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  • Metropolitan Hilarion Criticizes Protestant Churches that Support Modern Secular Values

    05/21/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Russian Orthodox Church ^ | 05-19-2016 | ROC
    In his address at the grand meeting on the occasion of the DECR 70th anniversary, Metropolitan Hilarion said that the relations of the Russian Church with the Catholic Church and with the Ancient Oriental Churches could be characterized by positive dynamics, but, regrettably, we cannot say the same about relations with the Protestant world. ‘The contradictions between the Orthodox Church and the Protestant communities that consistently distort the Church’s teaching to accommodate modern secular standards are intensifying,’ he said and added that the Moscow Patriarchate was still open to cooperation with representatives of the conservative circles of the Protestant world...
  • Diocese of Maryland takes up reparations

    05/20/2016 6:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | May 17, 2016 | M. Dion Thompson
    Young protesters from the Baltimore uprising share their experience and hope to the Diocese of Maryland convention. Delegates began the work of what reparations for the sin of racism and slavery to determine what that might look like. At its recent convention, the Diocese of Maryland took the first of what could be many small steps to engage the issue of reparations and set aside money to help heal the centuries-old wounds of slavery. Though the resolution that anchored the conversation, known as “Reparations Investment,” was referred to Diocesan Council for further review, its appearance marked a beginning for the...
  • There is movement in God's rest[charismatic Caucus]

    05/20/2016 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-20-16 | Holy Spirit,
    There "IS" movement in My rest, Though you are at peace you wear My Best, The fullness of My Spirit moving in you, Accomplishing The Father's will in all you say and do, Step by step each jot and tittle performed, For in "My rest" you are Re-born, Into My peace bearing the fruit of Tranquility, For each step you now take is an image of Me in the shape of My Kingdom and Majesty, So all others see is me in you , For no other shape has the ability of My will to say and do, The form...
  • Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

    05/18/2016 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 18, 2016 7:01 PM EDT
    The top policy body for the United Methodist Church is struggling to avert a split over gay rights. The Methodist General Conference voted 428-405 to delay all discussion of church policy related to LGBT people during a meeting in Portland, Oregon. Delegates created a commission Wednesday to review all relevant church law on the subject over a period of at least two years, then hold a special meeting to discuss the way forward. …
  • Anglicans, Catholics to Publish First ARCIC III Volume

    05/18/2016 6:28:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 5/17/16
    (Vatican Radio) Anglican and Catholic theologians, meeting in Toronto, Canada this week, have agreed on the publication of their first ARCIC III document on the theme “Towards a Church fully reconciled”. The volume, which is likely to be published in the autumn, uses the ‘Receptive Ecumenism’ approach to look at the limitations within each communion and see how one Church can help the other grow towards the fullness of faith. The third Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) is holding its sixth annual meeting from May 11th to 19th, hosted by the Anglican sisters of St John the Divine in...
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • Anglican-Catholic dialogue hammering out the ‘tough difficulties’

    05/16/2016 5:14:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | May 16, 2016 | Michael Swan
    After nearly 50 years of discourse between the Catholic and Anglican communions, the official dialogue body wants to fine-tune how it studies the differences and similarities between two churches which both call themselves Catholic. “ARCIC III hasn’t proved itself yet,” Sir David Moxon, Anglican co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, told The Catholic Register following an ecumenical evensong on Pentecost Sunday. This third stage of the dialogue has been meeting since 2011, but has yet to publish a major document. It is currently studying how the Church arrives at moral teaching. The official dialogue sponsored by the Vatican and...
  • Pope To Commission Study To Find More Ways He Can Confuse People

    05/14/2016 9:17:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | May 12, 2016 | Admin
    Pope Francis said today that he would set up a commission to study whether or not he can find more ways to confuse and frustrate the living crap out of people, revealing an openness to re-examining the church’s long-held insistence on not speaking off-the-cuff. His move was hailed as a breakthrough by those in the media who have clamored for years to be given more stuff to speculate on, and who cite research showing that a pope whose speeches were scripted and thought out produced nothing for the media to report on, and therefore, pointless. But the idea will face...
  • Defying church ban, dozens of Methodist clergy come out as gay and lesbian

    05/09/2016 3:59:08 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/9/2016 | Daniel Burke
    Dozens of United Methodist clergy members came out as lesbian, gay or bisexual on Monday, defying their church's ban on "self-avowed practicing homosexuals" serving in ministry and essentially daring their supervisors to discipline them. In a public letter posted online, 111 pastors, deacons, elders and candidates for ministry said church rules require "that we not bring our full selves to ministry, that we hide from view our sexual orientations and gender identities." "While some of us have been lucky to serve in places where we could serve honestly and openly, there are others in places far more hostile, who continue...
  • "How do you decide a church is NOT pro-life?" Let's see.....

