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'God is queer' says German Protestant pastor at conference
Post Date: 2023-06-19 17:45:03 by Charles_Byrd
A German Protestant pastor named Quinton Ceasar stated that "God is queer" and that "black lives always matter" in a speech at the German Protestant Church Assembly (Kirchentag) last week. "Now is the time to say: Black lives always matter. Now is the time to say God is queer. Now is the time to say: We leave no one to die. Now is the time to say we send a ship and much more and we welcome people at safe harbors, safer spaces for all," said Ceasar at the closing service of the assembly. Click for Full Text!
For Such A Time As This
Post Date: 2023-06-18 01:02:35 by Charles_Byrd
When the Christian takes up his work, he does so in a Christian way; he does it after the manner of Christ. Our daily work is our sacrifice of praise, our faithful response to the free gift of salvation. Where men answer the call to shepherd, preach, and serve at the altar, they imitate and confess Christ. But our Lord models many other works as well. Where the people of God teach, wash, and tend the sick, they imitate and confess Christ. Where the people of God listen, obey, and bear burdens, they imitate and confess Christ. Where the people of God fish, plant, and build, they imitate and confess Christ. You know what this is: the doctrine of vocation. You know it well because it is a ...
President Matt Harrison’s Accomplishments
Post Date: 2023-06-18 01:00:14 by Charles_Byrd
Leadership for the Synod at Home and Abroad Click for Full Text!
What We Need and Can Expect From President Harrison in Another Term
Post Date: 2023-06-18 00:57:13 by Charles_Byrd
Jesus words establish all our priorities: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10). Click for Full Text!
“It’s Time”…to vote for LCMS President!
Post Date: 2023-06-18 00:46:14 by Charles_Byrd
The time has arrived. The LCMS will vote for President from June 17-June 20 by electronic ballot. Registered voters (1 pastoral, 1 lay per congregation) should have received election information in the mail. Please email email@example.com if you didnt receive your envelope and/or if you need general assistance. Here is more information on the voting process. Click for Full Text!
Southern Baptists Start Constitutional Step Naming Only Men as Pastors
Post Date: 2023-06-16 13:59:40 by Charles_Byrd
Southern Baptists, after lengthy debate Wednesday (June 14), voted on new language for their constitution that would state only men can be pastors of the nations largest Protestant denomination. Click for Full Text!
Biden's Washington Catholic church draws rosary protest for holding Pride Mass
Post Date: 2023-06-16 01:59:29 by Charles_Byrd
The Washington, D.C., Catholic church frequented by President Joe Biden will celebrate a gay Pride Mass on Wednesday evening, and a group of conservative Catholics are planning to pray the rosary outside the church in protest. The pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, which counts Biden among its congregants, defended the decision to have the Mass, saying it was not celebrating Pride in terms of vanity. Click for Full Text!
Conservatives to Rally Outside Pride Mass at Biden Church
Post Date: 2023-06-16 01:55:38 by Charles_Byrd
A group of conservative Catholics is planning to pray the rosary outside a Washington, D.C., Catholic church that will celebrate an LGBTQ Pride Mass Wednesday night. The pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, which President Joe Biden reportedly frequents, defended the decision to hold the Mass in a statement posted to the church's website. Click for Full Text!
Southern Baptists Cut Ties With Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church
Post Date: 2023-06-16 00:39:13 by Charles_Byrd
At their annual meeting on Tuesday in New Orleans, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) overwhelmingly upheld the decision of their Executive Committee to remove Saddleback Church, a megachurch in California previously pastored by Rick Warren, from the nations largest non- Catholic Christian denomination. The vote was 9,437 or 88 percent in favor of disfellowshiping Saddleback from the Southern Baptist Convention. Less than 12 percent only 1,212 members voted against the recommendation of the Executive Committee to expel the church because it had opted to allow a woman to fill the role of teaching pastor. Also removed from the SBC was Fern Creek Baptist ...
Ouster of Saddleback and Fern Creek From SBC Over Women Pastors is Affirmed
Post Date: 2023-06-14 15:55:57 by Charles_Byrd
Delegates to the Southern Baptist Conventions annual meeting affirmed a decision to expel two Southern Baptist churches, including Rick Warrens Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, because they employed women as pastors. The churches had appealed to the meeting, the denominations ruling body, to be allowed to remain. Click for Full Text!
Bibles Behind Bars
Post Date: 2023-06-13 17:24:32 by Charles_Byrd
Anyone working in prison ministry has heard the testimonies of men and women who came to faith in Christ while reading Scripture alone in their cells. Prison Fellowship has been hearing many more of these testimonies since it launched a program to distribute more Bibles, books, and other resources. Click for Full Text!
Seattle’s Quest Church leaves ECC over LGBTQ Issues
Post Date: 2023-06-13 17:21:14 by Charles_Byrd
Quest Church, an influential Seattle megachurch, is leaving its denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church, over its differences with the ECC on sexuality and LGBTQ issues. Click for Full Text!
SBC to Take up Issue of Women Pastors at 2023 Annual Conference
Post Date: 2023-06-13 17:15:10 by Charles_Byrd
Membership in the Southern Baptist Conventions constituent churches has been plummeting, its national leaders are feuding or quitting, and any good work the denomination could boast about has been largely overshadowed by a sex abuse crisis. Click for Full Text!
