Mainline Protestant (Religion)

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  • Word For 2021[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/25/2020 3:51:32 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    In this new Year my children of light shall be my children of gladness in that my spirit will overwhelm the valleys with floods of my Angels of Breakthrough . New cures for diseases will sprout up as blades of grass. In this very same way as my children of light touch those crying out to me, truly you shall see unclean spirits leave them as healing rises up in their wellsprings. My justice shall be swift and true. My Word will become paramount for there is power in My Word and as you declare I shall remove the mountains...
  • United Methodist Church demands release of immigrant caretaker after ICE arrest on church grounds

    09/23/2020 7:46:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2020 | Samuel Smith
    The United Methodist Church is calling on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release an undocumented immigrant and father of two U.S. citizens they say was detained on church grounds in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10. Binsar Siahaan moved to the U.S. from Indonesia in 1989 on a temporary visa. Soon after, his wife, Eko Sukemi, moved to be with him but both overstayed their visas when they expired a few years later. In 2003 the couple applied for asylum on religious grounds, according to The Washington Post, but two years later an immigration judge ordered...
  • The Patristic Exegesis of Romans 9:14-33

    09/18/2020 9:18:42 AM PDT · by NRx
    Orthodox Christian Theology ^ | 09-16-2020 | Craig Truglia
    In debates over predestination, synergism, Pelagianism, and the like Romans 9 often comes up in the conversation for the sake of proof-texting one position or the other. To address any one of the preceding topics would require us to exegete other passages and so, in this short exegesis, we will only cover the specific chapter in question in two parts.For those interested, I have already written my own opinion about passages about Eph 1 and the alleged “difference” between the soteriologies of Augustine and Chrysostom. If you have “bigger” questions than that of simply “what does Romans 9 mean,” you may want to...
  • From Canterbury to Rome: Why the Queen’s Former Chaplain Became Catholic

    09/16/2020 3:24:24 AM PDT · by Cronos · 42 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 8 March 2020 | KV Turley
    From 2008-2017, Ashenden was Anglican chaplains assigned to the queen. ... Why did he decide to become a Catholic? “Slowly, but surely over the last 10 years it became clearer, both in my mind and in my prayers, that what the Catholic Church taught, particularly about the Mass, was not only true, but had always been true, from the Apostolic Fathers onwards.” ... lacking a magisterium, there was no way [for the Anglican Communion] to draw together a coherent theological resistance to the spiritual decadence that this created.” ".. becoming Catholic was rather like climbing up the river, past the...
  • Whatever Happened to Psalm 58?

    09/13/2020 1:04:41 PM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    No Other Foundation ^ | 09-12-2020 | Fr. Lawrence Farley
    The 1962 edition of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer is very interesting. Along with the usual services of Morning and Evening Prayer and Holy Communion is a complete version of the Psalter. It is arranged for daily recitation at both Morning and Evening Prayer services so that the entire Psalter is recited liturgically every month. Well, more or less. For in the Prayerbook Psalter, right after Psalm 57 comes Psalm 59, prompting the obvious question, “Whatever happened to Psalm 58?” One is tempted to say that it vanished to keep the latter half of Psalm 137 company, for that...
  • (Catholic) Bishops missing in action as Christian pastors defy California gov’s orders to hold worship services

    09/05/2020 6:07:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 4, 2020 | Daniel Ruddy
    (Catholic) Bishops missing in action as Christian pastors defy California gov’s orders to hold worship services ‘Don't the bishops realize what a scandal it is that those who do not believe in the real presence of Jesus in the sacrament are more zealous to participate in worship than are the Roman Catholic bishops?’ September 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – As hundreds of Protestant pastors in California continue to offer worship services to the faithful, defying Governor Gavin Newsom’s order, Catholic bishops continue to largely remain missing in action, what one Catholic professor referred to as a “scandal.”  Protestant pastors have strongly opposed...
  • Move in Christ[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2020 9:06:00 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your proximity to my will is life changing and paramount for our oneness and virtue, in fact as you begin to walk in my footprint truly it is then my 7 eyes begin to reveal who I AM and who you have now begun to BECOME. So take the hand of My Spirit of Truth and the reality of My Kingdom WILL COME ALIVE in you . . . For In him we live and move and have our BEING Acts 17:26
  • Marriage: A Sacrament or Contract?