    05/05/2016 8:19:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    SLO Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Dec 9, 2014 | SLO Abolish Human Abortion
    Today in America abortion on demand rages on with hundreds of millions of Christian Church-goers surrounding abortion clinics. What do the churches think? I went to First Pres here in San Luis Obispo, CA to ask them if they knew the abortion clinic was just 5 blocks from their church. Surprisingly not onlt did they know, they said they supported Planned Parenthood and Abortion! (Watch "Peace Peace" to see this exchange: http://youtu.be/pxLiAMExLz0?list=UUt5...) After doing a little research I found out that First Pres SLO is a member of the PCUSA and that they support abortion in almost any case. So...
  • A Response to Adam Hamilton’s Recent Post on the Bible and Homosexuality

    05/05/2016 7:35:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 34 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ben Witherington
    Adam Hamilton has once more entered into the fray of making pronouncements about what the Bible does and does not advocate when it comes to same sex sexual activity and same sex marriage, and you can read his post here, http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6876/the-bible-homosexuality-and-the-umc-part-one only the first of four such posts leading up to the General Conference in a couple of weeks. My concern is with the misinterpretation of the Bible in this post as well as the misrepresentation of Methodist cultural trends at various points and so once you’ve read what Adam says, then consider the following response. In the first place,...
  • Peace! Peace! (PSUSA and Abortion)

    05/05/2016 7:41:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    SLO Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Aug 18, 2014 | SLO Abolish Human Abortion
    A few months ago while standing in front of the abortion clinic pleading with folks not to kill there children I looked up and down the street trying to see what those who were entering the clinic could see. To my surprise just above the trees was a red steeple with a white cross on the top. How sad I thought, you can actually see a church from the front of the abortion clinic. Trying not to be cynical and deciding to put the best construction on things I thought, Maybe they don't know there are children being killed here,...
  • Examining the Clues (Evangelical & Protestant Caucus+Devotional)

    05/05/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 5/5/2016
    John’s vision in Revelation gives us some clues about what heaven is like. Heaven is charged with the absence of things that are conspicuously present in our earthly environment. What is absent? Some of the missing things include tears, death, sorrow, and pain: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev. 21:4, NIV). Certain types of people will also be absent. No unbelievers, abominable and sexually immoral people, murderers, sorcerers, idolaters, or liars will live in that place....
  • Pope Francis to Muslims: "We Are Brothers"

    05/04/2016 4:33:20 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 91 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | May 4, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The Catholic Church leader called for "building" the Christian-Islamic dialogue with patience: "The work that they do, is a work of building." The Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies, was the initiator of the letter of 138 Muslim representatives in 2007. It was written in response to the famous Regensburg speech of Benedict XVI. Pope Francis: "In a meeting like this dialogue is the operative word. And dialogue means to come out - with the word and with yourself. To say his word and hear the word of the other. Two words come together there, two thoughts. This is the first...
  • The Latter glory of this house will be greater[charismatic CAUCUS]

    05/03/2016 11:06:38 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-3-16 | bible,HolySpirit
    My train of Glory is about to shine, All over my children for through my blood they are divine, Now I shall come down and rest, Upon my treasure chest, For this is where ever they are gathered in My Name, Shouting out My Fame, "To the ones that have overcome and pushed through", " I AM Chasing after you ", MY Glory is about to reveal, The Fullness of My Kingdom's Seal, The Father's Heart now fully revealed, Not just a sector but as a whole, Not just a faith or trust "now you shall know", The Fullness of...
  • Texas youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting at least three kids gets beaten up by good....