Anglican Denomination Erupts Into Power Struggle After Bishop Stewart Ruch’s Return
Post Date: 2023-06-12 16:48:14 by Charles_Byrd
Archbishop Foley Beach, the primate of the Anglican Church in North America, accused his denominations highest court of attempting to stop an investigation into an Illinois bishops alleged misconduct. Click for Full Text!
Bible Translation Work in Chad Results in Muslim Converts
Post Date: 2023-06-12 16:41:06 by Charles_Byrd
A recent Bible translation project in the African country of Chad has resulted in the conversion of Muslims to Christianity, reported Christianity Today. Click for Full Text!
Former Illinois Megachurch Pastor ‘Likely’ Covered up Son’s Misconduct, Investigation Finds
Post Date: 2023-06-07 21:43:43 by Charles_Byrd
An independent investigation has concluded that former Illinois megachurch leader Mike Baker likely misused his position as senior pastor to cover up sexual misconduct allegations against his son Caleb, a former associate pastor at the church. Click for Full Text!
Longtime ‘Guideposts’ Author and Editor ‘Tib’ Sherrill Dies at age 95
Post Date: 2023-06-07 19:44:49 by Charles_Byrd
Elizabeth (Tib) Sherrill, a writer and editor for Guideposts Magazine for 65 years and the author or co-author of more than 30 books, including Corrie Ten Booms The Hiding Place, died May 20 in Hingham, Massachusetts, at the age of 95. Click for Full Text!
Fisking a Turnip, Part 5: What If THEY Heard The Gospel. Bonus level: Woe’s False Standards.
Post Date: 2023-05-26 18:38:08 by Charles_Byrd
Fisking Ryan the 3-hour-long anti-Church slander-fest by Ryan Turnipseed, Corey J. Mahler, Woe, and Askeladd continues. Were up to the thirty-five minute mark and the hits just keep on coming. Without further delay, college sophomore and repository of great scholarship, Ryan Turnipseed was in the middle of accusing the Large Catechism of
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83 United Methodist Churches in Iowa Exit Denomination
Post Date: 2023-05-26 00:05:58 by Charles_Byrd
Another large contingency of church congregations is exiting the United Methodist Church (UMC) denominationthis time in Iowa. Click for Full Text!
‘A day of sadness’: 193 Georgia churches vote to leave United Methodist Church
Post Date: 2023-05-25 23:58:52 by Charles_Byrd
More than a third of the congregations that once belonged to a Georgia- based regional body of The United Methodist Church have disaffiliated from the denomination over its ongoing debate over homosexuality. The UMC South Georgia Conference voted Sunday to approve the disaffiliation votes of 193 of its reported 486 member congregations, joining thousands of other congregations in the United States that have left their respective UMC regional bodies. Click for Full Text!
Johnny Hunt’s Network of Nonprofit and For-Profit Businesses
Post Date: 2023-05-25 23:46:05 by Charles_Byrd
Well-known Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leader and pastor Johnny Hunt has occupied positions within the denomination that provided access for his and his familys network of nonprofit and for-profit businesses, according to reporting by Baptist News Global. Click for Full Text!
"Male and Female Souls: On Ontological Difference"
Post Date: 2023-05-25 23:16:37 by Charles_Byrd
The recent controversy over CPHs new essays on the Large Catechism has caused some to ask whether it is appropriate for women to publicly teach official doctrine to the church. Some may argue directly from divine revelation to answer this question. Others might argue, from a sort of natural-law perspective informed by Scripture, that there is an ontological difference between men and women which makes it appropriate for men, but not women, to write the kind of essays newly attached to the catechism. Mark Preus recent article has jump-started the conversation on the first kind of argument; I would like to do the same thing for the second kind. A recent Twitter thread by Jordan ...
Does God exist? Only half of Americans say a definite yes
Post Date: 2023-05-22 19:02:19 by Charles_Byrd
Only half of Americans now say they are sure God exists. That finding, from the closely watched General Social Survey, stands out among several nuggets of new data about religion in America. Click for Full Text!
Renowned Catholic philosopher warns Pope Francis is Â‘destroying the foundations of faith and morals
Post Date: 2023-05-12 20:01:18 by Charles_Byrd
A Catholic professor blasted Pope Francis, accusing the Pontiff of destroying the foundations of faith and morals. Renowned philosophy professor and intimate friend of Pope John Paul II, Josef Seifert, published an open letter addressed to the cardinals of the Catholic Church, in which he called the bishops of the Church to resist Pope Francis his heterodox actions, like the signing of the Abu Dhabi document. Click for Full Text!
'God is Trans' exhibit at Catholic church divides parishioners: 'Enough is enough'
Post Date: 2023-05-10 20:44:02 by Charles_Byrd
A progressive Catholic church in New York City has divided churchgoers with a new art display declaring, "God is trans[gender]." The exhibit entitled "God is Trans: A Queer Spiritual Journey" was displayed next to the altar at the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle in Manhattan on Sunday. Three paintings depicted the "queer spiritual journey" as "sacrifice, identity and communion." Click for Full Text!
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