    08/20/2020 1:55:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 2012 | Howard Kainz
    The Norwegian novelist, Sigrid Undset (1882-1949), baptized a Lutheran but raised by agnostic parents, and who emerged from a difficult seven-year marriage at age thirty-seven, converted to Catholicism in 1924. In 1928, she received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Shortly after, a priest in Oslo asked her why, even before her conversion, she had referred to marriage as a “sacrament” in her novels of medieval Norway, although for a Protestant marriage is only a contract. She replied that this would require a rather lengthy explanation, and she offered the explanation in an essay published in an Oslo Catholic magazine, Credo,...
  • A Groundbreaking New Bible Translation Was Released This Year, and It Charts a Different Course

    08/20/2020 12:07:21 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 24 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 8/20/2020 | Covenant Press
    The recently published LSV Bible from Covenant Press has charted a fundamentally different course than the 20th and 21st century Critical Text translations. The new Literal Standard Version is based on the Textus Receptus, in line with the earlier Geneva Bible and King James. It’s a major revision of the literal translation by Robert Young, known popularly as Young’s Literal Translation, with a relationship to Young’s that is similar to that between the English Standard Version and the Revised Standard Version or the NKJV and MEV to the King James. Readers will experience a translation that is even further along...
  • The Boy King Edward VI and the Rise of Protestant England

    08/14/2020 2:23:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-19-2020 | David Starkey
    Documentary (appx 47 mins)
  • Germany: Lutheran and Catholic Honored for Their Contributions to Ecumenism

    08/13/2020 6:14:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Augsburg Peace Prize awarded to Bishop Bedford-Strohm and Cardinal MarxLWI) - A strong sign for Christian ecumenism: the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, and the Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx were awarded the 2020 Augsburg Peace Prize for their “unconditional will to live together in peace”. On 11 March 2017, the then President of the German Bishops’ Conference, Reinhard Cardinal Marx, and the Chairperson of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD), Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, jointly presided over a service of repentance and reconciliation in Hildesheim, Germany. The painful divisions between the two separated...
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church implicates Israel in George Floyd death

    07/29/2020 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Cronos · 56 replies
    Jerusalem post ^ | 3 july 2020 | Celia Jean
    The comment was made during an article published in opposition to Israel's plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ECLA) has spoken out against Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank in a series of articles published on their website, one of which additionally accuses Israel of having had a part in the murder of George Floyd. The comment was made in an article that mentioned a letter that the ECLA, along with 26 other churches, sent to the US congress in opposition to the annexation plan. The letter...
  • C.S. Lewis on theosis {in Christianity} - General Discussion

    07/29/2020 9:32:37 PM PDT · by Cronos · 44 replies
    orthocuban ^ | 31 May 2011 | Ernesto
    By now regular readers know that I am a fan of C.S. Lewis, and I was a fan of him before becoming Orthodox. In fact, I consider him one of the influences that led me to Orthodoxy, though I would not have thought of it that way before I became Orthodox. You see, it was not until I became Orthodox that I realized just how much of C.S. Lewis’ thinking reflected a more “Eastern” viewpoint, or perhaps, I had better say a more “universal” or catholic viewpoint.One of his statements has to do with the whole issue of theosis or...
  • Gay Episcopal Bishop: Religious Liberty is Oppressive