    05/01/2016 1:22:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | David Boroff
    FULL TITLE: Texas youth pastor accused of sexually assaulting at least three kids gets beaten up by good Samaritans as he molests child A Texas youth pastor who has been accused of sexually assaulting at least three kids was beaten up by good Samaritans as he molested a child last week. Willie Bell, 29, was caught in the act attacking a 6-year-old kindergarten student behind an apartment building in Dallas on March 31. "If it wasn't for them, he probably would have done more to my child,” the child's mother told Fox 4. "It's painful. It's devastating. It's a nightmare."
  • There is Healing in the arms of Jesus

    04/28/2016 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Disappear My children so that I may manifest freely for there is healing within the Wings of My fullness. Do you "Truly" desire to feel My healing Touch ? For as My Wings envelope you is when "TRUE REST " Begins and saturates your ( ( (( Heart and Soul )) ) ) "FIND ME" AT ~ ~ SURRENDER ~ ~ for I AM there EVEN NOW with outstretched arms with your healing in the ( ( (( Wings of My ARMS )) ) ) outstretched for I AM YOUR CROSS ! ! ! Deuteronomy 33:12 The Lord’s beloved rests...
  • Anglicans and Catholics Discuss Recognition of Ministry

    04/27/2016 6:24:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 4/26/16
    (Vatican Radio) Catholic and Anglican theologians have been meeting together near Rome to discuss ordination rites within the two communions, as well as the significant ecumenical implications of Pope Francis’ recent document ‘Amoris Laetitia’. A meeting of the Malines Conversation group took place from April 17th to 22nd at Rocca di Papa, south of Rome, culminating in an ecumenical evensong celebrated by Archbishop Arthur Roche of the Congregation for Divine Worship. A communique issued after the encounter said the theologians from seven different countries discussed “contemporary and historic ordination rites” and the developments that have taken place in both communions...
  • Arch of the Triumph of Palmyra

    04/26/2016 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Celerity · 2 replies
    Christian Today ^ | April 15, 2016 | Jonah Hicap
    The plan to build a replica of the arch of the Temple of Baal in New York City and London has been abandoned and instead, the Arch of Triumph of Palmyra will rise. This was announced by the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA), which promotes the use of digital imaging and 3D printing in archaeology and conservation. A report in the New York Times last month said the Temple of Baal's entrance would be installed in New York and London as a tribute to the 2,000 year-old structure that was destroyed by the Islamic State last year in Palmyra, Syria....
  • People leaving Church of Norway in droves over blessing of same-sex couples

    04/26/2016 5:31:16 AM PDT · by NRx · 41 replies
    RIA-Novosti ^ | 04-26-2016 | RIA-Novosti
    Oslo, April 23, 2016 People are leaving the Lutheran Church of Norway in droves after its Synod voted in favor of allowing gay people to be married in Church, reports RIA-Novosti. Nidaros Cathedral of the Church of Norway in Trondheim, Norway    The majority decision came in early April with 88 of 115 Synod members voting for the blessing of same-sex couples. In the resulting document it is noted that the Church should work out a special service which could be used for gay couples. Such a service could be approved already in early 2017. Representatives of the Church of...
  • Presbyterian Pastor: “I Love Planned Parenthood.” Calls Abortion Business a “Ministry"

    04/24/2016 6:25:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 24, 2016 | Carole Novielli
    The president of the largest chain of abortion clinics in the United States is thanking “Faith Leaders” for standing with them. In a tweet by Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards, recently released she states, “So grateful to the many faith leaders who stand with Planned Parenthood and our patients. http://ppact.io/1IIU4QF Thank you, @awkukla!” Cecile Richards Planned Parenthood Faith Leaders @awkukla is Andrew Kukla, who describes himself as a , “Presby minister, love philosophy and Kierkegaard in particular, dad of four young kids, and I live in Boise, ID,” on his twitter page. The link takes you to a post written...
  • Atheist pastor sparks debate by 'irritating the church into the 21st century

