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  • Requesting Prayer to cover proposed musical ministry

    11/20/2017 10:10:48 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 1 replies
    Nov 21, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck
    This is a religious "vanity" and I don't know if Jim Rob or the mods will let it stay up, but I ask if possible that if it can't stay here, that it be sent to Bloggers and Personal rather than losing history.
  • Church leaders say Roy Moore is 'infected by a false Christian religious virus' as they hold...

    11/19/2017 8:22:13 AM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Church leaders say Roy Moore is 'infected by a false Christian religious virus' as they hold a rally in Alabama arguing he is unfit for US Senate A group of church leaders in Alabama have spoken out against Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore saying he is infected with a 'false Christian religious virus'. The Rev. William J. Barber, a leading figure among religious liberals, led a rally against Moore at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Birmingham on Saturday after he was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls decades ago. Barber told the crowd of 100...
  • French Catholics Forcibly Removed, Arrested for Praying Rosary in Church

    11/18/2017 5:53:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 11/14/17 | Anita Carey
    Men offered prayer of reparation for ecumenical service led by female Protestant "priest"PARIS (ChurchMilitant.com) - Faithful Catholics were forcibly removed and arrested for praying the Rosary in a Catholic church in Paris. In response to an ecumenical service held in the Parish of Our Lady of White Mantles commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, about a dozen young Catholic men made reparation for what they deemed a sacrilege by praying French and Latin prayers and hymns during the service. After jeers from Catholics and Protestants in attendance, the men were arrested, some carried out of the church. Caroline Bretones,...
  • Is Pope Francis a Liberal Protestant?

    11/17/2017 3:03:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 428 replies
    First Things ^ | November 15, 2017 | Gerald McDermott
    As an outsider, I can’t help but wonder whether the pope and the USCCB were particularly provoked by Weinandy’s suggestion that Jesus had allowed this controversy in order “to manifest just how weak is the faith of many within the Church, even among too many of her bishops.” Catholics will have to make up their own minds—but I’ll admit I have questions about the faith of Pope Francis, which seems, if not weak, at least different from that of the Catholic tradition. Even before the release of Amoris Laetitia in March 2016, Francis had caused many to question his fidelity...
  • Martin Luther, Islam, and the Lies that Cripple

    11/15/2017 10:31:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/15/2017 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center In “Islam’s Expansion Across Europe: Not Martin Luther’s Fault,” one Paul Gottfried pretends to respond to my article, “The Pro-Islamic West: Born 500 years Ago.”  While many of his own readers saw through and exposed his misrepresentations in the comments section more thoroughly than I ever would have, Gottfried’s piece is still worth examining if only for the important lessons surrounding it. First, if you seek an example of or are uncertain what a “strawman argument” is—typically defined as “giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument,...
  • Let little boys wear tiaras: Church of England issues new advice to combat transgender bullying...

    11/14/2017 7:12:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 13, 2017 | Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    FULL TITLE: Let little boys wear tiaras: Church of England issues new advice to combat transgender bullying for teachers Boys as young as five should be able to wear tiaras at school without criticism, teachers in Church of England schools are to be told. Male pupils should also be free to dress up in a tutu or high heels without attracting any comment or observation, according to anti-bullying rules sent out by the Church yesterday. The instructions for the CofE’s 4,700 schools said they should not require children to wear uniforms that ‘create difficulty for trans pupils’.
  • Jerusalem of the East: The American Christians of Pyongyang, 1895-1942

    11/13/2017 5:37:14 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 6 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | July 13, 2016 | Robert S. Kim
    Unknown to the general public and ignored by the academic and foreign affairs establishments, Americans once were leaders of religion, education, and intellectual life in Pyongyang, as missionaries who created the foremost Christian community in Northeast Asia. Before the Soviet Union installed an atheist Communist regime in Pyongyang headed by Kim Il Sung, the city was the center of the Presbyterian Church in Asia, and hundreds of thousands of Korean Christians lived there and elsewhere in what is now North Korea. It was a union of Koreans and Americans that set the course that made South Korea the majority Christian...
  • Let little boys wear tiaras: Church of England issues new advice to combat transgender bullying

