Latest Articles: Religion
The Ancient Church
Post Date: 2023-10-25 13:26:51 by Orthodoxa
Poster Comment:How old is the ORTHODOX faith? If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex-monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517. If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to re-marry. If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560. If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582. If you are Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England, founded by Samuel Senbury in the American colonies in the 17th ...
Pope Francis to clergy: Decide for yourselves whether to ‘bless’ homosexual unions
Post Date: 2023-10-04 23:17:46 by Charles_Byrd
Pope Francis has effectively told clergy that they can decide for themselves whether to bless homosexual unions. Responding to a dubia question submitted by five cardinals, as to whether or not the Church can ever accept as a possible good objectively sinful situations, such as same-sex unions, Pope Francis stated that pastoral prudence must adequately discern whether there are forms of blessing, requested by one or more persons, that do not transmit a mistaken conception of marriage. Click for Full Text!
By the Hand Club for Kids Leads After School Clubs for Underserved Children in Chicago
Post Date: 2023-10-03 21:44:05 by Charles_Byrd
The people at By The Hand show me more about who God is, eighth grader Lyla said about her experience at By the Hand Club for Kids. Before, I knew about God. But now, I know God. Click for Full Text!
Virginia Missions Organization Grows Revenue 34% to Build Global Houses of Prayer
Post Date: 2023-10-03 21:39:57 by Charles_Byrd
MAPS Global started with a dream. The ministrys founder, R.A. Martinez, remembers waking from a vivid dream in March 2011. He had dreamed he was in an airport in a Middle Eastern country. Click for Full Text!
MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada
Post Date: 2023-09-29 00:15:44 by Charles_Byrd
Womens Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada began in 1984 with the goal to reduce the demand for abortion by supporting pregnant women and their families from a Christian worldview. Click for Full Text!
When it Comes to Preventing Abuse, are All Churches Equal?
Post Date: 2023-09-29 00:09:50 by Charles_Byrd
The Anglican Church in North America, formed in 2009 after splitting from the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, will soon begin a high-profile church trial against a beloved bishop who is accused of welcoming men with histories of predatory behavior into church leadership. One of those men, a former lay minister, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for felony sexual assault. Click for Full Text!
Lion King of Judah? Church ‘Crucifies’ and Resurrects Simba for Easter Play
Post Date: 2023-09-25 00:04:14 by Charles_Byrd
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MINISTRY SPOTLIGHT: By The Hand Club For Kids
Post Date: 2023-09-24 01:34:12 by Charles_Byrd
By The Hand Club For Kids officially became an organized nonprofit ministry in 2005 as a Christ-centered after-school program in Chicago, Illinois. Leaders mentor kids in a safe place from kindergarten through college. Click for Full Text!
Episcopalians See Partial Attendance Rebound as Membership Melts Down
Post Date: 2023-09-24 01:31:54 by Charles_Byrd
As the sixth largest cathedral in the world, the Episcopal Churchs landmark Washington National Cathedral seats about 4,000 worshippers. Across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, Restoration Anglican Church, a congregation planted in 2009 as part of the Anglican Church in North America, has a building completed in 2014 that seats about 360. Click for Full Text!
Jerry Falwell’s (Jr.) Legal Battle With Liberty University — and His Brother — Escalates
Post Date: 2023-09-24 01:28:57 by Charles_Byrd
The ongoing legal battle between Liberty University and Jerry Falwell Jr. has taken yet another twist, with the disgraced former president of the school alleging misconduct by its board of directors and attempting to ban the university from using images of his late father. Click for Full Text!
Foursquare Church in Urbana Closed, Pastor Questions Rationale
Post Date: 2023-09-24 01:19:52 by Charles_Byrd
Michael Elmore was a pastor in the Foursquare denomination for 30 years. He believes his small congregation in Urbana, Illinois, was targeted by the denomination and its property taken without justification. Click for Full Text!
Suspended UMC Latina Bishop Accused of Financial Malfeasance and Retaliation
Post Date: 2023-09-24 01:05:02 by Charles_Byrd
A prominent Latina bishop in the United Methodist Church is facing a church trial this week on multiple charges of harassment, fiscal malfeasance and a general charge of disobedience. Click for Full Text!
The train is leaving the station
Post Date: 2023-09-22 01:10:56 by Charles_Byrd
Its not like we have not seen this coming. In the coming days, Andy Stanley is set to host the Unconditional Conference at a campus of North Point Community Church in the metro Atlanta area, and the website for the conference bills it as a two-day premier event especially designed for parents of LGBTQ+ children and ministry leaders. You will be equipped, refreshed, and inspired as you hear from leading communicators on topics that speak to your heart, soul, and mind, it promises. One statement stands out in the description: No matter what theological stance you hold, we invite you to listen, reflect, and learn as we approach this topic from ...