    04/24/2016 8:03:58 AM PDT · by NRx · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04-24-2016 | Ashifa Kassam
    There is not one mention of God during the 70-minute service at Toronto’s West Hill United church. Bibles are nowhere to be seen. The large, steel cross – one of the few remaining religious symbols in this church – is hidden behind a cascade of rainbow streamers. But that is perhaps to be expected in a church led by an avowed atheist. “I do not believe in a theistic, supernatural being called God,” says Gretta Vosper, the United Church of Canada minister who has led West Hill since 1997. “I don’t believe in what I think 99.99% of the world...
  • Austin pastor claims Whole Foods cake had homophobic slur

    04/20/2016 6:33:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | KEYE TV
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) — An Austin pastor says a cake he ordered from Whole Foods last Thursday had a homophobic slur written on the top when he received it. The attorney for Pastor Jordan Brown says he ordered a cake from the Whole Foods store on Lamar Boulevard with the personalized message "Love Wins," but when he received it said "Love Wins F--." "As a 30-year-old openly gay pastor, I have had to face years of discrimination and judgement for something that I had no control over," Brown says. He explains, that trauma resurfaced Thursday with the incident involving the...
  • Presbyterian Church Minister Backs Abortion: Says Abortions Are a “Matter of Compassion”

    04/18/2016 7:12:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Northern Ireland Presbyterian minister is creating waves after she began advocating for abortion against the church’s teachings. The Rev. Lesley Carroll, who is running for election in the Irish Assembly, recently waded into the abortion debate when she gave a public statement to the pro-abortion Belfast Feminist Network, according to the News Letter. Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland, but abortion activists are pushing to change that. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has vocally opposed changes to the law, saying it “protect[s] both the life of the mother and the unborn child,” according to the news outlet. However, Carroll...
  • Former church youth volunteer pleads guilty to sexual abuse, facing 171-489 years in prison...Forme

    04/18/2016 1:32:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    bdtonline.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Samantha Perry
    FULL TITLE: UPDATED: Former church youth volunteer pleads guilty to sexual abuse, facing 171-489 years in prison PRINCETON — A former Bluefield church youth volunteer pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges he sexually abused teen boys. Timothy Probert, 57, of Princeton, pleaded guilty to 37 charges, including first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual assault, sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian and one count of delivery of a controlled substance. Probert, a former youth volunteer at Westminster Presbyterian Church and mentor for the Working to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect (WE CAN) program, entered...
  • China pressed down shaken and flowing over ! Rejoice[charismatic Caucus]

    04/18/2016 12:52:39 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    China's fame will soon be delivered, A shot from My quiver, For where there has been scorn against My Word, A standard shall be heard, Revival , restoration My kingdom taking hold, Destroying this kingdom of old, Soon a new leader will show His face, The Lord Almighty in battle filled with Grace ! No longer will man stand where I have placed my throne, I am threshing this floor for my very own, The cries of the righteous have come unto me, Now watch beauty come from the ashes that must be, A joy in my children from under...
  • United Methodist Church Among First to Join LGBT Reconciling Ministries Network Is Closing Its Doors

    04/15/2016 6:39:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    One of the first United Methodist Church congregations to join the LGBT lobbying group, Reconciling Ministries Network, will close next month. St. Paul United Methodist Church of Denver, Colorado, a theologically liberal congregation that became the third church to become a Reconciling congregation, will soon close its doors. The Rev. Jessica Rooks, head of St. Paul UMC, told The Christian Post the final worship service will be held on Sunday, May 22. "St. Paul has opened its doors and built relationships with the LGBTQ community, the homeless and hungry in Denver, those struggling with addition, and individuals who struggle to...
  • Norway's Lutheran Church Votes in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

    04/14/2016 7:30:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/16
    Norway's Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of allowing same-sex marriage, becoming the latest of a small but growing number of churches worldwide to do so. Last year the French Protestant Church allowed gay marriage blessings, while the U.S. Presbyterian Church approved a change in the wording of its constitution to include same-sex marriage. In a vote at the annual conference of the Norwegian Lutheran Church on Monday 88 delegates out of 115 in total backed same-sex marriage. "Finally we can celebrate love independently of whom one falls in love with," said Gard Sandaker-Nilsen, leader of the Open Public...
  • A Word For The Leaders and Body of Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/11/2016 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-11-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    I AM looking for unity, I AM looking for my love working in you in such a way that you see your brother and sisters’ needs above your own.Let there be great charity among you, yes, but this love comes from me through you and as you see others as part of your body without paper or pen. It is then they become part of you and you come to abide in Me. There is no room for arrogance and vanity, just my love and the fruit thereof,For it is only in oneness you then have gained the access “as...
  • Why I Have Decided to Leave the Catholic Church