    11/13/2017 5:27:21 AM PST · by NRx · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-12-2017 | Steve Doughty
    Boys as young as five should be able to wear tiaras at school without criticism, teachers in Church of England schools are to be told. Male pupils should also be free to dress up in a tutu or high heels without attracting any comment or observation, according to anti-bullying rules sent out by the Church yesterday. The instructions for the CofE’s 4,700 schools said they should not require children to wear uniforms that ‘create difficulty for trans pupils’. This appears to give official backing to schools that ban skirts to avoid discrimination against transgender children. Schools are also told they...
  • [Cambridge University] Chaplains Coordinate to Hold ‘Radically Inclusive’ Services

    11/11/2017 8:12:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Varsity ^ | 10/19/17 | Anna Menin
    The special services aim to create a ‘safe sacred space’ to welcome LGBT+ ChristiansReverend Andrew Hammond performed a duet with Courtney Act at King's Affair in JuneCollege chaplains from King’s, Trinity, and St John’s are holding a series of special services in their chapels which aim to provide “inclusive spaces” for LGBT+ Christians to “encounter God”. A total of six special services have or will be held across the three colleges this term, the next of which will be King’s College’s ‘Critical Mass’ service on 26 October. Trinity College chapel will host a Compline+ service on 1 November, followed by...
  • Rosary Protest Member Speaks Out

    11/05/2017 6:20:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/31/17 | David Nussman
    Explains why he disrupted a Protestant event in a Catholic cathedralBRUSSELS (ChurchMilitant.com) - A video that Church Militant shared on Monday shows a dozen Catholics praying the Rosary to disrupt an "ecumenical" Protestant service in the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula. The protesters interrupted the service for 40 minutes until they were removed from the cathedral by police. The Rosary protest was on Saturday. After our report on Monday, one of the protesters started emailing us with his story. He wished to remain anonymous. He explained how the protest Rosary was organized by a local group of Catholic...
  • More UK Cathedrals Targeted for Luther-Style Protest....Over Gay Relationships

    11/04/2017 5:56:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 11/2/17 | Harry Farley
    A campaign targeting cathedrals around the UK is spreading off the back of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. A list of 'declarations' – reminiscent of Martin Luther's 95 theses – is being pinned to cathedral doors by a group of priests in protest at what they see as the Church of England's increasingly liberal approach to same-sex relationships. London's St Paul's Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral were the first to have the Southwark Declaration, a list of affirmations promoting conservative Anglican theology, attached to their doors on Tuesday night. Then on Wednesday night Rochester Cathedral and Hereford Cathedral were...
  • No True Religion Without the Fear of God

    11/03/2017 1:08:59 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 15 replies
    Banner of Truth ^ | June 28, 2017 | John Murray
    It is now over sixty years since Professor John Murray, in his 1955 Peyton Lectures, later published in Principles of Conduct (IVP, London, 1957), spoke of the ‘eclipse of the fear of God’. It was such he said that ‘we have become reluctant to distinguish the earnest and consistent believer as God-fearing’. If that was characteristic of the situation then, how much more so is it true of the present time? Professor Murray was a great admirer of Hugh Martin, the 19th century Scottish divine, who observes in his classic work, The Shadow of Calvary (1875, Banner reprint 1983): ‘I...
  • West Virginia Episcopal bishop encourages naloxone supply