From the mission field: Partners in the Lord’s song
Post Date: 2023-09-21 00:31:30 by Charles_Byrd
Cantor Phillip A. Magness is a sacred music educator for The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod (LCMS) Office of International Mission. One of his projects as a missionary has been the production of Édition Africaine (ÉA), a hymnal to serve francophone singers and congregations, particularly in Africa. In a recent newsletter, Magness writes, Producing a hymnal requires a team and the quality of the hymnal depends on the abilities and dedication of that team. Édition Africaine had particular needs, and the Lord graciously provided for them through the humble service of the Rev. Dr. David Saar and the Rev. Dr. David Somers. Click for Full Text!
Sermon: Wittenberg Academy – Sep 19, 2023
Post Date: 2023-09-21 00:29:19 by Charles_Byrd
St. Paul urges that we pray for all people, but especially for kings and all who are in high positions. Some people interpret this to mean that we should always support the government even when they are wicked or acting illegally. St. Paul himself would be executed by Caesar just a few years after writing this letter to St. Timothy. So would St. Peter. And for nearly three hundred years, Christians would suffer periods of persecution under various emperors of Rome. And yet we are to pray for them. Certainly, this is a continuation of our Lords instruction that we pray for our enemies, and even love them (Matt 5:44). We love our enemies by seeking their ...
Ready for an AI pastor? Not too distant future in South Korea
Post Date: 2023-09-19 00:42:32 by Charles_Byrd
Some Christians in South Korea are actively embracing the hottest technology of ChatGPT in their spiritual life, sparking controversy over the role of soulless technology in faith in a country where Christianity reigns as the biggest religion. At the center of the controversy are startups developing generative artificial intelligence-backed bible study and prayer service apps, to add to those that are already used by many Christians in Korea. Click for Full Text!
The Pervasive Cancer of “White Guilt” In the Evangelical Church
Post Date: 2023-09-19 00:38:51 by Charles_Byrd
White guilt, youve heard of it. Youve read it in the headlines. And you may know people who suffer from it. But what is it? Is it a mental disorder? Is it some other kind of ailment? Or is it sin? Click for Full Text!
Resisting Papal Overreach: The Story of Bishop Isidore Borecky
Post Date: 2023-09-18 00:25:44 by Charles_Byrd
Everyone by now has heard the news that Pope Francis, on the recommendation of the U.S. papal nuncio and the visitators, is expected imminently to request the resignation of Bishop Joseph Strickland. In an interview done two months ago with John-Henry Westen, I explained why I believe the good bishop should not only refuse that request, but also refuse to acknowledge his deposition if Rome should proceed to that dire step. Why do I argue this? According to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, the apostles office of nurturing the Church is permanent and is to be exercised without interruption by the sacred order of bishops. Click for Full Text!
Veggie Tales Creator Releases Series Ft. Woke Xtians Complaining About Being Judged
Post Date: 2023-09-15 01:14:45 by Charles_Byrd
VeggieTales creator and Holy Post podcast host Phil Vischer has gotten beat up on social media over the last few days, and with good reason. The shots have been coming after he criticized a conservative TV network for not featuring LBGTQ characters in films, compared Christians who oppose legal same-sex marriage to confederate theologians, and refuses to publicly condemn same-sex marriage, all the while doing so in a smarmy voice that would make even Andy Stanley jealous. This is on top of knocking creationists as a bunch of dummies, crediting his white privilege for the success of his show, claiming he didnt know there were such things black Christians until he was an ...
IF:Gathering Has Pledged More Than $5 Million to Bible Translations, but Progress on Completing Projects Unknown
Post Date: 2023-09-14 23:33:00 by Charles_Byrd
Jennie Allens IF:Gathering and illumiNations 12 Verse Challenge have teamed up to raise money for bible translation efforts since 2021. They plan to once again partner at the IF:Gathering 2024, which is already sold out. Click for Full Text!
‘A vehicle for profit’: Jill Duggar details her family’s reality TV finances in ‘Counting the Cost’
Post Date: 2023-09-14 23:30:09 by Charles_Byrd
For more than a decade, Jill Duggar was the wholesome star of 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On, the sweetly obedient daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar who became the first woman in the family to marry and seemed destined to follow in her parents footsteps. Instead, shes now calling out her family for exploiting her on reality TV. In Counting the Cost, a memoir released on Tuesday, Duggar sheds unprecedented light on the inner workings of her sprawling Christian fundamentalist family, who rose to fame on the cable network TLC and later saw their empire crumble when first-born son Josh Duggar was convicted on child pornography charges ...
Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee Announces Layoffs
Post Date: 2023-09-14 22:55:41 by Charles_Byrd
The administrative arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, its Executive Committee (EC), announced Wednesday (Sept. 13) that it would be laying off staff. Click for Full Text!
Pope Francis, Sexual Revolutionary
Post Date: 2023-09-13 03:33:23 by Charles_Byrd
Pope Francis? A sexual revolutionary? Surely not? We know hes not good but isnt that going a bit far? Well, judge for yourselves. Click for Full Text!
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