    04/01/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 873 replies
    timstaples.com ^ | April 1, 2016 | Tim Staples
    I am letting you be among the first to know. It is true. I am leaving the Catholic Church. I want you to know that this has not been a decision made in haste or without serious and intense research and consideration. But I can no longer remain in a church that I no longer believe in. Let me explain. I will be writing more about this soon, but for now let me just say there are five main reasons why I am leaving the Catholic Church: 1. I believe the sole rule of faith for Christians has to be...
  • The “Bigger Problems” of Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal

    04/10/2016 7:11:30 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 13 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 4/10/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    The Governor of my home state of Georgia, Nathan Deal, has been soundly, and frequently, taken to task for his recent “Craven Capitulation” on religious liberty. I don’t wish to rehash the merits of the very weak bill Deal rejected (it only protected churches, religious schools, and “integrated auxiliaries”), nor do I wish to highlight again the rampant ignorance and hypocrisy of those who lobbied Deal to veto religious liberty in Georgia. What I would like to do here is give some explanation as to why I believe Deal caved on the defining moral issue of his governorship.
  • More Theological Confusion Follows Pope's Meeting With Methodists

    04/09/2016 7:49:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | April 8, 2016 | Michael J. Matt
    "Catholics and Methodists have much to learn from one another in how we understand holiness and how it can be lived out. We both must do what we can to ensure that members of our respective congregations meet regularly, come to know one another, and encourage one another to seek the Lord and his grace." Pope Francis Address to Methodists, April 7, 2016 "This being so, it is clear that the Apostolic See cannot on any terms take part in their [Protestant] assemblies, nor is it anyway lawful for Catholics either to support or to work for such enterprises; for...
  • True or False? The Divisive Subject of Abortion Should Never be Addressed at Sunday Worship Services

    04/07/2016 5:10:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 85 replies
    priestsforlife.org ^ | January 27, 2015 | Kevin Burke
    I was recently at a party where the topic of religion and abortion came up. A Christian minister overheard the discussion and abruptly interjected: “Abortion is a private and sensitive issue. Whatever your position on abortion, Sunday services are not the place to talk about the subject. We can’t let politics get in the way of preaching the Gospel.” Maybe you agree with this minister. The Shockwaves of Abortion There have been nearly 60 million abortions since 1973. Does the silence of the church communicate compassion to those who experienced an abortion? Is it sensitive and respectful to avoid addressing...
  • [Anglican] Archbishop of Wales Apologises for Gay Prejudice

    04/06/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/6/16
    The head of the Church in Wales has apologised "unreservedly" to gay couples for prejudice in the church. Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan spoke at a meeting of the governing body in Llandudno on Wednesday. The church tweeted "Archbishop of Wales offers a pastoral letter on same-sex relationships apologising unreservedly for prejudice within the church." Last year, Dr Morgan said it would be "foolish" to bring forward a bill for same-sex marriages in church. A statement released by the church said although it was not ready to allow or bless same-sex marriages, "the debate is not over". It went...
  • Unshakable Truth [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/05/2016 10:14:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-5-16 | bible, Holy Spirit
    You are my children of choice for you chose to serve me and to love me and in this same manner I AM The Shepherd of your lives and your path, and your way upon it is of my design. . . So when this world hates you and scorns you remember this path I have already laid out for you is eternally before you for I have seated you in heavenly places with me for I AM your inheritance as the Levites . So remain in my peace for nothing I have given you can ever be taken away...
  • The Oasis of CHRIST [Charismatic Caucus]

    04/01/2016 11:11:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The JoshuaChronicles,Bible ^ | 4-1-16 | bible,Jesus
    Dormant places are about to come alive ! Blessings being held back about to arrive , Water in arrid places and streams where there had been none , Now the Glory of God arrive upon his daughters and sons , Making a way in the desert places "The Oasis of Christ", Prayers being answered not once but twice , Behold a double portion each time you pray , For each time you lift up JESUS he will make a way ! Isaiah 41:18 18 I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I...
  • The Matrix of Heaven(part 3)[Charismatic Caucus)

