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Mainline Protestant (Religion)

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  • Deuteronomy 5:5 You were afraid of the fire

    01/20/2021 3:28:38 PM PST · by ResistorSister · 4 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 20, 2021 | Moses
    I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain.
  • Isaiah 46:4 I will carry, and deliver you.

    01/20/2021 3:14:37 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 4 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 20, 2021 | Isaiah
    Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
  • Genesis 50:19-20 - But God intended it for good

    01/19/2021 4:34:04 PM PST · by ResistorSister · 10 replies
    The Holy Bible - NIV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 19, 2021 | Moses
    But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
  • Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota Flips on Same-Sex Marriage

    01/17/2021 6:11:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 1/12/21 | Jeffrey Walton
    Another Episcopal Church diocese appears poised to enact same-sex marriage rites following the announcement of a change in leadership. The Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota will be led by retired Bishop of Vermont Thomas Ely, a long-standing advocate of same-sex marriage rites. Ely will serve first as Assisting Bishop and, following an expected vote of approval by the diocesan convention on February 6, as Provisional Bishop according to a January 2 announcement made by the diocesan standing committee. Ely will be the only nominee on the ballot. Provisional Bishops are customarily retired diocesan bishops that serve in a transitional capacity...
  • Psalm 118:24 - Rejoice and be glad

    01/17/2021 2:38:52 AM PST · by ResistorSister
    The Holy Bible - NKJV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 17, 2021 | Anonymous
    This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
  • Ephesians 5:15-16 - Walk in Wisdom

    01/16/2021 4:38:20 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 16, 2021 | Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God
    See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
  • Matthew 14:29-30 - The Wind was Boisterous

    01/15/2021 5:00:09 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 1 replies
    The Holy Bible - NKJV Biblegateway.com ^ | January 15, 2021 | Matthew
    So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
  • Romans 8:33 - It is God who Justifies

    01/13/2021 3:32:19 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 8 replies
    The Holy Bible, NKJV - Biblegateway.com ^ | January 13, 2021 | Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ
    Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
  • Psalm 3 - Victory in the Face of Defeat

    01/10/2021 4:56:35 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 4 replies
    The Holy Bible, NKJV ^ | January 9, 2021 | A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son
    Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me all around. Arise, O...
  • Bishop Dunlop's Epiphany-Letter---Continued COVID Guidance

    01/07/2021 8:39:15 PM PST · by lightman · 6 replies
    Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA ^ | 6 January A.D. 2021 | Bishop James Dunlop
    January 6, 2021 Epiphany of Our Lord Dear Siblings in Christ, Grace and peace from God, our Father, and our Lord Jesus, the Christ. On this day, celebrating the feast of Epiphany, we remember the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. In Matthew’s Gospel, we hear how “they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary...
  • As Jesuit Chaplain Retires, House of Representatives Picks First Female Chaplain

    01/05/2021 5:37:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Catholic Spirit ^ | 1/4/21 | Rhina Guidos
    With the year-end announcement that Jesuit Father Pat Conroy would be retiring as chaplain of the House of Representatives, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that for the first time, a woman will take over the post. In a Dec. 31, 2020, press release, Pelosi announced that Rear Admiral Margaret Grun Kibben would replace Father Conroy, who has served as the 60th House chaplain since 2011. Kibben, a Presbyterian minister, will be “the first woman to serve in this historic position, which has been enshrined in our Democracy since the First Congress in 1789,” said Pelosi, D-California. “Kibben brings...
  • Episcopalians Celebrate Gender-Inclusive, Quran Christmas

    01/03/2021 2:25:10 PM PST · by lightman · 27 replies
    The Insitute for Religion & Democrary ^ | 1 January A.D. 2021 | Jeffrey Walton
    Among the holiest days in the Christian calendar, Christmas celebrates the nativity of Jesus Christ as the unique Son of God. But that didn’t stop one of the most prominent revisionist parishes in the Episcopal Church from re-styling it with Islamic reading and a liturgy that aimed as much as possible to employ gender-inclusive language. All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California routinely modifies language from both the Book of Common Prayer and the biblical text in order to better accommodate revisionist ideology. The liturgical innovations point to a trajectory rocketing past redefinition of sexual ethics and on to the...
  • San Francisco [Episcopal] Cathedral Adds Muslim Prayers to Christmas Celebration