    11/02/2017 6:24:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 2, 2017 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The bishop of West Virginia's Episcopal Church is encouraging congregations to carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer made the request at the West Virginia Episcopal diocese's annual convention in Charleston last weekend. Klusmeyer says naloxone should be available not only to members of the surrounding neighborhood who might overdose, but to church members who might have substance abuse problems.
  • True Shelter[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/01/2017 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible ^ | 11-01-17 | Holy Spirit
    Shelter is when your heart finds mine. So wont you come and abide deep within the covering of My armor against which there is no weapon and find "TRUE REFUGE " in the arms of Love . . . For as you call to me truly you shall find me and as you open your heart to me I will come in and it is then as one we share in the Kingdom I have promised you, for Zion is yours as is my undying love and as you enter into me you receive My everlasting promise of eternal forgiveness...
  • 10 Lesser-Known Reformation Figures You Need to Remember on Martin Luther's 500th Anniversary

    11/01/2017 10:49:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/01/2017 | Tyler O' Neil
    Tuesday marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. While Martin Luther deserves special recognition on this Reformation Day, the Protestant Reformation involved many more great pastors and thinkers. It would be unfair to them to focus all attention on Luther. Below is PJ Media's list of ten lesser-known but vitally important Reformation figures. There are hundreds of men and women who led the charge to return to a Bible-based Christianity following the five "Solas" (Sola Fide or Faith Alone, Sola Scriptura or the Bible Alone, Sola...
  • The True Church and the American Church: How Protestant Ecclesiology Got Here.

    11/01/2017 10:00:56 AM PDT · by NRx · 10 replies
    Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy ^ | 10-09-2017 | Fr. Stephen De Young
    Editor’s Note: This article is part of an October 2017 series of posts on the Reformation and Protestantism written by O&H authors and guest writers marking the 500th anniversary of the nailing of Martin Luther’s 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. Articles are written by Orthodox Christians and discuss not just the Reformation as a historical event but also the spiritual heritage that descended from it.The claim of Rome to be the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church of Christ on Earth is a claim that the Reformers took seriously. They accepted the idea...
  • Vatican announces stamp commemorating Martin Luther on 500th anniversary of Reformation

    10/31/2017 12:47:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/31/2017 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, October 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican today announced it will be issuing a special postage stamp depicting Luther at the foot of the Cross, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The 1.00 euro postage stamp issued by the Holy See’s Philatelic Office depicts in the foreground Jesus Crucified, and in the background “a golden and timeless view of the city of Wittenberg,” the Vatican’s description read. It continued: “With a penitential disposition, kneeling respectively on the left and right of the cross, Martin Luther holds the Bible, source and destination of his doctrine, while...
  • The 'What If's' of the Protestant Reformation: What if there was agreement on 3 foundational points?

    10/31/2017 8:02:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2017 | Dan Delzell
    It has been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. And with that simple act on October 31, 1517, the Protestant Reformation was off and running.Luther's righteous act led to the birth of Lutheranism and Calvinism as two major branches on the tree of Christianity. The good news of the Gospel once again became front and center, just as it had been when Jesus got the ball rolling 1500 years earlier. And this Gospel renewal was sorely needed. But as with every period of spiritual awakening, it was...
  • Church suspends meals for homeless after violent incidents (West Virginia)

    10/30/2017 7:04:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 30 2017 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Church officials in West Virginia's largest city say violent incidents have led them to temporarily stop offering a weekly meal service to homeless individuals. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported Sunday that officials of Christ Church United Methodist say there has been more than one incident in October during Breaking Bread, a dinner program the church hosts each Wednesday.
  • 500 years of Protestant Revolution: Must-read account of the Life and Errors of Luther

    10/30/2017 4:35:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 71 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 26, 1967 | Bp. William Adrian
    500 years of Protestant Revolution: Must-read account of the Life and Errors of Luther (by Bp. William Adrian) Fifty years ago, on the 450th anniversary of the Protestant revolt, The Wanderer published Bp. William Adrian's detailed account of the life of German heresiarch Martin Luther. In a few words: Luther was a pervert obsessed with his own sins and temptations, who thought it impossible to try to be a better person: from there arise all his issues. We have received special permission from The Wanderer to reprint this piece, which should be read by everyone interested in the history of...