    03/30/2016 9:30:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-30-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    You "ARE" My Spearhead,staff and Sword You are my Jobs that stand in adversity, My Samuels that go and declare for me, My Ezekiels that speak life to dead bones, My mighty men that fearlessly face the enemy alone, My Daniels that pray until My angels come with breakthrough, My Johns of the wilderness speaking My testimony each day anew, My Matthews, Lukes and Timothys, Bringing words of hope and eternal life setting wellsprings free, My pauls with lifes turned over to me, Never looking back as Lot's wife but instead into what My spirit sees, For you are constructed...
  • Former Planned Parenthood volunteer brings message of life on Good Friday

    03/29/2016 9:46:45 AM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 28, 2016 | Carole Novielli
    former volunteer spokesperson for Planned Parenthood knelt and prayed on the sidewalk outside a Florida Planned Parenthood on Good Friday to bring the message of life to the workers and the women going inside. Julie Woodley said that she wanted to start a “love revolution” for the women who have had abortions as well as the workers of abortion facilities. Julie is a licensed therapist, filmmaker and speaker and has founded a ministry, Restoring the Heart Ministries, that helps people heal from various types of trauma, including post-abortion trauma. Julie did not always understand the negative effects of abortion. In...
  • THE MATRIX OF HEAVEN [charismatic Caucus]

    03/28/2016 6:26:06 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    Bible , The joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-28-16 | Bible , Holy Spirit
    The Matrix of Heaven is about to extract the riches of the wicked and deliver them into the hands of My Children "Today" as I delivered Canaan into the hands of My beloved for you "are" My Beloved and I AM yours . . . Now as you raise and stretch out your hands as Moses with My Sword as your Scepter(authority) I SHALL part the waters for you \ ~~~ / My Children in many ways Lands of opportunity( The Harvest fields) People of placement (networking of The kingdom) Yards into miles ( Favor) And Blocks into kingdoms (...
  • [Church of England] Bishop Leads Backlash Against Fixed Date for Easter

    03/27/2016 11:41:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/27/16 | John Bingham
    Arguments over Easter date could make rows over same-sex marriage look easy, warns Bishop of Salisbury A prominent Church of England bishop has spoken out against plans by the world's main Christian denominations to fix the date of Easter to the same Sunday every year. Anglican primates agreed earlier this year to join discussions involving Coptic Orthodox and Roman Catholic leaders to set a common date for the festival for the first time. Such a move would not only simplify economic planning but unite different traditions around the world and end almost 2,000 years of theological controversy. However the Bishop...
  • Financial Crunch Hits United Church of Christ

    03/25/2016 4:41:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 17 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-24-16 | Jeff Walton
    VOL is publishing this story because the UCC is even more progressive than The Episcopal Church and therefore says a lot about the future of The Episcopal Church. The UCC is making big staff cuts, and there is an internal report forecasting an 80 percent decline in membership by 2045! The average age of an Episcopalian is now in the mid-Sixties. There are no millennials coming along to fill either pulpits or pews. Nearly half of all pulpits now cannot afford a full time priest. David Virtue If times are tough for oldline Protestant denominations, they are dire for the...
  • Unity and Testimony of Jesus to The Bride and Church[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/21/2016 10:03:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My name is more prominent than understanding for before all things ((( (( ( "I AM" ) )) ))) and I became The Foundation for all I created and it is in my wisdom the very heavenlies rest, as my knowledge reveals their place of rest as my understanding is the tongue and spirit as a thread and needle led by my love to hold all these things together and so it is that I have created a gown of protection and warmth for my church and Bride drawn and sewn from my light for this pleases The Father of...
  • The Anglican Conundrum

    03/18/2016 5:46:13 AM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    NOR ^ | March 2016 | New Oxford Review
    What would you say is the most divisive socio­political issue facing Christians today, the one that has the potential to cause the deepest divisions among clerics and congregations, and in and among Christian communions? Is it abortion? The death penalty? Immigration? Same-sex marriage? Consider abortion, the death penalty, and immigration. In each case, every Christian, whether he is for or against it, would likely agree that recourse to it is the final option, a course of action taken in response to severe circumstances, after serious consideration, and with a heavy heart. Most pro-abortion Christians, for example, would agree that abortion...
  • Hovering over Rome: The Ghost of Martin Luther