    01/02/2021 5:06:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 1/1/21 | David Virtue
    All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, holds Eucharist with Muslim reader denying the divinity of Christ. Orthodox theologian says it is a theological, literary and spiritual mistake to have done thisA Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at Grace Cathedral, the iconic Episcopal cathedral in San Francisco held a Christmas service, which featured traditional Christian carols. It also featured a Muslim reading. It can be viewed here at 51:10-ish mark of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQNcxgrSBjQThe cathedral is the seat of The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, Episcopal Bishop of California. There was also a Muslim reading rejecting the divinity of Christ during...
  • You are Blessed[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/02/2021 6:04:56 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Your prognosis is good for your obedience is in tact leaving no opening for the enemy to get in. You are a pillar of light and fire destroying darkness leaving no stone unturned and your voice is my whip against the enemy causing them to run while suffering great pain and agony now advance as you take back My land from the enemy of my children's hearts for you carry My Sword of Truth
  • Church in Wales Moves to Implement Same-Sex Marriage Blessings

    12/30/2020 5:28:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Church in Wales is considering introducing same-sex marriage blessings in its services, after Bishops proposed radical changes to the Book of Common Prayer. Presenting the change to its Governing Body, the Bench of Bishops said: “We believe that same-sex relationships can be understood in a radically different way, and that the teaching of Scripture should therefore be re-interrogated.” Responding to the announcement, The Christian Institute’s Ciarán Kelly said the Bishops had got their decision-making “the wrong way round”. Marriage changeIf approved, same-sex couples who are already legally married or in a civil partnership will be able to receive a...
  • Shutdown of Churches and Ban on Weddings During Covid Crisis Has Cost Church of England '£150 MILLION' and Could Trigger a Cull of Parishes

    12/29/2020 5:41:42 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/25/20 | Steve Doughty
    * Sources suggest Church of England lost £150m in donations during Covid crisis * Money-saving reforms could include cutting number of bishops to less than ten* Parish boundaries could be redrawn to reduce the number from 12,000 to 9,000The shutdown of churches and the ban on church weddings and funerals has plunged the Church of England into a £150 million crisis. Highly-placed sources suggest it lost £150 million in donations alone during the months when collection plates went unused and fees for special services such as weddings, funerals and christenings dried up. And it is feared the Covid shortfall may...
  • Anglican Church 'on a Path to Disintegration' Over Blessing Same-Sex Unions [Australia]

    12/16/2020 6:12:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Sydney Morning Herald | 12/13/20 | Michael Koziol
    Article cannot be posted due to legal issues but click HERE to read.
  • China Shuts Down Some 100 Protestant Churches

    12/15/2020 5:29:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    UCA News ^ | 12/11/20 | Staff
    Officials rejected the registration certificates saying the government can revoke them anytime Government officials in eastern China have raided and shut down close to 100 protestant churches as part of the escalating crackdown on Christians in the communist nation. Officials in four cities of Anhui province have closed down 99 churches and prayer venues this year, exploiting a range of pretexts including poverty eradication and prevention of Covid-19 epidemic, reported Bitter Winter, a magazine that covers human rights and liberty in China. At least 43 churches were closed in Suzhou, while 24 in Huaibei, 20 in Fuyang, and 16 in...
  • Church in Wales Proposals for Blessings After Same-Sex Marriages

    12/13/2020 5:33:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Thinking Anglicans ^ | 12/8/20 | Simon Sarmiento
    The Governing Body of the Church in Wales has published on this page its proposals for: A Bill to authorise experimental use of proposed revisions of the Book of Common Prayer (service of Blessing following a Civil Partnership or Marriage between two people of the same sex). * Explanatory Memorandum (Word) * Bill to authorise experimental use of proposed revisions of the Book of Common Prayer (Word) * Cover and back page to the Bill (Word) * Letter to members from the Lay Secretary (Word) The covering letter is copied in full below the fold. A PDF version of the...
  • Bishop Dunlop's December 10 2020 COVID 19 Updated Recommendations

    12/11/2020 12:38:50 PM PST · by lightman · 3 replies
    Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA ^ | 10 December A.D. 2020 | Bishop James Dunlop
    December 10, 2020 Second Week of Advent For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another. - Galatians 5:13-15 Dear Lower Susquehanna Synod Rostered Ministers: Over the past few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to worsen. Yesterday 3,011 people died from...