    07/24/2020 7:46:31 PM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies
    The Institute for Religion & Democracy ^ | 23 July A.D. 2020 | Kate Cvancara
    Conservative Christians are using religious liberty as a basis to oppress the marginalized as well as traumatize parents of children who identify as LGBTQ, according to a retired Episcopal Church bishop and a filmmaker. Retired New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson and filmmaker Daniel Karslake were hosted for a discussion by the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), an unofficial United Methodist LGBTQ caucus, on July 15. The bishop and the film producer equated God’s purposes with intersectional identity politics of the Left. Robinson was the first man openly in a same-sex partnership to be consecrated a bishop in the Episcopal Church and...
  • Local church has 4 fires since March

    07/22/2020 5:36:40 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 10 replies
    KGUN9 On Your Side News ^ | Jul 19, 2020 | Shawndrea Thomas
    TUCSON, Ariz. — A local pastor says his church has had four fires since March, and he wants to know who’s responsible and why. KGUN9 checked in with the church and pastor to find out about the latest incident and what the church is planning to do next. We first met Pastor Gene Chewning at the Living Word Church at 3602 South 12th Avenue in March of this year, the church is known as a multi-denominational church in the neighborhood.--------------snip-------------Here’s a breakdown of the dates, the first fire was on March 3rd , the second set on April 17th the...
  • 'Her Will Be Done': Women Outnumber Men Among Swedish Clergy

    07/19/2020 6:07:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 7/17/20
    The Church of Sweden, Europe's largest Lutheran denomination, is known today for its overtly liberal position in many theological and secular issues, such as the question of homosexuality, yet has been steadily losing 1-2 percent of its worshippers every year over the past decades. For the first time in history, the number of female clergy in the Church of Sweden has surpassed that of their male counterparts, the church newspaper Kyrkans tidning reported. The share of women is now up to 50.1 percent, or 1,533, compared to 49.9 percent men or 1,527, the employers's organisation Skao reported. Among the deacons,...
  • Metropolitan Hilarion Disagrees with Church of England Head that Jesus Might Have Been Black

    07/16/2020 6:15:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Interfax ^ | 7/13/20
    Moscow, July 13, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church does not share the opinion of the head of the Church of England, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who said amid protests against George Floyd's murder that Jesus Christ might also have been a black man. "If such rhetoric is now used to reconcile people of different races, maybe there are some good intentions behind it, but we can hardly use rhetoric of such a nature seriously," Metropolian Hilarion, head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, said on the Rossiya 24 television channel. It would be...
  • John Hagee Sermons 2020 - God said: Signs Of The End Part 3 (Live Stream) - June 27th, 2020

    07/16/2020 2:25:59 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 20 replies
    Hagee Ministries - Youtube ^ | Jun 26, 2020 (title says 27th) | Hagee Ministries
    Well I posted the first two so I might as well post the third one. I hope people have a chance to watch the video. As I have said before, I don't agree with everything Dr. Hagee has said. But I do agree with the general outline he gives here. So, FWIW.
  • The Signs of His Coming (Pastor John Hagee VIDEO)

    07/15/2020 12:58:09 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 23 replies
    Hagee Ministries - Youtube ^ | Jul 5, 2020 | Hagee Ministries
    So this was released when CHAZ/CHOP had been going on. In this video Pastor Hagee discusses the Democrats war on the police, Jerusalem, the Rapture, the two witnesses of Revelation 11, the Antichrist, President Trump moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem (thank you President Trump!) and more. No doubt some will be offended. Nobody made them watch this video. So watch the video at your own risk (haha). The video is 28 and a half minutes long. Again, I don't always exactly agree with what Dr. Hagee teaches but he has always been kind and gracious when I met him....
  • Pastor John Hagee: Coronavirus: Dress Rehearsal for the New World Order (VIDEO)

    07/14/2020 11:58:13 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    Hagee Ministries - Youtube ^ | Jun 28, 2020 | Hagee Ministries
    (click link upper left-hand corner for video) The video is just over 28 minutes long. I believe that many of the topics Dr. Hagee discusses will ring a bell with God-fearing conservative FReepers.