    03/17/2016 7:49:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 458 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | March 16, 2016 | Allessandra Nucci
    Rome has found a name for a new Square in the heart of the city, an open space in the middle of a leafy garden park in a choice area near the Coliseum: Martin Luther Square. Almost 500 years after Augustinian monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Cathedral of Wittenberg, Swabia (October 1517), and 494 years after the bull of excommunication issued by Pope Leo X ("Decet Romanum Pontificem", January 1521), the city of Rome has honored the man who sparked the Protestant Reformation, a movement premised on what Luther condemned in that very...
  • Johnny Cash reading from the 9th chapter of Revelation with Greek Orthodox Choir

    03/12/2016 3:15:45 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Oct 12, 2010
    A recording of Johnny Cash reading from the 9th chapter of Revelation and I added in the Choir of NYC, Astoria's Greek Orthodox Church.
  • The Most Abused Text In The Bible

    03/09/2016 7:20:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Heidelblog.net ^ | March 6, 2016 | R. Scott Clark
    Do not judge, in order that you are not judged (Matt 7:1) If there is any verse in Scripture that virtually everyone knows, even those who have never read the Bible, who have never been to Sunday School, it is Matthew 7:1. I suppose that most who quote this verse could not tell you where it found. It is very popularly held that by these words Jesus intended to say, “No one is qualified to make moral judgments.” A closer reading of the verse, in its context, shows us that such an interpretation of Jesus’ words is highly unlikely. We...
  • Why an Abortionist’s Appeal to Jesus Won’t Work

    03/07/2016 7:37:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    spectator.org ^ | March 7, 2016 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    LifesiteNews.com reports on a risible claim about Jesus made by Amy Hagstrom Miller. Miller runs a chain of abortion clinics in Texas and is a key antagonist in the challenge to a Texas law regulating abortion clinics now before the Supreme Court. In an interview at AlterNet Miller contends: I was raised in a liberal Christian tradition, and I come to the work because of that background, not in spite of it. The Jesus that I was taught about would be holding the hands of women inside the clinic; he wouldn’t be screaming at them. Acting on Christian principles is...
  • The Three stranded Chord of Love ~ Grace~ Truth[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2016 10:45:43 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Bible,Holy Spirit
    Borders are being broken down now between my children for not just the ( ((Wave)) ) from The Oil of Unity is moving to remove the barriers but The Spirit of Understanding has illuminated its way as Unity "UNITES" and Binds this Three Stranded Chord all in agreement with Me for I AM First 1)Love and it is My 2)Grace that is the Capstone of 3)Truth Ephesians 4 [ Unity of the Spirit ] So I, the prisoner for the Lord, appeal to you to live a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called [that is,...
  • Abortion Clinic Owner: “The Jesus I Was Taught Would Hold Women’s Hands” as They Abort Their Baby

    03/03/2016 5:36:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 44 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 3, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Amy Hagstrom Miller is the key abortion activist behind the U.S. Supreme Court case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which challenges a life-saving Texas law. Hagstrom Miller, who runs an abortion business chain in Texas, challenged the 2013 state law that protects women’s health and welfare by requiring abortion clinics to meet the kinds of medical and safety standards that legitimate medical centers meet. The law is arguably responsible for saving the lives of tens of thousands of unborn babies by closing abortion clinics that are unable to protect women’s health. Ahead of the high court hearing on the case...
  • Hemeneutical democracy. . . NOT

    03/03/2016 7:34:22 AM PST · by NRx · 2 replies
    Richard Beck wrote a fascinating post about his work consulting with denominational and non-denominational leaders working on a response to the same sex issue. He wrote: Here's the situation, I told the group, you have to own the fact that you are Protestants (as am I). Which means that you are never going to land on an uncontested "biblical view." Protestants have never agreed on what the Bible says. Just look at all the Protestant churches. Underneath the conversation about the "biblical view" what you are searching for is a hermeneutical consensus, the degree to which your community can...