible
    Will this battle be inside or from outside or both
  • Evangelical Christians 'Uncritical' in Support for Trump, UK [Anglican] Bishop Says

    12/28/2017 6:09:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12/28/17 | Harriet Sherwood
    Paul Bayes, bishop of Liverpool, accuses some religious leaders of ‘colluding with a system that marginalises the poor’A senior Church of England bishop has lambasted conservative evangelical Christians in the US for their “uncritical support” of Donald Trump, urging them to reflect on how their endorsement of the president relates to their faith. Paul Bayes, the bishop of Liverpool, said “self-styled evangelicals” risked bringing the word evangelical into disrepute, and added there was no justification for Christians contradicting God’s teaching to protect the poor and the weak. Bayes told the Guardian: “Some of the things that have been said by...
  • Church of England Schools Encourage Students to Report 'Homophobic,' 'Transphobic' Teachers

    12/26/2017 6:04:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 12/21/17 | Leah Marieann Klett
    Church of England schools have announced they plan to hand out forms allowing students and teachers to report homophobic and transgender bullying. The Daily Mail reports that the forms will be given to 5,000 schools in efforts to allow students to report teachers or any other adults who are perceived to be bullying. A template form gives school staff 11 boxes in which to identify the kind of bullying they say they have seen or suffered -- and identify the perpetrator. Options available include "gender identity - transphobic;" "gender - sexist bullying;" "sexual orientation - homophobic;" "sexual orientation - biphobic,"...
  • Heart to heart

    12/26/2017 8:55:20 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Do you see my child I am calling you to meet me heart to heart for only as our hearts become one can we then walk together as one for I desire a convening of hearts as Emmaus and Truly your heart will burn and hunger for what I shall reveal " The Hidden Manna" that is yours to partake of freely for you have overcome much but there is more. Luke 24:13–35 On the Road to Emmaus 13 That very day ytwo of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles1 from Jerusalem, 14 and they...
  • In Pictures: See how the Middle East Celebrates Christmas

    12/25/2017 5:01:18 AM PST · by Cecily · 2 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 25, 2017 | Shoshana Kranish
    There might not be any snow, but that doesn't stop the Christians of the Middle East from celebrating in their own way.
  • Church Allowed to Remove Pews to Allow Muslim Events - After Court Challenge Over Plans

    12/24/2017 5:55:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    The Daily Express (UK) ^ | 12/23/17 | Laura Mowat
    St Thomas Werneth in Oldham has been given the green light to remove the pews so it is able to hold more events within the wider community. In a ruling last month, Geoffrey Tattersall QC said the church would be allowed to remove the pews as the proposals would have “major public benefit outweighing any harm resulting from the loss of the pews”. The area, which is close to Manchester, has an 88 per cent non White-British population. Its website encouraged people of all nationalities to attend the services. They said: “We usually have at least six nationalities represented in...
  • Parish Churches Could Host Multi-Faith Worship in Battle to Stay Open [UK]

    12/24/2017 5:46:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 12/20/17 | Harry Farley
    Parish churches must be available for new and different purposes, including the possibility of multi-faith worship, if they are to stay open, a review is insisting today. Listed Church of England buildings should transition from being just places of worships to 'social hubs' and a 'community resource' in order to survive, the report published by the Department of Culture Media and Sport is recommending. With more than 12,000 CofE churches listed and attendance figures continuing to fall, locals groups are facing a battle to keep parish buildings, described as the 'jewel in the crown of our built heritage', open. The...
  • Sarah Mullally Appointed [Anglican] Bishop of London

    12/18/2017 6:25:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Former nurse appointed to third highest position in C of E says she respects those who object to appointment of a womanA woman has been appointed as the bishop of London, the third position in the Church of England, in a move that delighted campaigners for gender equality but is likely to dismay conservatives in the church. Sarah Mullally, the bishop of Crediton, has been appointed the 133rd bishop of London, Downing Street announced. She will automatically take a seat in the House of Lords and the post-holder is traditionally dean of the royal chapels. At a press conference at...
  • Do you see Jesus in your life?[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/18/2017 9:06:29 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-18-17 | Bible
    Do you see me in yourself for truly I AM there but are you allowing me to reign supreme or is there another god in my place of worldly desires ? For truly I am the answer to each breath and step of your life and my staircase leads to me alone for truly I AM all you will ever need and in this revelation you shall find the peace that surpasses the understanding of mortal flesh and desires . So make Me the gold and silver you search for and desire and for truly My rewards are eternal and...
  • Methodist Minister: I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because I’m a Christian

    12/17/2017 5:02:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Emma Akpan is a faith leader at her North Carolina African Methodist Episcopal Church. She also volunteers for Planned Parenthood. Akpan wrote a column for Bustle this week trying to justify her abortion advocacy with her Christian faith by claiming that she wants to end violence against women. Akpan described herself a minister at her church. “I am a clinic greeter because of my faith, which teaches me how important it is to provide care for my community,” the Raleigh, North Carolina, woman wrote. “For me, that means ensuring that women have safe access to their health care facilities.” Akpan,...
  • RC Sproul Has Gone To Be With the Lord

    12/14/2017 1:43:55 PM PST · by HarleyD · 55 replies
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | 12/14/2017 | Ligonier Ministries
    So sad to see him go but will rejoice one day with him.
  • Disgraced Former Anglican Bishop Becoming Catholic to ‘Live and Worship in Anonymity

    12/07/2017 5:21:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/7/17 | Staff Reporter
    Peter Ball is reportedly in discussions about joining the Catholic Diocese of CliftonAn Anglican bishop who was jailed for sexually abusing 18 young men is converting to Catholicism to “live and worship in anonymity”. Peter Ball, who was Bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester for the Church of England, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for offences dating back to the 1970s. A spokesman confirmed that he has been in talks to join the Catholic Diocese of Clifton, although he is unlikely to take Holy Orders. The Daily Mail reports that his identical twin brother Michael, who served...